tango 3


**Previously published in 2013 as THREE TO TANGO in The Unwrapped Anthology, THE TANGO LESSON is a stand-alone novella with a Happily Ever After a Threesome Ending**

My name is Isabelle, and I’m a smut fiend.

But only when it comes to books.

In fact, for twenty-three years, the only outwardly kinky thing about me was my hair on a rainy day. Compared to the toe-curling, earth-shattering, mind-blowing romps on my Kindle, my sex life was totally vanilla. Less than vanilla, actually—it was vanonexistent.

And then I took a tango lesson.

They say it takes two to tango, but let me tell you–

a tango for three is a hell of a lot of fun.

goodreads button


tango 1

Ang's Review

*Spoilery if you haven’t read the synopsis*

The Tango Lesson by Melanie Harlow is a sexy little read that will leave you dreaming of tango lessons and a threesome. Yes. You read that correctly. Threesome.

Isabelle Peach is an innocent kindergarten teacher planning to celebrate her 23rd birthday with her friends and a night on the town. As a little detour she visits her best friend on the set of a commercial featuring two gorgeous Argentinean tango instructors, Marco and Valentina. After literally bumping into Marco, they cannot take their eyes off of each other. At first, Isabelle isn’t sure if Marco and Valentina are partners on and off the dance floor because they move like they were made for each other, but Marco is openly flirting with Isabelle and Valentina is openly encouraging it and is even tossing Isabelle some of those same warm flirty looks. Say what? Oh yeah. That’s when things really heat up.

Sweet Isabelle proceeds to spend the day with Marco and Valentina. When she’s finally alone with Marco for a little lunch date, it’s no holds barred, off the charts, hot, clawing sex. Their chemistry is palpable. Isabelle has never had her world rocked like this before. She’s spent way too many hours reading smutty books by Laurelin Paige instead of putting herself out there. She cannot believe she is getting this kind of epic novel worthy sex in real life from a hot tango instructor! Marco devilishly promises her there are more wicked things she could try. Say what?!

After more hints and clues as to Valentina and Marco’s relationship, Isabelle meets up with them for a night she will never forget. I will not forget it either. Damn. They quite literally sweep her off her feet. This was one of the hottest threesome scenes I’ve ever read. It was just the right amount of f/f/m. It was beautifully done and so erotic, it left me wishing I had a tango lesson on the horizon and thinking I seriously missed out on the threesome experience when I was in my 20s and single.

All in all this was a sexy, charming read. As much as I enjoyed this book, I feel the need to explain the reason for my four star review. I understand this was written pre-Frenched, and I can see how Melanie Harlow has progressed as a writer. Frenched is one of my all-time favorite series so it will take a lot to top that. No pressure, Mel! That being said, I think you need to one-click this book and meet Isabelle Peach and her sexy tango instructors. You’ll need alone time. Trust.


4 Stars

Paula's Review

I am so wicked! And I want to learn to Tango! This short story was so erotic. Like Isabelle, I want to say a dirty word, so… I’m going to. Ready? Okay. Here it comes… The Tango Lesson was hot as fuck! It feels so good to say that! My phone changed that to fudge but I changed it back.

Isabelle Peach is a sweet kindergarten teacher who gets talked into going for a Tango lesson. Isn’t Isabelle Peach a great name? She reads more than she lives, but when she meets Marco Rodriguez, a professional dancer, Isabelle finally gets to do what she always reads about.

Nine chapters. That’s all there is. And that’s all it needed. I was surprised at the amount of story that was packed into those nine chapters. I even had a little jaw drop moment. I don’t want to tell you what caused it, but I was so turned on.

I always connect with Melanie Harlow’s characters because I always see a little of myself in them and can relate. Well, I saw a lot of myself in Isabelle and I loved this little short story. It was sexy, witty, and now I kind of want a whole book about secretly naughty Isabelle Peach. If you want a quick escape that still sucks you into the story, then you definitely need to grab The Tango Lesson.


Candi's Review

Yes, YES, and HELL YES!!!!!

Good lord Melanie, you never ever fail in the hot, steamy, kinky, sexy times writing!! This is a short dirty read. It’s a perfect afternoon quickie delight!!

Isabelle Peach (OMG I love this name) is a prim and proper young lady. She meets Marco. A professional Tango dancer. Instant connection, and soon, they are off to his hotel room for a more private tango lesson. And that is all I am saying on this book. You will have to read to find out what happens! But just a warning, this is a hot quick dirty read! And it will leave you wanting to sign up for your own private lessons! Make sure you 1-click this!!


4 Stars

tango 2

About the Author

MELANIE HARLOW likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS).

Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s.

She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Website | Twitter | Facebook

Fan Group | Newsletter