Blog Tour: ARC Review~ The Right Moves by Emma Hart +Teasers & Giveaway


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

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.

My Review:

If you've been following The Game Series, then you'll remember Abbi from The Love Game. It's not necessary to read it prior to reading The Right Moves, but it would be beneficial for getting a deeper insight on her past and present state of being.

"I'm not a shadow of the person I was.
She is a shadow of me."

Abbi was in an abusive relationship and as much as she knew she needed to get out, she couldn't find the strength within herself to leave. She couldn't deal with the dark and lonely feeling that constantly encased her, so she did the only thing that felt right at the time. She attempted suicide. 
Fortunately, her friend Maddie found her just in time to save her life. 
After recovering physically, Abbi stayed in a mental institution and met with a psychiatrist in order to heal mentally and emotionally.

"Dance is the one thing that keeps me up. It's the one thing I let myself feel; it's the one thing that is truly real to me. It's the only thing that's allowed to get past the wolves and climb my walls."

Finding something to live for in the form of a burning passion for dance, Abbi keeps herself focused solely on ballet. Whenever she gets an inkling of an urge to cut or harm herself, she dances. As soon as she gets in her dance zone, everything else fades away. Her goal to get into Juilliard, the most prestigious dance conservatory in the country, keeps her focused and grounded.

Abbi's newest dance partner, Blake, also has a passion to dance. His move from London to New York has much to do with dance and his sister. He has dark demons of his own that he needs to come to terms with.
The moment he see's Abbi, Blake's immediately enraptured by her dancing. 
She too feels a chemistry between them that is strange and new, but something worth pursuing. 

"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."

When comparing the books in this series, this one is definitely the most emotionally jam-packed story. It tackles some dark, yet very relevant topics. I think Emma Hart did a lovely job of writing Abbi's story and taking on such intense issues. 

Book 1 was very plot driven, the second was a lot more heartfelt and contained a lot of interaction between the two main characters, in this case, there was a lot of inner dialogue that made this story stronger. Having Abbi explore her inner thoughts with the reader intensified her feelings and gave me personally a better understanding of what exactly she was going through. 

"Because you can only truly live for something once you've stared death in the eye. You've been close to death, close enough to touch, but you can still hold onto life because of your dream. You cannot appreciate everything until you've had nothing."

I'd recommend this to those looking for more story and depth rather than sex and romance. Don't get me wrong, there is a bit of romance, but no sexy scenes. The focal point of this story is very much the theme of depression. Grab some tissues, because I guarantee you'll shed some tears. 


*A complimentary ARC was provided by the author for an honest review.


My Rating: 4.5 kisses

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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