Dance Away, Danger by Alexa Bourne
Sensible dance instructor Tessa Gage likes her life organized, risk-free and on her own terms. When her cop brother goes missing, his crooked partner tries to kill her, and a handsome stranger claims he’s come to protect her, she’s forced to leave her comfort zone. With more dance and business sense than survival skills and no idea who to trust, Tessa has no choice but to rely on this man who’d rather be anywhere but by her side.
When carefree carpenter Matt Rylan gets a late night call from an Army buddy who once saved his life, he finds himself where he never again wanted to be—responsible for someone else. Honor demands Matt cooperate, but he never expects his simple babysitting job to test the limits of his self-control. Nor does he expect it to explode into a race against time for his very freedom.
As Tessa and Matt get closer to the truth, and to each other, Tessa learns to step outside the safety of her world to help set the wheels of justice in motion. For Matt, supporting this courageous woman suddenly becomes everything to him. Yet, his biggest challenge remains sharing his closed-off heart with her before the danger silences them both forever.
Star Rating: Four Stars
Review: I don't normally read romances from this genre, because it's normally the same old song and dance with each book. But this totally blew me away, with the detail and emotions of the characters.
The insecurities that Tessa feels and the bravery that she learns are very well written. I don't go for the weak female character, the one who sits there and goes with whatever the male character has to say, it seriously rankles me. But this was done in such a way that it didn't make Tessa weak. Yes, she isn't a very outgoing person, more introverted and reclusive, but she pulled on her big girl panties when she realized her brother was in danger.
Matt was also well written and even though I wanted to punch him at the end when he leaves, he more than makes up for it in the end. Not too mention who doesn't love a guy who even though a friend hasn't spoken to them in years, calls him asking him to take care of his sister he immediately drops his vacation plans and mans up. And even though he is a former military he doesn't come across as a macho meathead either.
As for the bad guys =__= Man did I EVER want to kick them in the family jewels! (if they'd had any that is)
All in all I can't wait for the next book in the series, hopefully it's Tessa's brother. **HINT, HINT**
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