Poll Dancer (Push and Pole book 1) by Laura Heffernan @LH_Writes @MS_birdlady #HungryReadersGames20

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When politics meets pole fitness, Mel’s life flips upside-down.

After Mel’s disastrous promotional video goes viral,  a “family values” group launches a protest against her dance studio. Their leader isn’t just trying to stop her from teaching—he’s using Mel as a moral scapegoat for his own senate campaign. If he wins, he threatens to change the laws to keep all pole dancing out of their community.

Mel’s no politician, but she’s not not going down without a fight. Since running for office beats unemployment, she decides to face off against him. She hires a campaign manager and tosses her hat in the ring. There’s just one problem: voters don’t understand pole. Mel needs to change her image, fast. If she can’t get the people on her side, she won’t have a business to save. Worse, Mel finds herself falling for her campaign manager, Daniel, but she can’t tell if he likes Mel the dancer or Melody the candidate.

For Mel, the hardest part of running for office may be protecting her heart.

Poll Dancer is a fun, witty update on My Fair Lady, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.

The Review: Look at the last line of that blurb. “a fun, witty update on My Fair Lady, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.” And that’s exactly what this is!! 

So we meet Melody as she prepares for a video to promote her pole dancing classes. It goes horrendously wrong and already I’m rooting for this strong, independent, sassy and so likeable athlete (and trying not to snigger).

One of the most stunning elements of this book is that each chapter begins with an in depth description of various pole dancing moves. They were so descriptive I could absolutely picture them and I was both in awe and absolutely stunned by their beauty. But back to the story. Mel’s classes are shut down by a politician who’s preaching family values and Mel, who has a qualification in politics, comes to the conclusion that she needs to run opposite him. This is where it gets doubly interesting as we meet the loveliest campaign manager and a team that mightn’t be as positive as he.

The comedy was spot on, with a number of short out loud moments. The romance was fantastic, politics intriguing and the drama rom com perfection. Beyond enjoyable and so recommended and I can’t wait to read book 2!

Rating: 5/5

 

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