Forbidden Dance by Deanna Roy
I never should have danced with a stranger. Three things about me: 1. I’m not as innocent as everybody thinks. I know I’m shy and quiet, but like they say, still waters run deep. 2. I’ve been home schooled since freshman year. It was punishment, but I deserved it. My parents didn’t know what else to do. 3. I’m not the greatest dancer, but it’s the only thing I love with all my heart. Actually, there is one other thing, but it’s the biggest secret of my life. One I can’t tell anyone. Not even you. Which brings me to a surprise bonus thing to know. 4. I met Blitz Craven, you know, the super famous reality TV dance star. His show is like The Bachelor, only he’s looking for a dance partner. He showed up at my dance studio after his big disgrace, thinking he could use the wheelchair ballerinas I teach to get back in the world’s good favor. When he looks at me, I know what he’s thinking. (See item number one.) Everyone wants to protect me from him, their shy, innocent Livia. But when we dance, I want it, more than anything. Soon we’re sneaking into back rooms, dancing, kissing, planning dates away from the cameras and the wrath of my family. But I’m afraid. As thrilling as my life has become, I still have a secret. And if I stay with Blitz, the world will figure it out.