Dance Partner was a romance that turned off the beaten path. I love reading different approaches to a love story, so this was right up my alley. Right off the bat, the heroine, Wendy, pursued the hero, Jim. Jim’s a man on the mend. After losing his leg in Afghanistan, he’s cautious and struggling to redefine who he is in this new life. Jim is easy to love and sympathize with. The man’s been through hell and back and this is his first time back in the saddle. His journey to wellness is admirable.
From the minute they lock eyes in a club, sparks fly. Wendy saunters over to start a conversation, that’s cut short when Jim is wheeled away by his friend. When Wendy discovers he’s in a wheel chair she’s intrigued, rather then turned off. A fact that stuns Jim when she makes contact with his friend and trainer, Grady.
I loved that Wendy went the extra mile to show him his missing leg didn’t bother her, but some of her forward actions made me uncomfortable, ie: showing up at his physical therapy session. It took me out of the story, and for that reason I had to go with a four star instead of five.
Ms. Steele wove humor, emotion, and romance into forty three pages. She didn’t glaze over the issues, which lent to its realism. The pace was spot on. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a wonderful sweet romance with a bit of heat.
Giveaway: Ms. Steele is giving away an Ecopy of her book. The TBR Pile is giving away a book from our Prize List. TO ENTER: Tell us why you want to read Dance Partner!