Missy Malone is about to marry Dan Benson. You are cordially invited to attend the wedding, in Las Vegas.
As you might expect, these two will encounter a few bumps on the way to their big day. But this is Missy and Dan—you know they’ll overcome any obstacle in their path. Their friends will all be with them on their journey toward wedded bliss. The question is: which of them will be able to overcome some pretty major obstacles of their own?
You’ll have to accept the invitation, and join the gang in Vegas to find out who else is getting married, who isn’t, and who’s expecting a baby!
This book is NOT intended to be read as a stand alone story. It's a chance for my lovely readers who have enjoyed Summer Lake 1-7 to attend Missy and Dan's wedding, and to catch up with all the other couples.
If you haven't yet started the series, you can get Book 1 - Love Like You've Never Been Hurt FREE
The earlier books can be read as a stand alones – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.
Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding
Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch!
Book 1: Mason
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta
A Chance and a Hope series
These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.
Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance
The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country.
Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies
The Davenports Series
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.
Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid
About the Author
Hi, I'm SJ, a coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I'm a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can't write without coffee.
I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of non fiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago and I returned to Romance to find my escape.
I write 'Sweet N Steamy' stories because to me there is enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships and happily-ever-afters, just like the ones I write.
These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I'm not reading or writing you'll find me just down the road in the park - Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way :0)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Disappointed. The previous books in the series were better by far.
Love SJ McCoy's books. This was no exception. The characters from previous books make appearances. It's nice to visit with "old friends".
How fun to revisit all the couples in Summer Lake - plus a few extras I hope to see more of - in this long weekend in Las Vegas. There was a lot of ground to cover, and a lot of POVs, but that was part of the fun. At times the narrative switched seamlessly between characters, and it became akin to being at the various events, moving from group of friends to group of friends, and thereby moving across the landscape of the story. Call me a realist, but I liked that some of the characters - despite having had their own happy ending in their featured book - were realizing that relationships aren't all buttermilk and bananas. They take work. That is life. So seeing characters working through some schtuff made me happy. I also loved the surprises - not surprises for me, as a reader they were a bit predictable - but the characters scheming up surprises for each other. Overall the various storylines were sweet and entertaining. The characters, as usual, are very well drawn and consistent. I never got confused about whose head I was in, or surprised by things that were out of character. I was even moved to tears by at least two scenes. As usual, there were a couple of characters I wanted to beat on the head with a...(looking around Las Vegas for something suitable to use)...maraca to make them see sense, but there are people IRL that I want to do that to, also, so nothing new there. As far as the location, there was really very little of Las Vegas to be found. I didn't get a real sense of place. Then again, Las Vegas is really a character in its own right - a big, flamboyant character that could easily run away with the book, so while I missed it a bit, the story was about the characters from Summer Lake, so I understand why it wasn't there in big, full color. Another thing that was utterly missing, but not missed (since I only just realized it as I am writing this review) is the steamy part of the Sweet & Steamy romances. Again, there was really just too much going on to want to visit each couple in the bedroom. The Wedding Dance is a solid addition to the Summer Lake Romances. You won't want to read it if you haven't read the other books. It just won't make sense at worst, and at best, you won't care about any of the characters, since most of them have been developed in the previous books. (You can get away without having read the Remington Ranch books, although there is crossover mention of the Montanans.) Fair warning, it ends on a bit of a...not really a cliffhanger, but the final three words say it all: "Wait and see."
As always, i loved this book. I laughed and i cried. Looking forward to the next book
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: “I didn’t say a woman asks for what she wants. She tells him what she wants. Men are simple creatures. They’re like dogs. If you give them a clear command, tell them what you want, they go off and do it and they’re all proud of themselves for pleasing you. If you don’t spell it out in no uncertain terms, they go off and do things by themselves, and it’s usually something you don’t like. Then you’re pissed at them, they’re pissed at themselves, because they hate to screw up, and they’re also pissed at you because they were trying to please you and you’re still not happy.” My Review: The Wedding Dance is the first of this delightful series that is not a stand-alone volume. Instead, it provides a detailed update and continuation of the previous story-lines of all the prior installments, and intersects and connects the couples and supporting characters during the planning, preparation, and finally the attendance of a Las Vegas wedding. The plot is quite active with many new story-lines and heart felt moments. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and am already looking forward to the next installment. Poor Ben, his story is long overdue.
SJ McCoy has definitely outdone herself with The Wedding Dance. You will laugh. You will cry--happy tears--while reading this latest novel in McCoy's Summer Lake series. The novel takes place over the 2 week period leading leading up to Dan and Missy's wedding in Las Vegas. Without giving away any spoilers, things don't go as smoothly as Missy and Dan would like. But, they do have their wedding dance in the end. Catching up with all the Summer Lake folks is definitely a big part of this book. Jack and Emma, Holly and Pete (that's a whole other subplot, but one that has a HEA), Michael and his Meggie (with a surprise), Chance and Kenzie (with another surprise), Smoke just trying to get a little one-on-one time with Laura, Gabe and Renee trying to keep up, April meets Eddie, and Nate moves to town. And, we get to meet new people--Dan and Jack's mom (who is making noises about moving to Summer Lake to be near her grands), Lilly (who owns the stables and has a secret crush), and, finally we all get to meet the infamous Charlotte. The Wedding Dance definitely is one you cannot put down.