Ballet, Book Review, Contemporary, Dark, Erotica, Romance

Perfection by Kitty Thomas


Everyone thought I was married to the perfect man. But if Conall Walsh were perfect, I wouldn’t have killed him.

I thought I got away with it until I received an anonymous note at the ballet company I dance for:

You were a very bad girl. If you don’t want me to report what I know about last night, meet me at the old opera house after rehearsal. I will tell you the price of my silence when you arrive. If you speak of this or bring anyone with you… no deal.

But his price isn’t money. It’s me.


I dance better than I’ve danced since all this started because for the first time, I have the smallest hope that even if I can never be truly free, he will at least let me dance. And that’s free enough.

This author was recommended to me and I have become her newest fan. This book is remarkable in its lovely imagery of ballet, its dance of seduction and control, and its surprising reveal that had this reader wanting more from this writer.

Cassia’s secret has been discovered and she is being blackmailed to dance one night a week for an unknown admirer, lover, and master. Her only wish is to become a prima ballerina and with the unknown man’s tutelage, her wish is coming true. But at what price? Her freedom? Her self respect?

I can’t explain how much I adored this dark romance. It is a more sensual and incredibly emotional type of erotica that I haven’t experienced before.  The ballet aspect is a brilliant addition. Recommend highly!



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Kitty Thomas writes dark sexy stories that play with power. She began publishing in early 2010 with her bestselling Comfort Food and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance/erotic subgenre.

This work is meant for an adult audience. The author does not endorse or condone any of the behavior carried out by characters in her stories. She believes fiction is meant to challenge the reader, not teach morality. If you haven’t developed morals by the time you start reading erotica, it’s probably too late.

Kitty writes standalone novels except for the Pleasure House Books which are interlocking standalones.

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