Take the lead

by Daria, Alexis,

Format: Print Book 2023
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Summary

From Alexis Daria, author of the critically acclaimed, international bestseller You Had Me at Hola , comes a fun, sexy romance set against a reality dance show.

Gina Morales wants to make it big. In her four seasons on The Dance Off , she's never even made it to the finals. But her latest partner, the sexy star of an Alaskan wilderness show, could be her chance. Who knew the strong, silent, survivalist-type had moves like that? She thinks Stone Nielson is her ticket to win it all--until her producer makes it clear they're being set up for a showmance.

Joining a celebrity dance competition is the last thing Stone wants. However, he'll endure anything to help his family, even as he fears revealing their secrets. While the fast pace of Los Angeles makes him long for the peace and privacy of home, he can't hide his growing attraction for his dance partner. Neither wants to fake a romance for the cameras, but the explosive chemistry that flares between them is undeniable.

As Stone and Gina heat up the dance floor, the tabloids catch on to their developing romance. With the spotlight threatening to ruin everything, will they choose fame and fortune, or let love take the lead?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This updated and expanded version of Daria's award winning 2017 romance explores the behind-the-scenes world of a reality TV show, The Dance Off. Gina Morales is starting her fifth season on the show when she heads to Alaska to work with the star of a survival reality show, Stone Nielsen. A possible bear sighting emphasizes how different the native New Yorker is from her new student. Stone is doing the show to pay for his mother's medical bills and never imagined how difficult it is to learn to dance. It is even harder to fight his attraction to his smart, sexy partner. Gina's producer insists on an onscreen romance and threatens her job if she doesn't make the finals. Even though Gina and Stone do fall into a real-life romance, the demands of the show and their aspirations seem to make a genuine relationship impossible. As the chemistry sizzles between them against the fun background of the dance show, Daria brings humor and colorful detail to each scene. A second Dance Off tale is in the wings."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Daria (A Lot Like AdiĆ³s) brings heat to the dance floor in this delightful rom-com about reality TV stars who find love during a celebrity dance competition. Idealistic professional dancer Gina Morales, 27, dreams of being a star. Despite four seasons of the Dancing with the Stars--esque TV show The Dance Off under her belt, she's never made it to the finals. But Gina has high hopes for her new partner: handsome and impossibly ripped Stone Nielson, the reluctant star of an Alaskan wilderness show. Stone hates reality TV and is only doing The Dance Off to help his parents through a rough patch, but working with Gina makes him realize his love of dance. Neither is interested in a showmance, but as Stone's gruff exterior melts in the face of Gina's bubbly personality, the pair can't deny their explosive chemistry both on and off stage. When the paparazzi catch on to their burgeoning relationship, Gina and Stone must decide what to prioritize: their careers and a shot at the trophy or a chance at true love. The structure of the competition keeps the pages flying, and Daria does a fantastic job making the thrilling dance routines jump and twirl off the page. Add in the protagonists' opposite personalities and fiery attraction, and this whirlwind romance scores a 10 out of 10. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Series A dance off novel
Subjects Dancers -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Reality television programs -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2023
Edition First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Language English
Notes Includes discussion guide (pages 335-336).
Description xiv, 354 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781250817969
125081796X
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