2 Stars · ARC Review · Contemporary

Dances of the Heart by Andrea Downing

*ARC provided by Author*

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:

Heroine (Paige and Carrie): 2/5

Hero (Ray and Jake): 2/5

Plot: 2/5

Grovel: none

Cheating: none

HEA: yes but no epilogue

Triggers: none

 Average score: 2/5

Best Quote: ““Life makes you nervous, Mother. That’s why you live through your books.””

Worst Quote: H to h: “Excuse me while I lean upon a hedge.”

Personal Review:

This is a story of four people. A father and son and a mother and daughter. The daughter (Paige) lost her fiancé and her mother (Carrie) is a romance writer who is currently trying to gain experience at a dude ranch. The father is Ray who is an alcoholic who is grieving the loss of his son and his other son is Jake who is a soldier. After reading the first chapter, I knew the parents were going to be paired together as well as the children.

I have to say the four POVs did throw me off a little as there was not much time to process and ‘feel’ each person before it quickly jumped to the next scene with a different POV.

Overall, it was an ‘ok’ read. A definite departure from my typical romance but I am glad I tried it.

Random Ramblings:

Not sure how I felt about Carrie being a romance author…in a romance book!

Did not like Ray constantly referring to Paige as ‘baby’

Paige came across as very immature for her age when she was interacting with her mother

Overall Feeling:



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