Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dance With The Doctor-Cindi Myers

Dance With The Doctor
Cindi Myers
Harlequin SuperRomance, Oct 12 2010, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373716678

In Colorado two years ago, Darcy O’Connor’s husband Pete and their six year old son Riley died in a car crash. Grieving, she donated their organs so others could live.

Now, though she has doubts, Darcy opens a Belly Dancing for Girlz class at a dance studio. She quickly enjoys the session as the eight preteens have a good time. The smiles of small Taylor makes it especially rewarding. Dr. Mike Carter arrives to pick up his daughter Taylor and he asks her if she is okay as she seems a bit flushed. The child says the class was awesome. He quickly interrogates Darcy with questions on children and CPR as his former wife Melissa signed their kid to the class.

Darcy receives a letter form the Colorado Donor Alliance in Denver in which the director informs her that Riley’s heart saved the life of a child and the family would like to thank her in person. After the next class, Mike, Darcy and Taylor realize her son’s heart is beating inside the little girl. As she helps the child with her confidence as much as with dancing, Darcy and Mike fall in love. However though she has doubts as she always will love her Pete; Mike is the wedge as he fears a second chance.

This is a warm Rocky Mountain family drama with a strong cast including memories of Riley. Although the initial two meetings, especially the second revelatory encounter require a bit of acceptance, readers will relish Cindi Myers’ wonderful contemporary second dance at love.

Harriet Klausner

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