Audio Book Review: Dance With Me (Dancing Book 1) by Heidi Cullinan

Release Date: August 28, 2015
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audio
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Genre: Romance
Buy: Audible | Kindle 


Sometimes, life requires a partner.

Ed Maurer has bounced back, more or less, from the neck injury that permanently benched his semi-pro football career. He hates his soul-killing office job, but he loves volunteering at a local community center. The only fly in his ointment is the dance instructor, Laurie Parker, who can't seem to stay out of his way.

Laurie was once one of the most celebrated ballet dancers in the world, but now he volunteers at Halcyon Center to avoid his society mother's machinations. It would be a perfect escape, except for the oaf of a football player cutting him glares from across the room.

When Laurie has a ballroom dancing emergency and Ed stands in as his partner, their perceptions of each other turn upside down. Dancing leads to friendship, being friends leads to becoming lovers, but most important of all, their partnership shows them how to heal the pain of their pasts. Because with every turn across the floor, Ed and Laurie realize the only escape from their personal demons is to keep dancing - together.


This is a beautifully written story.  Ed is suffering from a neck injury - he looks fine but it can cripple him at a turn.  Living with pain when it can't be seen is a struggle for so many people, and this book shines a light on it and makes it okay.

Laurie is trying to find his way.  He loves to dance but has been struggling with anxiety at performing. Can he break free of this and find his passion again?

I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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