Don’t Mean a Thing by Renee Conoulty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ever wondered what it’s like to live on an air force base in Darwin? Macie Harman is about to find out. She’s about to find so much more than crocodiles, snakes of the two-legged kind and dance moves she never knew she had.
A fun tale of commitment and love, of finding yourself and the partner of your dreams, of discovering friendship where you least expect to, and of course, new starts. Well-edited, full of humour, excitement and sexy dance moves. This debut from Renee Conoulty is a refreshingly different read in Women’s Fiction.
What if you finally took the lead, but life refused to follow?
Thirty-year-old introvert, Macie Harman, has finally found a career she is passionate about, and after months of training, she’s begun her new job in the Royal Australian Air Force. Leaving behind her family, friends, and the life she knew, Macie has travelled to the other side of the country where the only person she knows is Rachael, the extroverted girl she went through basic training with. Everywhere Macie goes, Rachael is there too.
While looking for a way to widen her circle of friends in her new town, Macie discovers a local swing dancing class. The jazz music captures her heart, and Matt, the sexy swing dancer, sweeps her off her feet. Matt has claimed the tropical Northern Territory as home and has no plans to leave. He loves his teaching career with its predictable routine and has a great bunch of friends. All he wants now is the right girl to make his house a home.
Military life is tougher than Macie expected, and not everyone can deal with the inevitable separations and last minute changes. Is this exciting but unpredictable life something Macie wants to fight for, or could she give it up and put down roots with Matt?