Review: Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty

Posted March 6, 2018 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Prancing Around with Sleeping BeautyPrancing Around With Sleeping Beauty by Stacy Juba
Series: Storybook Valley #2
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on March 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, romance
Pages: 240
Format: ebook
Source: the author
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his Sleeping Beauty isn’t sure she wants to wake up…

Dance instructor Rory Callahan likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had.

Unfortunately, he’s the grandson of her family’s archrival and she doesn’t want to disappoint them. After all, her parents imagine her as a proper princess - hence her namesake Aurora, AKA Sleeping Beauty. Complicating matters, Rory’s also dealing with a surgeon boyfriend who’s perfect for her (sort of), an obnoxious boss, and desperate dance moms. Kyle wants to change her whole life, but Rory doesn’t like the stakes. After all, princesses are the ones who get the happy endings. . .aren’t they?

This sweet romantic comedy is a standalone and can be read on its own. All books in the series can be read in any order so jump in at any time.Welcome to Storybook Valley...Your Vacation Escape

The Storybook Valley books are the perfect beach reads. If you love small town romance, theme parks, fairy tale fun, and amazing love stories, then Storybook Valley will be your new favorite series. Look for the feel-good first novel in the series, Fooling Around With Cinderella.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When I reviewed Fooling Around with Cinderella I talked about how it fit perfectly into my obsession with series books. I love long in-depth romance series in which all the couples are intertwined. I love how you get to see how the previous couples are still happy and progressing while you read about a new couple falling in love. Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty was a perfect continuation in this theme.

This book was so cute. I loved Rory and her penchant to play it safe. Somedays, I wish I was like that. However, when I think about my life, I’m probably more of a risk taker. I once moved across the country, 3 days after my wedding, to attend a graduate program that I wasn’t yet accepted to, in a uhaul van, with no where to move into. Everything worked out for the best but I’m definitely one to put my faith in the future and blindly jump. Rory on the other hand, is willing to put aside her own happiness for the illusion of safety. She has a wet blanket surgeon for a boyfriend and a safe job that she hates at an ultra competitive dance studio. Luckily, she also has Kyle Thorne, the grandson of a rival theme park owner and family nemesis, to shake things up.

This book was exactly what I needed. I was in a massive slump. I hadn’t read all month. Then I picked up this book and it gave me a huge burst of energy. It’s fun and energetic and bright, everything you want in a romance novel. Plus it was a hilarious, quick read. I finished it in one sitting but it’s been on my mind ever since.

About the Author

Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. Stacy is also the founder of the Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors with fairytale-themed romance novels. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series.





One response to “Review: Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I’m so glad the book energized you – that makes me so happy that it provided an escape. Now onto writing book 3 – I think it’s going to be a Christmas in July premise, which will be fun to write.

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