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Say It with Sequins The Complete Series
Say It with Sequins The Complete Series - Georgia Hill


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Say it with Sequins: The Rumba is a light-hearted story that triggers fond memories for fans of Strictly. Julia is a struggling actress whose career needs a boost. Harri is a successful children’s presenter who wants a leg up onto the next rung of his career ladder. For Harri and Julia two of the celebrity contestants their mutual attraction is instant but in Harri’s case unwelcome. If he acts on it he may lose his current career. They agree to take part in the Christmas special. Drawn together they have to learn and dance the sexy and complex Rumba together.
The supporting cast of professional dancers and other celebratory clients are varied and make the storyline interesting and humorous. The romance which develops between Julia and Harri is engaging and sweet spiced up with the clever build up of sexual tension. Harri battles with his deep feelings for Julia and she is plagued with self-doubt about her attractiveness to Harri.
Will the Rumba be a ten for them?
A quick fun read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK Harper Impulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Say it with Sequins: The Waltz is as the dance suggests a gentle romantic tale of a wallflower and a misunderstood hero.
Lucy a successful but reclusive children’s fiction writer finds herself on the reality television dance show Who Dares Dances thanks to her pushy streetwise agent the aptly named Whiz. Max an Olympic gold medal swimmer is the proverbial fish out of water in the dance studio and it’s this awkwardness that attracts Lucy a recovering agoraphobic who senses a kindred spirit.
Long hours of training make the couple want to be more than friends but neither is aware of their reciprocated feelings put off by the emotional barriers they are both so good at building. Lucy’s naivety leads to a tragic misunderstanding between the couple which makes a fairytale ending unlikely.
This story is full of poignant insights which endear Lucy and Max to the reader. An unforeseen intervention threatens Lucy and Max’s friendship. Luckily cupid appears in a spray tan and gives the couple a helping hand but Max must share his greatest secret if they are ever to be happy together.
Lucy and Max are introverts fighting internal battles which can only be won through self belief which makes Say it With Sequins: The Waltz’ more angst ridden than the first story. The damage prejudice and lack of understanding causes are important elements in this story. Its delicate balance between light and shade makes it a romantic satisfying read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK Harper Impulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Charleston , the last ofthe 'Say it with Sequins' stories ties up the series in a satisfying way and gives the lovely Daniel his chance of a happy-ever-after with Meredith, a feisty struggling actress and stand-up comedienne who needs to succeed in the dance reality show to kick-start her career.
I liked Merry she is intelligent, quick witted with a compassionate nature, the perfect woman for Daniel. Unfortunately, he still holds a candle for Julia (from book 1) and is afraid to take a chance on Merry in case she knocks him back.
Merry's famous, actress aunt plays a wonderful cameo role in the story.
Merry is forced to confront her deepest fears in the most public of arena's but her strength of character pulls her through but does she get her man? Read this charming story and find out.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley.

Source: jolliffe01.com/2014/11/26/4-review-say-it-with-sequins-the-complete-series-georgia-hill
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Say it With Sequins: The Rumba
Say it With Sequins: The Rumba - Georgia Hill Say it with Sequins by Georgia Hill

Georgia Hill is an author that I either really enjoy or really dislike. Depends on the book. Have to say this book really surprised. Enjoyed immensely. Was a fun and engrossing read. would read rest of series.
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Tops; Competitive and Adventure Reality Shows Romance
Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues - Luann McLane
More Than Music - Elizabeth Briggs
Love Waltzes In - Alana Albertson
The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap - Donna Kauffman,Kate Angell,Kimberly Kincaid
Romancing the Chef - Robyn Amos
Falling for Her Rival - Jackie Braun
Say it With Sequins: The Rumba - Georgia Hill
Release Me - Farrah Rochon
Blooming in the Wild - Cathryn Cade
Caught on Camera (Harlequin Blaze #608) - Meg Maguire

You know there has to be a little bit of hanky panky on those Top Chef, a little flirt on So, You Think You Can Dance, a kiss here or there on American Idol. 


Here are some romance Novels that let us take a peek!


Competition Shows


1. Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues  by LuAnn McLane 


Abilene thinks it a mean joke when her brother signs her up as a contestant for a new reality show called Dancing with the Rednecks until she hears about the $50,000 grand prize. That kind of money would really help her Kentucky family out. Why, there might even be a little left over to finance her own dream, not that she minds waitressing. Tall and gangly, Abliene has two big left feet, and she's more than a bit intimidated by her tall, dark, and brooding celebrity dance partner. Rio Martin isn't happy about being involved in a spoof. He was hoping his appearance would be good publicity for his chain of dance studios. So the two do not get off on a good foot, but Rio is not immune to the leggy blonde who is too naive to realize she's a beauty. It's her spunky, down-home personality, though, that wins him, and the reader, over.


2. More Than Music  by Elizabeth Briggs


Music major Maddie Taylor just finished her junior year of college and has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, yet every night she practices guitar and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars. That is, until tattooed singer Jared Cross catches her playing guitar and invites her to join his band on The Sound, a reality TV show competition.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there's more to Jared than his flirty smile and bad boy reputation - and that he's just as big a geek as she is. With each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore, but when the show pressures them to stay single they're forced to keep their relationship secret.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.


3. Love Waltzes In  by Alana Albertson 


To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim. 

Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past. 

When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?


4. The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna KauffmanKate Angell and Kimberly Kincaid 


Sugar And Spice by Kimberly Kincaid

When caterer Lily Callahan goes up against hotshot pastry chef Pete Mancuso in the bake-off of the season, the stakes are high--and scandalously passionate. Will the gorgeous gourmand steal Lily's heart--and the top prize in the Christmas cookie competition?


5. Romancing the Chef  by Robyn Amos 


When Veronica Howard is invited to compete in an all-star TV cooking contest, the up-and-coming restaurateur is ready for a fair food fight. Then she discovers who her main competition is: Ace Brown, her friend from culinary school—now the world's hottest celebrity chef. Has she gone from the frying pan right into the fire?


Ace Brown—aka the Sexy Chef—knows what women want. After all, recipes for desire are his globe-trotting specialty. Ronnie may not have given him the time of day back in school, but this time Ace is cooking up a surprise she can't resist. Seducing the voluptuous foodie will be his pleasure…until she turns up the heat. With sexual sparks flying, is the footloose bachelor about to become a connoisseur…of love?


6. Falling for Her Rival by Jackie Braun 


For chef Finn Westbrook, it's time to turn up the heat. Three years ago he hit rock bottom. Now he's ready for a comeback, starting with winning a TV competition to secure a spot running New York's trendiest kitchen! He just didn't count on his attraction to rival Lara Dunham burning a hole in his plans….


Lara has worked her apron off for this opportunity, and total focus on the competition was the plan—which is difficult when all she can think about is wanting her opponent out of the kitchen and in her bed! But there can only be one winner, and sometimes, to win, a girl has to play dirty!


7. Say it with Sequins: The Rumba by Georgia Hill


Who Dares Dances is a reality TV show with a difference. Not only do contestants have to learn to dance, they also face a series of bizarre challenges.

Julia Cooper signs up in a bid to revive her flagging acting career. But when she meets dare-devil TV presenter Harri Morgan the attraction is instant – and hot!

Forced to perform a sexy rumba together, the sequins really start to fly. Will they score the perfect ten, or is their romance destined to be a dance disaster?


8. Release Me  by Farrah Rochon 


Tobias "Toby" Holmes was destined for NBA stardom. But when an SUV crashed into his car during his rookie year, his dreams of playing pro-basketball, along with his spine, were shattered. After floundering from one job to another, Toby has finally found his niche in the music business. And when the singing sensation he discovered is pegged to star in a new reality TV show, Toby finally sees light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel.

Sienna Culpepper has loved her childhood best friend forever, though he has never seen anything other than the girl with skinny legs, cornrows, and mad skills on the basketball court. When Toby returns to their hometown of New Orleans to start his career as a record producer/manager, Sienna is resigned to loving him from afar. However, when Sienna and Toby find themselves working together, feelings arise that has them both rethinking their friendship.

Adventure Shows 


Blooming in the Wild  by Cathryn Cade 


On Hawaii’s Big Island to supervise a photo shoot for her sporting goods company, Bella Moran is looking forward to relaxing with her newfound family. As the island works its magic on her Ho’omalu blood, though, something strange begins to happen.

In her dreams, she is at one with the untamed rainforest, able to command the trees and flowers with a terrifying power. Unfortunately, she finds no rest in her waking hours, dealing with the sexy, boy-in-a-man-suit star of the shoot.


Joel Girand, star of his own TV adventure show, signed on for a relaxing weekend showcasing tropical camping gear. He never expected to fall for an uptight executive type like Bella, but there’s something about her lush native beauty that excites the wild places in his soul.


In Joel’s arms, Bella feels her civilized veneer peeling away. But when it becomes clear someone with a grudge against her family is using deadly force to sabotage the shoot, Bella’s frightening dream power manifests in the very clear light of day. And Joel must decide if his heart will let him stand back and let her sacrifice everything—even her life—for her native home.


Caught on Camera by Meg Maguire 


Wilderness survival television star Dominic Tyler (Ty) and his assistant Kate Somersby are stranded in a remote cabin during a freak winter storm. Things look pretty bleak—until they make a fire and strip off their wet clothes….


Act I—set up

Survive This! is Kate's life…as are unscripted fantasies about Ty, her boss and best friend. But when Kate is suddenly injured, Ty decides filming is too dangerous for her. This will be Kate's last adventure for a while.


Act II—plot point

Kate is furious and threatens to quit. But Ty needs her. So what can he do? Keep her occupied by filming every minute of their intense and definitely unrehearsed sex!


Act III—cliff-hanger

It's Kate's choice now: Her hard-won career? Or end credits featuring dangerously wild sex with Ty? Ha. Some choice. But either way, the final cut is guaranteed to be a thrilling ride!


Come see some Reality TV Eye Candy on the Pinterest Board: Realty.



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