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In Your Dreams
The Falling Series #4
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. **
Every time a Ginger Scott book hits my kindle, time stops. The outside world is irrelevant, as I am completely consumed by her stories. I also find that the reviews I write for her books are inadequate. My words could never ever do hers justice. In Your Dreams is no different.
Casey and Murphy are so flawed in their own ways, but they are actively working on it. I loved Murphy in that she felt so weak, but she was aware of her shortcomings, and was actively working on them. Casey was almost just as likeable. He had a huge list of flaws, he however was choosing to avoid them for the most part. He does, however, care about Murphy and wants to help her achieve her dream. He is admittedly extremely selfish, but he performs one of the most unselfish acts in order for her to get closer to her dream. Their relationship is also a work in progress, there is absolutely no insta-love here. There is a great slow build in there relationship that makes the payoff that much better. They truly go from a friends to lovers. The friendship was so much more important in this case. If they had not had a foundation of caring and mutual respect, they would’ve never stood a chance.
The best thing about her writing is that she makes all the little things the big things. She is and has been the master of the first kiss, but she takes a step further here and masters the almost kiss. This may be the best scene in the whole book. She also has a way of writing characters that we care about. Characters that we like and that we would be friends with. They feel like real people. They have real problems and struggles, but they also have great strength, compassion and real feelings. The feels are not in short supply here either. I always have a running bet with myself on how far into one of her books I can make it before I cry. May have made it a little farther in this one, but the tears did come.
My only complaint for this story was that it ended to soon. I wanted more. But with Gingers stories, I always want more.