Lion Dancing for Love
GENRE: Contemporary romance, small town romance, novella
Licking her wounds after a bad relationship, San Diego accountant Caitlyn Summers travels to Willow Springs to help her friend gear up for the annual Maple Sugar Ball. She isn't planning on staying long, but one encounter with the delicious Corey Duncan has her re-evaluating her plans.
Corey swore off love when his wife Annie died from breast cancer. Caitlyn is too young, too citified, and vibrates with a passion and energy that will upend the safe, comfortable rhythm of his life. Corey has to choose between playing it safe and taking a risk on love. Caitlyn needs to find the patience to let Corey lead. If not, the Maple Sugar Ball might end in a sticky mess, instead of a slow dance with the man who has captured her heart.
Will their fire burn hot enough to erase doubts and past hurts?
"You don't have to be good at it. You have to be able to follow and count to three."
She put her hands on her hips. It was his turn to raise a brow. "I can follow—if I choose to."
He chuckled. "Such sass. Prove it."
He held out his left hand, and she moved forward and placed her right inside it. He twined their fingers and pulled her into position. A heady combination of scents rose from her, vanilla and pheromones and something uniquely Caitlin. Her skin was slick against his. "Rest your head against my chest," he murmured.
"I don't recall that as an official position."
"It's the one I favor. Stand on my feet. That's it." He adjusted her arm, so she had a good hold around his neck and drew her even closer. "Step with your right foot first…back across, together. Forward, across, together. Back, across, together. Forward, across, together."
Halfway through the song, he let her feet slip to the ground. At the end he kept a firm grip on her waist while he hit replay, then led her through a series of fast twirls, their bodies so close they were almost one. When the song ended, they collapsed in a heap against the wall. She was giggling.
"I get why it was considered scandalous when it was first introduced."
He smiled and tipped her chin toward him with a finger. "It's only scandalous if you do it properly."
He brushed his lips softly across hers, then claimed her mouth as she breathed into him.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Laura Boon stole her first romance from her father’s bookshelves as a teenager, The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, and was immediately captivated. After holding a variety of positions in publishing, from bookseller to sales rep and publicist, she eventually found the courage to write her own stories. She was born in Zambia, grew up in South Africa, and went to university in America. She now lives in Australia with her husband and their adorable dogs Beau and Arro. When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys sleuthing for artisan chocolate and beautiful stationery, watching tennis, and walking alongside Sydney’s beautiful harbor.
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Lion Dancing for Love is the beginning to Laura Boon’s series, Deerbourne Inn. It is, also, my first introduction to Miss Boon’s work. I really enjoyed this story. The characters and plot were realistic, going through real issues that many readers would be able to relate to. I loved it. It is not a long book and I had no problem having it read in little over an hour – an hour well spent.
I give Lion Dancing for Love five stars and I look forward to read what happens next in the Deerbourne Inn series.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.