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Little Dancer Kindle Edition
Twenty-year-old dancer Abby Williams has only ever felt truly herself while she's onstage. It's the one place she gets the firm direction and focused attention she craves to keep her whimsical thoughts in order. Offstage she feels out of place, forced to give up her girlish treasures and bombarded at every turn with adult responsibilities. But one missed dance cue in front of the intimidating theater director could take all this away.
Summoned to Rufus Kingsolver's office, Abby is terrified the darkly handsome, commanding man is about to end her dream. But Rufus has other ideas. He wants to be her Dom. He wants her to call him Daddy.
Abby is shocked, but the spark of curiosity and taboo desire have her wanting more. Under Rufus's firm hand, they explore the erotic depths of their unconventional, yet beautiful, relationship. Abby is falling deeper in love with Rufus and the Little/Dom lifestyle, but it's not long before she comes face-to-face with her darkest fearjudgment from the outside world.
Daddy knows best, but what if, this once, he can't protect her?
This book is approximately 40,000 words
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This was my first book by this author, Brianna Hale, but it will NOT be my last. Her writing style is very endearing, and her characters are developed enough to steal your heart--just like Abby and Rufus did to mine in Little Dancer -- This Jabberwocky Eats Books
By far best daddy kink book that I've read so far -- Goodreads reviewer
This book had me hooked from the first line! I loved the story and the characters and being able to experience this type of relationship. I'm so obsessed with this book and I'm so glad that I found it and was able to read it! -- Into A Book Nook
A fast paced read with emotional depth and a dash of romance, Little Dancer surprised me -- Pretty Sassy Cool
This book had it all! I absolutely loved the story I can't wait to read more of this authors work! -- Goodreads reviewer
- ASIN : B01N92157S
- Publisher : Carina Press (April 17, 2017)
- Publication date : April 17, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1994 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 135 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #598,749 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Four cute and kinky stars! I have read other dd/lg books in the past, and while I find the lifestyle to be incredibly sweet and hot, I have not been able to find a book that portrays it as well as this one does. This has all the hotness of daddy kink while also maintaining a romantic storyline and intriguing plot. If you are not aware of what a daddy dom is, I would definitely suggest informing yourself before starting this one.
Abby loves to dance. Her job at the theatre is the one thing she knows makes her happy and she feels security in. When she misses her cue and the handsome but intimidating theatre owner, Mr. Kingsolver threatens to fire her, she seeks comfort somewhere else. Her mother had changed her room to make it more grown up, boxing up all of her stuffed animals and in her moment of uncertainty, she seeks them out and falls asleep with them.
They are my pillows, my warmth and my comfort. I breathe in their furry softness and close my eyes.
I thought that was a really sweet and subtle way to explain her love for her “stuffies”. Her mother finds her with them the next morning and disapproves, as her parents seem to of a lot of her choices. She is nervous to go to work, but as she’s waiting to go on, Mr. Kingsolver approaches her.
“You’re not going to make any mistakes tonight. Is that clear?”
My throat is too tight to speak. I’m burning up.
“Well?” There’s an edge to his voice. His knuckles push against my throat. Does he know he’s pressing on my windpipe?
I swallow and just manage, “Yes.”
“Yes, what?” His voice is quiet and insistent and demands to be obeyed.
“Yes, Mr. Kingsolver.”
He forces my chin a little higher. He’s standing so close I catch the scent of him, a rich piney scent that makes my knees tremble.
“When you’re out there,” he murmurs, “don’t think about the audience. Think about me. You’re only dancing for me.”
I really loved that exchange. Later though, when she breaks his most important rule, he makes sure that she knows that it’s unacceptable… in an unconventional way. She is confused and aroused and they begin this odd flirting/touching limbo. He leaves her notes when he wants her to some to his office, and one when they are messing around, he drops a bit of a bomb.
They begin to explore their relationship together, but it’s not something they can openly talk about and she would be mortified if anyone found out. They’re relationship is really cute and he is so sweet to her. This book had its funny moments to where I found myself actually laughing out loud.
I really enjoyed how this book explored the emotions of guilt that can come along with having a kink and the way people don’t understand it. I thought it was sweet, extremely hot, and well written. It was a quick and easy read, but I do wish it would have been a bit longer. If there had been a little more build up at the beginning of the relationship it would have been even better. This isn’t a “dark” read by any means, it’s definitely a lot mushier than I would normally read, but with this particular kink, it completely works and I really enjoyed it. I bought this as an e-book, but I am planning on purchasing the paperback copy of this one and will definitely be buying book two this summer.
Abby is a young dancer who comes alive when onstage. She can barely cope with the realities of day-to-day life, but feels completely at ease when she is dancing at the Palais Theatre. Still living with her parents, she is shy, innocent and very inexperienced.
When I’m onstage, and all there is, is the music and the sweet burn of exertion and the glare of the hot lights, I’m me.
Imagine Abby's surprise (and delight!) when the handsome, stern and very bossy theatre owner Rufus Kingsolver takes an interest in her.
Oh boy. Mr. Kingsolver. He is good at reading people and he knows just what Abby needs. This book should come with a warning label because it is that hot. Abby finally feels that someone understands her and all of her odd habits. She acts like a little girl in many ways, because it soothes and comforts her, and she is PERFECT for Rufus!
"It's such a relief to know that there are other people like me. I'm not strange, or weird, or stupid.
THIS BOOK. I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed every word. Please pay attention to book description and if it turns you off, do not read this. But if you love a hot, quick read, this is the book for you. I was fascinated by the Daddy dom world and also the way in which Abby grew as a person over the course of the story.
He strokes his thumb over my cheek and it comes away glittery. I’m dropping glitter all over him. “I missed you, little one.”
“I’m so sorry I caused us so much pain and I said Persephone and I wasn’t brave enough.”
“You’re the bravest person I know, babygirl. Look at all that you’ve done.” He pulls a tissue out of his pocket and wipes my tears, and then puts it over my nose. “Blow.” I do. The tissue comes away glittery, too.
“I’m getting glitter all over you,” I say with a shaky laugh.
He presses his forehead against mine. “Please get glitter all over me,” he whispers. “Drown me in it.”
There are BDSM elements in this story but it is surprisingly romantic and tender. I loved it so much that I am diving right into the next book by Ms. Hale, Princess Brat. Because sometimes you just need to escape with a few hours of fun, sexy fantasy!
"Yes. But what I want isn’t important. It’s your body and your decision."
Tiny Dancer is great. It’s super steamy and it deals with the complexities of coming to terms with what you like. It’s not in the least bit contrived or OTT. It tells the story of a dancer who doesn’t know she’s a Little falling in love with the owner of her dance theater, a Daddy Dom. Breanna Hale seems to pepper education about D/s and Ddlg relationships without it seeming too intentional or heavy handed. It seems like she helps reduce stereotypes and gives us insight on how these relationships work. I love her writing.
Tiny Dancer is a good, realistic, and sexy portrayal of a Ddlg relationship. It’s a quick read but it feels complete. I recommend it if this is your cup of tea or if you want to dip your toe into the Ddlg world.
LITTLE DANCER was the first book Brianna published with Carina Press out of three books that all revolve around Daddy/little kink. I gave the other two books five stars (well-deserved, imo). SOFT LIMITS and PRINCESS BRAT were both amazing. This one lost me when the hero calls the heroine into his office, ostensibly to critique her performance, and then just throws her over his lap and starts spanking. I get that this is a fantasy and we're to implicitly understand that the heroine is into it, but I just kept thinking, "Sexual harassment, much?"
Rufus Kingsolver can exit stage left.
1 out of 5 star
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Little Dancer would have to be one of my favorite books of all time. It exposed me to a world of daddy kink that I thought I could never relate to, let alone enjoy. And frankly I don’t care if daddy kink offends you, each to their own.....
This is an endearing journey of a young woman Abby who hasn’t found her place in the world. She is adrift and even her own parents don’t understand her.
Dancing is her passion, it’s the only thing Abby has a connection to.
Rufus Kingsolver the owner of a West End theatre in London is a perfectionist when it comes to his productions and demands the absolute best from everyone. But he instantly feels an affinity to Abby. His instinct is to protect her, and to see her flourish by all means….
“He’s treating me like a naughty child and I feel myself sinking into an uncomplicated place where I don’t have to think about having to be capable or a grown-up.”
"My heart should be racing and there should be tears in my eyes after the encounter with Mr. Kingsolver, but I hear only the soft, growling warmth of that good girl. I’m grounded. I’m calm.”
It is a story of passion, love and acceptance. It is beautifully written with descriptions of the theatre world that you are experiencing while reading it. There is a lovely slow burn that makes Rufus and Abby’s journey believable. It is filled with spanking kink, a dominant and his sub and an uncommon relationship of a daddy and his baby girl. This story is not for all. But if you are open minded, there is real beauty in this love story.