Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan


Sometimes life requires a partner.

Ed Maurer has bounced back, more or less, from the neck injury that permanently benched his semipro 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 novel has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
I really enjoyed this book. There is good development of the characters, without too many clichés, but lots of delightful elements which together make for a feel good story. I loved the dance elements, but actually the football nods are really important in showing us the reasons that both Ed and Laurie are the way they are. The intimate moments are truly delicious, and both heated and somehow delicate. The combination of a ballet dancer and a football player seems unlikely – but big guys can dance!

If you want a positive, life affirming story, then this could be just what you should be reading.



Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, playing with her cats, and watching television with her family.

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Ruthie reviewed her personal copy of Dance With Me (Dancing #1) by Heidi Cullinan for this post.

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