5 and TWO 4 Star Reviews for Like No One is Watching by Jaime Samms #MM #BDSM

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Title: Like No One is Watching
Author Name & Publisher: Jaime Samms (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 11, 2015 – 154 pgs

Synopsis

Dusty has finally landed a job he thinks he’ll be able to keep long-term, even with his broken brain and bum knee. He didn’t anticipate that cleaning a dance studio would reawaken his yearning to dance—even though he is no longer capable—or that meeting the studio’s director would rouse his dormant libido. Or his sleeping heart.

Conrad thinks his life is finally complete with his successful dance studio and a steady stream of students. When Dusty arrives, he rediscovers his thirst for a man who will let him hand over control and give him the undivided attention he’s never had. The trouble is, Dusty isn’t sure he’s worthy of the studio director’s submission.

To make their relationship work, Dusty will have to trust his ability to dominate the powerful and beautiful dancer, and Conrad will have to stop talking long enough to hear Dusty’s promises.

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FiveStars

The was such a good book!
Dusty used to be a dancer then he was hurt when he was young. He was hit in the head and knee which stopped his dancing career and now he has a harder time remembering things with his brain injury.
Conrad is a dancer who has his own studio and he is also very talkative.
Well Dusty cleans the study for the company he works for which Conrad hired. Their fist meeting was so sweet! Yes you will get your angst and misunderstandings in this book but you will also get your sweet too! Also the way Dusty takes charge in the bedroom which Conrad loves was so hot! The way they were together and the way you could really feel how much Conrad cares for Dusty and vice versa was just so sweet! Conrad needs someone to take charge of him in the bedroom like Dusty does. The way this author wrote these characters which I loved and this story grabbed me from the start and I could not put this book down. You also meet different characters in this book which I loved too. I have to say I am so excited for the next book because I really hope the MC ends up with who I am hoping it is. I would love to see them together. Yes there is a little teaser in the back of this book for the next book in this series too. I will just say the teaser grabbed me now I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

All together I really loved this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!

Kara

FourStars

So – I loved this until the author left the story unfinished. Then I was cross. It ended when my Kindle said 90%. But that 10% matters! That’s my reward for believing in two fantastic characters, supporting them through their angst and falling madly in love with them both.

In the author’s defense, an extract from the next book in the series is included at the end and although Book Two is about different characters, I’m hoping we see Dusty and Conrad again. Because I did love them.

Conrad and Dusty’s relationship has a few surprising layers. On the surface, the wealthy owner of a dance studio falls for his disabled janitor. But neither man is quite what he seems and their stories play out against a beautiful backdrop of classical dance and a carefully chosen soundtrack.

Whether you love ballet, or just love beautiful, complex men with layers of complicated history, this is a beautiful romance. Jaimie Samms creates a wonderful sense of place and two very captivating men.

I’m just sulking a little and wanting a final chapter. Or an epilogue. Maybe a sequel? This is going to be such a fantastic series!

Sarah

FourStars

I really enjoyed this story.  It made me want to be able to see the characters on screen – just so that I could see them dancing.  The way that Samms was able to describe their grace, beauty and poise – it helped me imagine just what Samms was seeing.

Dusty had some bad luck in life.  He was injured during when he should have been at peak condition to become a great dancer.  He was left broken and unable to fulfill his dreams.  While he likes his job and knows that he works hard, he has very low self esteem and being in a dance studio only reminds him of what he’s lost.

Conrad was born in to wealth.  He likes to stick his foot in his mouth and ends of apologizing a lot in this story.  But, even with his being born in to privilege, Conrad must face his own demons.  Despite all of his blunders, I really liked his character and how he was able to see past the injuries that Dusty had sustained to the dancer that was itching to be released.

Together, Dusty and Conrad develop friendship and a romantic relationship.  While this book was categorized as BDSM, I found that to not really be true.  There might have been some alpha tendencies, but I would not have categorized this story as BDSM.

Overall, this was a sweet story of overcoming both privileged and poverty – finding your own way through life and accepting where you are right in the moment.

I am really excite for book two and the snippet that Samms teased with definitely drew me in.

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With most of the hours in the day taken up by a part time job and the full time occupation of raising and schooling two kids, writing is somewhat of an indulgence, but it’s the indulgences that keep us sane, right? When not otherwise occupied, like most writers, reading is my relaxation method of choice, and you can find my reviews at Kuriousity.com and Dark Diva Reviews to let you know what I liked (and occasionally, what I didn’t). And just in case there are an extra few minutes in the day, I also help out the admin team abelong to a writer’s critique group: Dreaming in Ink. After all, idle hands and all that.

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