Freestyle (Academy of Stardom Book 1) by Bea Paige
From the gutter to the stars…
Dance is in my blood.
It’s what keeps me sane, out of trouble. It used to keep them out of trouble too.
A group of boys I grew up with.
Xeno, York, Zayn and Dax.
We were a crew once and we ruled the clubs.
Separate we were insanely good, together we were unbeatable. F*&ing on fire.
I was their girl and they were my Breakers.
Until they did something they promised they never would; break my heart.
We were seventeen when they left me.
You see, for kids like us, dance was all we had.
Growing up in a rundown housing estate in London with no prospects can make you view the world differently.
It can make you choose the wrong path.
I chose dance, and they chose crime.
Three years later I’ve won a scholarship to Stardom Academy. I try to forget my past.
But how can I do that when the four boys who hurt me are back?
And this time they’re following in my footsteps and joining the academy too.
**Freestyle is book one of this new gritty, contemporary reverse harem academy romance for 17+ readers and deals with adult themes and some subjects you may find upsetting. If you love dance, your men on the criminal side, alpha hot holes and the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope, this is for you. Contains foul language and sexual scenes and ends on a cliffhanger.**
I have been dying to read this series because I’ve heard so many good things about it.
I remember being a teen and watching all those movies about teenagers dancing and attending academy schools of dance and expressing themselves through it. This series is exactly that plus reverse harem and some dark-ish content.
Pen comes from a broken family and befriends the Breakers. Their world comes from a bad place where the threat of gangs looms above them, biding their time to drag the boys into the cruel world of it.
The first book introduces us into the story of how their friendship became more and how it also broke them all apart. 3 years ago something happened and not the boys (Xeno, Dax, Zayn and York) have come back to get what belongs to them.
You don’t get many answers from Freestyle, but it gets you hooked. Pen is broken but strong and she’ll face all that the guys make her go through.