Laura Watkin’s heart isn’t broken, she’s just forgotten how to use it.
After years on her own, the highlight of single mum Laura’s week is watching Strictly Come Dancing with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a large helping of imagination.
With her daughter Sophie going travelling, Laura knows the time is right to do something for herself for a change. One disastrous Zumba class later and Laura ends up at the feet (literally) of gorgeous dance instructor Tony Hernandez.
A natural dancer and inspiring teacher, Tony rekindles in Laura a passion she inherited from her ballroom dancer father – and with it comes a dream… to make him proud.
But when Tony enters them to perform at the National Dance Festival, can Laura’s new-found confidence survive the test? And with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn Flamenco in Spain, could Laura truly learn to dance like nobody’s watching… and love like she’ll never get hurt?
Sophie has been jilted at the alter and her mother Laura is fat and forty-something. This she has been made aware of by several people including her own mother, if she didn’t already know it.
With her love of Strictly Come Dancing, she joins a Zumba class and meets the handsomely gorgeous Tony. Her ‘little life’ changes beyond all her hopes.
Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams is an absolute hysterical read. I mean, where else has chapters titled Slut Dropping Zumba Queen. I totally ‘get’ Sue Watsons sense of humour, and have more than one thing in common with Laura.
This read is about friendships, finding yourself and most of all doing your very own thing and being amazed by what you can achieve. It is bloody brilliant.
There are fabulous one liners, usually from Laura’s very deaf mother and many surprises. Sue Watson is an author I have definitely fallen in love with.
This tale is the ultimate Summer read, and it will not disappoint.
Get your dancing shoes on you are in for a ChaChaCha.
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