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He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.
It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it. But she did. Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater. Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to realize her goal.
That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t pass up. In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe. All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese. That sounds easy enough, right?
Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy. Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one—so Reese has a plan. It’s simple: Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life. That sounds easy enough, right?
But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her. To save her. Even if he has to save her from himself.
I love Michelle’s writing and this book does not disappoint. Gorgeous, tortured hero? Check. Beautiful, wounded heroine? Check. Add a lot of heat and a great story and you have a delicious book that can read in one sitting.
Reese seems like a hardened SOB but he has been molded into a certain persona by his father. He never forgot Kennedy, the sweet and beautiful girl he loved when he was a teen. Their paths cross again when she is a dancer in one of his high-end clubs. She, too, loved a Reese, but put him in her past, and struggles with her feelings towards Reese because he basically abandoned her without a word years before.
This book is a great mix of totally hot sex scenes and a twisty story. It has a very satisfying conclusion, and characters that will stay with you after you finish. I love the alternating points of view and it gave me empathy towards Reese. This book is part of a series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. All the Pretty Poses is a great book to grab when you want a sexy, romantic story that you can read without putting down! Enjoy!
(ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.)
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart maltipoo. She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.
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