Review: Moving in Rhythm

Reviewed by Jen

Mark is a man plagued by crippling shyness. He can’t function in large groups and he can’t hold a coherent conversation with any man he is truly attracted to. As a result, he’s never had a real relationship. He’s not even out of the closet. His life is solitary and kind of sad, until his brother asks him to come take care of his pregnant wife while he is deployed overseas.

Shortly after the move, Mark’s sister-in-law drags him to a Zumba class, where he first meets Seth, the sexy instructor. Mark is so attracted to the man, he can barely function. That and a series of misunderstandings keep them at a distance, until Mark finds a way to share the truth about himself with Seth. From there, we watch them slowly form a relationship.

It really is a sweet love story. Seth is amazingly patient with Mark as he tries to overcome his insecurities. Don’t get me wrong –the love scenes are hot– but Mark’s personal journey and the evolution of his relationship with Seth are the real focus of the story. Even within the confines of a short story, I felt like we really got to know both men and that their courtship never felt rushed. (Plus, I always give authors extra points for realism in sexual situations.) Well done. Almost 4 stars.

*ARC Provided by NetGalley

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Moving in Rhythm
by Dev Bentham
Release Date: March 19, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press


  1. So glad you liked it! I am going to start reading it sometime this weekend (hopefully). I

  2. Zumba! Those classes are pretty fun. (just had to throw that in there)

    This does sound like a good read. I like reading about characters who grow and get past their issues.

    Thanks for sharing your review!

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