cover image Dream Spinner

Dream Spinner

Kristen Ashley. Forever, $8.99 mass market (480p) ISBN 978-1-5387-3393-6

Ashley delivers a sexy, high-octane thriller, the third in her Dream Team series (after Dream Chaser). Hattie Yates once dreamed of being a ballerina in New York or London—but after years of verbal abuse from her father, she’s stuck dancing at a strip club in Denver. Security specialist Axl Pantera has lusted after Hattie for months, but the walls she’s erected around herself are nearly impossible for him to climb. Hattie returns Axl’s attraction, but her painful past has destroyed her self-esteem and makes it difficult for her to open up. When Hattie receives frightening calls and letters from a stalker, Axl swoops in to keep her safe. With Axl, Ashley creates a fantasy boyfriend: smart, loyal, loving, and able to keep danger at arm’s length. Hattie’s insecurities ring true, and a stellar cast of supporting characters—especially fellow dancers Ryn and Evie, and Cleo the cat—underpin the narrative. Returning readers and new fans alike will devour this electrifying tale—and eagerly await more details of the ongoing mystery that’s been teased throughout the first three books in the series. [em]Agent: Emily Sylvan Kim, the Prospect Agency. (May) [/em]