Author: J.B. McGee
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone else?
After twelve years of friendship, Sebastian Reyes’ adoring gaze holds more. They soon find themselves unable to control their feelings for one another.
When tragedy strikes, Claire finds herself in a very unlikely and unfavorable position. Regardless of the weight of the emotion, she must make difficult decisions that impact the rest of her life.
Will Claire see that her true love has been right in front of her? Happily ever after isn’t just for fairy tales. To get hers, all she has to do is trust, open her heart and fall.
Wow, this was a breathtaking, beautifully written story, J.B. McGee!! I don't think my review will do it justice, but I will try.
Claire Ross faces the problems many of our young ones face nowadays: bullying, self-worth issues, betrayal and trying to get up every time she's knocked down. For being a teenager, Claire's attitude and thinking is that of a mature adult, always worrying how she’d be able to continue to chase her dream of being a ballet dancer. I loved her determination to not let life stop her from pursuing her dream.
I also loved Sebastian's protectiveness towards Claire, not caring if it would cost him dancing. The friendship between both of them was sweet, strong, dreamy. Hey, we all need that one special person in our life to fight for us when we don't have the strength to fight for ourselves!
I must say that Claire was so fortunate to have such wonderfully strong people in her life, who fought for her and were there for her when she felt alone. I won't give more away but be prepared—when you start reading this, it will have you smiling and crying at the same time; it will have you rooting for Claire to get her HEA.
I'm still in awe of how much this story touched me and will continue to touch me the next time I read it.
~ Review by Kara
This book gave me all the feels. ALL THE FEELS! One minute I am bawling my eyes out, the next I’m grinning like a hyena, then I’m fanning myself from the heat, until finally I’m swooning. It was just so good!
“I think you’re at war with yourself.” He kisses my nose. “Because I think you know you’re beautiful deep down, but people have buried you with so many hateful words that you’re lost beneath them.”
Claire is a ballerina; she has been since she was four years old. But she is not the correct body type, her hair is all wrong, and she eats the wrong foods. But that doesn’t stop others from seeing the beauty, both inside and out of her.
“So beautiful. Your words, your dance, your body, your soul. Everything.”
I absolutely adored this book. I am a huge fan of dancers; mainly because I can’t dance and am extremely fascinated by those who can, so I was immediately drawn in. But I loved how it was written in three very distinct parts. I loved the twist thrown in at the end. I loved how relatable Claire was to myself, as a girl/woman not a dancer. And I have a thing for second chances.
Seriously, this was a great book and I can’t wait to try more from this author!
~ Review by Tiffany
J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the mother of two beautiful children and a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.
In 2011, it was discovered that both of her children, she, and her husband have Mitochondrial Disease, a disease that has no cure or treatments. Being a writer allows J.B. to remain close to her family, work on raising awareness for this disease, and to lose herself in the stories that she creates for her fans.
J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia. She is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of her debut series, the 'THIS' Series.