Ten Year Dance

Ten Year Dance

Ara Grigorian / Feb 28, 2020

Ten Year Dance Best friends since sixth grade A ten year high school reunion A truth they ve danced around for a decade Unlucky in love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won t be easy but she doesn t expect it to be da

  • Title: Ten Year Dance
  • Author: Ara Grigorian
  • ISBN: 9780990691945
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best friends since sixth grade A ten year high school reunion A truth they ve danced around for a decade.Unlucky in love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won t be easy but she doesn t expect it to be dangerous So when things get ugly, she agrees to move in with Pete Nicos, her commitment phobic best friend since childhood Pete has always been there for Sophie, just likeBest friends since sixth grade A ten year high school reunion A truth they ve danced around for a decade.Unlucky in love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won t be easy but she doesn t expect it to be dangerous So when things get ugly, she agrees to move in with Pete Nicos, her commitment phobic best friend since childhood Pete has always been there for Sophie, just like she s been there for him At first, taking her in seems like the best option, but soon her tantalizing proximity blurs the lines of friendship With their high school reunion on the horizon will they find closure, forgiveness, and new beginnings

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      • Ara Grigorian

        Ara Grigorian is the international award winning author of GAME OF LOVE, his debut novel He is a technology executive in the entertainment industry He earned his Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California where he specialized in marketing and entrepreneurship True to the Hollywood life, Ara wrote for a children s television pilot that could have made him rich but didn t and nearly sold a video game to a major publisher who closed shop days later Fascinated by the human species, Ara writes about choices, relationships, and second chances Always a sucker for a hopeful ending, he writes contemporary romance stories targeted to adult and new adult readers Ara is committed to helping writers tell better stories He is the co founder of the popular Novel Intensive seminar Also, he is a workshop leader for the Writer s Digest Novel Writing Conference, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and the Southern California Writers Conference both Irvine, CA and San Diego, CA Ara is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and its Los Angeles chapter He is represented by Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Literary Group.


    1. I was approached by someone to see if I'd be interested in reviewing a book from an unfamiliar author. Me being me, said absolutely. I love meeting new authors and discovering so many different styles of writing. I am so glad it's over said yes. This book was so well written and perfectly executed. Your heart will run the gamut of emotions. One minute it's sadness, then happiness, then you want to slap the characters in the head and tell them to get it together already. It was the perfect slow b [...]

    2. Absolutely addicting. Ara writes in a way that makes each end of a chapter not a convenient place to stop, but a demand to read more. The story will take anyone back to the ups and downs of high school and leave every reader contemplating the "what ifs" of years gone by. You feel for the characters, become immersed in their world, and root for them to the very end. Well done, Ara. Well done.**I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    3. That was a fun book to read! Thank you Ara!**I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    4. I first discovered Ara Grigorian’s writing with his debut novel Game of Love and put myself on a list to find out when his next would arrive.I consider myself lucky to have been granted an advanced reader copy.Once again, Grigorian pulled me in immediately with a simple, yet timeless story of love. While the jacket blurb lets you know that Pete and Sophie, best friends since childhood, will end up together, the narrative surprises and delights with all the embarrassing, messy, fantastic, and s [...]

    5. This book is three part’s of friend’s lives from middle school through their 10 year school reunion. The main characters are Sophie and Pete. Sophie has loved Pete for years but he is stuck on Claire, who was taken away at the end of the senior year by her parents. Sophie had married Seth trying to have someone of her own. This didn’t work out. He was violent when he wasn’t on his medication. Read this book to see how the plot twist and turns throughout the years. Will Pete every figure [...]

    6. Ten Year Dance, another fine romance novel by Ara Grigorian, follows on the heels of Game of Love, a Reader’s Favorite Book Award Winner. Set against a contemporary Southern California backdrop, the story follows a group of friends and lovers from high school. The narrative drives forward without an ounce of fat, interspersed with flashbacks germane to the unfolding story. The primary and secondary characters are rendered with careful attention to make them memorable. The educated reader is tr [...]

    7. If you enjoy reading second chance romances then this is one you do not want to miss! Sophie is divorcing her husband Seth but he does not want to let her go and has taken up stalking her. Pete has been Sophie’s best friend for years from the time they were young and she moved in with him and his family after the death of her parents. Pete has had feelings for Sophie but she has shot him down in the past; not to mention that he is living the single life and is somewhat of a playboy. Can Sophie [...]

    8. This book is the longest book I've read in awhile but it needed to be for the story told. This story spans from the later part of grade school up to adulthood. Pete and Sophie have been friends from the moment he started school with her. However Sophie always wanted to be more than friends with him and his heart was only for Claire a mutual friend. In high school when none of the friends got to go to prom with their first pick everything seems to change for them. Sophie ends up dating the class [...]

    9. After a brutal divorce, Sophie has decided that since she can't have the one she loves, she will have to move on. Pete hasn't believed in love for a long time. Will Pete realize his feelings for Sophie before it is to late? Will Sophie finally believe Pete when admits everything to her?Great book! This book took you through the emotional battle of two friends, who have both been in love, unknowingly to one and knowingly to the other for years. Couple of times I wanted to smack Pete, but then I t [...]

    10. I have a very special place in my heart for Ara's first novel, Game of Love, because it is such a wonderful blend of smart, funny characters, scandal and danger, and a fun and engaging romance. I felt that Ara struck gold with that book's main characters, Gemma and Andre, and doubted he would be able to match that level of chemistry and character development in subsequent books.But I was wrong. Ten Year Dance introduces us to Sophie and Pete, friends since childhood, peas in a pod, everything to [...]

    11. Loved every momentThis was a delight. From start to finish the writing flowed to match the ever changing emotions of the main characters and also the people around them. Love should be easy but we all know at times our egos and fears can stunt and interrupt what should happen so naturally. The story grabs, and it connects us to the action from the first word and never lets go. Beautiful use of phrase and pace gave the audience an absolutely wonderful and emotionally believable ride to discoverin [...]

    12. I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review. A fabulous read by Ara Grigorian. Ten Year Dance is a book about second chances, misunderstandings, forgiveness and new beginnings. Sophie and Pete have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now adults, both Sophie and Pete are still friends. Sophie is going through a nasty divorce from her husband Seth, also one of their classmates. Seth does not want to let her go and has been stalking her for awhile. Pete is still si [...]

    13. Ara Grigorian is a new author for me and I am so not disappointed whatsoever. Be prepared to go on an emotional journey that at times had me cry and at others had me smiling. The book is so well written, the story isn't rushed and the characters are so real. To be honest, the quality of writing within this book really blew me away. It is so worth your time to enjoy this romance of two people who have been "besties" but have always deep down had feelings for each other. Well Done.

    14. Ten Year Dance was an exceptional read! Once again, Ara Grigorian has done a superb job in sweeping the reader away with a page-turning, emotional experience. I was rooting for Pete and Sophie the whole way, and their story took me right back to the hallways of high school and all the crazy up and down feelings attached to it. I can always trust Ara to weave the best second chance love stories!**I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    15. Ten Year Dance has everything Hollywood is looking for. Embraceable characters, a realistic plot and the kind of ending that calls for a box of Kleenex. I respect that a man is writing romance and slays it. I love that although Ten Year Dance is steamy it's "clean." Refreshing and not easy to successfully do. Nice job Mr. Grigorian, I can't wait for the next one.**I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    16. Well, Ara has done it again. With TEN YEAR DANCE, just as with GAME OF LOVE, I was completely swept away. Pete and Sophie are rich characters who felt rooted and real and full. Their story, along with that of their friends, had me gobbling up this book. Ara pulls the reader into the world of his book. It was completely immersive, and I was so invested I wanted to laugh, cry, and cheer along with the characters. **I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    17. Ten Year Dance was a wonderful read! Ara Grigorian writes a beautiful tale of romance. I felt drawn into the lives of his characters’ happiness, crushes, heartaches and all and enjoyed the way Ara wove the importance of family into the mix. Bravo!**I received this Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review**

    18. What a wonderful book and you'll fall in love with Pete and Sophie. Grab your Kleenex because you'll cry and you'll laugh. A great friends to lovers book that is so heartwarming and gripping. You'll find it hard to put this book down once you start. A great ten year journey that finishes with a ten year high school reunion. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

    19. This was the first book that I have read from Ara Grigorian and it definitely will not be the last! I loved how this beautifully written story unfolded and how the very well developed characters kept me totally engaged in their story until the very end!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

    20. A very well written book. I liked the story line and plot very much. It has strong characters that meet again at a high school reunion. Sophie and Pete have always been best friends. I like the way they help each other when it is needed. I like their chemistry and the emotions they have developed. Characters are nicely described and develops through the story. It is written in dual POV and that gives the reader more of the thoughts and feelings of the main characters. This story is an emotional [...]

    21. I received this book for a voluntary, completely honest and non incentivized review. I could not put this book down! I was invested from the first page! The characters were all frustratingly beautiful! Their stories were heartbreaking and heartwarming. A great read!

    22. This is an incredible book. Pete and Sophie were made for each other. The ten-year journey went on from friends to lovers is so much more than I can describe. You must grab this book and read it for yourself. You will laugh and maybe cry when you go on this journey with Pete and Sophie!

    23. This book is exceptionally well written and tells captivating story about second chances. The storyline is so engaging that I couldn't put the book down. All characters are well developed and compelling. Although there are no explicit sex scenes, Pete & Sophie's chemistry is palpable. This novel is one of the very best romance books I read so far. 5+ stars! A must read.

    24. Another amazing book. I was blown away with the story, I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want moreI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

    25. 2nd love chance Such a great book loved everything about! Going back to highschoool reunion yes there’s always drama. Loved it! Cute book

    26. First book I have read from this author. Good strong story with interesting multiple characters. Kept my interest til the end. Look forward to more books.

    27. Overall it was good, the characters need more. Most of it to me was a bunch of ' woo is me' , self doubt, regrets, and guilt. Mostly it was Pete's p.o.v and some from Sophie. 71 chapters, 4 parts take time reading this unless you want to skip parts for all the self doubting. Like I said it was good but Sophie and Pete lacked a deep connection, since he made his 'time to buck up and be a man' and admit to Sophie around the 92_94% towards the end. Childhood friends that that stayed friends for 16 [...]

    28. 3.5 stars!The Ten Year Dance is just that, a ten+ year journey that brings us a new kid at school, new friendships, young love, marriages and so much more. Sophie and Pete are the core of the story but their friends are all very involved. A lot can happen in ten years. Just ask Pete and Sophie. They have been friends from they were young but there was always something more lingering in the background.We visit the past often, it paints the picture of where their story began and what led them to w [...]

    29. Earlier this year I read a marvelous romance called Game of Love. The book introduced two fascinating people and a romance who overcame seemingly impossible odds to come to their happily-ever-after. Ara Grigorian delivers a powerful story, so when I heard he’d written another romance I jumped at the chance to read and review it. I was not disappointed. Once again, we’re invited into the lives of two strong, intelligent, and multi-faceted people. The kind you watch in awe and wish you could e [...]

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