Book: Chaos & Hype
Publication date: June 7, 2016
Length: 168 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Hip hop dancer, Skylar, is excited about a new job he’s gotten for the summer at a theme park near his home. This is his chance to show his family that he can make money doing what he loves. Skylar wasn’t counting on falling for Ryan, the hot, Australian dancer that he is paired up with, but the pull is too strong for him to fight.
Ryan is set to go back home to Australia after the park closes at the end of the summer. He didn’t plan on falling in love with his gorgeous dancing partner, but his heart had other ideas. As he and Skylar get closer, their impending separation starts to affect the both of them. Will they do what it takes to be together?
This was a super sweet first time love romantic story that started with an insta-lust that quickly turned to love. Skylar and Ryan, aka Chaos & Hype, are hip hop dancers at a theme park for the summer. They meet when they are partnered for the summer to dance for the park. What started as a compatibility based in their dancing turned into a connection based on their emotions.
Skylar loves to dance, needs to dance, so much so it is part of who he is. When the music is on and he closes his eyes he can feel it in his soul. What started as a great opportunity for his dancing career has become the place he meets the one boy he can’t turn away from. Even if said boy is only here for the summer from Australia.
Ryan was here in America taking a semester abroad and stayed for a chance at a job dancing which he lives for. When he meets Skylar he already started to falter on his promise to not get romantically involved with anyone while he is here because it would end in disaster. But when he sees Skylar dance and when he realizes the connection they have, that promise is completely forgotten.
I started out really enjoying this love story with a unique set of characters. Their heat was off the charts, their conversations and banter were super cute and fun, they enjoyed much the same things but were different enough that we didn’t get lost on the who is who during the story. Skylar’s friends were there but really didn’t play a super important role to the story at least not as much as their families did.
It was well done story except for the one major flaw, in my opinion. I know that misunderstandings happen in romance and this one was no different. This one was a minor blip on the love radar of Ryan and Skylar but to me the way the author handled the situation didn’t ring true to me. The whole time I was reading this one scene I was totally confused and thinking “what?!?!” because it wasn’t handled how anyone I know would’ve handled it. The way it was written made Ryan look like a complete prick and Skylar a jerk for taking his word for it and taking him back. If the author literally changed two things about this scene I can see where they were going with it but as is, I just can’t. It took me too long to recover from which took me out of the story.
Overall, I do think this was a great super romantic read that was light and fun, plus dancing and Australia. Who can beat that? Give it a try.
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