Title: Watch Me
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Series: Stepping Up #1
Source: Publisher via Net Galley
Summary (from Goodreads):
Twelve young dancers are competing for the dream. Only one will win. But with sabotaged sets and flooded living quarters, the "Curse" threatens both competitors and crew. And unless she can turn this train wreck into a TV triumph, producer Meagan Tippan's dream will be the Curse's last victim….
Enter security head and former Special Forces soldier—and all-around pain in Meagan's butt— Sam Kellar. He's a nightmare…and the stuff that X-rated dreams are made of! But as tensions between Meagan and Sam become increasingly explosive, their only choice is to get it all out—and take it all off!
Watch Me is the typical Blaze book – hot, fun, sexy…and predictable. But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying it! I love all things Blaze.
I usually buy all my Blaze, but while browsing Net Galley I saw a new one from Ms. Jones and had to have it, like, now. I loved her book If I Were You and cannot wait until the squeal.
I’m a sucker for reality TV as well, and although I never got into Dancing with the Stars or You Think You Can Dance, one of my favourite movies is Center Stage so I do enjoy things that center around dance.
Meagan Tippan is an ex-ballerina, turned news producer turned reality show producer. She’s your typical heroine – smart, beautiful, successful. I like strong female leads in the books that I read and Meagan fit that. She liked being in control, was good at it, and didn’t take shit from anyone. My kind of woman.
Sam Kellar is a former Special Forces (hello uniform, definitely my kind of man) turned head of security for Meagan’s show. He’s also your typical hero – sexy, smart, successful, and damaged. In Sam’s case his damage is physical rather than emotional. No surprise, Sam also likes to be in control and is very good at it as well. Put two stubborn, control freak leads together and what do you get? Sexual tension so thick it’s liable to suffocate you.
The plot isn’t very original, but like I said earlier, that won’t stop any Blaze fan from enjoying it. It’s well written and Ms. Jones is a great storyteller, she knows how to give her readers what they want.