Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review: A Moment to Dance by Jennifer Faye

Title: A Moment to Dance
Author: Jennifer Faye
Series: Book Two in the Whistle Stop Romance Series
Published By: Lazy Dazy Press (April 28, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!


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?







I have come to depend on Ms. Faye for some of the sweetest romances and her new series Whistle Stop, is no exception.

We are thrown right back into the quirky fun town of Whistle Stop, New Mexico. Right into that perfect little small town setting and with all the comforts, good and bad that come from living in a small town.

I was immediately drawn to this story. Within the first chapter we meet an adorable but head strong little boy and a puppy that needs rescuing along with another wonderful broody but handsome cowboy and a humble but sweet teacher. I mean truly, what's not to love?

My heart went out to Johnny and the hard life this little boy has already had along with the uncle that is trying his hardest to make it all better and give him the life that he deserves and one that is desperately needed, for both of them.

Ella too has a past, one that isn't filled with sunshine and rainbows and as she comes to Whistle Stop to start a new life, her secrets slowly unfold. I couldn't help but feel for her and she faced her demons, one by one and came out stronger for it.

The slow burn and build up of the romance between Tony and Ella truly is what makes this series so wonderful Faye has an amazing ability to create tender moments that are tangible while still adding just enough steam to make it both heartwarming and spicy. 

A wonderful addition to the series that I loved even more than the first.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. It's nice to have a sweet story like that and the romance sounds nice, I love the fact that it's a slow one. great review!

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    1. I really did too, those are so nice, way better than the insta love for sure.

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  2. Lovely. Sweet and slow to develop is how I love all my romances :) I need to read this author. Thank you!

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    1. You should, I bet you like her Ramona!

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  3. Aw yay! I read one of hers last year? herm maybe the year before and loved it. Hadn't seen this one yet. Glad to hear it's a nice read :D

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    1. Glad you have tried her and like her work Anna. :)

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  4. Aw. Puppies and little boys. How can that not be adorable and heartrending? <3

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    1. I know! It was pretty hard to resist. ;)

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  5. I like that the romance builds up slowly - it's always nice to hear that with romances.

    -Lauren

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  6. UGH BLOGGER ATE MY COMMENT. Anyway let's try this again... you already know I'm not a big fan of instalove so books that has the right amount of relationship development is always welcome in my eyes. Lovely review Kindlemom! :)

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    1. *kicks blogger for you*
      Thanks Amir, I agree, I'm so over instalove.

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  7. Awww, a boy and a puppy needing rescuing?? :O <3 This must have been such a lovely and ''positive,'' story. Wonderful review!! When was the last time you read a ''dark'' book, by the way? eheh

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    1. Umm Normal by Craeme was probably was the darkest one I've read since March but I do read them!! :P

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  8. Slow burn romances are better than the fast ones. I love the "courtship" part, makes me giddy

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  9. I love it when a romance unfolds slowly? It adds so much more anticipation for me as a reader. I had not seen this book before. Thank you for the informative review.
    Suzi Q., The Book Dame

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  10. Aww, your review is already giving me intense feels, girl! I can just imagine a boy and his uncle living and struggling and loving life. I always a soft spot for books where there's a child involved.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  11. I am dying here! So many great books, and every time I visit more are added ;). Great review Ali!

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  12. I love me some small town romances and this one sounds right up my alley! Plus, kiddies and puppies are a great mix. Adding to my TBR! Great review, Kindlemomma! :D

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

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  13. I'm so glad you're loving this series!

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  14. Aw the puppy though.. yay to slow burn romances though<3 This would be a perfect beach read. Lovely review :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  15. I didn't have time to read this one, but I do enjoy Jennifer Faye's books, and you are right, she does write some of the sweetest romances. Glad you enjoyed this and great review!

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    1. Thanks Ellen, hopefully you can read it this summer. :)

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