Interpretive Hearts (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Interpretive Hearts
Author: Amanda Meuwissen
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 155
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5


Love is easy once you learn the steps.

In the competitive world of dance, Teddy was a flawless performer and hardass choreographer who students feared and admired in equal measure. But hip surgery ended the glamour and drama, and now Teddy is recovering at his beach house, lost and listless.

Until he meets Finn, his neighbor, who is too perfect, gorgeous, and kind to exist—but very ill timed. In a seaside town as small as theirs, they can’t avoid each other, especially since Finn is also Teddy’s new physical therapist. But Teddy isn’t the man he used to be, and though Finn flirts shamelessly with him, Teddy can’t believe a has-been dancer is worthy of someone so young and full of life.

Finn’s sunny smile is also hiding heartache. Pursuing Teddy challenges both his professionalism and his self-preservation, but if he can convince Teddy to trust him, maybe they both can heal.

This started out so sweetly with a grumpy older guy and his hot young neighbor.

It was one of those seemingly small town stories where everyone runs into everyone else all over town, and the shop owners and receptionists all know everyone’s business.

The setup was great. The way that Teddy meets Finn. The way that Finn literally swept him off his feet. I loved the sexually charged banter between the two of them. It was all very romantic and light.

Teddy was a dancer, but his hip protested his career choice and he had to have surgery. In response, he moved to the beach, alone, to take it easy. When he meets his neighbor, Finn, he comes up with a million excuses why it would never work. But Finn wants what he wants.

I really enjoyed most of the book. It was towards the end where things were wrapping up that it just began to get slow for me. It seemed like the direction of the story went more into their friends and family than with continuing their story, providing a bit of a letdown for me in the end.

I really enjoyed the characters. They were both very charming and fun, as were the friends and sisters. Overall, I enjoyed the read.

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Galley copy of Interpretive Hearts provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

I really enjoyed the characters. They were both very charming and fun, as were the friends and sisters. Overall, I enjoyed the read.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday