Review: Always Second Best by Elodie Nowodazkij

Title: Always Second Best

Author: Elodie Nowodazkij

Pages: 216 Pages

Publisher: Victory Editing

The Blurb

Sometimes being first isn’t what you expected.

Seventeen-year-old ballerina Emilia Moretti is tired of always being second best. And she’s going to prove the world she deserves to be first. In her upcoming School of the Performing Arts showcase. In the eyes of her birth parents. And in the heart of the guy she loves. She spends hours rehearsing, hours dreaming about becoming number one, hours imagining how her entire life is about to change. But when nothing goes the way she planned, she’ll need to realize what it really means to be first.

Eighteen-year-old Nick Grawski doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest’s rules any longer. He’s going to prove he’s meant to be a dancer—not a lawyer—and he is not going to stay away from Em just because his father demands it. He needs to show Em that—this time around—he’s there to stay and that he won’t break her heart again. Even when her world goes down to shit, even when he finds out his dad may have been trying to protect him all along, even if being there for one another is harder than falling in love.

ALWAYS SECOND BEST is a novel of hope and heartbreak and broken dreams. It’s a novel about falling in love and discovering that being first isn’t always what matters.

The Review

Ooh I do love a good romance and in Elodie Nowodazkij’s novel Always Second Best we get a damn good romance. It is the will they/won’t they tale of Emelia and Nick and how they have decided to not be together but nothing seems to be able to keep them apart. Not their potential futures, not other partners and certainly not their families.

Always Second Best is only a short novel but it is packed full of drama. I couldn’t put it down as with the turning of each page I became more and more desperate to know what would happen with this young couple.

Always Second Best by Elodie Nowodazkij is available now.

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