Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Second Position by Katherine Locke

Second Position by Katherine Locke
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.24 of 5 stars
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Four years ago, a car accident ended Zedekiah Harrow’s ballet career and sent Philadelphia Ballet principal dancer Alyona Miller spinning toward the breakdown that suspended her own. What they lost on the side of the road that day can never be replaced, and grief is always harshest under a spotlight...

Now twenty-three, Zed teaches music and theatre at a private school in Washington, D.C. and regularly attends AA meetings to keep the pain at bay. Aly has returned to D.C. to live with her mother while trying to recover from the mental and physical breakdown that forced her to take a leave of absence from the ballet world, and her adoring fans.

When Zed and Aly run into each other in a coffee shop, it’s as if no time has passed at all. But without the buffer and escape of dance—and with so much lust, anger and heartbreak hanging between them—their renewed connection will either allow them to build the together they never had…or destroy the fragile recoveries they’ve only started to make. 

Book One of the District Ballet Company

**I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review**
I enjoyed this book. It was a little different than I thought it would be, but I can't say that it was bad. There were some things that I didn't like, but that's the case with most books.

Aly's eating disorder seemed realistic and the problems her and Zed faced seemed real enough to me that I was able to connect with the characters on an emotional level. One thing that bothered me though was that Zed seemed unconcerned about her eating disorder unless she was talking about starting ballet again. 

It was a sweet story about two lovers finding each other again. Most of it seemed realistic and the writing was beautiful. I recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary stories 

Ready to step back to the barre with Zed and Aly? Get a cup of tea and follow the links! 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Hrq3IH
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Add on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22663595-second-position

Don’t forget! You can check out the prequel novella TURNING POINTE at Carina Press right here: http://carinapress.com/blog/free-reads/ See Zed when he danced, how they got together, and what happened years before SECOND POSITION starts!

About the Author: Katherine Locke lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she’s ruled by her feline overlords and her addiction to chai lattes. Her dayjobs always vary, but in the past she’s worked in nuclear weapons abolition activism, lead poisoning prevention and education, and food safety programs at a mushroom farm. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and when she’s not reading, she’s tweeting about reading and writing. She likes her heroes boyish and her heroines with dirty mouths. She secretly believes most books are fairytales in disguise. Her debut novel, SECOND POSITION, arrives in April 2015 from Carina Press.

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