Ballroom Fever (Dancesport Mysteries, Book 2)


Anita Goodman and Patrick O’Leary find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation, and it is a far cry from the smooth floor of the dance floor they’re both used to. Both will learn truths about one another – and others – that they never thought possible. With assistance from a true crime fanatic and Deputy John Flaherty, they will strive to discover the truth, and will find that their relationship is put to the test. Will they be able to get through the difficulties and keep their relationship both on and off the dance floor intact? Or are they doomed to be torn apart from one another forever?

What immediately stands out about this book is the relationship between the two main characters. Not only are they dance partners, but they are also romantically involved, which is something that a lot of authors may struggle to write. It is clear that Natalie Cross has done her research on ballroom dancing, and the descriptions really pull the reader into the action. The writing is well done and the plot moves at a brisk pace. The characters are portrayed and described well. If this is the first book in the Dancesport Mysteries read, there will be an eagerness to go back and check out the previous book in the series. Fans of Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing will eat this book up! A great addition to the holiday to-be-read pile, a great excuse to curl up cold winters’ night!

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick