Shimmy for Me: A California Belly Dance novella
by DeAnna Cameron
One passionate night. Two lost souls. A whole world of trouble.
Juggling two jobs to keep her belly dance studio afloat keeps Abby Anderson’s mind off her shattered love life—until a reawakened pain sends her into the arms of an anonymous stranger she plucks from the audience of her tribal belly dance show. No names, no strings, no romance. She tells herself it’s a harmless hookup.
Until he turns up at her day job . . .
Derek Collier, the sexy heir to the Collier media dynasty, just landed everything he’s always wanted: the publisher’s seat at the Orange County Herald. Except his first order of business is to sell the newspaper. Reeling from his family’s betrayal, his only comfort is the memory of that mysterious belly dancer and the perfect night they spent together.
He won’t rest until he finds her again.
She’ll lose everything if he does.
Rate & take
I do owe this book a bit of credit, it helped end a reading slump I'd been in ever since I finished the book, Me Before You. That is a very long time for me to go without reading a full book. During my slump I did pick up books here or there but nothing caught my interest for long.
This book, while it did hold enjoyment for me, was a lot thin on plot. The changes of heart the characters had seemed to be motivated by nothing, other than a sort of waking up one morning and feeling differently. However, the author did do a decent job writing the dialog, the play between characters did not feel cheesy. I think that just might be something to build on for future books.