Flirty Dancing



Bea Hogg is shy but fiery inside.  When national dance competition Star Wars comes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up.  It’s just a shame her best friend agreed to enter with school super-cow Pearl Harris.  Bea will fight back!  But when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be Pearl’s boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.

A warm, nuanced and hilarious story about friendship, fortitude … and dancing, Flirty Dancing is book one of the Ladybirds series.

Flirty Dancing is published in the UK and Commonwealth by Bloomsbury and in the USA by Feiwel and Friends.

Praise for Flirty Dancing:

“An absolute gem.  Fresh, funny, romantic, and lighthearted… The perfect choice for Geek Girl fans looking for something new.” (The Bookseller)

“smart, fresh and funny” (Booktrust)  Books of the Year 2015

“Flirty Dancing is sure to draw in an army of fans”  (The Ink Pellet)

“Spunky fun” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A brilliant debut” (Uncorked Thoughts)

“A must read and I don’t say that often” (Luna’s Little Library)

“Snorting, unbridled & unattractive laughing…brilliant'” (theDivaBookNerd)

Buy it now:   Amazon, Bloomsbury, HiveWaterstonesWHSmithFoyles and local bookshops everywhere!

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  1. OMG! Just fin reading this book… COOL! I would adore to have Ollie ‘The Hug’ Matthews dance jive with me any day! I know from my own experience… someone like PEARL HARRIS is not the kind of girl you wanna be BFF’S with… Someone like that would be bitchy enough to be that idiotish that I just can’t think about a girl at my uni like that… UHHHH!

      1. Hi Ellie – I’m so pleased you like Flirty Dancing! Guilty secret: I’m actually going to read it again myself at Christmas. I love Ollie & Bea!! The second book, LOVE BOMB is about Betty: it opens on her 15th birthday. Every birthday she gets a letter from her mum who died when Betty was two, but this year Betty doesn’t want to read the letter, maybe because it’s the last one. Then lots of things happen: Betty meets a new boy, Toby (who is a v good looking, but a bit scary), upsets all her friends and joins a band…Bea, Ollie, Emma, Kat and Pearl are all in it. I really hope you read it because it’s probably my favourite book that I’ve written! xx Jen

  2. Hi jenny! Your book is amazing, I would take Ollie over “The Pink Ladies” any day! Absolutly loved it and read it far too quick! Was wondering what the second book to flirty dancing is called, I would love to buy it and cant wait to find out what happens next! Xx

    1. Hey Emma! Thank you so much. I’m a pretty big Ollie fan too. The second book is called Love Bomb and Bea and Ollie make an appearance in it (along with Emma) but mainly it’s Betty’s story. There’s lots of singing, windsurfing, jokes and doughnuts too! I really hope you read it. xxJenny

  3. Oh my goodness! I love your book so much I actually couldn’t put it down after I read it! It was so good!!! Do you think you’ll be doing a second book!
    PS. If you are I seriously can’t wait!!!!!!

    1. Hi Alexia Thank you so much!! What a lovely message to get on a rainy Friday night. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed Flirty Dancing. I loved writing it! There are three more books in the series: Love Bomb (Betty’s story), Sunkissed (Kat’s story) and Star Struck will be published soon. I really hope you read them. Bea is in all of them. I’ve been writing a new book this evening all about a girl who is obsessed with the cosmos. Hope you are having a good weekend. xx Jen

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