"A Moment to Dance" [Whistle Stop Series, Book 2] by Jennifer Faye
Author's Book Description : When trouble strikes...Whistle Stop pulls together
For Ella Morgan, moving to Whistle Stop is a chance to start over, put her horrific past behind her. But now she's living in a mountain cabin--in dire need of renovation--that her grandmother left her, along with a sizable tax bill. Her job teaching school isn't going to cover it. She needs cash, and soon.
Volunteer firefighter Tony Granger has returned to Whistle Stop to run the family ranch and be guardian to his orphaned nephew, Johnny. But being a single parent isn't coming easy, and he's worried sick he won't succeed with his plan to adopt the boy, especially if Johnny's grades don't improve. He needs a break, and fast.
When Ella finds out Tony doesn't have a partner for the Dancing With the Firefighters' benefit--which is offering a large cash prize--and he hits upon hiring her as Johnny's tutor, it looks like their problems might be solved. But taking dance lessons to win the competition sets alight a burning attraction between them. Can they let go and learn to trust again, or will the scars of their pasts still haunt them?
My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. When Ella was a young girl her mother and little brother died in a horrible fire that happened in their trailer with Ella surviving with only disfiguring scars on her arms to show for it. Now years later, she moves into her grandparent’s old rundown cabin in Whistle Stop trying to start her life over in a little town she spent summers in during her youth. However, because of her past she fears she will never find a man for her and has no hopes for a family of her own. That all changes once volunteer firefighter Tony and his young nephew Johnny fall into her life…
This novel was two stepping all over my emotions, mostly because while I enjoyed the build-up, plot, and characters it was hard to deal with Ella and Tony’s wishy-washy behavior throughout this novel. From beginning to end, Ella and Tony fell into a pattern of trying to move on from their pasts while unsure of which direction to fully commit to for their futures. At times, it was very annoying. Nevertheless, the plot and all of the characters won me over.
I appreciated the way Ella and Tony’s relationship slowly built and how their mutual understanding turned into something worth wild. Having both survived instants where they blamed themselves it was interesting how they moved on from those past “mistakes.” Once you add in a rowdy young orphan and a sweet puppy, you have one hopeful little family in the making. With unexpected twists and a surprising ending it kept me on my toes.
I do recommend this to anyone who is looking for a sweet contemporary romance!
Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) : A Moment to Love (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) : A Moment to Love (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : A Moment on the Lips (Book 3) | Amazon (Paperback) : A Moment on the Lips (Book 3)
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Safe in the Tycoon's Arms
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Her soft, smooth lips moved beneath his, not the least bit resistant. She was like an intoxicating cocktail, and he was instantly addicted to her sweetness. Her touch turned him on more than his wildest fantasy. He longed for more of her.For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jennifer, then please check out her Amazon Acct.
She snuggled closer. The tip of her tongue slipped between his lips. He eagerly greeted her advance, and soon their tongues moved together in a timeless dance of passion.
Just a little longer, he told himself, and then he’d be able to pull away. Oh, who was he kidding? He never wanted their embrace to end. His desire ran unleashed as she responded to him. Her every touch heated the blood pulsating within him.
The more he tasted her, the more his body thrummed with need. A moan started to form in the back of his throat.
They jerked apart with the speed of two exploding firecrackers. ~ within Chapter 11