☼Absolutely delighted to host today's Blog Tour stop☼
|One More Chapter|
My thanks to the publisher for my ecopy of this book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour.
Strictly Come Dating Saturday nights are strictly for dancing...As the glitter ball shimmers and sequins flash, forty-year-old Maggie remembers the pull of the dance floor. But now, as a newly divorced mum of two, Maggie’s certain her dancing days are over.Or are they...?
Encouraged by her friends, Maggie dusts off her silver stilettoes and enrols for dancing classes, all she needs now is the perfect partner. Enter Seb Young, carefree and hot as hell, Seb is definitely a perfect 10!Even though everything about him is outrageously inappropriate! But as Seb sweeps her across the dance floor every week,Maggie begins to see a new side to him; kind, caring, funny, strong.And Maggie realises that he’s the only one she’d like to foxtrot with...perhaps even forever.
What did I think about it..
What a treat this turned out to be ! Not only a rom-com from one of my favourite authors but also with a theme of dancing running throughout the story.
On Saturday evenings, newly divorced, Maggie, her daughters, Penny and Tabby, her best friends, Alice and Sarah, and nanny, Hannah, all look forward to sharing pizza and watching Strictly Come Dancing on the television. This all female gathering is rudely interrupted by the arrival of Seb, the younger brother of Maggie's best friends. He is blonde, gorgeous and far too free and easy with his charm, but he also has a warm and caring side to his personality which I had great fun watching develop as the story moves along.
The author writes about friendship, romance and the uncertainty of finding love again with all the charm and light-hearted good humour we have come to expect from her writing. I loved the will they, won't they aspect of the exciting relationship between Seb and Maggie. I especially enjoyed Maggie's tentative return to ballroom dancing, a skill she once loved but put aside to concentrate on her work and family. Maggie's weekly dance lessons provided such fun and brought a smile especially when she bags the only good looking partner.
It's not all hearts and flowers as there are some serious issues, especially around Maggie's reluctance to enter into a relationship with a younger man, and of course, there’s her maternal consideration for her daughter’s feelings too, always putting them first, and herself second. With her usual attention to detail, the author breaks down these understandable barriers and gives a realistic look at life, and love, all wrapped up in a lovely romantic, and rather passionate story, which warmed my heart and made me smile.
Strictly Come Dating is a lovely heart-warming story about finding love again in the most unlikely of places.
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero. I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers-and heroes come in many disguise.
Twitter @KathrynFreeman1 #StrictlyComeDating
Aw, Jo, your reviews are such a treat. Thank you so, so much for taking part in the blog tour and for your lovely words. Hugs to Jaffa and Timmy 😺😸ReplyDelete
I'ts always such a pleasure to be part of your Blog Tour. Me and the kitties love curling up to read one of your stories xxDelete