Sugar's Dance by Katie Mettner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Family drama, a romance, and suspense thrown in. Sugar's Dance is a sweet and uplifting story. Sugar's life was shattered ten years ago on an icy bridge when a semi struck her family car, killing her parents and dance partner. She struggles with survivor's guilt and grief. Meanwhile, her friends were kidnapped by a dangerous drug kingpin and the police stake out Sugar's house. Sugar has to find the key and the evidence to put the druglord away, but not before losing her heart to her bodyguard, a charming Irishman named Van.
Van and Sugar share the same passion for ballroom dancing and music. And little by little, Van gets Sugar to open up to her feelings and tear down the walls she put up. Excitement builds with the cat and mouse game when Sugar singlehandedly brings down the drug boss. Unfortunately, with the danger past, Van leaves to take care of paperwork and Sugar finds her heart breaking all over again. Can she pull herself back into her shell and exist again? Or will true love bring them back together?
Sugar is surrounded by family and people who love and care for her. This story is about love, and how it triumphs over despair and grief. A significant subplot deals with disability and organ donation. Reading this book has made me think about organ donation and how by the death of one person, seven people can get off the transplant waiting lists and have a chance at life again.
Three recipes are given at the end of the book as an added bonus. A heartwarming story to be read in a cozy cabin in front of the fireplace.
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