Alisa Release Day Review: Private Dances by BA Tortuga

Rating:  3 stars out of 5

private-dances-by-ba-tortugaDale is working his way through college as an exotic dancer. While he prefers to keep his performances public, it’s tough to say no to the private dances, even though they’re risky. Three songs, just dancing, no touching—Dale can do this and be handsomely compensated.

For Italian businessman Adriano “Gen” Genovese, the handsome cowboy tempts him into wanting more than one dance. Gen convinces Dale to indulge in another dance and a night in his decadent hotel room. He introduces Dale to a glittering world of wealth on a scale Dale has never even imagined.

As the romance between the down-home Texas student and the millionaire playboy heats up, they come to realize the only risk they face is losing their hearts.


This was a sweet story of opposites attract.  Dale doesn’t do what many of the other dancers and waiters so at the club and never goes home with a customer.  When Gen comes back for a second private dance from Dale they both can’t deny their mutual attraction.


Dale and Gen both have their fears about their relationship, but continue to work on it together.  The relationship begins due to Gen’s insistence of them spending time together, but Dale stands up for himself and his desire to be more of an equal.  I liked both of these characters, however they didn’t seem very deep and I had a hard time connecting with them.  Since both of their points of views are given I knew how each was feeling or what they were thinking, but I just had trouble feeling it.


Cover art by Anna Sikorska is wonderfully eye catching.


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Book Details:

ebook, 120 pages

Published: 3rd Edition, November 2, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 9781634771610

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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