Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review - DANCING IN THE RAIN by Kelly Jamieson

Dancing in the Rain 

A retired athlete meets the daughter he never knew—along with the woman who reignites his passions—in this powerful standalone romance from the bestselling author of Hot Shot and the Heller Brothers series.

Drew Sellers is drowning in broken dreams and empty beer bottles. Hockey was his world, until a bum knee reduced him from superstar to has-been. Then he learns that, thanks to a one-night-stand back in college, he’s the father of a preteen girl with major issues. Her protective aunt sees right through Drew’s BS, but “Auntie P” is no stereotypical spinster. With her slender curves, toned legs, and luscious lips, she has Drew indulging in fantasies that aren’t exactly family-friendly.

At another point in her life, Peyton Watt would have been all over a cocky alpha male who pushes all her buttons like Drew. Right now, though, she needs to focus on taking care of her niece during her sister’s health crisis, all while holding down a job and keeping her own head above water. Besides, Drew’s clearly no father of the year. He’s unemployed. He drinks too much. And he’s living in the past. But after Peyton gets a glimpse of the genuine man behind his tough-guy fa├žade, she’s hooked—and there’s no going back.

4.5 of 5 Stars

Down on his luck and feeling lost without any direction Drew is struggling with his retirement. Suddenly things are changing for him again. He finds out he has a 12 yr old daughter he never knew about. He finds himself helping where he can as Chloe goes through the sad life changing events. Forming a strong relationship with Peyton, Chloe's aunt.

Peyton struggles as she watches her sister and only family left die thanks to the Cancer she has been fighting gracefully. She gets to watch her beautiful sweet niece discover and begin a relationship with her biological father. The more time she spends with Drew and Chloe the more she begins to fall but she can't. It isn't right, shouldn't happen and she will be leaving again to go back to her career.

Will they find themselves together as a family or will their grief and stubbornness tear them all apart?

This was a very emotional read. The pain and loss of watching you loved one in a battle of life. The new feeling of love and belonging of a new family member. Failure and confusion as to how to rebuild life and move forward while regaining confidence.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***

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