Friday, December 4, 2015

Review: Beginner's Luck (Roulette Romance Book 1) by Anna Lunde

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Falling in love should never be this easy. 

Mat Taylor is untouchable. An Australian country girl, she doesn’t date, she doesn’t fall in love and, oh yeah... she doesn’t dance after the love of her life left her standing alone on the dance floor at their Pro-Am Dance Championship debut. 

Now in her last year of pre-med, Mat can’t seem to hold her life together. Her professor is on her back about her grades, her best friend can’t shake off his one night stand, and at the Cloudland ballroom, where Mat waits tables, a mysterious taxi dancer keeps ignoring her no matter how much she stalks him around the dance floor. 

Her world may be falling apart, but Mat has a plan. It might be risky, crazy, and a little cheeky, but that has never stopped her before. She’s got the spunk to pull it off, if only she can let go of the one who has her heart. 

*This is part one of the Roulette Romance novella series. 

About the Series 

When all the romances of your life happen at once... 

Trained to fall in love with everyone she dances with, Mat Taylor works in a world of fantasy where the nights are always young and the foolish always play. 

Roulette Romance is about an unconventional girl hiding from love in all the wrong places. Provocative and playful, this epic ensemble story, presented as a novella series, unravels a labyrinth of secret romances as the lives of studio dancers entwine. Set during the unapologetic 80’s, when political incorrectness was at its peak and transparency described see-through clothing, the retro Australiana backdrop portrays the colourful language, character, culture and landscape of the land Down Under.

4 Stars


I loved the beginning of this book.  I feel we get to see Mat as she truly is.  A tomboy who is trying a little too hard to be a tomboy.  She is one of the guys on her team but has female insecurities and refuses to acknowledge her feelings for anything girlish - from her feelings for Brad all the way down to her thoughts about wearing dresses and dancing.  

Everything seems to be going fine for Mat until a meeting with her professor takes her life in a different direction than she had originally planned.

I struggled with a few parts of the book because I felt like I was missing parts of the story with the rotating of 4 different POV's and different locations/scenes/days from one person to the next.  So some of it didn't have a great flow to me.  I do however love the story line, I just felt it could have been executed a little bit differently.  I'm hoping with the next books in the series and with the character introductions out of the way things roll along a little more smoothly.

The blurb for this book and the series really interested me and is what drew me into reading it.  I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series and discovering all of the twists and turns that is hinted at in the blurbs.

I received a complimentary copy of this title for review purposes.

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