Shall We Dance by Caroline Frank (Seasons of Love #2)
In this second book of Caroline Frank’s Seasons of Love series (I adored the first book, Fall Into You), we meet up with Barbara (Liza’s best friend from book one) as she finds herself on a celebrity dance show. She needs money and she needs it fast, because this former child/teen actor has had a run of bad luck, with her financial manager having run off with all of her money, and the medical bills from her epilepsy skyrocketing. And her luck isn’t changing all that much; she’s been partnered on the show with the grumpiest of grumpy men, Theodore (DON’T call me Theo!).
This book has a little of everything – some grumpy meets sunshine, a little fake dating, a total cinnamon roll hero, and lots of drama and intrigue. Is someone sabotaging the show? Will Theo be able to give his Bubba the care she needs? Will Barbara get the role of her dreams? This book definitely kept me engaged the whole way through.
I did have a couple of minor issues, including one of my biggest pet peeves in romance novels – if the main characters were actually able to engage in a reasonable, normal amount of communication, most of The Big Conflict could have been avoided. But the last portion of the book had me tearing up, so I guess all is forgiven.
Definitely pick up this book if you are looking for well-developed characters, a first-hand look at living with epilepsy, springtime in New York, cherry blossoms, chosen family, and big bags of peanut M&Ms.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.