The strongest bodybuilder in Emerson isn’t a match for my focus.
Emerson Dance is one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. And I got kicked off the team right before nationals because my curves don’t “fit.” Not their idea of a perfect dancer’s body and definitely not their costume.
I’m going to enter the competition on my own and show them that every body is a dancer’s body. It will mean practicing in the gym with the bodybuilders, but I can shove my nerves – and my attraction to Carter McCormac – aside long enough to win.
My reputation, and my future, depend on it.
Title: Curvy Girls Can’t Dance (The Curvy Girl Club, #7)
Author: Kelsie Stelting
Publication Date: May 22, 2021
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I’ve really been loving this series, but I think this is one of my least favorites in it (which is so surprising since #6 was my fav).
Like the other books in this series, this book offers a lot of body positivity, which I love. Stelting has a way of making everyone, especially curvy girls, feel beautiful and wanted and worth it. So no matter the plot of the book, at least that much is consistent in this series. The message is spot on and one that everyone can use every now and then.
The Curvy Girl Club was amazing, as per usual, as well. They were encouraging and supportive and truly just the best group of friends to have around. And we got a little sneak peak of our couple from book 6 which is always a treat.
Now there were a few things that made this book kinda meh for me. The first was the romance. I felt like Carter and Adriel connected really quickly and way too easily and then things were just great between them. I was missing the tension and the longing. I was also missing the connection. Things were just too good to be true between them. I wasn’t feeling it.
Also, for some reason, each scene and chapter was really quick. Like, I was missing the depth in them. And sometimes, I felt like we were getting more filler than helpful chapters. There was a plot, thank goodness, it just didn’t feel like it was filling out the book well.
Overall, while this wasn’t my favorite of the series, I’m happy to continue reading the subsequent books. Stelting has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to see what else she creates.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.