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As Dust Dances Review

So I have been a fan of Samantha Young, ever since I first read On Dublin Street. Samantha draws you into her stories and makes you feel exactly what the character is feeling, and her characters are real. She writes roller coaster books that make you cry, laugh, get mad, and happy all while reading. When I saw that she had a new book coming out, I was so excited that I had to get it right away. As Dust Dances is the second book in her play on series. I didn’t read the first one before this one, and although they are apart of a series I believe they can be read as stand alone, because I didn’t feel lost in this book.

The description from Goodreads is as follows:

 “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…”


Now I will warn you this book does tackle some issues that people may believe are too sensitive, and it does have some descriptive sex scenes, but if you don’t care about those than this book will be the perfect read for you. The story pulls you in from the very first sentence, and will have you wanting to read it in one sitting to see what happens next. Plus, as is all her male characters, this one is sexy..I know that sounds weird to say, but hey I am a girl who can appreciate sexy guys, even if they are only on paper or fictional characters in a cartoon. This amazing book had me rooting for Skylar, and at the same time screaming at her that she was an idiot, but the same thing could be said about Killian. Plus it takes place in Scotland, which with the descriptions that Samantha brings to her reads, will make you feel like you have visited Glasgow before, and will also have you wanting to visit it. 

If you like to get lost in far away places, sexy male characters, independent female characters, and love stories that take you on an emotional journey than this book is definitely for you.

Happy Reading!

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Image from Goodreads website

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