Dancing in the Rain
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Happily ever afters aren’t just for fairy tales. In this heartfelt novel, a retired athlete must become a father to the daughter he never knew—just as he discovers the power of love with a woman who reignites his passions.
Drew Sellers is drowning in broken dreams and empty beer bottles. Hockey was his world, until a bum knee reduced him from superstar to has-been. Then he learns that, thanks to a one-night-stand back in college, he’s the father of a preteen girl with major issues. Her protective aunt sees right through Drew’s BS, but “Auntie P” is no stereotypical spinster. With her slender curves, toned legs, and luscious lips, she has Drew indulging in fantasies that aren’t exactly family-friendly.
At another point in her life, Peyton Watt would have been all over a cocky alpha male who pushes all her buttons like Drew. Right now, though, she needs to focus on taking care of her niece during her sister’s health crisis, all while holding down a job and keeping her own head above water. Besides, Drew’s clearly no father of the year. He’s unemployed. He drinks too much. And he’s living in the past. But after Peyton gets a glimpse of the genuine man behind his tough-guy façade, she’s hooked—and there’s no going back.
“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport
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Praise for Dancing in the Rain
“A hot hockey hero and a sweet, emotional romance. Kelly Jamieson’s Dancing in the Rain touched my heart and left me smiling through my tears.”—New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul
“Dancing in the Rain is a heartwarming story of love, loss, and finding your way.”—New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott
“Dancing in the Rain is an emotional and heartwarming story of new beginnings.”—Harlequin Junkie (four stars)
“I enjoyed this story so much, even though it is sad and emotional, it has an uplifting message. . . . I couldn’t put this book down.”—Cocktails & Books
“This was a three-hanky novel, and I really enjoyed being put through the wringer.”—A Chick Who Reads
“Emotional and beautiful.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
“As a reader, I experienced so many emotions reading this book and was a bit exhausted when I finished, but I was also extremely satisfied.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews (five stars)
“If you’re in the market to spend some time with authentic characters and grieve with them a little, then I highly recommend Dancing in the Rain.”—All About Romance
“This truly is a captivating, heartwarming story that may have you in tears for more than half of it but will definitely leave you satisfied and smiling by the very end.”—What’s Better Than Books?
“I thought the book was so good and definitely recommend it. . . . It’s a tearjerker so have your tissues read before you pick up the book.”—Book Binge
“I 100% recommend this book to everyone who loves romances.”—The Girl Who Read Too Much
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Oh My Gosh...this book was SO good!! These characters will make you fall in love with them and will tap every emotion you possess. Get ready to laugh, ugly cry, and sigh. This book is different from anything I've ever read from Ms. Jamieson (and I've read a lot of her books) and she absolutely hit it out of the park with this one. Put this on the must read list, I highly recommend it.
Drew Sellers has no idea what life has in store for him when his NHL career comes to an abrupt end. Until a chance meeting at a coffee shop has his past and present colliding and his world turned upside down.
What an emotional and incredible book! I've read several Kelly Jamieson books and this has been the best, by far, as to emotional involvement. I really felt this book. I believed the turmoil these people were going through and how they grew close by the tragedy.
The support of Peyton to her sister Sara who is dying of Cancer was inspiring. The support of Drew, who just found out he has a grown daughter by Sara, made him such a great hero. The fact that he was already dealing, horrible, with his own turmoil from losing his hockey career, seeing his daughter slowly lose one parent opened his eyes to what was important in life.
I have no complaints or wishes that anything was done differently. I can't deny that the things I didn't like was meant to happen to create a strong foundation. I just warn you to have tissues sitting by you as you read.
ARC provided by Netgalley.
Heartwarming & Charming!
Heartwarming and Charming! This story was emotional, heartwarming and so full of compassion, devotion, strength, family and love. Stressing the importance of living every moment with no regrets, loving passionately and taking the time to truly enjoy life with the ones you love.
Drew Sellers is an ex-NHL star who is floundering in his post hockey life. Forced to retire due to a knee injury, divorced, he has been doing a lot of stupid risky things lately. But when Sara an old one night stand finds him, his world is rocked when he finds out that he has a eleven year old daughter, named Chloe. Meeting his daughter gives him hope, but meeting her Aunt Peyton sets his blood on fire. Now he must get his act together to prove to all of them that he is worthy of their love.
"Love was the biggest risk of all....but it was all that mattered."
Well written with a plot that was a gripping and riveting roller coaster of emotion. It had me laughing, crying and breathlessly happy at the end.
The characters were well developed and lovable, the strength they showed as well as the love and affection that they have for one another was inspiring and made this story real and unforgettable. Loved it! Highly Recommended!
Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing a copy in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.