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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Shall We Dance by Caroline Frank! Thank you, Caroline Frank and RMWB for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
Shall We Dance?
(Seasons of Love, #2)
by Caroline Frank
A former child actress and a grump partner up and fake-date in this hilarious enemies-to-lovers romance.
I’ve hit rock-bottom, and it is not fun.
My financial planner disappeared with all my money, forcing me to take the first job that’s offered to me: a spot in the popular reality show Celebrity Dance Battle for the chance to win a massive cash prize.
I pretty much have all my eggs in this one basket, and when I’m partnered up with the world’s biggest jerk, I know I’m in big trouble.
When I find out he needs this win just as much as I do, I suggest we convince the audience that we’re in love to increase our chances to win. We desperately need fan votes and the show is basically just a popularity contest, right?
What could go wrong?
If you’re a fan of Tessa Bailey’s Tools of Engagement or Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard, you’ll love this book!
Shall We Dance? Is a steamy, laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy with an epic dance competition and mystery, where a grump and an optimist find each other when they need it the most. HEA guaranteed!
Genre: Romance, ARC
Nº of pages: 344
Is it on KU?: Nope
Subgenres: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Celebrity Romance, Disability rep, Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Forced Proximity, Grumpy-Sunshine, Workplace Romance
Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 4/5 (steamy)
Spice scale: 4/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
POP (Put Out Percentage): 57%
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): No TW (According to StoryGraphs)
Main characters: Barbara and Theo
Heroine: Father’s Daughter
Mood: Cute, Deep, Delicious, Hot, Sweet
Plot or character-driven: Character Driven
P.O.V.: Double P.O.V.
Character development: Deep
Diverse Cast: Yes!!!!!
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5
I have to be honest, I didn’t have huge expectations about this book, I liked the cover, it seemed cute, but a few pages in, I realized I was mistaken, and this book was gonna be incredible.
I loved the writing, it kept me entertained, it had the right balance of background story and conflict, with a very compelling couple and real characters, I just loved everything.
Equality rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5
Now, the Equality rate is where the most surprises came from, and this went from a good book to an amazing one. This book had a disability rep, which is enough to make me love it. Then we have the steam, and Oh My God, I did not expect that, but I LOVED IT! We had a couple who was honest with each other, they reached good communication (except for the conflict part) and overall it was just amazing and delicious and I loved it.
Adjectives and general thoughts: This book surprised me with how good it was! It had everything I need, diversity, steam, cuteness, and powerful real characters.
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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