Series: Come Dancing, Book Two
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult/Chick Lit
Julia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the pinnacle of his fame.
Can they both get what they want—if what they need threatens to tear them apart?
It’s January, 1982. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has just moved in with her boyfriend, rock and roll guitarist extraordinaire Jack Kipling. Their connection sizzles as Jack takes her to England to meet his mother, and then to a private Caribbean island for a sensual post-holiday retreat.
But back in New York, they hit a turbulent patch. Career-focused Julia is in the running for a new job, while Jack’s life becomes even more chaotic with an upcoming thirty-city tour. Although free-spirited Jack enjoys his partying lifestyle, he craves more support on the home front. But Julia doesn’t know if she can ever be a domestic goddess—or if her wild boyfriend can ever be domesticated.
On tour, Julia experiences private jets, mind-blowing concerts, shocking hotel room antics, and screaming headlines. Back home, she has to decide if their relationship can withstand the ravages of fame and conflicting interests—not to mention a suave bestselling author who seems to like more than her grammar sense.
Emotionally poignant, hilarious and steamy, Keep Dancing will delight brand-new readers as a stand-alone novel, and also serves as the perfect follow-up to Come Dancing.
Praise for Keep Dancing
“Set in the 80s and dripping with the excesses this time period excelled at, Julia and Jack have reached a point in their relationship where the hard work begins. Julia is working towards her own stardom, while Jack continues to play in the world that made him. As external forces do their best to force this unusual couple apart, Jack and Julia will need to decide if they should keep dancing or find new partners. Emotionally plump with laughter, love, and heartbreak…” —Smexy Book Reviews
“HOT”—“In book two of the Jack and Julia series, Wells once again titles chapters after hit songs, and finds even more ways to describe the excitement surrounding New York City as she did in the debut…” —Romance Times
“This is a 5 star series, and I recommend this as a wonderfully fun yet angsty read. I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia and their crazy bad communication skills (they didn’t have cell phones, after all). The breakups were worth it, if only just so they could make up!” –Cindy Becker, The Book Enthusiast
Praise for the first novel about Jack and Julia: Come Dancing, an Amazon Bestseller and Apple iBooks Breakout Book
“Wells builds an emotionally poignant love story, abounding with romance and humor.” —Smexy Book Reviews
“Sometimes a book like this comes along and takes me out of the niche reading that I tend to find myself in…. I am in love… So very sex + the city.” —Must Read Books or Die
“It reads like a very, very good romantic comedy movie.” —Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks
“Once you start, you are completely unable to put it down.” —Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
“Like a well-oiled machine or a well-tuned guitar, Julia and friends work their way into your heart.” —Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
“Hot, sexy, and combustible.” —Blushing Divas Book Reviews
“Come Dancing is brimming with both humor and heart.” —Flashlight Commentary
“It’s a fun romp, and the sparkling characters definitely made it worth the read.” —A Bookish Affair
“I enjoyed reading Come Dancing! It had a good story, fascinating characters, and a charming vibe.” —Julie Anne, Teacups & Book Love
Keep Dancing Available at
First of all, thanks so much to Brooke for inviting me to do a guest post!
I thought it would be fun to list some readers’ favorite lines from Keep Dancing, my novel about Jack Kipling (a British rock star) and Julia Nash (a young book editor). Also check out my diamond ring giveaway (just enter your favorite line!).
1. “Baby, when you get home, I’m gonna boil your cabbage.” Jack says this to Julia when he calls her at the office.
2. “That’s right, I’m a Saxon. And now I’m gonna ransack you.” Jack says this to Julia after she dumps cold water on him in the shower.
3. Even with his shades on, Jack’s below-the-shoulder hair, tight jeans encasing his thighs, and indigo velvet jacket with trailing lacy cuffs signaled “rock star failing to be incognito”.
4. “I hope you had a good kip,” Maggie said, eyeing me.
“Oh, it was fantastic,” Jack replied with a wolfish grin. “One of the best ever.”
5. “Is there anything you haven’t done?” I asked.
Jack thought for a minute, water swirling around his chest. “I’ve never had sex with a man.”
I laughed. “Well that’s good, I guess.”
6. “You know, the way to a man’s heart—” my mother began.
“I know, I know, it’s through his stomach.” I parroted one of her often-repeated wisdoms.
7. “Are you free for lunch? I have some news,” I asked my best friend, Vicky.
“Harvey flashed an undercover cop in the park?” she deadpanned.
8. “Imagine what I could do with two of these,” Jack said, lifting me onto the countertop. “Just think of the possibilities.”
9. Really, this whole cooking thing seemed to be about timing, I thought.
10. Jack was playing hard, eyes closed, muscled chest bare under his open shirt; the epitome of Sexy Rock Idol. I felt like pinching myself.
About the Author
Leslie Wells left her small Southern town in 1979 for graduate school in Manhattan, after which she got her first job in book publishing. She has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. Leslie has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York.
Keep Dancing Blog Tour Schedule
Friday, May 1
Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Saturday, May 2
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Monday, May 4
Review at Red Hot Books
Thursday, May 7
Guest Post at I Heart Reading
Friday, May 8
Spotlight at Rainy Day Reviews
Monday, May 11
Review at Tea Cups and Book Love
Tuesday, May 12
Review at Room With Books
Wednesday, May 13
Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing
Friday, May 15
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, May 20
Review & Guest Post at Must Read Books or Die
Thursday, May 21
Spotlight at Romance Junkies Blog
Tuesday, June 2
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, June 3
Review at Shelly’s Book Shelves
Thursday, June 4
Review at SOS Aloha
Friday, June 5
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Monday, June 8
Review at The Danish Bookaholic
Tuesday, June 9
Review & Excerpt at Reading in Pajamas
Wednesday, June 10
Review at Book Nerd
Thursday, June 18
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Monday, June 22
Review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, June 24
Guest Post at Brooke Blogs