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Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier by Lisa Dale


Cover art: Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier Reviewer: Amy Lignor
Title: Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier
Author: Lisa Dale
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23995-7
Release Date: April 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Women's Fiction
Year/Setting: Present day, Newport R.I.
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None/Minimal
Lisa's Website/Blog: www.lisadale.com

Dear Readers:

This is a book that brings readers back to that guy. You know, THAT guy? The one, when you were young, who you had all the chemistry with - you had the love with - and, the one who you wanted more than anything else in the world. Yet, for reasons I can’t tell you because I refuse to spoil this excellent plot, THAT guy is NOT the one you end up with.

But what if you were to end up with his brother? Now, that would be a real mess. And that’s exactly what happened to Thea Celik who married Garret Sorensen’s brother. This wonderful story is an exploration of feelings between two people, and how the hands of fate and their choices in life have haunted them throughout the years. Thea Celik’s family unit are the Sorensen’s, but when her marriage ends in divorce, she tries desperately to hold on to the family, and to make things as peaceful as possible for her daughter.

Garret now feels comfortable, being that his brother and Thea have split. He feels that he and his sibling can begin again, by releasing the past and mending the wounds that happened so long ago. But being around Thea is extremely difficult. Garret wants to stay away from her, but the memories he has for her just won’t let him be free. He also knows that if he and Thea were to do what their hearts actually want to do, then the Sorensen family would be split for life and the relationships would be impossible to save.

Not only is the plot first-rate, and will have people thinking of their own past - there is also an added extra of having The Coffee Diaries lead off every chapter. These small tidbits are from The Newport Examiner written by Thea, herself, and take an odd, introspective look at her feelings for Garret and the hardships she’s dealing with.

The writer has done an excellent job with the romance, as well as the in-depth look at a family unit. Not only that, she’s offered some lighter moments that turn this book from a ‘good’ read into a ‘great’ one. Enjoy!

Until next time, Amy

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