Saturday, 15 April 2017

Dancing In The Rain - Kelly Jamieson - Review

Dancing in the Rain
Kelly Jamieson

A retired athlete meets the daughter he never knew—along with the woman who reignites his passions—in this powerful standalone romance from the bestselling author of Hot Shotand the Heller Brothers series.

Drew Sellers is drowning in broken dreams and empty beer bottles. Hockey was his world, until a bum knee reduced him from superstar to has-been. Then he learns that, thanks to a one-night-stand back in college, he’s the father of a preteen girl with major issues. Her protective aunt sees right through Drew’s BS, but “Auntie P” is no stereotypical spinster. With her slender curves, toned legs, and luscious lips, she has Drew indulging in fantasies that aren’t exactly family-friendly.

At another point in her life, Peyton Watt would have been all over a cocky alpha male who pushes all her buttons like Drew. Right now, though, she needs to focus on taking care of her niece during her sister’s health crisis, all while holding down a job and keeping her own head above water. Besides, Drew’s clearly no father of the year. He’s unemployed. He drinks too much. And he’s living in the past. But after Peyton gets a glimpse of the genuine man behind his tough-guy façade, she’s hooked—and there’s no going back.

4 Stars 

Dancing in the Rain, is a story of family and finding love in the most unexpected of places. Having read many of Ms Jamieson's previous works I was very surprised by the depth of emotion and angst this book revealed. 

This is Drew, Peyton, Sara and Chloe's story. Their story is an emotion filled read with heartwarming moments, that balance out the heartbreak. Be prepared that this book features a character facing terminal illness. I needed the tissues to be close at hand on more than one occasion whilst reading this book. 

I loved the banter and interactions between not only the hero and heroine, but also their interactions with Chloe. Whilst I loved Drew's character and found him to be very endearing I struggled at times to like Peyton's character. I found myself drawn to Drew's character and really wanted him to forge a bond and relationship with Chloe and find his happy ever after. 

This story is incredibly well written and very different to the normal sports romance that I have come to expect from Ms Jamieson. Whilst at times this story was not easy to read due to the topic it encompasses, it was still an incredibly moving story and overall I enjoyed it and look forward to more of Ms Jamieson's work in the future.

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season! She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at