In Your Dreams by #Gingerscott #Review
Posted by brriske
Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.
Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.
On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.
All except for this one.
Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.
But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams?
** This book is a Falling Series spin-off. It can be read as a standalone. **
I received a copy of this book from the author and Romance Authors That Rock, in exchange for an honest review. This was a classic romance story of boy meets girl…except boy doesn’t realize he already knew girl and girl can’t stand boy. This plot had me hooked and curious. I loved all of Murphy’s quirks, from her crazy hair to even her emotional issues because it made her feel real. She was easy to relate to. Casey is typical male, but so damn sweet. You get the chance to watch him grow throughout the story, from his childish tendencies to him wanting to be the man that he should have already been.
I can simply say that I loved this book. I enjoyed Ginger Scott’s writing style. It was fluid and flowed nicely. Editing is well done. My only criticism would be the ending. Although there is an HEA, for me the ending felt detached from the rest of the story. It’s the one part of the book that just felt off for me, but I can understand why she wrote it the way she had and Ms. Scott still did a good job bringing the story to a closure.
This book is about growth and is a reminder to us adults just how quickly our years fly by to adulthood without realizing how much we neglect our surroundings and take our younger years for granted as they happen. That’s exactly what happened to Casey. His life flew by while he was just a passenger watching the scenery pass, until he meets Murphey, who has been around hidden in plain sight. Music is the common factor that brings the two of them together. For me, this is a far-fetch for a career choice since it’s a hard one to obtain, but it gives a reader a chance to hope everything works out for them. It reminded me that dreams can be possible if you push hard enough. I give this book, easily hands-down, (5) hearts.