By Daryl Devore
New Adult Romance
The lament of two teens – There’s nothing to read – was the trigger to the creation of Daryl Devore’s New Adult romance - Dancing in Circles.
One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family.
The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn leader of the notorious .
A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie Anderson, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert Holiday, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.
But - is Julie’s love strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them? Social prejudice. Hatred. Violence. And is she willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves?
Tied to the brotherhood of his gang, Robert is torn between his duties to them and his desire to spend his life with Julie. Can circumstance even allow him to lay down his ties to the gang so that he may hold onto his newfound love?
Sacrifices must be made, but only time will tell if it is enough.
"Am I good? Or am I good?"
Julie glanced at Tricia.
"He asked me to the dance." She hitched a hip onto the table and leaned closer. "I love your earrings."
"You mean he spoke? He didn't just shrug his shoulders?"
Tricia nodded. "You know, he's got the most ear, killer eyes, and I haven't even begun to describe his body. I think I'm in lust." Sighing, she returned to work with Robert.
Julie rolled her eyes and continued with her research until the bell rang. She picked up her book and headed for biology.
"Does she always talk that much?" A deep voice behind her startled her.
She turned and stared into Robert's dark eyes. "Uh, yes." Why did her knees feel weak? "I... I'm surprised you got a word in to ask her to the dance."
"Had to ask her, just to shut her up." There was a disgruntled edge to his voice. Robert held the door open for her.
Julie's legs ignored her command to walk. She regained her composure, entered the room, passed Francine's desk, and went to her seat. She didn't greet her friend. Instead, she puzzled over what happened. What caused her hesitation? Had he noticed it? Had anyone else?
"Put your assignments on my desk." Mr. Parks, the biology teacher, pointed towards an inbox as he clicked off the students' names as they entered. Attendance completed, class seated, he looked up from his computer. "Did anyone not hand one in?"
Robert put up his hand.
"And why not?"
" I didn't get it done."
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Two writers in one. Daryl (@daryldevore) writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines and sweet romances with little to no heat. She has several published books available in , print and audio - available at Amazon and other book retailers via Books2Read.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and 2 cats. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.