Release Day Review —★★ CHAOS & HYPE (Dancer's Series #1) by Grein Murray





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Release Date: June 07, 2016

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117 Pages

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Hip hop dancer, Skylar, is excited about a new job he’s gotten for the summer at a theme park near his home. This is his chance to show his family that he can make money doing what he loves. Skylar wasn’t counting on falling for Ryan, the hot, Australian dancer that he is paired up with, but the pull is too strong for him to fight. 


Ryan is set to go back home to Australia after the park closes at the end of the summer. He didn’t plan on falling in love with his gorgeous dancing partner, but his heart had other ideas. As he and Skylar get closer, their impending separation starts to affect the both of them. Will they do what it takes to be together?



This is a story of two young dancers hoping to fulfill their dreams doing what they love and working at the theme park over the summer is the start in the right direction. Paired together as hip-hop dancers is only the beginning of Skylar and Ryan’s beautiful friendship but they realize quickly they want more from each other than just dance partners.


Skylar and Ryan click immediately and get busy working on their routine. From dance practice to hanging out together in their off hours starts an insta-love summer romance they know they shouldn’t but can’t keep from it. They sleep together right away which soon leads to living together over the summer making it even harder to separate when the time comes.


The author sets the scene for the reader describing the theme park, the rides, and what it’s like hanging around the area for the employees and you get a clear visual that aids in the enjoyment of the book. I could also see the dance stage, picture the boys dancing together, and even hear them laughing as they ride the incredible roller coaster the author describes in detail.


The summer passes quickly leaving them both distraught with what it will mean as they both return to their lives away from the park. Even with friends and family doing everything they can to help cushion their pain it’s just too much. How will they bridge the distance with so many miles between them?


Chaos & Hype, which does have meaning but I’ll let you read about it, started out a little too sweet but it’s also first loves, first experiences in several ways, so being nervous, sometimes giddy, having your emotions all over the place, is actually pretty spot-on. The more I read the stronger the pull became for these two wanting them to have their HEA, and I even became weepy a time or two which was all due to the author's ability to attach me to her characters. 


If you are looking for a sweet, low angst, feel good story, Murray has what you’re looking for with Chaos & Hype. I think you will be surprised and pleased with the turn of events and there may even be a surprise or two you didn’t see coming. 

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author *


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Meet the Author

When I'm not writing I like going to concerts. Music is a big part of my life, I've played bass guitar since I was a teen. I love nature and enjoy hiking and working with causes that help protect our planet and wild animals. 

I have loved books all of my life and have always enjoyed escaping the ordinary world by getting lost in a good book. I read a lot of different genres of books but have fallen in love with MM. I support the gay community and hope one day people will see that love is love and that it is a beautiful thing no matter your gender, race or religion.

I am an avid animal lover and have quite a collection of pets in my home. I love ancient history and have studied Alexander the Great as well as Egypt and it's pharaohs. I also am very interested in angels and have researched them and will put that to use in future books. 

I hope that my readers continue to fall in love with my characters and that my stories touch their lives and bring them happiness. You can read about all of Grein's books on her Amazon author page here and on Goodreads. Follow Grein on Twitter at