Book Review: A Stardance Summer by Emily March – An Eternity Springs Romance Novel With Lots Of Heart
Title: A Stardance Summer
Author: Emily March
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Publishing Date: June 27th, 2017
I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review
Whenever I want to read something heartwarming, and genuinely romantic, I grab one of Emily March’s books set in Eternity Springs. Which is the reason why I was so delighted to receive an ARC copy of her newest installment of the series called A Stardance Summer
Set in the wonderful town, I would love to call home – Eternity Springs – this novel has exactly everything I have come accustomed to being one the high-quality romance novels by Emily March.
Brick and Lilianna, the two main characters of this book are destined for each other, but neither of them seems to think so. Not that there is no attraction, no, the chemistry between them is deep from the beginning of the story, and in a way started before this novel starts, yet both are affected by their circumstances.
In A Stardance Summer, they come together at a natural pace – like many of Mrs. March’s novels, this one lives within a larger timeframe than a lot of contemporary novels, which allows the chemistry and relationship to build in a more realistic fashion. There is no jumping into the bed on the first or even second time the main characters spent some time together, which is refreshing. Instead, the Author takes her time to build up to the inevitable connection, both emotionally (first), then physically (second).
Speaking of the physical, books in this series, including this one are not graphic when it comes to sex scenes. While this novel is not tame, or clean, it skips the unnecessary extreme details that make some romance novels feel more like they would fit into the erotica genre (or as some might call it “Mommy-Porn”). While I don’t think there is something wrong with a more detailed description, I find it always refreshing to read a novel that can convey the attraction between the main characters without explaining every detail of each and every “encounter”, that occurs.
For those readers who are new to Eternity Spring series, I need to point out that the cast is rather large. There are many well-developed side characters, some of them more in the spotlight than others, but as many of them are not only neighbors but often related, I am often happily wondering how the Author can keep track of all of their details and relationships. Yet, reading this book was like visiting old friends.
It is a stand-alone novel, with an HEA, so there is no true need to read any of the other novels in the series beforehand. But, once you get started reading one, you will – most likely – be hooked, like I was, and want to read all of them – maybe even more than just once.
5 out of 5 Stars
Sometimes the end of one road
Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he’s in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend’s kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.
. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she’s put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?