17-year-old Suzie Q, smart kid and closet dance enthusiast, travels with a classmate to a world-class city for an internship program. She finds herself undeniably attracted to the suave hip-hop instructor, Jo.Zee, who recruits her into a dance fitness DVD he is producing. When Suzie sees (or thinks she sees) the real Jo.Zee, she must decide if she will trust him...or her instincts.
(Synopsis taken from goodreads.)
Title: The Intern (SINS07 #1)
Author: Jess C. Scott
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
My rating: 4/5
The Intern is the opening book in a fresh new series taking a light-hearted look at the seven deadly sins. The first sin being addressed is lust. Suzie Q is part of an internship program for 2 weeks. She is in a new city, and is loving how different it is from her hometown. While there, she signs up for a dance class as she wants to make the most of her time away. She immediately finds herself attracted to her dance instructor and can't help lusting after him.
Suzie Q was a character that I enjoyed, albeit she didn't grow on me until later on in the book. She is a happy, and energetic character. She loves dancing, and she explains every dance move to keep the reader well-informed. I found her constant description of each dance step a little arduous, but also well-intentioned. Those with dance experience, or those wanting to learn how to dance would definitely be able to pick up some moves from this book.
Chester is Suzie's friend, and internship partner. I loved his character, and wish we could have seen more of him throughout the book. He is a great character, and he really is a good friend to Suzie. He's definitely one of the good guys.
The infamous Jo.Zee is the dance instructor that Suzie is lusting after. He seems to know exactly what to do to gain attention. He was an engaging character as well. He seemed to be quite complex and mysterious at the same time. I love how Scott paired these characters together.
I loved how Scott tackled the subject of lust, and how the book turned out. I was appreciative of the twist in the book, and thought it was incorporated well.
All in all, a light, humorous read, tackling lust in a contemporary setting. A quick read, engaging the reader. Fans of dance will especially love the description of the dance moves. An excellent start to this series, I can't wait to see what's in store for the other sins.