Author: Trish Perry
Publisher: Summerside Press
Rachel Stanhope tries to see the good in everyone. But Josh Reegan tests even her good graces when they meet outside her Arlington, Virginia, dance studio in 1951. He'’s attractive, yet his cynicism and cockiness are hard to tolerate.
A journalist and former World War II Air Force pilot, Josh considers ballroom dancing a frivolous waste of time. Although Rachel’s confident nature is a refreshing challenge, he wouldn’'t tangle with her if his newspaper hadn'’t assigned him to cover her studio’s competitionin New York City.
Between the melodrama of ballroom antics and the real drama of political corruption, Rachel and Josh have their hands full. The last thing either of them expects is mutual need and support. But once they stop dancing around the truth, the results are unforgettable.
UNFORGETTABLE is an older book that finally crossed my reading path. I couldn't wait to start it as Ms. Perry's beach fiction and her tea room fiction are some of my favorites. This one has a slightly different flavor, a hard core reporter, sniffing after the story that will make --or cost--his dream career, and a dance studio owner who is struggling to get over a painful past and win her father's approval.
Josh stuck his foot in his mouth quite a lot, but I love the humor in the book when he begins to think of Rachel's name as "Sorry, Rachel" and calls himself an "ox". My heart was in my throat at the end of the book as it came upon the scenes that will make or break Rachel's and Josh's dreams.
If you missed UNFORGETTABLE when it first came out as I did, then please pick up a copy now. Bargain priced at Amazon, you can get a new copy for $5.00. 320 pages. 5 stars.