Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Slave to the Rythm by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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DANCE. Guns.

MUSIC. Bullets.


Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.

How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?

Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.

But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.

For every action, there is a reaction.

Every choice has a consequence.

And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.

Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.

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4 Stars
I've read most of Jane's books and I'm impressed with each one she publishes. Even though this wasn't my favorite of hers, I still enjoyed it for what it was. Maybe mafia-type books just aren't my thing, probably because I haven't read enough of them, but I was still able to sit back and enjoy the ride. I can't help but become captivated by her writing and falling for her complex characters. She just has a way of keeping a firm grip on your emotions. Even when you least expect it.

And this one was definitely an unexpected journey.

From the moment we meet Laney and Ash in Vegas during the prologue, I knew things were going to be complicated for them. I could feel the tension between the two so intensely and that was just the beginning of their emotional love story. Ash was such a complex character and I felt all of his emotions through his body language. And boy, his dancing skills...*fanning self* Laney had her own share of problems, which I felt was handled quite tenderly. She went through so much and it broke my heart. Hell, Ash broke my heart too. But together, they managed to piece it back together. Jane explores some tough subjects you don't come across very often and she did it with dignity and respect. I don't want to get into the body of the story; you can get a feel for what it's about in the blurb.

I will say though, Jane's writing style is so fluid and easy to get into. All of her stories are so different and original. This story was probably her darkest to date but I feel, the darker the better. There was a bit of everything; suspense, danger, romance, and plenty of drama in the mix. But I enjoyed experiencing the dance aspect, Ash's true passion in life. When he was on stage, you could understand why he loved it so much. He was just talented and sexy. And a Russian, just like me. I do have to mention, I've never read a book about a Russian before so that was quite different and refreshing.

I loved the fact that Laney was the one to help Ash through his problems, despite having so much of her own suffering. She was selfless and strong, as far as heroines go. It's usually the females that are the damsel in distress and the hero coming to save the day...yet in this story, it's the opposite. One thing I can count on from Jane is her constant character development. I never find her characters to be weak, male or female and I appreciate that.
The epilogue was perfect! After everything they went through together, I was so happy to see how it wrapped up. Jane is notorious for bringing on the feels and leaving us devastated in the end, so I was glad we got an HEA for this sweet couple.
Going forward, I just know most of my friends are going to enjoy this book. Well, this is the start of a new series and I'm actually interested to see where the next one takes me. As always, I'll read anything by Jane Harvey-Berrick because I never know what to expect but it damn sure isn't predictable. And I just can't help myself.

Thanks to ArdentProse for  providing me with an ARC and to Jane for a nice, entertaining read. 
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Laney POV
His eyes glowed, passion firing through them. Then he lowered his head and kissed the back of my hand.

It was a sweet, old fashioned gesture, totally at odds with the lust I saw as he let his eyes stroll across my body, seemingly unable to choose between my breasts or my lips.

I helped make up his mind by folding my arms around him and tugging his head down so I could press my lips against his.

He opened his mouth, then proceeded to give me the hottest, slowest, most tantalizing kiss I’d ever had. He was telling me that he was in control and he’d kiss me the way he damn well wanted.

Playful Ash, serious Ash, flirty Ash—I couldn’t help thinking that sexy-as-sin Ash was proving to be my favorite.

His hips moved in a slow rhythm that may have been dancing or may have been back-to-basics grassroots grinding. I reached down for the heat between his legs, massaging the growing bulge at the front of his jeans.

A shudder ran through his body and he ground harder against my hand. I couldn’t wait to be skin to skin.

I unbuttoned his shirt clumsily, fingers deft as sausages as I tried to get at his bare skin. He laughed against my lips and lifted his arms so I could pull the cotton over his head.

Skin like warm silk, smooth and soft, covering hard muscle, my fingers dragged across the planes and ripples of his chest and stomach, then fluttered over the welts and scarred flesh of his back.

Ash kicked off his shoes, and rid himself of the rest of his clothes before prowling toward me. His eyes said, naked now! Mine replied, make me.

He swept me from my feet so swiftly, my stomach swooped, and he carried me to the bed, our bed, working my clothes from my body between slow, hot kisses.

I closed my eyes, needing some defense against his beautiful face and the sensations that threatened to overwhelm me. He was an ocean wave, the high tide, and I was drowning in happiness and physical pleasure.

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to write. Perhaps it was growing up in a village well known for its mystery and folklore, which sparked my imagination as a child.
I enjoy writing in several different genres, and I've just published my first romcom, 'Dazzled'.
All my books have a little me in them, and I'm inspired by the personal stories of those around me. It's often from a simple discussion overheard in the train ('Exposure'), in a café, or in the street, where ideas for characters or scenes come to me.
I fell in love with both Sam ('The New Samurai') and the eponymous Sebastian in 'The Education of Sebastian' and the sequel 'The Education of Caroline', and missed them desperately once I'd finished their stories. I love writing dialogue and always try to include touches of humour in the most poignant stories.
Whether you like adult romance novels, new or young adult writing, thrillers, or fantasy, I hope you'll enjoy the journey through my stories.

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