First Position


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SKU: 9780008602543 Category: Tag: Author: Melanie HamrickPublication Date: 22nd Jun 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 320Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


‘So, edgy, so different, with a constant undercurrent of tension whether on the stage or in the bedroom…This was such a brave story to tell. Raw and addictive. I loved it.’
Jodi Ellen Malpas,Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Melanie Hamrick’s debut novel treads similar obsessional ground to the film Black Swan in its steamy imaginings of backstage shenanigans at a ballet company’
The Times

The Times Book of the Month June 2023

‘[An] erotic novel that pulses with Black Swan energy… combining the artistry of The Red Shoes with the eroticism of Fifty Shades of Grey.’
Entertainment Weekly

Dance was her obsession.

Desire was her undoing.

Sylvie Carter has broken every rule on her way to the top of her profession. But the ballet world is as unforgiving as it is ruthless. When a devastating scandal erupts, Sylvie alone is blamed, and loses everything she’s ever worked for. She vows never to make the same mistake again. But when Sylvie is magnetically drawn to renowned dancer Alessandro Russo, once again her world starts to spiral.

From New York to Vienna and Paris, Sylvie is caught between the glamorous and dark side of ballet. Challenged, both professionally and personally, her ambition sparks a journey of redemption and sexual awakening as she embarks on an intense and passionate relationship that could be the making of her… or cost her everything…

Readers already LOVE First Position

‘[An] addictive novel perfect for those who love their story with forbidden and steamy elements for a romance book’

‘Addictive like Black Swan. Perfect for those who love spicy, explicit, forbidden romance.’

‘This is probably one of the best representations of ballet and the ballet world I have read in a fiction book.’

‘It was dark, there were twists, it was hot!’

‘Raw emotions, dirty reality of jealousy, pain and dance set in the harsh world of elite ballet.’

First Position