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Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it.
Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine.
Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine’s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik’s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine’s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge.
BOOKS WRITTEN AS LESA BOUTIN
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Fifteen-year-old Amanda Noble lives in a zoo, dealing with flatulent monkeys, rowdy alligators, and thieving birds on a regular basis. But when her father begins appearing on TV with the animals, embarrassing her beyond measure, Amanda’s life becomes a zoo. Any hope of normalcy is lost when a local gangster begins pressuring the Noble’s to sell the zoo. Selling is out of the question, until the Noble’s find themselves needing money to help a family friend who is arrested for murder. Worse yet, is Amanda’s realization that her feelings for the guy who’s been her best friend since kindergarten have morphed into something she no longer recognizes. Oddly, it’s just another day in the life of a zookeeper extraordinaire.
Animal smuggling is a nasty business. Traffickers pack endangered species into suitcases and even strap them to their bodies to smuggle them through customs. So, when Amanda suspects the new woman in her father’s life is involved in the illegal marketing of exotic animals and is dragging her father into the trade, she knows she has to save him. And, she will, as soon as she can ditch the arrogant, obnoxious, devastatingly good looking, new guy at school.