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A Dance for Two

Narrated by: Neil Macfarlane
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Adam and Luc used to be close. At least they were before Luc distanced himself from Adam at 14, then eventually left home. Adam never got over the sting of betrayal, or the loss of his one-time best friend.

When Luc is invited back home to help get his parents' failing dance school back on track, Adam isn't sure he can cope with having his stepbrother back in his life. Especially when he discovers Luc's decade-old secret.

Luc left home because he was sure no one would understand that he had fallen in love with his stepbrother. Convinced that the years of distance he has put between them will have erased his desire, Luc doesn't hesitate to return home to help the business that means everything to his parents. 

Confronted by Adam once more, Luc's past feelings reawaken. But will revealing his true feelings to Adam heal the rift between them, or drive them even further apart?

This novel contains explicit language and sex scenes between stepbrothers.

©2018 Colette Davison (P)2018 Colette Davison

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Good story, with lots of feels. Good narration.

I've not read the e book, but loved the sound of the story and I like my audible books . I was really impressed with the narration, Mr MacFarlane isn't a narrator I've come across before, but I thought that he did a really good job. l listened to some of this whilst sitting in front of the fire, with a glass of wine, perfect! There is some angst and the story does have some depth, it was well written and quite compelling. There’s plenty of emotion, some angst and lots of feels. A good listen, which I would certainly recommend.

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It's sweet

I bought this as my first ever audio book, I wanted to start out slowly with something sweet.

And this certainly is sweet with a hint of the anxiety thrown in to the mix with the two step-brothers and their parents reaction to the reveal of their relationship.

I halfly wished their initial feud would have lasted longer, with Adam holding on to his anger longer, it would have made more sense. Especially since his brother were part of tormenting him and his best friend along with his bullies.
But it seemed not to have crossed his mind too long after being told he brother did because he loved him.

This one needed a bit more kick to it, yes it have hot scenes and it was sweet but it needed that bit more.
Neil McFarlane's voice is a pleasure to listen to, he narrates the book perfectly and it's recommended to give it a try.

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  • R Keebler
  • 19-12-18

Narration definitely made the story better

The audible version of this book was nice. The narrator did a good job of portraying the differences in the characters. Projecting their pain and fear nicely.

Luc has been in love with Adam since they were teenagers. Leaving his home to get away from the feelings he had for his step brother. Adam was devastated when his brother pulled away from him and left him and his parents.

Years later Luc returns to help the family try and save their dance studio. Still in love with Adam and fighting the feelings until he can’t anymore. When he finally tells Adam the truth both of their worlds are changed.

So much angst in this book. Reiterating over and over that they are brothers did get a little annoying. It took a while for me enjoy the characters. It seemed as if Luc pushed his feeling on to Adam, expecting him to feel the same love that he did instantly, not letting it come organically. That said, the story did improve.

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  • Kathryn M
  • 18-12-18

Emotional and perfect...

A Dance For Two by Colette Davison is the story of two step brothers who fall in love.

Growing up, Adam and Luc were close... until one day Luc started to back off and left Adam wondering what happened to take his step brother from best friend to bully. It's a betrayal that still stings years later when Luc comes back home to help their parents out at their family dance studio.

Eventually Adam finds out the reason why Adam had to back away and eventually leave - he is in love with him, always has been and still am. Will the truth set them free and heal their scars or will it tear their family apart forever?

This story is very interesting and entertaining. Heartbreaking, emotional, passionate and a good dose of angst, the story will have you engrossed, feeling raw emotions. The characters of Luc and Adam are perfect together. Their journey together to mend their past hurts and find a Happily Ever After captivates and leaves you satisfied.

For the Audiobook- the story is narrated by Neil McFarlane and is an outstanding performance. A smooth and easy to listen to voice that brings the characters to life.

I received an advanced reader's copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review and recommendation.

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 20-06-19

as good as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:


5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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  • hussfan
  • 12-06-19

I enjoyed this story

I liked the story very much. This book had many things i love, dancing, step brothers, bad relationship between characters and then finding out that the reason for bullying and mistreatment was feelings of love and lust. I did not love narration. I felt narrator was just reading the story fast and I did not express the depth of emotions and character growth the story had. I still enjoyed listening to the book because the writing was so very good and when I chose the slower narration speed it was better. I recommend this story to readers who enjoy romance with a bit of taboo and hot and steamy scenes. I am looking forward to more books by this author.

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  • AL
  • 07-06-19

Such a good read :)

I absolutely loved the story of these to MCs. Colette managed to create fascinating personalities.
What is more, the narrator did a great job bringing them to life and giving them even more great characteristics and bringing the story to a whole new level

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  • Janice Jarrell
  • 11-01-19

Held my breath through the entire book!!

There is every kind of tension and angst in this book that one could ever imagine. Family tension, as Luc returns to try to save the family dancing school, awakening yet another kind of tension within his step-brother, Adam. The tension of striving to save a business this family loves while keeping their artistic vision intact. And finally, the previously mentioned sexual tension between the two step-brothers.

I was mesmerized as I listened to Luc and Adam strive to control their uncontrollable feelings for each other. Each chapter peeled away yet another layer of resistance within each man, revealing the truth that neither of them wanted, and yet could not forget or ignore.

The narrator is amazingly good, voicing the anxiety felt by both Luc and Adam as they struggle to understand and cope with their feelings for each other. Adam, the most fearful of the two stole my heart. I understood his fear and reluctance, and yet, though this narrator’s amazing vocal skills, I could also feel the heat deep within and the longing to bring this, the one great passion of his life, to fulfillment.

This is a captivating story, brilliantly written and beautifully narrated. A story of hope and love. But ‘A Dace for Two’ is also a story of passion and truth between two extraordinary men. I loved it!

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  • HockeyfanT
  • 09-01-19

Luc and Adam

I read and enjoyed this book six months ago, and now I think I like it even better in audio. The author introduces the emotional story of stepbrothers Luc and Adam, who've been estranged for several years. Now they're reconnecting, and Luc drops a bombshell on Adam about his reasons for mistreating him in the past and then leaving home. I enjoy seeing Adam struggle to accept his feelings and begin to work with Luc to become something more to each other than stepbrothers. I don't find their love perverted or wrong. I think it's beautiful, especially when they are emotionally open with each other. I appreciate that each man has a good friend to talk things over with, and I hope that sweet Mason's story is eventually available in audio format as well.
The talented narrator's soft spoken performance makes Adam's and Luc's feelings and actions even more real, and I will definitely look for more from him.

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  • Maria V.
  • 05-01-19

4.5 stars. Great MM story to listen to

A Dance for Two by Colette Davison is a love story that will tug at the reader's emotional heartstrings as well as their mind. It does have some taboo aspects in it, but honestly, if I was in the book, I would have supported the characters fully. Before we get into all that though, this is an audiobook review. So let's break it down.

Story: 4.5 stars

A Dance for Two is the story of two stepbrothers, Luc and Adam, and the love they share. There is a lot to this and what happens between them, the history they need to overcome, but I don't want to give too much away. I will say that it is full of emotion and very character driven. You feel the tension and the complexity of the enormous decision they both have to make. It isn't easy. I loved both Luc and Adam, but there were times when I thought Adam acted a little too spoiled. Given the past and the situation, it is understandable to a point.

The story is well-written and moves at a great pace. It is easy to picture the scenes as they unfold, and I love that. Especially when Colette describes the dancing. You can see the fluidity of Adam's body. Story 4.5 stars!

Narration: 4.5 stars

This book was narrated by Neil MacFarlane and this is the first time I've heard him narrate a story. Overall, I really liked his interpretation of the story and he was able to bring the characters to life. I wish there was a little more distinction between the two characters, but that is really the only critique I have. He didn't rush and read with relish and emotion. I would definitely listen to him again. I'll give the Narration 4.5 stars.

Overall: 4.5 stars

The story is good with characters that are realistic, who drive the story, and they keep you engaged. On top of that, Neil brings the book to life with his reading. Overall, I give this book 4.5 stars and highly recommend everyone one-click it today!

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 05-01-19

3.75 Stars Overall

One of my not so guilty (or hidden) pleasures are taboo books. There's just something about the genre that appeals to me. So, of course, I jumped at the chance to review this audiobook.

I liked Adam. He was selfless and talented and I loved that he stayed helping his parents when they needed him, even if he was sacrificing his dream of dancing and not just teaching. I completely understood why he was so angry with Luc, after how he acted when they were younger. I'm not entirely sure how to feel about Luc. I kind of felt bad for the fact that he cut himself off from his family when he was unable to deal with his feelings for Adam, but at the same time, the way he bullied Adam with his other friends when they were teenagers rubbed me the wrong way. He could've found a healthier outlet for his feelings without punishing Adam for just being himself. Plus, Luc was more than a bit pushy at first when they met again and while I'd generally be all over this kind of relationship, stepbrothers falling in love, I mean, in this case, something was missing. A more natural progression, probably. It just felt too sudden on Adam's part. Anyway, eventually they got it right and their relationship felt less forced than at first.

Re: the Narration: While Neil McFarlane's tone and accent are pleasant to listen to, I felt like it was almost too monotonous at times. There wasn't much distinction between the different voices and that made it difficult to determine who was who. Still, it was a relatively nice audiobook to listen to.

While not my favorite, it was still an entertaining story and narration.

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 04-01-19

A Reconnection

This review is for the audiobook version. An interesting book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters likeable. The characters were developed and thought out. Adam and Luc are the MC’s of this book. The narrators voice is not to my liking and it did influence the storytelling for me. It’s not a bad voice, but it is soft and gentle and although it wasn’t monotone it was too close for me. The highs and low needed more contrast to them. Also, the characters sounded too similar for me as well. I would listen to the sample and then judge for yourself. Because I have definitely listened to worse, but this narration didn’t work for me. I can recommend this book is a good read and listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.