Sweet Dreams by Stacey Keith Release Date: March 6, 2018 Publisher: Lyrical Shine Book #2 in the Dreams Come True series Number of Pages: 192 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: R Read 2/17/18 to 2/19/18
Love, love, love the chemistry in this story. From the moment they meet there is such a pull between Maggie and Jake, they cannot seem to stay away from each other. Or to say no to one another. No matter what they tell themselves and how much they convince themselves they are going to resist, as soon as they are in the same space everything else fades away.
My heart breaks for Maggie and the things she has gone through. For such a strong and independent woman, she can be a bit of a pushover when it comes to certain things. From the beginning Jake has her number when he says she’s a romantic. She definitely has a soft heart, but that’s not only appropriate. Certain people really know how to take advantage of that.
As for Jake, he’s kind of a jerk…and he knows it. Even his best friend knows it! But isn’t there always a reason when a hero is a jerk? Jake has a great reason to hold people at arm’s length, but life is messy and he can’t keep his well-structured life from starting to crumble around him when his past comes back to haunt him.
There are a few timeline issues that are quite minor and will most likely be corrected before publication (my copy was an ARC). Also, the story isn’t as in-depth as the first book, Dream On. But overall, it’s an excellent story and a great, page-turning read.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**