Review: Forbidden Dance, by Deanna Roy Reply

3.5 out of 5 Stars

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This is a well written story, although it is a little unusual for a contemporary romance. At first, I thought it was a little bit of a YA romance until the main female character’s age was actually given. She is overprotected by her father due to a secret in her past that is not fully explained. The secret is divulged, but there really is no reason given as to why her father decides to take such drastic measures for the family.

The main male character is likeable and not too bad. He’s considered a bad boy who then reforms by the end. The process that leads to his reforming is a little bit contrived but in the current climate of social media scandals, it’s understandable.

The title of the book includes that this is Book 1 of the Lovers Dance Series. I’m curious to see where the next book leads and what the situation will be.

Reviewed by Angel

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


She was hidden from the world. Then he arrived.
An emotional new novel from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy

For four years, I’ve lived in almost total seclusion. Homeschooled, forbidden from social media, seeing no one other than the dancers at Dreamcatcher Academy, where I teach ballet to little girls in wheelchairs.

Then Blitz arrives.

He’s the disgraced host of Dance Blitz, a bawdy reality show where Blitz sleeps with as many dancers as possible while looking for his perfect partner.

At least he was. A few weeks ago, he got kicked off his own show.

He’s at my academy for a publicity stunt, and my wheelchair ballerinas are his ticket back into the public’s good graces.

I intend to hate him and stay as far away as possible. But when he looks at me, I can’t resist. Before I realize what’s happened, we’re sneaking into back rooms, dancing, kissing, planning dates away from the cameras and the wrath of my family.

But I’m afraid. I have a secret at the academy, a small, wonderful, terrible secret, and if I stay with Blitz, the world will find out.
Forbidden Dance is a full-length standalone HEA, although fans who fall in love with Blitz and Livia can continue the series to follow more of their love story

About The Author:

Deanna Roy is the six-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction.

She is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She has several books on the subject, including her bestseller FOREVER INNOCENT, a romance about a couple whose baby is taken off life support at seven days old.

She has run the website PregnancyLoss.Info for fifteen years, including many large spin-off support groups both online and in person.

To learn about new releases, sign up for her subscriber list at She has regular giveaways in conjunction with major pregnancy loss events.

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