A Season to Dance
Book One, Seasons of Northridge
They let each other go once . . . will history repeat itself?
Olivia James and Zach Ryder were high school sweethearts, but at age eighteen, she left small-town Georgia for the bright lights and satin pointe shoes of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet. Seventeen years later, Olivia’s come home for her mother’s funeral, nursing an injury that could likely end her meteoric dance career. Being back home stirs up old heartache, and seeing Zach again is not on her to-do list. Her best bet is get in, get out—a week at most. Then she’ll return to Chicago to rehabilitate her injury and salvage her career. But best laid plans often go astray . . .
Zach has never really recovered from Olivia’s departure, even though he always knew she was destined for fame, while he was destined for small-town life. Now Olivia’s back and he’s determined to protect his heart. But when he learns she’s staying in town longer than originally planned, Zach knows they are going to have to face the past to move on. He’s just not prepared for the beautiful woman she’s become or the effect she still has on his heart.
Small towns being what they are, Zach and Olivia are constantly thrown into one another's paths, and it soon becomes apparent they still love each other. Will they give in to their rekindled desire and seize a second chance at happiness?
"A SEASON TO DANCE by Rebecca Heflin is a small town contemporary second chance romance with characters that evoke all of your emotions from high to low and vivid writing that makes you believe you are dancing right along with the heroine." ~ The Romance Reviews
“A SEASON TO DANCE, is, in short, a fantastic read for any fan of well-written contemporary romance.” ~ InD’tale Magazine
"Olivia James and Zach Ryder are excellent characters that are well crafted throughout the novel. Heflin has created an intriguing love story with enough material for her planned series." ~ The BookLife Prize
2019 Kathryn Hayes "When Sparks Fly" 2nd Place
2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards, Bronze
2019 Colorado Romance Writers The Beverley Contest Finalist
2019 Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest Finalist
2019 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill, Finalist
2019 Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers' Best Awards, Finalist
2019 RONE Awards, First Runner Up