Sunday, 15 December 2013

Review ~ Say it With Sequins: The Rumba by Georgia Hall

Say it With Sequins: The Rumba
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: 19th December 2013

Publisher: HarperImpulse

For fans of reality dance shows, this series is strictly irresistible!

Slip on some dance shoes and step up to love!

Who Dares Dances is a reality TV show with a difference. Not only do contestants have to learn to dance, they also face a series of bizarre challenges.

Julia Cooper signs up in a bid to revive her flagging acting career. But when she meets dare-devil TV presenter Harri Morgan the attraction is instant – and hot!

Forced to perform a sexy rumba together, the sequins really start to fly. Will they score the perfect ten, or is their romance destined to be a dance disaster?

Find out in Say it with Sequins, the first in a series of three novellas.

My Opinion

I must admit, I'm not the biggest fan of Strictly Come Dancing - in fact I find it a great incentive to either read or write as when my mum switches on that's what it makes me want to do. However, after meeting the author and hearing about the book that didn't bother me. The description sounded intriguing and promised romance so obviously, I was hooked from that point.

Say it With Sequins was a quick, easy, fun read that brings a smile to your face. The pacing is good, with everything moving swiftly along so it keeps you engaged as there is always something new being brought to the table. I really liked the romance in Say it With Sequins. It had a slow build and the clause in Harri's contract led the way for an interesting predicament with Julia. Julia was insecure to begin with but I liked the side Harri brought out in her - she got more confident and then when Daniel came along she grew even more which I will admit I was relieved about as it meant it wasn't the typical 'hot guy falls for insecure girl and she constantly moans she's not good enough.' Instead she was fun and flirty.

As well as this I liked the relationship between Julia and Jan and in fact all of the professional dancers and their partners. Their attitudes and strict demeanor were funny to read as they worked the contestants. 

The only thing I had a small issue with was the level of detail during the dances. I expected more from the book which is based on Strictly but it seemed to brush over every dance with little detail-even the rumba which I really wanted to read about. It seemed every dance had a little practice detail and the a simple comment that the dance was over and I felt a little disappointed that they were never described. I feel that if they had been the author could have developed the characters and the relationships a lot more as I did find myself a little confused at times as to who everyone was as there wasn't much detail on the other dancers.

Overall though, Say it With Sequins was a fun, quick, simple read that took me no time at all to read. It keeps a smile on your face and has a sweet romance in it. It also has a beautiful cover!


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