Review: As Dust Dances by Samantha Young

Posted August 7, 2018 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

Review: As Dust Dances by Samantha YoungAs Dust Dances by Samantha Young
Series: Play On
Published by Self on 08/07/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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four-stars
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The New York Times Bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series and PLAY ON returns to the world of the arts in this intense and emotional standalone romance about love, sacrifice, and surviving both.

Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.

Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.

Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.

Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…

As Dust Dances by Samantha Young was an angst-filled and emotional read with great characters. A story of music, second chances and hope.

Skylar Finch knows the cost of fame. Though she once dreamed of making it in the music business, the reality of it was too much for her. Years later that life is behind her and all she wants is anonymity. She is now homeless in Glasgow making a few bucks by performing on the streets. The last thing she wants is to be back in the lifestyle she walked away from, but when things turn rough, she may have no choice.

Killian works for his uncle’s record company is working very hard to make a name for himself and the company. When he hears the woman playing her guitar on the streets, he is entranced by her. He believes she is the break he has been looking for. But what if what he asks of her be too much?

I loved Skylar. Though she was running from her past, she was strong and determined woman who was a bit lost. Killian on the other hand could be a bit cold and standoffish at times, however, something about Skylar called to him. Though both Skylar and Killian feel the chemistry between them, they both want very different things. Can they make it work or will Killian push her too far?

I loved reading As Dust Dances by Samantha Young. It was emotional, heartfelt and heartwarming. I loved seeing both characters fall and grow in this story and find what they truly desired.

four-stars

About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

Posted August 7, 2018 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

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