Book Review~ Roulette Romance: Beginner's Luck

Title: Roulette Romance: Beginner's Luck
Author: Anna Lunde
Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 88 Pages
Purchase: Amazon
Connect with the Author: Website, Facebook

Falling in love should never be this easy. 

Mat Taylor is untouchable. An Australian country girl, she doesn’t date, she doesn’t fall in love and, oh yeah... she doesn’t dance after the love of her life left her standing alone on the dance floor at their Pro-Am Dance Championship debut. 

Now in her last year of pre-med, Mat can’t seem to hold her life together. Her professor is on her back about her grades, her best friend can’t shake off his one night stand, and at the Cloudland ballroom, where Mat waits tables, a mysterious taxi dancer keeps ignoring her no matter how much she stalks him around the dance floor. 

Her world may be falling apart, but Mat has a plan. It might be risky, crazy, and a little cheeky, but that has never stopped her before. She’s got the spunk to pull it off, if only she can let go of the one who has her heart. 

*This is part one of the Roulette Romance novella series. 

About the Series 

When all the romances of your life happen at once... 

Trained to fall in love with everyone she dances with, Mat Taylor works in a world of fantasy where the nights are always young and the foolish always play. 

Roulette Romance is about an unconventional girl hiding from love in all the wrong places. Provocative and playful, this epic ensemble story, presented as a novella series, unravels a labyrinth of secret romances as the lives of studio dancers entwine. Set during the unapologetic 80’s, when political incorrectness was at its peak and transparency described see-through clothing, the retro Australiana backdrop portrays the colourful language, character, culture and landscape of the land Down Under.
This is the first part in a novella series. Mat is ferociously strong and independent, all to cover up and deal with some past hurt that we haven't really discovered yet, though I think the synopsis alludes to in part at least. On the surface she's all dude, just one of the guys. But underneath all of that she's a dance loving romantic. I really enjoyed watching her relationships and interactions with others. She's a very no-nonsense type of gal who likes to keep everyone at arm's length.

I am really enjoying Anna's writing style and the different first-person perspectives she uses. Though, I think we're up to four different viewpoints right now. That's a little much for a story this short. Hopefully that levels out in the others. It worked here, but four or more perspectives could easily become too much. We'll have to see what happens there. 

There's a lot of allusion to what's to come, so I'm excited to see that. I was completely engaged and kept wanting to flip the pages. Her writing style is smooth and flows well. I was very impressed with it thus far.

However, I felt that her hatred and love of dance needed to be explored a little more. It was a little confusing in how quickly she went from hating dance to letting it back into her life completely. I would have liked to see more hesitation and debating over it. 

So far I'm really enjoying this series and am looking forward to the rest, hopefully more will be exposed in the coming novellas.  

*In exchange for my honest opinion I was given a free e-book