Dancing Away With My Heart - Kait Nolan

Dancing Away With My Heart

By Kait Nolan

  • Release Date: 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 218 Ratings


Reunion Prom? Is this really a thing?

In Wishful it is. Lexi Morales never imagined her life would turn into the premise for an 1980s teen movie. But when her big high school trauma hit like a ton of bricks, she spent the next decade trying to hide the truth. After years of careful avoidance, she's back in town to care for her injured mother, just in time for the high school reunion she never planned to attend—a reunion that evokes memories she's tried to forget.

Wishful's friendly neighborhood photographer, Zach Warren, has no idea why he and his best friend drifted apart. But from the first, flashbulb moment he sees Lexi all grown up, she's all he can think about—and his thoughts keep straying right out of the friendzone.

Zach’s offer of temporary employment while she’s in town should be a perfect fit, but acting like she's never thought of him as more than a friend turns out to be harder than Lexi ever expected. All she wants to do is get through this with her secret—and her heart—intact. One thing's for sure: Lexi is NOT going to this prom.

But what if ten years is just the right amount of time for Zach to finally get a clue?


  • Lexi and Zach ❤️💙

    By Moe 🤗
    It was a good read, I started and I couldn’t put it down. If you like small town stories, with small time humor you would love this book! You can relate to all the people in this book! Thanks you Looking forward to the next one!
  • Proms and dances! Oh my!

    By ricin2
    I loved this one. So simply done and yet so much of emotion and nostalgia packed into it. And it’s heartening to read about Zach and Lexy. A must read for anyone that has faced heartache in high school. And most of us have!!
  • 5 stars

    By NewEarthorBust
    Light, inspiring love story. This author’s novels always uplift my mood.
  • My heart ached & rejoiced!!!

    By wnf4521
    Who wouldn’t want the chance to go back & say or do (or NOT SAY OR DO!) something they regretted. My heart ached & rejoiced. A truly delightful read!
  • Dancing Away With My Heart - Sweet Heat!

    By Wahoora
    I love any opportunity to return to Wishful and Dancing Away With My Heart is no exception. Once again, Kait Nolan captures the intimacy of small town living as Lexi returns to her hometown to help care for her mother and runs in to her long lost best friend and former secret love Zach. Zach and Lexi slowly fall into step again but both struggle in resuming their friendship each holding back. Although a novella, Kait renders such rich character development for which she is known and leaves the reader routing for these characters to have their HEA. -- I received an advance complimentary copy of this book and am delighted to voluntarily offer this review.
  • Another winner

    By Nonahrose
    Dancing away with my heart I read this book in one day. It was another great installment of the Wishful series. Lexi and Zach Were best friends growing up; like too peas in a pod. However they went their separate ways after high school. Now Lexi back in town and can she keep avoiding Zach like she has the last decade? You don’t want to miss their heartfelt story. I just love Kait books. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Second Chances

    By bri_galv
    *spoilers* Kait Nolan always makes me feel some type of way with her books and it was no different with this book. I laughed, I smiled, and I cried - it was a rollercoaster of emotions from beginning to end for me. Zach is the cool guy, the one everyone loves, he’s laid back and just wants to enjoy the time he has with friends. So, when his high school best friend comes back to Wishful after years of not seeing her, he jumps at the chance to hang out with her, but still wonders what caused her to push him away all those years ago. Lexi has been running away from Wishful and Zach for a decade. She has never gotten over his rejection and has never dealt with it either. For fear of Zach finding out why she left, she agrees to work alongside him at his photo company, as well as hang out with him outside of that work. Soon, she’s remembering why she felt the things she did and is scared to face that rejection, again and is prepared to run back to Texas where she now lives as soon as her mom recovers. But, Zach isn’t going to let her go that easily, again. Especially now that he knows why she left and that he feels that same way and has, maybe, always felt the same way. Kait tells a beautiful story of two best friends who were maybe always supposed to cross paths and end up together. A beautiful story filled with laughter and tears. Kait never disappoints and I guarantee you won’t be one you finish Dancing Away With My Heart. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
  • Back for a visit

    By angie1229
    A visit to Wishful is always welcome! This story introduced Lexi, and paired her up with Zack Warren, who I first met in Just For This Moment, as photographer for the newspaper. I felt a bit of a disconnect when there was no mention of that part of his background, but I still enjoyed the new story. In fact, the story was realistic enough that I could definitely feel Lexi’s pain and embarrassment. But the ending more than made up for any uncomfortable moments!
  • Second chance for Lexi

    By Nettie1114
    I loved Dancing Away With My Heart! Lexi returns to the town of Wishful after 10 years to help her mother and runs in to her best friend Zack. Zack doesn’t understand why Lexi stopped being his best friend and is clueless yet he wants her to work with him in his photography business. Kait Nolan wrote a wonderful story of best friends, misunderstandings and second chance love. She is one of my favorite authors and I love her characters in the town of Wishful I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Love Wishful...and Zach & Lexi

    By Cheryl33610
    As a fan of friends-to-lovers romance, as well as the Wishful series by Kait Nolan, I was excited to read Lexi and Zach’s story. While Lexi has been living with hurt feelings since high school, Zach’s been missing his best friend and doesn’t understand why she backed away from him. I can totally understand Lexi’s heartbreak, but she needs to be brave and share those feelings with Zach. And while Zach is super excited to see Lexi again, he’s clueless as to the more than friends connection with Lexi. Great characters, an easy read that I couldn’t put down and lots of romance are exactly what I receive every time I pick up a book by Kait Nolan. You can dive into the series at any point, because although they exist in the same world, each book is a stand-alone.