Uncaged Review – A Night at the Tropicana by Chanel Cleeton

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A Night at the Tropicana
Chanel Cleeton
Romance Short Story

Cuba in the 1930s is the backdrop for a vibrant short story about the rhythms of the heart and the twists of fate that echo through time by the New York Times bestselling author of Next Year in Havana.

Havana, 1939: It’s opening night at the famed Tropicana nightclub. Cuban American college student Natalie Trainer, on vacation from Miami, is watching from the sidelines—as usual. Then comes an invitation to dance from a handsome stranger named Antonio. Normally cautious and reserved, Natalie somehow finds herself saying yes. A tiny thrill of rebellion, of taking a chance, and Natalie’s in heaven. Will her first step into this unfamiliar realm set a new course for her life, or only tonight?


Uncaged Review: This is a short, sweet story of a young lady who goes on vacation with her parents to Cuba in 1939, and meets Antonio at the famed nightclub, Tropicana. About love lost and found, the author does a great job having you care about the characters in a short amount of space. I can’t give away too much, but if you have an hour to spare, this is a perfect interlude to your day and a great introduction to this author. Yes, it’s short and sweet, and sometimes that’s exactly what we need. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars