Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Junkie Promotions Review and Giveaway: Come Dancing by Leslie Wells

Title: Come Dancing
Author: Leslie Wells
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allium Press
Publish Date: June 8, 2014
Source: Book Junkie Promotions

What's the Story?:

From "It’s 1981. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher’s assistant. She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors—but it is hard to get promoted in the recession-clobbered book biz.

Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky. One night, a hot British guitarist invites them into his VIP section. Despite an entourage of models and groupies, Jack chooses Julia as his girl for the evening—and when Jack Kipling picks you, you go with it. The trouble is … he’s never met a girl like her before. And she resists being just one in a long line.

Jack exposes her to new experiences, from exclusive nightclubs in SoHo to the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood; from mind-bending recording sessions to wild backstage parties. Yet Julia is afraid to fall for him. Past relationships have left her fragile; one more betrayal just might break her.

As she fends off her grabby boss and tries to move up the corporate ladder, Julia’s torrid relationship with Jack takes her to heights she’s never known—and plunges her into depths she’s never imagined."

My Two Cents:

In "Come Dancing," the year is 1981 and Julia is a young woman who is involved in the book publishing world. Talk about a dream job! She is just learning her way around the real world and is trying to navigate life in the big city. It's all very new to her and we get to do a lot of exploring with her, which I found very exciting. She goes out with her friends and ends up meeting a guitarist for one of the hottest bands in the world at the time. Julia is totally enamored with Jack and this kicks off a great love story. This book is about growing up and becoming an adult.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I know that it's not necessarily historical fiction because it takes place in the such recent past, but I did appreciate reading about a time that I didn't live through. I wasn't born until 1985 so I have absolutely no memories of the early 1980s; however, they are endlessly fascinating to me. I loved seeing New York City at this time when so much was changing. NYC seemed like an especially exciting place to be during that time.

I really like Julia's character and I really enjoyed the love story in the book. I was rooting for Jack and Julia the whole way. This is a very smart love story, which I really liked. This was also a really fun book which can be billed as a romance. It's a fun romp and their sparkling characters definitely made it worth the read.


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  1. This book sound like fun--and I love the cover!

  2. I like the idea of reading about a woman in the publishing world at that time!

  3. Love the title!publishing world always fascinates me.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds great.

  5. This one is going on my TBR list - thanks for sharing!!

  6. What a fun cover! Looks like a cute story!


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