Thursday, 3 April 2014


Title: The Right Moves (The Game, #3)
Author: Emma Hart
Publication Date: 27th March, 2014
Organised By: The Book Lovers


Her past is wrought with demons.

His past is full of heartbreak.

Yet he's the one person that can remind her what it means to live.

Abbi Jenkins never thought she would leave the walls of the mental institution that's housed her for the last year. Now she has, but that doesn't mean she's forgotten everything Pearce put her through.

She knows there's only one way to deal with the depression that claws at her mind each day, and ballet becomes more than a hobby, a dream. Ballet - and Julliard - becomes a reason to live. Something to hold on for.

Blake Smith left London for one reason and one reason only. Running from the heartbreak of his past was never something he wanted to do, but with constant reminders everywhere he turned, it became his only option. When he arrives in New York City, he vows he'll keep the promise he made to his sister and get into Juilliard.

But he doesn't expect to be paired with Abbi in class, the girl whose eyes show a world of pain he's seen before. Pain he knows too well. As each hour they spend together pulls them closer, Blake can't fight his need to save her from herself.

Lines blur as their pasts are wrenched into the open, and they have to ask themselves whether they're too broken to ever to be fixed, or if they're the healing the other needs
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I thought that The Right Moves was a good story. As I started of reading it,  I was immediately drawn in. From the first chapter I thought I should have my tissues ready for a good cry. Emma has a great writing style and develops some good characters that will have you laughing.

Abbi an 18 year old girl has so many fears, demons, insecurities and is trying to overcome them all.  Dance seemed to be the only thing stopping her from repeating the events which lead her in a mental institution for over 1 year, so Abbi is working on getting into Juilliard her ultimate dream. In the process of getting to that dream, Abbi is trying to not be the girl that she was a 1 year ago but it appears to be harder than she thought. I liked that Abbi worked on being a stronger person and it also helped that she had so much support around her. I also enjoyed the journey that Emma took me on with Abbi. Her struggles, her fears, letting in a new friend and possibly falling in love with a stranger who became so in tuned with her thoughts and needs.
Abbi found it hard to let people get close to her but she couldn't resist Blake even if she tried.

Then we have Blake.

Blake just moved to Brooklyn from the UK and is trying to adjust to the big city. Instantly, when he walked into Bianca's dance studio he is attracted to Abbi. He was funny, charming and an overall sweetheart. Blake didn't have the support that most people would have when following their dreams. His parents didn't like  his job and his dream of becoming a dancer and making it into Juilliard. Blake was also trying to come to terms with the lost of a love one in his life.

I loved that Emma put together an American Girl and British Guy, it made the story loveable and I enjoyed the banter between the two when it came to words and phrases from both countries. 
Overall, a pretty good story. The overall struggle that Abbi was facing reminded me of a friend in high school. I remembered seeing the scars and asking her what was wrong. It broke my heart then and thinking about it now it still breaks my heart. I only wished that Abbi's story could have evoked those same emotions in me. I am not sure what it was but I couldn't connect emotionally to the overall troubles and heartache in the story.
 I rated The Right Moves 4 wonderful stars and recommend you read it.
" I feel butterflies in my stomach when he looks at me, and shivers tickle their way across my skin when he touches me. every time he laughs I have to fight the urge to laugh with him"-Abbi
"Because I see the way you lose yourself when you dance and I want you to lose yourself like that with me. I want you to get lost in me. it's selfish but I don't care"-Blake
"I am the glass! I'm shattered, torn, broke. I'm irreparable"- Abbi



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***About Emma***

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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