Enjoy the Dance by Heidi Cullinan
(Release Date: October 4, 2016)
About the Book: Dance with your heart, and love will follow.
Kindergarten teacher Spenser Harris has carved a quiet, stable future out of his tumultuous past, but his world turns upside down the night a homeless teen appears on his doorstep—a boy whose story mirrors the one Spenser has worked so hard to overcome. The decision to shelter Duon is easy. What’s tricky is juggling the network of caregivers in Duon’s life, especially Tomás Jimenez.
Tomás wouldn’t have hesitated to take Duon in, but his plate is already full working three jobs to support his family. Though Spenser’s carefully constructed walls are clearly designed to keep the world at bay, Tomás pushes past Spenser’s defenses, determined to ensure the man is worthy of his charge. As the two of them grow closer, Tomás dares to dream of a life beyond his responsibilities, and Spenser begins to believe he might finally find a home of his own after all.
But Spenser and Tomás’s world is poised to crash around their ears. Duon’s grandmother isn’t sure she wants him to be raised by a gay man and challenges Spenser’s custody. Tomás’s undocumented parents could be deported at any time, and all the while the state of Minnesota votes on a constitutional amendment against marriage equality and the US Supreme Court debates whether or not Spenser and Tomás get a happily ever after. All they can do is hold tight to their love, hope for a better future…and remind each other to enjoy the dance.
Why I’m dying to read this:
I’m relatively new to Heidi Cullinan’s books. I’ve read Carry the Ocean which was so incredible, Winter Wonderland that was really cute and funny, and Love Lesson which I also loved. I’ve read three of her books and loved three, and my intention was always to read more. One of her books that’s been on my radar is Dance With Me. Something about the cover speaks to me, maybe it’s because I love reading/watching anything about dance. I don’t know why I’ve put it off.
It worked out in my favor, because now Enjoy the Dance is coming out! I didn’t even know there was going to be a sequel and now I get to read them together, and post a duo review. The pressure is on!
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