Pas de Deux – MJ Duncan

Rating: 5 out of 5.
I wasn’t going to read this book, I really didn’t like Mallory in Symphony in Blue, but I gave in and I’m really glad I did. Mallory went from being aloof and appearing heartless in the first book, to a much more relatable character in Pas de Deux.

I love an age gap romance and I really enjoyed seeing Mallory’s perspective on the things that happened in the previous book and how they impact any possible new relationship she enters into. I appreciated the fact that Duncan didn’t sweep things under the carpet and didn’t attempt to suddenly make Mallory into a “perfect” character.

London was the perfect setting for this story and I seem to have a thing for books with characters that meet at coffee shops. I liked the character of Addison and really enjoyed the descriptions of the ballet, along with the realism of the writing regarding the sacrifices that must be made for a creative career.

I would highly recommend this book, especially if you can take advantage of the KU.