5 stars for Dragonfly Dance by @BeccaMaxton #romance #womensfiction #ku #bookreview
Title: Dragonfly Dance: Never too late for love (Mercy Mountain Series Book 1)
Author: Becca Maxton
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Second Chance Romance, Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Dragonfly Dance is the introductory novella to the next three novels in the new series, Mercy Mountain.
Some things are worth the wait…
Ben Mannis never got to be young, wild, and free. Both his parents died when he was 20, leaving him a ranch to run and younger siblings to raise. Now 42, life—and love—seems to have passed him by. Not that he’s complaining, the town is his family and he’s been too busy to fret a missing love-life. When he’s asked by the newspaper editor to show the Gazette’s owner around the local area for a few days, Ben is happy to oblige. Little does he know everything he’s missed out on is arriving wrapped in one sophisticated leggy, blonde package.
Catherine Kendall wants to live her creative dream and not the dictated life her father has assigned. As the only child, she’s been groomed to run the family publishing empire. Trouble is, she hates the news business, hates the city, and longs to live near mountains and indulge in becoming a sculptor. So, while the town thinks she’s come to inspect the Gazette, she’s really there on a frustrated dare her father tossed out—prove herself an artist or return to Kendall Publishing and never speak of her silly ambitions again. The mountains are just what she needed to spark her passion. Turns out, so is the handsome rancher acting as tour guide.
Can two late-bloomers turn a sexy fling into true love, or has their time passed them by?
Ben Mannis never had the chance to sow his wild oats. By the time he was 20 years old, his parents died, and he had to juggle raising his younger siblings while running the family ranch. Twenty years have passed, and he wonders if he’s missed out on love. When he’s asked to play tour guide to the Gazette’s owner, he had no idea how swiftly his life is about to change. Catherine Kendall is a passionate woman, one who thrusts his heart into overdrive. What starts off as a harmless fling soon turns serious for Ben. Can he and Catherine make their love last or have they run out of time?
Dragonfly Dance is a feel-good romance any reader will enjoy. Ben and Catherine are late-bloomers, so to speak, and I thoroughly enjoyed their love story. Both have ‘done their duty’ to please others, never having a chance to follow their hearts until now. Dragonfly Dance proves it’s never too late to fall in love. I connected with Catherine on so many levels. Descriptive narration painted such a lush picture of the town, characters, and scenery. The character-driven plot moved quickly but not too fast. The romance itself was beautifully written with just enough conflict to make it realistic. This is the start of a new series and I can’t wait to read more. Dragonfly Dance is a must-read for any romance reader. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Becca Maxton is a contemporary romance author. She writes sensuous (dare say, steamy) and encouraging stories about rocky road detours leading to resilience and romance. Her characters are brave women and men facing challenges together and finding love.
Becca is a member of Romance Writers of America, Colorado Romance Writers and the best critique group of writer friends ever. She lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and son.
Follow Becca on Facebook and Instagram @BeccaMaxtonAuthor. She enjoys meeting and connecting with readers online.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N