Dance of the Crystal - Dance, Bk 3 Author:Cris Anson Ex-Marine and bar-owner Soren, the quiet loner of the Thorvald brothers, reluctantly offers himself at a "Take a Bachelor to Dinner" auction for charity. But when the minx who "won" him seems to be making a quick getaway under the table, a humiliated and angry Soren hoists her over his shoulder and storms from the ballroom. S... more »o begins a rocky love affair between two unlikely people. But when thirty-year-old Crystal D'Angelo's talisman tells her that Soren is The One, she's ready to give the man she's been waiting for everything -- heart, soul...virginity.
Soren, whose man-woman skills are almost non-existent, finds he is unable to stay away from the innocent but sensual Crystal who unleashes a sexual side of him he never knew existed. But convincing Soren -- who learned as a child that love hurts and no woman can be trusted with his heart -- that what she feels for him is more than magic, is a tough battle Crystal won't give up on. As things heat up between them, a psychotic stalker takes exception to Crystal's relationship with Soren and violently turns her world upside down.« less
Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. I couldn't connect with any of the characters and I felt that Crystal was very inconsistent. She's a naive virgin one minute and a complete wanton the next. Soren acted too caveman-like for me. I thought the plot was silly too.
Good read. The back of the book accurately describes the hero as "Soren, whose man-woman skills are almost non-existent..." The heroine is virginal but not clueless - and she's sure he's The One. Throw in a deranged stalker [somewhat of an oxymoron there] who wants to 'protect and preserve' her purity and you have a fairly entertaining read. Not a lot of suspense - the stalker's identity is obvious early on, we know Soren will fall like a timbered redwood for the heroine eventually and that appropriate 'rewards' will be meted out to all players but it was enjoyable none the less...
Magnus and Kath from Dance of the Butterfly have supporting roles.
Dance of the Seven Veils (2005)
Dance of the Butterfly (2005)
Dance of the Crystal (2006)
It wasen't too bad but it did have an actual story line. Sorensen is a man tortured about his past with women and Crystal is a naive woman who falls in love with Sorensen. Throw in a psycho stalker and you have yourself an ok read.