--The Book Enthusiast
"I loved this story and could not put it down. ... Hot, sexy and combustible!"
--Blushing Divas Reviews
"It reads like a very, very good romantic comedy movie."
--Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks
"Displayed against the glittery excesses of the 80's, Wells pens a sexy, sweet, and somewhat complicated romance about two complete opposites... An emotionally poignant love story, abounding with romance and humor."
"Sometimes a book like this comes along and takes me out of the niche reading I tend to find myself in. ... I am in love. So very sex and the city ..."
--Must Read Books or Die
"Leslie Wells brings to life all the eclectic, edgy style of New York City at the dawn of the 1980s as she spins a story of spine-tingling romance. Through her effervescent writing style she catapults the reader into a world of excess and indulgence, while delving into some honest and heartfelt struggles along the way. ... Come Dancing is a love story with lots of heart and plenty of heat."
"Just a normal little book about a girl with daddy issues, looking for Mr. Right and giving up on Mr. Right Now who happens to meet a rock star. Just an average reading day, right? WRONG--so, so wrong. ... To be able to be in NY at that time is so cool... This, along with the grab-me writing--I was hooked."
From the Author
Back then, you could go out dancing and run into just about anyone: actors, politicians, rock musicians. Celebrities weren't surrounded by bodyguards; the assumption was that if you were allowed into a club, you were cool. No one was going to harass anybody; after all, this was downtown. And there were no cell phones back then. People didn't walk around with a camera in their pockets 24/7--so if you were famous, you didn't have to worry about being photographed every time you turned around. That made for a much more open atmosphere, where regular people rubbed shoulders with the glitterati as everyone cut loose on the dance floor.
I also wanted to write about book publishing before the advent of e-readers and computers, when we were all lugging home 400-page manuscripts every night. As with the music biz, the changes have been seismic. Unfortunately the salaries are pretty much the same, especially for assistants (when you account for inflation). I really did find those lavender shoes on the street, and I wore them until they fell apart. After I finished Come Dancing, I knew I wasn't finished with Jack and Julia yet; the sequel, Keep Dancing, has just been published.