London, Stefanie, Only the Brave Try Ballet

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London, Stefanie, Only the Brave Try Ballet,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2014).

Title:  Only the Brave Try Ballet

Author:  Stefanie London

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:  Injury

Blurb:

Step up, Grant Farley…not your typical ballet student!

Football pro Grant Farley is nursing an injury and needs to get back into shape fast. Ballet wouldn’t be his first or even his last choice, but he’s desperate. Enter tantalizingly prim teacher Jasmine Bell one disapproving arch of her eyebrow and Grant knows he’ll enjoy getting her tutu in a flutter!

But it’s not only Grant’s flexibility that Jasmine’s pushing to the limit! He knows she feels the heat between them, so why won’t she give in to it? Time to convince Jasmine that if she’s brave enough to dance en pointe she can certainly handle a fling with him!

Dear Reader,

Have you ever felt so compelled to follow a dream that you would do anything you could to make it a reality?  This book is my dream.  After many a night tapping away at my computer-endless cups of coffee by my side-I’m thrilled to share my first novel with you, and even more thrilled to be part of the sparkly, flirty, fun-loving Mills & Boon ® Modern Tempted series.

The story of Grant and Jasmine was inspired long ago, when I read an article about footballers who studied ballet to increase their agility and flexibility.  When I decided on day one of National Novel Writing Month in 2012 that I would take a leap of faith, this idea came to life.  I love the concept of an ‘opposites attract’ romance, where two people seem so different only to fall in love and discover all the things they have in common beneath the surface.

This country-boy turned football star and former soloist ballerina meet when they’ve just exited very dark places in their lives.  Both Grant and Jasmine are damaged souls who are desperate to keep their dreams alive and wary of what others want from them.

Whether you’re a lover of the arts or a mad footy fan (or both!), I hope you enjoy watching Grant and Jasmine help one another on their journey to healing and happy-ever-after.

With love

Stefanie London

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