It was five minutes. His hand on the small of her back. His eyes watching like there was no one else in the crowded club. His body a breath away from hers. A kiss full of heat and need and promise.
But then the stranger disappears. And Charlotte Emory can’t forget him. Worse, according to the dating Rules she and her four best friends swear by, all she can do is post an ad online. No names, no numbers. Just a missed connection – and the hope he’ll meet her, and see where another dance leads.
Except Mr. Mystery has his game, too, and he isn’t playing for only one night. He tempts Charley into a daring exploration of power, lust, and suspense, where even the most innocent requests sound indecent…and the indecent ones make her burn all night.
If she plays by the Rules, they’ll never get past teasing each other. But rules were made to be broken…
Worldbuilding: Loved Charley’s theater world, particularly seen through her eyes. The setting with the girls living together was hilarious, rules and all.
Characters: Charley was exactly the snarky, passionate, delicious kind of character I love. She had me snorting out laughing a few times, despite her issues and emotional unavailability (or also because of it, here and there xD).
Daniel was the guy of our dreams, really – a skill Jeffe Kennedy always had and always will, to built these guys we’d all want to have, sigh -: successful, hot, passionate, determined, resourceful…sigh. Dreamy, in short.
They had explosive chemistry together and their one on one was super hot, but I might have loved the banter even more. xD
Plot: The slow burn romance via hot tension was really fun and exciting.
Writing: First person, past tense narrative, Charley’s POV. I loooooved her sense of humor and voice.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – instabuy material for my (admittedly rare) contemporary romance cravings.
I’m not often in the mood for contemporary romance. I can think of few names I’d trust to make it a really fun ride for me at any point, regardless of my genre mood of the week (or month). Jeffe Kennedy is one of those very few names. She did it for me yet again with Last Dance, building a tense and highly sensual mood throughout the read. Truth be told, nobody can do hot like she does, regardless of the genre.
I recommend Last Dance to fans of snarky, charismatic MCs and the alpha men who have to have them. I’m pretty sure the whole series (that will undoubtedly revolve around Charley’s housemates) will fall along these lines: funny, passionate, intense characters, uber-hot interactions, and lots of excitement. What more could you want?