Today I am spotlighting Dancing in Circles by Victoria Adams. This was a new take on a Romeo and Juliet story. This was a refreshing and addictive read. You definitely will get wrapped up in the lives of Julie and Robert. Be sure to check out my full review after the book blurb.
Julie Anderson was born into privilege and a charmed life. She is surrounded by love, friends and family. She secretly dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
Robert Holiday was other born into a life of violence on the streets of North Shore. Initiated into the Shorsemen gang at a young age, he rises to the level of leader.
Can a young, idealistic co-ed, crack a jaded gang member’s icy shell and allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul?
Julie and her friends see the hot new student, Robert. It isn’t long until they discover he is just a student he is a student from the bad side of town. Julie is intrigued and attracted to this bad boy. Robert finds he is drawn to Julie too. When Julie tries to befriend Robert he is skeptical of her motives, but Julie will not give up. The two become close and Julie learns all the Roberts dirty secrets and what he is ashamed of. As these two friends learn more and grow closer feelings turn to love. Can the love flourish between this Romeo and Juliet or will their different worlds crush it?
I really got sucked into this story. The drama mixed with the love story was wonderfully woven. I felt that for a Romeo and Juliet like story this was unique yet realistic. The conflict between the two social classes was done well. I also loved the depth of the characters. None of the characters, even the supporting ones, were flat. They all had multiple facets to their life. This was one of the best parts of this book. The only complaint I had was the way it was written. I know there is a bit of a warning at the beginning of the book regarding the storytelling method. It was a bit tough at the beginning and a few times throughout the story I wasn’t sure who was speaking and got a little lost, but once you over come those little bumps you find yourself drawn into the story and can’t help but want to read the whole trilogy in one sitting. Overall, I felt this was a good novel that definitely surprised me. When you read the first book you will definitely want to go on to the rest of the trilogy. I know I am anxious to read the next two books.