Goodreads 3 Stars – Alicia

Dancing Queen followed a 42-year-old divorcee in her quest for new meaning in her life, starting with her first one-night stand. Things don’t go exactly as planned, so Michele stops planning and decides to trust her life to fate.

It took a little bit to get into, but I liked that this book was as much to do with the heroine’s relationships with her friends as it was her male partners. Her life didn’t stop because a man was in it, she still met with friends, looked after her mother, worked, and had a normal life. It isn’t overly metaphoric or cryptic, so you don’t get the cringe inducing sex scenes I’ve read in others of this type. There was a decent plot woven throughout, and as long as you don’t mind coincidences and two degrees of separation you should enjoy it.

Overall, I could see this being empowering for women in the same circumstances and age bracket as the heroine, though some may find the moral code a little confronting.

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For readers of contemporary fiction, Diane Demetre is a fresh, passionate voice in storytelling. She is an award-winning author of genre-busting romance novels with a twist. Her dramatic flair, sense of place and evocative style create an entertaining escape for her readers. Diane’s works feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest on their terms, much like the author herself.

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