I’m on a bit of a short story/novella love-fest at the moment, and so I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for The Scott Family Short Stories. Today is the turn of the first of these, Let’s Dance. My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me along.
Laura, divorced and single, is dragged along to a ballroom dancing class – one of her best friend’s latest hare-brained schemes for meeting the man of her dreams. However, the Dog and Duck doesn’t provide the glamour of the Strictly ballroom, nor does her dance partner, Ben, set her world alight. When her interfering mother finds out, her two worlds collide.
Let’s Dance serves as an introduction to Laura and her family, the Scotts. They are humorously eccentric and where they go, mayhem follows! I’m sure many readers will recognise situations, conversations and characters within this one family – I certainly did, and I definitely had a little giggle to myself during reading.
My husband and I went ballroom dancing together as friends before we got together, and so for me this was a really reminiscent and sweet reminder of the early days of our romance. The developing relationship between Ben and Laura was a highlight of this short story for me.
I particularly enjoyed the contrast of the pacing of the novel, slow and gentle to begin with, and then when the Scott family appear, all hell breaks loose and suddenly it was like being right there in the centre of the action, people all speaking at once, and things going off all over the place. I cringed along with Laura on more than one occasion!
If you’re looking for a quick, humorous read with a gentle romance blended with more than a touch of eccentricity – the Scott Family Short Stories could be for you!
Join me tomorrow when I’ll be posting a mini review for the next book in the series A Christmas Day Kerfuffle.
She’s helping out a friend. His dad’s hip’s gone. Could a farcical mix-up lead to love?
Ballroom dancing is the last thing Laura wants to try. But her best friend is desperate to meet a hip-swinging Adonis, so before she knows it, Laura is cha cha cha-ing in the back of the Dog and Duck with nerdy Ben. At least no one else need ever find out. No such luck. Her mother is armed with a social media page and dangerous. The shenanigans begin. What a pity Ben’s now looking rather dapper. Will he scarper? Or is Ben made of sterner stuff?
If you like innocent, laugh-out-loud family mayhem, you’ll love Let’s Dance, the first Scott Family.
About the Author
Amanda Paull is a writer of humorous romantic fiction. She lives in the North East of England with her husband and works in the public sector. The inspiration for her stories comes from real life, which she tries to show the funnier side of by embellishing to the hilt.
Amanda’s Website: http://www.amandapaull.co.uk
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*I received an arc copy of this short story via the blog tour organiser. I chose to read, and this review forms my honest opinion.