A ballerina and a rock star...what should have been a one-night stand in Paris could be so much more. A sweet romance with angst and second chances.
No promises. No fake tomorrows. That was the plan.
New city. New life. At least, that’s what nineteen-year-old Jen Harrison believes. On the surface, she’s living her dream: dancing in a prestigious dance company in Paris. But her sister’s death and the mistakes she’s tried to bury haunt her. She’s become a pro at hiding who she truly is, and she definitely doesn’t want a guy to derail her, but a one night-stand she can do. Nothing more. She definitely doesn’t plan to see the sexy stranger who made her laugh for the first time in years ever again.
Girls don’t walk away from Lucas Wills. Bad boy turned rock star, he’s got his share of groupies. Always upfront, he doesn’t promise fake tomorrows because love can destroy everything. Been there, done that. His ex not only lied to him, she stomped on his heart, used him to become famous, and almost ruined him. So, waking up alone after a night beyond his wildest imagination with a girl he just met shouldn’t upset him, shouldn’t inspire one of the saddest songs he’s ever written, shouldn’t make him want to chase after her.
When Jen, the one-night stand who got away, auditions to be a dancer in Lucas' next music video, they can’t stop their growing attraction. But Jen’s secrets and his ex could shatter the careers they tried so hard to build and their hearts…they will have to decide what’s more important and if love is worth the fight.
Nowodazkij's G-rated contemporary romance riffs on the idea of love in a world where a person can turn (in)famous overnight. The last thing American dance student Jen Harrison is looking for is romance. She's worked her whole life for the chance to study dance at a prestigious school in Paris and isn't about to get distracted by love. So when a handsome stranger rescues her from a mugger, she tells him her name is Laura. And because he doesn't want involvement either, the stranger who's really Lucas Wills, lead singer of rock group Dire Blue lies about his identity too. The two begin spending time together, and it's all very cute and fun until somebody begins leaking career-ending secrets about the duo and the Internet explodes with predictable venom. That predictability works against Nowodazkij's rather charming love story; there is zero suspense and little conflict as these two flimsy characters tough out a digital explosion of bad news. The writing and dialogue are well done, but Nowodazkij takes too few risks. (BookLife)