Strictly Christmas Spirit by Helen Buckley {Blog tour review}

I would like to begin by thanking Rachels Random Resources and Choco Lit publishing for allowing me a copy of this Christmas book in return for an honest review.


Blurb

From disco balls to Christmas baubles … Ex-dancer Emily Williams turned her back on the sparkle of popular dancing show Strictly Dancing with Celebs to help those in need. Now the only dancing she does is teaching lonely pensioners to waltz, and the closest she gets to disco balls is making baubles with the homeless people in her Christmas crafts class. She’s certainly not star-struck when Hollywood heart-throb Blake Harris is sent to her at short notice for community service, and has no desire to babysit the arrogant actor with his bad boy antics and selfish ways. Christmas might be a time for miracles, but Blake seems to be a lost cause. But Emily’s reasons for abandoning her dancing passion means she understands the Hollywood wild child more than she’d like to admit. Could their time together, coupled with a dash of Christmas spirit, lead to a miracle change of heart for them both? Book 3 in Helen's Spotlight series but they can all be read as standalone stories.


My thoughts

This was an absolutely delightful Christmas tale which left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. It was a lovely start to my HoHoHo Readathon. It was a tale of hope, joy and Christmas spirit.

I loved the themes throughout. The main protagonists love for her job within the homeless community - her sense of achievement and spirit from helping those less fortunate was a lovely message for a Christmas book. Her passion for helping people was strong and really brought a warming glow to the story. I loved to read more about the people she helped and their circumstances that led them to the shelter.


Her love for dance was apparent and her past was alluded to throughout the story, until we found out the real reason why she no longer danced. I loved that part of the tale, showing her struggles and demons she was hiding. That teamed with and an arrogant movie star who needed bringing down a peg or two until he too realised the joy that could be had from helping people, all made for a gorgeous book!


This is a great book to get you in the mood for Christmas, with dancing, goodwill, baubles and love. A great recipe for Christmas spirit!


About the Author

Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer, to turn daydreams into books. I'm fascinated by fame, in love with Happy Ever Afters, and enthralled by slow-burn romances. I squeeze in time to write around looking after my two sons.

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