A DREAM FOR LOVE
When the gavel hit the wooden block at the Possible Dreams Auction, Laurel Simmons sat in stunned silence. Her sister had lost her mind, purchasing a week’s vacation stay for two at actor Ryan Crandall’s beach house on Martha’s Vineyard. And then Tammy announced that she was giving the “dream” to Laurel as an early birthday present.
A month later, Laurel and her four-year-old daughter Gracie arrive at the luxurious house on Squibnocket Beach ready to swim, play, picnic and enjoy the peace and solitude together.
Laurel’s dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare when Hollywood bad boy Ryan Crandall shows up to escape his latest tabloid headlines. Ryan wants the woman and her child gone. Laurel wants him gone. Fate will bring them together for reasons neither one of them expected, but fate will also drive them apart.
Laurel has a past she needs to keep hidden. Her life and Gracie’s depend on it. Ryan has a past, and present, that’s been food for public consumption for over a decade. Will the past deprive them of a future? Or will they dare to dream a dream for love?
Seriously in love with Princess Gracie (Laurel's daughter). A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e doesn't do justice to the 'little squirt'. This is as much her story as it is Laurel's and Ryan's.
And speaking of Ryan. Ugh. When we first meet him he is definitely not hero material. Full of himself. Spoiled. Shallow. Womanizer. He is a product of all the vices that fame offers...until...Princess Gracie works her magic. That's when my frozen heart started melting, scene by delectable scene.
Laurel's not immune to 'Prince Ryan' either -- at least, the one under the four-year-old, mermaid-obsessed, little girl's spell. And Laurel has plenty of reasons to keep her guard up. Her past might not be as colourful as Ryan's, but it had some gritty moments that haunt her still.
A recurring inspirational theme based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 impact Ryan and Laurel, adding wonderful depth to their love story. "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." They must both embrace the truth of this scripture in order to have a chance at a future together.
As to the romance...Oh mercy, you might as well go ahead and order a second fainting couch now because you're going to wear the springs out on the first one after reading A Dream for Love. Swoon. Thud. Swoon. Thud. Swoon. Thud. That was me as I devoured page after page. Pure sizzling romance that gradually becomes more intense as the story progresses.
In fact, this book has all the magic and charm of one of Gracie's favourite Princess stories. I could easily see it playing out on the big screen. Love it when a book comes to life like a moving picture show in your mind.
My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book.
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