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Dancing with a Royal by Tomi Tabb Review

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

“‘David, even if you were a poor shoemaker, you would make me the happiest woman in the world. I love your mind, your heart, and your gentle soul. I love your drive and your determination. I want to be with you forever and always, wherever life may take us.’”

Things I adored:

🇬🇧 London Setting

🏹 History & Sightseeing

💃 Dance references

🐻 Clare Bear nickname

🤴 A prince who isn't who he seems at first glance

💋 That classic Tabb swoon!

🍿🎥 Read this novel is you like movies like: The Prince & Me, Princess Diaries, What a Girl Wants, Fred Astaire Dance Movies, Let’s Dance, and High Strung

Tomi Tabb has officially become my rainy day author! I can always count on her for a wonderful story that sweeps me away with wonderful characters and a sweet story, but with lots of swoon. I absolutely love how she delivers steamy kisses in a sweet and clean way! It’s absolutely perfect! And as always I love traveling with her characters :) It’s one of my favorite aspects about picking up one of her novels! As someone who loves to dance, I was taken with the references and care that was taken in portraying a dancer’s life accurately! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! Another wonderful novel from Tabb!

CW: None, this is a clean and sweet romance!

”In a conversation with Amanda a week ago, she would have given a resounding no as her answer, yet the more time she spent with David, the more she was prepared to give everything up for him. In the back of her mind, Clara knew where her heart was.”

Discussion Questions


Book Lover Questions:

What was your favorite quality about David?

  • The way he doesn't act like royalty

  • How he treats Clara

  • Other (answer in the discussion section 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻)

  • His shoemaking hobby

Do you enjoy the rags to riches trope?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Depends how it's written

Are you more likely to pick up a book if there's travel involved?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Depends on the destination

Have you been to London

  • Yes

  • No

  • I want to go!

Do you like Dancer books?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Depends how it's written!

Hopeless Romantic Questions:

David's nickname for Clara is Clara Bear. Do you like nicknames in a relationship?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Depends what they are

Given the first impression of David would you have given him another chance?

  • 0%Yes

  • 0%No

  • 0%Unsure

You can vote for more than one answer.

Clara and David have a swoony, whirlwind romance. Could you have said "yes" so quickly?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure

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