Keep Dancing Book Review
Series: Come Dancing, Book Two
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult/Chick Lit
Julia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the pinnacle of his fame.
Can they both get what they want—if what they need threatens to tear them apart?
It’s January, 1982. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has just moved in with her boyfriend, rock and roll guitarist extraordinaire Jack Kipling. Their connection sizzles as Jack takes her to England to meet his mother, and then to a private Caribbean island for a sensual post-holiday retreat.
But back in New York, they hit a turbulent patch. Career-focused Julia is in the running for a new job, while Jack’s life becomes even more chaotic with an upcoming thirty-city tour. Although free-spirited Jack enjoys his partying lifestyle, he craves more support on the home front. But Julia doesn’t know if she can ever be a domestic goddess—or if her wild boyfriend can ever be domesticated.
On tour, Julia experiences private jets, mind-blowing concerts, shocking hotel room antics, and screaming headlines. Back home, she has to decide if their relationship can withstand the ravages of fame and conflicting interests—not to mention a suave bestselling author who seems to like more than her grammar sense.
Emotionally poignant, hilarious and steamy, Keep Dancing will delight brand-new readers as a stand-alone novel, and also serves as the perfect follow-up to Come Dancing.
“Set in the 80s and dripping with the excesses this time period excelled at, Julia and Jack have reached a point in their relationship where the hard work begins. Julia is working towards her own stardom, while Jack continues to play in the world that made him. As external forces do their best to force this unusual couple apart, Jack and Julia will need to decide if they should keep dancing or find new partners. Emotionally plump with laughter, love, and heartbreak…” —Smexy Book Reviews
“HOT”—“In book two of the Jack and Julia series, Wells once again titles chapters after hit songs, and finds even more ways to describe the excitement surrounding New York City as she did in the debut…” —Romance Times
“This is a 5 star series, and I recommend this as a wonderfully fun yet angsty read. I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia and their crazy bad communication skills (they didn’t have cell phones, after all). The breakups were worth it, if only just so they could make up!” –Cindy Becker, The Book Enthusiast
Praise for the first novel about Jack and Julia
Come Dancing, an Amazon Bestseller
and Apple iBooks Breakout Book
“Wells builds an emotionally poignant love story, abounding with romance and humor.” —Smexy Book Reviews
“Sometimes a book like this comes along and takes me out of the niche reading that I tend to find myself in…. I am in love… So very sex + the city.” —Must Read Books or Die
“It reads like a very, very good romantic comedy movie.” —Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks
“Once you start, you are completely unable to put it down.” —Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
“Like a well-oiled machine or a well-tuned guitar, Julia and friends work their way into your heart.” —Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
“Hot, sexy, and combustible.” —Blushing Divas Book Reviews
“Come Dancing is brimming with both humor and heart.” —Flashlight Commentary
“It’s a fun romp, and the sparkling characters definitely made it worth the read.” —A Bookish Affair
“I enjoyed reading Come Dancing! It had a good story, fascinating characters, and a charming vibe.” —Julie Anne, Teacups & Book Love
It is a pleasure to read and review Keep Dancing by Leslie Wells. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
When all is said and done, I apologize to Leslie Wells and Book Junkie Promotions for the lateness of my review. Although the circumstances were unavoidable, I know it makes a huge difference to you. I hope you will forgive my tardiness and I hope it was worth the wait!
Keep Dancing is the second book in the Jack and Julia Series written by Leslie Wells. I didn’t have the background from her first novel in the series, Come Dancing, when I read this book, but it didn’t take me long to catch on the gist of what had happened between Jack and Julia. I might have missed out on some of the original details, but not enough to slow me down once I was able to read uninterrupted.
The characters in Keep Dancing are very endearing for the most part. They are realistically written and very believable. There are several characters that I even learned to dislike a great deal and I’m hoping there will be another book that will tie this all up with a red bow and give the creeps exactly what they deserve! I even fell in love with Muddy and wish them luck with a puppy of his size in New York City!
Keep Dancing isn’t all about HEA. Jack and Julia, being very human, have their doubts, their insecurities and their love for each other. But you learn that love isn’t always enough. A relationship takes communication and trust before love can be successful. There are lots of lessons in Keep Dancing that can be learned about what it takes and I applaud Leslie for being real in her writing and allowing her characters to be flawed, but working toward better!
Now, I’m going back to the beginning and finding out exactly what I may have missed, but never fear. Before I go I am highly recommending Keep Dancing by Leslie Wells and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
I’m giving Leslie Wells and Keep Dancing five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee!!
© May 22, 2015
Leslie Wells left her small Southern town in 1979 for graduate school in Manhattan, after which she got her first job in book publishing. She has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. Leslie has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York.
Keep Dancing Blog Tour Schedule
Friday, May 1
Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Saturday, May 2
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Monday, May 4
Review at Red Hot Books
Thursday, May 7
Guest Post at I Heart Reading
Friday, May 8
Spotlight at Rainy Day Reviews
Monday, May 11
Review at Tea Cups and Book Love
Tuesday, May 12
Review at Room With Books
Wednesday, May 13
Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing
Friday, May 15
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, May 20
Review & Guest Post at Must Read Books or Die
Thursday, May 21
Spotlight at Romance Junkies Blog
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Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, June 3
Review at Shelly’s Book Shelves
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Review at SOS Aloha
Friday, June 5
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Monday, June 8
Review at The Danish Bookaholic
Tuesday, June 9
Review & Excerpt at Reading in Pajamas
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Review at Book Nerd
Thursday, June 18
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Monday, June 22
Review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, June 24
Guest Post at Brooke Blogs