Dance Like You Mean
By Jeanne Skartsiaris
What’s not to love about this book? It’s actually two books in one, each very different from the other. I had to keep reminding myself that this book was set in the 70s, long before erotica became mainstream reading, and Dance Like You Mean It is very mild in comparison with the books of today. I love the strength and determination the author gives to her female characters. Skartsiaris’ descriptions of her characters’ personalities are second to none. As I reached the end, I felt as though Cassie and Christine were old friends. Cassie starts out as a bit of a doormat, but eventually comes into her own with a strength that surprises everyone. Rose, on the other hand, is an independent woman who has the ability to find her softer side under the right circumstances. There’s plenty of HEA in both stories and there’s nothing in this book I wouldn’t let my teenager read. The author has mastered the art of storytelling and I’m very eager to see what’s coming next from her.