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Reviewed by Kerry McKay
Lauren loves the Moonlight Hotel, which sits in all of its retro glamour on the shore of Lake Windermere. It’s the setting for some of her happiest memories, after all, so when she learns of new salsa classes taking place in the old ballroom, she – alongside best friends Cate and Emily – can’t wait to get started. They’ll learn a new skill in one of her favourite places, have some laughs, enjoy a margarita or two, and, if they’re lucky, maybe even meet a sexy trio of hot dance partners to help them out of their state of perpetual singledom. What’s not to love?
Little do the girls know, in amongst the hammerlocks, sombreros, ducks and turns on the dance floor, their friendship is about to be put to the test.
You can’t really go wrong with a Jane Costello novel, but this one? This one is perfect. I adored Lauren – heck, for the first time in a long time, I adored every single character in the book. The setting was lovely and the dialogue often had me in stitches. The scenes between Lauren and her long-time crush, fellow school-teacher Edwin, were comedy gold. In amongst all of that, there are some really poignant moments, too.
Laugh-out-loud funny and just as sweet, Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel is the perfect spring read. I’m rooting for a sequel!