Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty by Stacy Juba – Book Review

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty by Stacy Juba – Book Review

Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty by Stacy Juba

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty
Storybook Valley Book Two

Author – Stacy Juba
Publisher – CreateSpace
Pages – 240
Released – 16th February 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1983903847
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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This Sleeping Beauty isn’t sure she wants to wake up…Dance instructor Rory Callahan likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had. Unfortunately, he’s the grandson of her family’s archrival and she doesn’t want to disappoint them. After all, her parents imagine her as a proper princess – hence her namesake Aurora, AKA Sleeping Beauty.

Complicating matters, Rory’s also dealing with a surgeon boyfriend who’s perfect for her (sort of), an obnoxious boss, and desperate dance moms. Kyle wants to change her whole life, but Rory doesn’t like the stakes. After all, princesses are the ones who get the happy endings. . .aren’t they?

This sweet romantic comedy is a standalone and can be read on its own. All books in the series can be read in any order so jump in at any time. The Storybook Valley books are the perfect beach reads. If you love small town romance, theme parks, fairy tale fun, and amazing love stories, then Storybook Valley will be your new favorite series.

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‘Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty’ is the second book in the Storybook Valley series by Stacy Juba, the first book ‘Fooling Around with Cinderella‘, I reviewed back in December 2015.

In this second book, we meet Rory (Aururo Rose Callahan), who is the younger sister of one of the main characters in book one, Dylan, who is the general manager of Storybook Valley, an amusement park similar to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, owned by the Callahan family.

Rory is a dance instructor whose life revolves around teaching children choreographed routines for competitions and dealing with ‘dance mums’ and a boss who is just as bad as the mums.

One evening on her way home she trips over a pet carrier and falls hurting herself. The pet carrier containing Turbo the Hedgehog belongs to Kyle Thorne who works for Storybook Valley’s main rival the local zoo. He is funny and charming unlike her boyfriend Dr. Brad Walker who has made it perfectly clear to Rory that she comes second to his work and that he isn’t ready to settle down and move their relationship on.

Rory and Kyle hit it off instantly but she has always been the sensible one, is it time to let go off her rigid life and have some fun and adventures with Kyle?

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty is an easy to read, short novel. It might be the second in a series but it is fine to read as a standalone. The setting is fun and exciting, especially as you don’t find many books set within a fairy tale theme park.

There is lots of laugh-out-loud moments as well as heart-warming ones too and the book really comes alive once Kyle and Rory meet. This is pure chick-lit from beginning to end. My only little niggle is how many characters there were. I had to make notes to remember them all.

If you are after a clean, sweet read that has wonderful characters and a perfect setting, plus, can be read in one or two sittings then Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty is the book to choose.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Stacy Juba Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty

Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths.

She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also the founder of the Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors with fairy tale-themed romance novels.

When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her editing and online course business Shortcuts for Writers.

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26 Responses

  1. Bentley says:

    Great review Stacey! This definitely sounds like a cute read and I can see why it would appeal to a broad audience.

  2. DJ Sakata says:

    I like tossing in light reads that make me giggle snort to give my poor heart a rest between thrillers

  3. Emma Mane says:

    Super review. Not heard of this series before.

  4. Kathy West says:

    Seems very interesting

  5. Lauren Elena says:

    This book sounds so sweet! I’m already rooting for Rory and Kyle. I’m going to look it up!

  6. Nadene @totallyaddictedtoreading says:

    I am not familiar with this one, but this does sound interesting.

  7. Katie @ Book Ink Reviews says:

    Aww this one seems sweet and light. I need the break like this sometimes.

  8. Robin Taylor says:

    Great review. I enjoy shorter stories from time-to-time.

  9. Gemma says:

    What a fun idea for a setting.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  10. Tasha says:

    This sounds like a sweet story. I still need to get around to reading a modern fairy-tale / retelling.

  11. Shelley w says:

    I like it

  12. Thank you. I think it will appeal to a lot of people who want a fun, quick read.

  13. Me too, I read mainly thrillers these days so it’s nice to add something different to the mix.

  14. Brilliant, I hope you enjoy their story.

  15. I know that feeling.

  16. Thanks. I do too.

  17. It is super sweet and a real good read.

  18. Great review!

  19. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Stacey! I am so happy you enjoyed the book and reading about Rory and Kyle! It was so fun to write.

  20. Stacy L. Juba says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review., Stacey. This made my day. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading about Rory and Kyle!