Falling for Her Soldier by Ophelia London
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, look! I actually wrote a review finally!
Falling for Her Solider by Ophelia London was a five star read.
Ellie used to be a ballerina but now she teaches ballet after an accident that caused her to not be able to dance anymore. She met Charlie online when he started emailing her about her brother Sam getting hurt when they were away for the Army. He was there for her as a friend and then the emails stopped two months later.
Things kind of spiral for him when he meets Ellie in person and her brother Sam, who is his best friend, introduces him as his nickname everybody calls him…Hunter. Charlie doesn’t want to be called Hunter anymore since Ellie because only bad past memories represent the nickname.
I ended up liking this book almost from the start. I was looking for some romance after reading young adult fantasty and it provided that for me.
I’m a sucker for anything about dancing. I love Step Up, Save the Last Dance and stuff like that. This book was interesting to me because I haven’t read a dancing book in awhile.(plotwise, the book didn’t actually dance!)
Charlie signed up for a volunteering event when Ellie did and got roped into learning how to dance, and the dance they decided to perform was the tango. This resulted in funny moments like when Ellie asked Charlie what his experiences were and he thought she meant something else. And then when they danced the tango to Elvis, Ellie had an “Oh my!” thought that was actually pretty funny.
As far as romance goes, this was pretty clean. It was more flirty than anything. I liked the fact that there were also elements of Dirty Dancing in it. It’s a good book if you are looking for a light, flirty romance that also involves dancing. Definitely a five star read!