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- Publisher: HarperImpulse (13 Mar. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ICCROZ2
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- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #500,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Say it with Sequins: The Waltz: (A Novella) Kindle Edition
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I am a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing and as soon as I heard that this series (Say It with Sequins The Waltz is the second part in the Say It with Sequins series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone) was based on my most favourite dancing programme, I knew I had to read it.
Georgia gives an amazing and completely believable behind-the-scenes look of the dance show. I felt all giggly and excited at being part of finding out what happens to the celebrities and professional dancers after the programme goes off air (ok, I know that this book is fiction, but it is exactly how I imagine Strictly Come Dancing behind-the-scenes to be like :-)).
I really enjoyed Lucy’s and Max’ developing and supporting friendship, but also sometimes felt slightly frustrated by the huge misunderstanding that stands between them (I can’t say too much more without giving a big part of the story away).
I don’t often comment on covers of books, but I feel that this gorgeous, stunning and sparkly cover deserves a special mention at this point. If I would have to choose my all-time favourite cover, then this would definitely be a serious contender!
Even if Strictly Come Dancing is not your thing, I strongly urge you to give this series a go. It’s not only extremely well written and full of charm, but also lets the reader be slightly nosy by offering a view of what happens off camera.
Lucy a successful but reclusive children's fiction writer finds herself on the reality television dance show Who Dares Dances thanks to her pushy streetwise agent the aptly named Whiz. Max an Olympic gold medal swimmer is the proverbial fish out of water in the dance studio and it's this awkwardness that attracts Lucy a recovering agoraphobic who senses a kindred spirit.
Long hours of training make the couple want to be more than friends but neither is aware of their reciprocated feelings put off by the emotional barriers they are both so good at building. Lucy's naivety leads to a tragic misunderstanding between the couple which makes a fairytale ending unlikely.
This story is full of poignant insights which endear Lucy and Max to the reader. An unforeseen intervention threatens Lucy and Max's friendship. Luckily cupid appears in a spray tan and gives the couple a helping hand but Max must share his greatest secret if they are ever to be happy together.
Lucy and Max are introverts fighting internal battles which can only be won through self belief which makes Say it With Sequins: The Waltz' more angst ridden than the first story. The damage prejudice and lack of understanding causes are important elements in this story. Its delicate balance between light and shade makes it a romantic satisfying read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK Harper Impulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The description and other reviews pretty much cover the set up so I won't repeat it again but I loved Lucy and Max. Both of them are hiding things or have issues to cope with and are therefore slightly reserved 'celebrities' in Who Dares Dances. This makes for some awkward moments and misunderstandings in their developing relationship but like the Waltz itself, this is a charming, touching, stylish romance with a hero/heroine you desperately want to get together. And while Lucy and Max might be reserved, neither is insipid. They are genuinely warm, funny, interesting people you wouldn't mind meeting in real life. Actually, I'd *love* to meet Max in real life ... Georgia Hill always writes gorgeous heroes:D
We get to meet some characters who appeared in the first story, Say it with Sequins: The Rumba: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance Novella, including one of my favourites, Daniel. Oh my. I thought I had Daniel sussed but absolutely not and now I want more. I hope he features in the third story or I'm going to weep and ruin my fake tan!
I'm strictly hooked on this series ;D and can't wait for Say It With Sequins #3: The Charleston!
I know the author personally but I did not receive an ARC and purchased my own copy. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Georgia Hill has done it again. The second in the Say it with Sequins series of novellas is even better. We meet a few characters encountered in the first book but this story really revolves around Max, a shy Olympic swimmer with a secret and eccentric writer Lucy. Thrown into a show-biz world they don’t understand, they struggle against personal dilemmas and their growing feelings for one another. Beautifully romantic.
I really liked Lucy - her "condition" was handled very sensitively and in a way that she never seemed pathetic. And Max! Well, who can resist a swimmer's physique?
Really looking forward to another glorious, glitzy, sequinned love story from Georgia Hill!
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