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Where the Rhythm Takes You
Where the Rhythm Takes You | Sarah Dass
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Inspired by Jane Austens Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life at the Plumeria, her familys gorgeous seaside resort in Tobago. But what once seemed like paradise is starting to feel more like purgatory. Its been two years since Reynas mother passed away, two years since Aidenher childhood best friend, first kiss, first love, first everythingleft the island to pursue his music dreams. Reynas friends are all planning their futures and heading abroad. Even Daddy seems to want to move on, leaving her to try to keep the Plumeria running. And thats when Aiden comes roaring back into her lifeas a VIP guest at the resort. Aiden is now one-third of DJ Bacchanalthe latest, hottest music group on the scene. While Reyna has stayed exactly where he left her, Aiden has returned to Tobago with his Grammy-nominated band and two gorgeous LA socialites. And he may (or may not be) dating one of them What a delightful debut! Its like the perfect island vacation: breezy, warm, romantic, lots of soul searching, and full to the brim with love. Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author
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Bookwormjillk
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#12booksof21 #12booksof2021 October

This modern day version of Austen‘s Persuasion set in Tobago worked so well. It was great on audio!

Andrew65 Great choice. 2w
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Bookwormjillk
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I absolutely loved this retelling of Jane Austen‘s Persuasion set in Tobago. It was a perfect mix of homage to a classic and modern themes. The narrator was excellent as well. #PemberLittens #20in4 book 1 of 6.

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3mo
CaramelLunacy That sounds fun - we don't get enough Persuasion retellings! 3mo
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Andrea313
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This was a quick, enjoyable adaptation of Persuasion in one of my favorite settings to date. I don't believe I've read anything previously that's been set on the island of Tobago, and I loved the descriptions of the many flowers and trees, the music, the ocean...the writing was so evocative. I definitely recommend this to my fellow #PemberLittens and #YA fans!

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MeganAnn
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Persuasion retelling #pemberlittens

This was absolutely delightful. I loved the sense of place this story gets being set in Tobago. Reyna‘s artists soul had me hooked from the beginning and Aiden‘s music makes him the perfect match for her. I loved seeing our Persuasion characters reimagined in this setting and enjoyed how the author brought a little empathy to the characters that aren‘t very nice in the original. I couldn‘t put it down! 5⭐️

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Emily92Bibliophile
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I‘ve been having a hard time connecting with current / contemporary MC‘s recently. Also, retellings of classics are hard. For me, this one was slow and I was already past halfway point and not very invested. I try to give myself 100 pages or middle of the book to see if I am hooked on the story. If not, I DNF it. 📚it‘s a neat idea, but not for me 🥲

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Started working on getting new books into the library system to be ready for kids on Thursday. Had to check this one out! Retelling of Jane Austen‘s “Persuasion “ - hope it is good!