This was pretty much a fun and sexy read that I enjoyed for the most part. I had a couple of issues, but I believe that they're on me for the most part.
Natasha is the Latina heroine, extraordinary dancer and choreographer who has a huge problem with confidence in her herself and her talents thanks to her upbringing by a shitty mom who never supported her in her dreams. I had a problem with this character in that I just wanted to sit her down so often and just TALK to her. She spent far too much time in her own head and actually needed a mom-type figure to shake some sense into her - I felt. And that was the problem. I had a rough time identifying with her, something that always makes a romance better for me. If only Natasha would TALK to someone. She never even talked frankly and honestly with her best friend (the heroine of Book 1). I guess I never was able to bond with her. And you know... it's kinda shallow of me, I think, but Natasha for a Puerto Rican girl? Especially when there are a bunch of other characters, including the hero's family that are Russian? Stupid, I know, but it twigged me every time.
The hero I could get a lot better handle on, probably because he's most likely based on my fave dancer from Dancing With The Stars. *LOL* I understood where his insecurities and stupidities were coming from and I spent a lot less time being exasperated with him than with Natasha. Although maybe that's from years of dealing with men who have a terrible time opening up about honest feelings and emotions on my part. There were times I wanted to throw things at him though. Very exasperating at times. *LOL*
The first half of the book is very, very sexy. Almost to the point where I was ready to believe that's all Natasha was there for - but it's a romance, so I knew better. The second half, where we start to learn more about both characters and they begin to open up - a bit - to each other was much more satisfying for me. I did like Natasha and Dimitri's dialogue - a lot. It was very natural, very earthy at times and very believable.
All in all, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one. I think if I'd felt more of a connection with Natasha I'd have been happier, but it was still satisfying for the romance reader part of my brain. :) Also, I think painting the show as a sort of villain so often might be a mistake.