Straight away, I loved Pippa. I felt so bad for her after she was horribly dumped by her husband that she had stood by through his journey for fame without batting an eyelid, only for him to leave her for a model on TV as soon as he'd gotten to be a star. She was humiliated, as anyone in her situation would be, and now it was all she could think about. She wanted to get away and forget about her troubles, even if it was just for a while. She returned back to her hometown where she was brought up and searches for some kind of meaning to how her life had ended up this way. So, ultimately she decides to go to a dance lesson of all things, still run by the tutor she used to have, Miss Mimi. It was a huge thing for Pippa as a child and she loved dancing but she ditched it to support her husband - now, what was stopping her?
But Miss Mimi's dance school is on the rocks and Pippa feels like she should help try to save it and make it thrive again. Then she meets her old school crush, Tom, who still lives in the village she grew up in. He has a daughter, and even though they're older and have lived two very different lives, they find their old selves in each other as they work together to save Miss Mimi's dance school and maybe their lost love along the way.
I really connected with The Summer We Danced. Not just the characters, but the plot and the way it all came together like a perfect story about a small town love and reconnecting. Pippa was such a bright, brilliant character and she really made the book. Fiona did such an amazing job writing her story with so much believability. There were laughs along the way and although it was humorous, it didn't distract from the deeper elements of romance and emotion that I love in adult romance novels.
Overall, The Summer We Danced is a perfect, funny, enchantingly amusing book that had me hooked from beginning to end. This will definitely not be the last I read of Fiona's novels and I can't recommend this highly enough. It's definitely one of the stand-out Adult romances I've read this year and is a top contender with the likes of Lindsey Kelk and Milly Johnson.
Adult romance fans with humour and love elements.