Saturday, June 2, 2012

Review of Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark


Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?


This was a pretty good book.  I really enjoyed the southern charm.  This author took factual bits of information from a town and turned them into an upbeat romantic comedy.

The main character Julia, opens the book with her world being turned upside down.  She arrives back home only to find that her career has taken her for a loop.  Her boss is a part of her past and she isn't sure how to deal with it.

Her jet set mediocre life gets a facelift as she travels to Eufaula, Alabama for the story that will make or break her career.  There, she runs into Shug, PD, Roger and many other eclectic characters from the southern town.

Julia can't seem to catch a break.  Hilarity ensues as she gets stuck in one sticky situation after another.  The whole time, she doesn't realize how involved she is becoming in the story she is writing.

The author does a good job bringing the story to a close and tying up all the loose ends in a neat little bow.  The story was organized, efficient and fun.

The only thing missing in this story was the romance.  It was there, but there wasn't that exciting build up and overwhelming follow through.  The book could have expanded more in this department.

All in all, if you are looking for a fun southern charmer, then Dancing Naked in Dixie is for you:) 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Andrea :) I am so glad you liked the book and I LOVE your sparkly star rating!!

    I am thinking I can add a little more romance if I write a second book with Julia and Shug? I would love to find out what happens next with them :) And see if Mary Katherine comes back to haunt them!!! LOL

    I really appreciate you reviewing Dixie! xx, Lauren