Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dances of the Heart


Dances of the Heart 
By Andrea Downing
February 2015

Successful, workaholic author Carrie Bennett lives through her writing, but can’t succeed at writing a man into her life. Furthermore, her equally successful but cynical daughter, Paige, proves inconsolable after the death of her fiancĂ©. 

Hard-drinking rancher Ray Ryder can find humor in just about anything—except the loss of his oldest son. His younger son, Jake, recently returned from Iraq, now keeps a secret that could shatter his deceased brother’s good name. 

On one sultry night in Texas, relationships blossom when the four meet, starting a series of events that move from the dancehalls of Hill Country to the beach parties of East Hampton, and from the penthouses of New York to the backstreets of a Mexican border town. But the hurts of the past are hard to leave behind, especially when old adversaries threaten the fragile ties that bind family to family…and lover to lover. 

Between The Pages 
This story is told in the point of view of four main characters, which threw me off for a bit, but the author does a good job writing a smooth transition from one character to another. A well-paced and interesting plot with a hint of suspense, pulling you into the lives of these characters. Paige was a little indecisive, leaving me wondering if she really fell for Jake or saw him as just a step-brother. The humour and emotion draws you into this story and keeps your attention.

Rating 
4 Stars