ONE, TWO, THREE by Elodie Nowodazkij

So, first, let me apologize to the fabulous Elodie Nowodazkij for not posting this yesterday on the actual pub date of her novel, One, Two, Three! Running around NYC for meetings all day is not exactly conducive to blogging successfully. 🙁

However, today...

HAPPY BELATED RELEASE DAY, ELODIE!!!!

Elodie's debut novel, One, Two, Three, is a fun and powerful read that delves into the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This book really gets to the heart the struggles teens face with family and friends, the power of budding romance, and even the raw intensity of addiction, and is one not to be missed!

When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.

Last year,seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.

But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.

At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.

When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.

Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?