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life, never questioning whether other possibilities existed. She had been
Will’s girl since their junior year in high school, followed him to college,
and married him soon after graduation.
until a series of missteps shattered all of Bryson’s truths. Maybe their life
was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. A performance that was never based in
moment during senior prom, full of friction and heat that ignited a spark. But
that night Bryson walked away and Hart let her go.
causing her to wonder if this is her second chance at once in a lifetime.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Heartfelt Stars ~
I don’t even really know how to express my feelings accurately, when it comes to The Dance. I feel anything I say won’t do this story and it’s characters justice.
The Dance is my first book by Alison G. Bailey and I was swept away by the storyline and the characters and all of the emotions she brought out of me while reading this book. This is one story I won’t be commenting on because it is a book that I believe everyone needs to go into blind to experience all that it has to offer.
This book is a standalone novel. At times I almost felt like we were getting two books in one. (You’ll see what I mean as you read this story) This book is not a fast paced story, but I don’t think it can truly be told any other way. After reading this book and the author’s note at the end, you can truly feel the amount of time and effort the author put into telling an accurate and emotional story. This book was well researched!!
I didn’t know what to expect going into this book, I just knew I had to read it, after reading the blurb. This book was nothing like I was expecting, it was so much more. Even though at times I questioned why and where the author was taking us, in the end I see why she wrote this story this way. I will say that she took me by surprise on a couple of occasions. This book also touched on some really serious subjects that I personally have never read about before. I do believe this book will hit home for some readers. It definitely had me thinking…. What would I do in this situation?? many times.
The Dance is told solely from Bryson’s POV. This is a journey of one woman who thought her life should be one way, only to have it turned completely around. Bryson’s journey is one of how real life isn’t always how you plan it. That missteps come along, but it is how we handle them that makes us better people. This book will steamroll your emotions. You will laugh, cry, yell, possible throw your kindle, blush but most of all you will fall in love.
Each of the characters we meet in this story holds a special place in this book. Not only just Bryson, Will and Hart. But Sophie, Ronnie, Colin and Doug. The development of the characters and their involvement in each others lives was relatable and believable. Each of these characters grew in so many ways as the story progressed and I was so happy at the end with how everything worked out.
I believe everyone should read The Dance. This is a book that when you are done will continue on in your mind and heart. I don’t think anyone will walk away from this book unaffected in some way.