Molly Reviews: Golden Dancer by Tara Lain (Dangerous Dancers Book 1)

Blurb:
A reporter and the thief he’s investigating both fall for a golden dancer forging a ménage of love and lies that could send one to prison and one to the morgue.

Mac MacAllister is obsessed; the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves. But then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world.

When the mysterious Terrebone “collects” this beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

Where To Buy:
Pride Publishing || Amazon

Review:
This story was really well done. There were a few times it got confusing when the dancer was referred to by his first name (Trelain) and the billionaire by his last name (Terrebone) in the same scene. The names were similar enough that I had to go back and read a few sections because I lost who was doing or saying what. I loved how the relationship between Trelain, Daniel and Mac developed. The way they all went from unlikely acquaintances to lovers was such a joy to watch. I really enjoyed seeing Mac and Daniel fall for each other the most. They were both so hesitant and seemingly just tolerated each other for the sake of Trelain. But watching them fall slowly in love and realize it even more slowly was beautiful.
I so didn’t see the suspense aspect of the story coming until it was happening. I was a little skeptical during this part and had to raise my eyebrow a few times when things were just over the top. Like the too-stereotypical-Nazi-in-the-closet-homophobe. Plus the escape and rescue were a little too easy for me to believe.
I like how the tension about the statue, will Mac write the story, and what will happen when/if Daniel finds out was woven through the story. It made for some great page turning need to find out what happens next and how it all works out in the end. Had me on edge for much of the book.
The happy ending was very sweet. I liked how Daniel stood up for Trelain to his mom. It was so wonderful seeing these three happy together at the end.
Stars:
Four

About Tara:
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice and new experiences, Tara says that on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

Author Contact:
You can take a look at Tara’s Blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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