Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Story That Compels You to KEEP Reading!!!!

               "A Dream for Love"
                  By Lisa Belcastro


A single mother with a secret past. A Hollywood star who's life is anything but hidden. Will the past deprive them of a future? Or will they dare to dream 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?

My Thoughts:

I was caught up in this novel from the first sentence of Chapter One: "Sold!" the auctioneer smacked the gavel on the sound block." Immediately, my curiosity level rose to a high level! I wanted to know what was sold, who bought it, what would happen next!!! The plot in this newest novel by Lisa Belcastro is fast moving, full of action, and compels you to keep turning the pages until the very last page of the book. There were constantly surprising twists and turns that will shock the reader. It is definitely a story that appeals to your emotions. You are on a roller coaster with all the highs and lows of this tale. 

The characters are realistic and extremely well developed. I immediately found myself identifying with Laurel and her problems. Every hurt, feeling of anger, confusion hit my inner being. I wanted to give her a big hug and tell her it would work out. If a book is to be declared a good one by me, I MUST be able to identify with at least one of the characters. I certainly had no difficulty doing this in this story!!

Lisa has a special talent of making you live the story!! I certainly did!! I have to confess, housework was forgotten as were getting meals, until I read the very last chapter. Thank goodness, I have a patient husband who doesn`t mind me escaping my normal life for a few hours, well, maybe more than a few!!!

This is a five star book!! Do not miss it!!

This book was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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