Thursday, July 28, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: It Started with a Dance (Pacific Grove University #2) by Tinia Montford

Title: It Started with a Dance
Series: Pacific Grove University #2
Author: Tinia Montford
Publisher: 735 Emerald Press LLC
Publication Date: July 28th 2022
Print Length: 384 pages
Genre: New Adult Romantic Comedy


It’s double time for Cami Clinton…

Dance is in Cami’s blood, but a bombshell diagnosis puts her on the sidelines. Now returning for her senior year of college, she’s determined to prove she is the dancer she once was. Each year, at the end of the semester, the campus hosts a dance festival. Cami knows this is her shot at redemption, but while at a party, things go horribly wrong and Cami suddenly has a new boyfriend: Marsh Lincoln.

Marsh Lincoln has two left feet…

He doesn’t dance. A nasty accident haunts Marsh and he’s just ready to graduate. Until he’s told he’s missing credits. The only class left to fill his missing credits? Ballroom dancing. To make matters worse, his girlfriend breaks-up with him in front of everyone at a party, leaving him with a new girlfriend he’s never met before…

It takes two to tango…

Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy when you’ve just met. When the lines between what’s real and pretend blurs, they have to ask themselves: Can you catch feelings for something that’s all pretend?

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The Church of 8 Wheels vibrated with life. Tourists, students, and locals streamed in, and from the renovated church, old 70s disco tracks blasted from the inside each time the doors opened and closed.

Cami squealed, her head darting from side to side. “Can we play air hockey? I’m a pro at air hockey.”

He steered her away from the arcade machines. “After we talk to a few people.”

“Do you promise? Promise me. Ooh, there’s a zombie shooting game. Let’s do that instead. Well… it’ll scare me and I’ll have nightmares for a few days, but it’s fine. The shooting games give more tickets.”

“We’re not here to win prizes, remember?” Marsh bent and spoke in her ear.

Intertwining his fingers with hers, they merged into the throng of skaters. She gasped, clutching onto his arm as she took baby steps and clenched her eyes shut. He chuckled before his eyes scanned the crowd. An older woman blasted past them backward.

“Woah, she got skills,” Cami muttered. “Now, if you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?”


Marsh studied her, trying not to focus on how the spot she held him tingled like a live wire. Or the brief disappointment he felt when she released him, growing confident in each step. Was this what he was going to have to deal with? Her wreaking havoc in his life? He thought he put all of that chaos behind him, but Cami was going to stir it back up.

“We need to get to know each other, duh. We talked about this earlier dumb-dumb.”

Deja, Winter, and Ezra disappeared into the crowd, either skating or hanging out with other students from campus.

Marsh sputtered. “Did you call me dumb-dumb?”

“What movie?”

Cami clomped her feet rapidly as they turned the corner, and he bit his bottom lip to stop from laughing.

The Godfather.

Cami made a face. “The Godfather? Is that really a good movie or are people just hyping it up because it’s all about the mafia?”

“You’ve never seen The Godfather?”

Cami shook her head, suddenly leaning forward too far, and he pulled her back.

“You’re from Texas. Shouldn’t you like The Lone Ranger or True Grit?”

“First of all, just because I’m from Texas doesn’t mean I like cowboys—”

“So, you don’t like cowboys?”

He didn’t bother to fight the smile as he shook his head in amused frustration. For the last few years, he felt as if he’d been stuck in limbo, and just a few days with Cami was like he’d been struck back down to earth. Exposed and feeling things he didn’t want to. Emotions he tried to escape from.

“I do.”

Cami snorted.

“That’s beside the point. You’re stereotypin’ me. You know what; not just me but all Texans.”

“You sound all country when you say it like that.”

He rolled his eyes and she giggled.

“Anyway… The Lone Ranger is a TV show. Not a movie.”

“But Johnny Depp was in it.”

His head began to hurt.
Tinia (TUH-NIA) Montford is a Pisces who’s a sap for romance, especially when there’s (tons of) kissing. Loves eighties sitcoms and will consume anything with chocolate. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in English and Graphic Design.

She is a world traveler having climbed a volcano in Nicaragua, scaled Angkor Wat in the blistering sun, and roamed the Acropolis of Athens. Oh, she also dabbles in short stories occasionally.

If you can’t catch her writing, you can bet she’s overindulging on poke bowls, listening to the same four songs, or chilling with her adorbs doggie. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction.

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