Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson book review

Summer Flings and Dancing DreamsSummer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson is available to download from this Friday 3rd July 2015.

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Laura Watkin’s heart isn’t broken, she’s just forgotten how to use it.  After years on her own, the highlight of single mum Laura’s week is watching Strictly Come Dancing with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a large helping of imagination.

With her daughter Sophie going travelling, Laura knows the time is right to do something for herself for a change. One disastrous Zumba class later and Laura ends up at the feet (literally) of gorgeous dance instructor Tony Hernandez.

A natural dancer and inspiring teacher, Tony rekindles in Laura a passion she inherited from her ballroom dancer father – and with it comes a dream… to make him proud.

But when Tony enters them to perform at the National Dance Festival, can Laura’s new-found confidence survive the test? And with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn Flamenco in Spain, could Laura truly learn to dance like nobody’s watching… and love like she’ll never get hurt?

A laugh-out-loud, uplifting comedy about finding the courage to be yourself, the importance of dreams, and learning to grab life by the glitter balls.


I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc in return for an honest review.

This was such a glorious, fun filled, sparkly read to make you feel you are beautiful and capable of anything.

Laura is a single parent who is awoken from her everyday life by a remark from her daughter.  Laura decides to join her friend in a zumba class, to make a change from her usual night in at home watching TV.  The zumba class scene is a reading moment I won’t forget in a long time. Brilliant writing by Sue Watson.  This scene was so funny but also it was quite sensitive to the situation.  During the eventful zumba class Laura was being watched by Tony Hernandez, the Ballroom Dance teacher from the next class.  Tony approached Laura after her zumba class and suggested she try out for the ballroom class as he could see some potential in her.  An unlikely friendship was formed between Laura and Tony.  I adored Tony’s character.  He was so joyous to be around, everyone needs a Tony.

The story follows Laura and Tony’s growing friendship and their desire to dance.  They have some highs and lows along the way but Tony has so much faith in Laura’s capabilities its heartwarming to read.

During all the dancing frivolities there is a sadness woven subtly in the background.  This grief and sadness has been with Laura for a long time and events accumulate to give Laura a better understanding to the past which gives her so much inspiration and hope for the future.

Another successful story from Sue Watson.  Her books are so witty with fun filled believable characters.  A fabulous sparkly 5/5* read.

I’d like to share with you a quote from the story which I thought was really beautiful, true and inspirational.

flamenco quote

To find out more about Sue Watson and her books please visit the following links:


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