Rhythm & Blues by Shae Connor

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30069163Rhythm & Blues by Shae Connor 
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Pages: 70• Format: eARC
Published By: Shae Connor
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When life tears apart your dream, build a new one.

After a knee injury ended his career, Broadway dancer Pate Hawkins limped his way back from New York to Atlanta to implement Plan B: open a dance academy to train the next generation of song-and-dance dreamers. When model-gorgeous contractor Ace Samson answers his request for an estimate on renovating his studio space, Pate hits pay dirt in more ways than one. As construction gets underway, the red-hot attraction between the two men flares, and soon they develop a fledgling relationship. Then the siren song of the stage calls Pate back, and he has to choose between the dream he left behind and the new life he’s building—with his studio, and with Ace.

three-half-stars

This was a really light and sweet read from a new to me author.

Novella’s are tough read for me though tough isn’t a bad thing. I know it’s a good story when I want more from it and I definitely wanted from from Pate and Ace, so the tough thing was only the number of pages.

Told from the POV of one injured dancer named Pate, we meet him as he is touring the new space that will be a dance academy where he can not only teach but continue to dance in a way after his injury. When Pate meets the first contractor who will be submitting a bid for the studio, he feels an instant attraction to the sexy Ace Samson with his muscles and man bun and wants to put in a bid of his own.

I felt the way the men feel the instant attraction and Ace being kinda someone from Pate’s past was sweet. You know they both wanted to see how well the acoustics in the studio would sound with them getting it on but they took as much time as needed to get along and not go full force into a relationship that could get messy with work involved.

Ace was adorable, super sexy and oh so romantic. Plus, you gotta dig a guy who takes his shoes off at the door.

Pate had a couple tough decisions to make about his future and while he should have been more honest about his trip back to New York, it did give him a chance to grovel and really show Ace what he wanted.

At the end of this, it was short and maybe too short to really get a feel for the men but what I got I liked and I intend to look for other books by the author.

About Shae Connor

About me: I live in Atlanta, where I’m a lackadaisical government worker for a living and write sweet-hot romance under the cover of night. I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember, but it took me a long time to figure out that maybe I should start writing them down. I’ve conned several companies into publishing my work, and I add a new notch on my bedpost each time another story is unleashed onto an unsuspecting universe.

I started out writing fanfic well over a decade ago, and in 2010, I moved into writing original fiction—gay contemporary erotic romance, to be exact. I’ve since branched out a little (pirates, spaceships, and ninjas, oh my!), but contemporary romance is still my favorite thing to write and to read. When I manage to tear myself away from my laptop, my main hobby is cooking, and I’m a big baseball fan.

I’m a Rainbow Award winner (with my three co-authors) for the anthology Playing Ball, and I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers chapter. I’m currently published by Dreamspinner Press, Wilde City Press, MLR Press, and Amber Allure.

I’m part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why I never shut up. Exhibit A: just follow me on Twitter @shaeconnor. I’m also on Facebook, rarely on Goodreads, and nonexistent on other social media. Generally, the best way to reach me is to email me at shaeconnorwrites@gmail.com.

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