Author: J. Sterling
Released: July 27, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
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Recommend: Jennifer says, “ I recommend this to romance lovers.”
Review by Jennifer
Katherine is a California girl who goes to college on the east coast. She is in love with a great guy. Two great guys, actually. So what’s the problem? One exists only in her dreams and the other one is the star hockey player, Cooper Donovan. Cooper is falling in love with Katherine but she can’t get dream guy out of her mind long enough to enjoy the life she leads while she is awake. She has a great roommate/friend, Taylor. During Thanksgiving break Katherine goes home with Taylor. It is during this time that Katherine puts a name to the face she only sees in her dreams. This story offers up an impossible love triangle. Katherine must choose between her dreams and her reality.
What I liked: I liked the concept of this story. It offers up a legitimate “dream guy”. The author wrote both love interests with such depth that I found myself rooting for Cooper and feeling bad for him at the same time. I could feel how torn Katherine was between her dream guy and Cooper. She had intense feelings for both of them. J. Sterling’s writing grabbed a hold of my emotions from the get go and didn’t let go until the end. The detail which the author wrote the feelings and emotions of her characters was fantastic. Outside of this love triangle was a true friendship between Taylor and Katherine. Taylor was a fun character. She had a great personality and was sometimes the voice of reason for Katherine.
What I didn’t like: I didn’t quite buy into the explanation of why Katherine dreamt of Austin. Austin did a lot of explaining on how he and Katherine were soul mates but it just seemed off to me. It left me confused in some instances. I just kind of put that to the back of my mind and kept reading.
Overall I liked this story. The author has great writing ability being able to draw so much emotion from the reader. I connected to the characters and that is just great reading in my book. I recommend this book to all lovers of romance.