The Benefits of Line Dancing Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The ending was also very easy to predict. It’s not exactly sixth sense.
That being said, there are very funny parts of the book. The Karaoke scene made me laugh a lot. And the end was very sad and extremely well written. I’ll admit I cried. It’s worth checking out, but I don’t think it’s as great as they made it sound.
Jim decides to ask Amanda to marry him but she tells him shes leaving that day because shes been seeing someone else. Eight years on, Jim has never really gotten over Amanda however he is now engaged to Emily a criminal lawyer that works in the same firm as him. Out of the blue Amanda calls. She's in trouble and needs a lawyer. Jim goes to her aid and Emily goes too,not wanting Jim to be alone with Amanda. Emily doesn't like Amanda, which is only natural. But everyone who meets Amanda eventually falls in love with her beauty and spontaneous nature. She is fun to be around.Emily is not immune to Amanda's charm and is now determined to get her off the charge without a jail sentence. How strong are Jim's feelings for Amanda? Will Emily's attack on the towns DA make matters worse for Amanda? What is Amanda keeping secret from everyone?
I know it's so cliche but, I couldn't put this book down. I was thinking, I really should be going to bed. No, I'll just read one more chapter. OK, I'll just read another chapter and so it went on late into the night.
Everyone loves Amanda.I found myself loving Amanda too. She had a tragic life yet she was happy and carefree (on the outside anyway).She loved Jim so much she had to let him go.
Emily the tough go get them lawyer, but really a caring sweetheart underneath that tough exterior. I think some of Emily's decisions were out of character. I would have liked to see her warm to Amanda but retain her straight laced image.
I wasn't sure about the introduction of Kyle. I was thinking all the time, is this going somewhere,is he somehow relevent to the story.
Even though the outcome of the story was guessed very early on I still needed to have it verified and couldn't stop reading until it was there in front of me in black and white.
I usually read a novel wondering where the tiltle fits in but I was so engrossed I'd completely forgotten about the title until the line dancing comment popped up in the book. Ahhh The Benefits of Line Dancing.
A very enjoyable read. Well done Edward Shull. Looking forward to reading more.
This is a love-triangle with a fish-out-of-water twist. Two LA lawyers head down south to defend his ex-girlfriend. There are the usual plot devices for this type of story, but where the book really stands out is dialogue and character development. I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book that had such a grasp on its characters. By the end of the book I was in love with these people.
The dialogue is extremely well written. It’s witty and captures the voice of the characters, as you’d expect them to be. I like that the Southerners are not portrayed as just rednecks and idiots. Their intelligence comes through equal to their LA counterparts.
Despite the fact I found the basic plot to be contrived and predictable, I really enjoyed this book. To be honest, it’s one of the best first books I’ve read. I’m looking forward to Shull’s next book.