Wednesday, February 12, 2014

REVIEW ~Two to Tango by Mimi Strong~

Title: Two to Tango
Author: Mimi Strong
Release Date: January 10, 2014

My Rating: 3 Stars
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Peaches Monroe series and Borrowed Billionaire, comes a hilarious new story of unstoppable passion.

Skye Evans is a former stripper, trying to live a "good" life teaching dance to kids. She also hates rich people. Really hates them.

Charlie Ward is rich. He's twenty-nine, and caught between partying and growing up enough to have a relationship with someone besides his best friend.

When Charlie finds Skye crashing a party at the exclusive country club he owns, he's captivated by her long, beautiful dancer's legs. He takes her on a private tour of the pool, where they discover perfect chemistry.

Unfortunately for these two lonely lovers, Skye still hates rich people, and Charlie's still rich.

Charlie and Skye fit together so well when they're naked, but they must find creative ways to get over their differences and let themselves love.
Two to Tango was a first for me. It was the first time I read a romance book where I was more interested in the story and I was able to get passed my inability to connect or believe the romance between the main characters. The story was good. It was an enjoyable and quick read for me. And the sex between Charlie and Skye was incredibly hot. However, I found myself not believing the connection between Skye and Charlie on a romantic level. I got their physical chemistry but, to me they just seemed better suited as friends, or maybe their story just needed to be developed a bit more. I'm not sure, but I can't say that I was displeased with the book because I did find myself invested in the story and its characters. 

Two to Tango follows a down on her luck ex-stripper, Skye, who has never once caught a break and fate isn't about to start being nice now. She meets Charlie while scoping out the country club that is threatening to steal her dance students. It's definitely lust at first sight for the pair. I think Charlie senses Skye's need for help and is attracted to that part of her and of course he has a major fascination with her dancer legs. It's over a couple of months until the pair actually meet again and strike up a fast paced relationship. Charlie is a fixer, and somewhat of a bleeding heart. So when he finds Skye hurt and obviously spiraling down the drain he has no choice but to help. Skye being the tough bird, that her circumstances forced her to be, tries to refuse his help, to no avail. This is where the story gets a little murky. Through a string of poorly misplaced blame and misunderstandings Skye and Charlie are once again separated. In which time Skye falls back on her true and tried methods of surviving until Charlie comes to her rescue once again. 

I think my biggest problem was Skye. She was a slave to her past and circumstances and I didn't feel like she tried to redeem herself. Charlie is a great guy, who has a bit of a hero complex but, I had no real beef with him. I can definitely see these two as Friends with Benefits but not a real couple. True, it didn't bother me all that much but, I do see where the story could have gone differently. All of that said, the story is very interesting and intriguing. It wasn't predictable and I loved the premise of the storyline. So the bottom line. Would I recommend it? Yes, this was an iffy one for me but, I can see where others would love it! Will I read the author again? Absolutely! Mimi Strong's writing style is unique and refreshing. And I already have more of her books waiting on my TBR shelf :) 

Happy Reading!
*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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