Dream Weaver (Mystic Beach #2) by Aislinn Archer
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His rise to rock-and-roll stardom pulled them apart. Can a magical summer at the beach bring them back together, or even closer than they were before?
After years of touring, it’s time to go home. Not to NYC, but to my oceanside hometown. It’s a working vacation — rest, relaxation and recording. But the label has roped me into a reality dating show. My relationship with my best friend, Brighid, has been the definition of complicated, thanks to her “visions.” Putting her in the same room with my girlfriends is a recipe for disaster — one that just might need divine intervention for our relationship to survive.
It’s been years since Hunter has come home. While he’s been off living his rockstar life, I’ve been building a life without my best friend by my side. Now that he’s back, I just want some time together. But his reality dating show is making things more complicated than I can handle, especially when I’m the only curvy girl in a room full of models. This has disaster written all over it, and I’m not sure my visions and the goddess I serve will be enough to save us.
Two best friends.
His rock-and-roll dream has come true, but his best friend has faded into the background. With Hunter and Brighid both in Mystic Beach for the summer, it’s a chance to reconnect, or for things to get even more complicated than they were. Will it mean the end of their lifelong friendship, or will it reawaken the connection that’s existed between them for much longer?
The second novel in the Mystic Beach Fantasy Rockstar Romance series, "Dream Weaver" concludes the steamy best-friends-to-lovers romance that began in "Once Upon a Dream." It's time to return to Mystic Beach, where legendary status applies to more than the rockstars recording their new album there this summer, and where the friendship that helped spawn a soon-to-be-legendary band will need a helping hand of the divine variety if it's to survive a reality dating show. Hold onto your hats for a wild ride full of magic, music and romance, as Hunter and Brighid reconnect and discover whether they truly were meant to be more than "just friends."
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5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Finally! Finally we get to see the ending of Hunter and Brighid's story! DREAM WEAVER is the second story in the Mystic Beach series that has Brighid and Hunter as the main characters. Now, I need to say, there wasn't actually a long wait for this book but, being as I wanted to find out what happened as soon as I'd finished book one, it has felt like an age!
Hunter is back in Brighid's life, determined put all his past wrongs right with her - still as his best friend though. By this time, Brighid is happy to get what she can. Life has a way of happening though, and things definitely don't go smoothly.
One thing that bugged me is Hunter's reaction to Holly's ultimatum. Gah! I wanted to slap him upside the head! He know Marina is on his side, he knows Billy will do whatever he can to help, but does he speak to them? No! He falls for the old 'if you tell anyone, I will know' routine. And a blind man could see that Holly would release the video at some point because that's just who she is.
Anyway, moving on LOL. I loved how assumptions Hunter had made about how his bandmates saw Brighid were shot out of the water. In fact, that whole part with him seeing the restrictions he'd placed on them both was brilliantly written. I liked how Brighid turned it around when she was with her circle, to get an honest opinion from them. I understood her reaction but felt as though she'd taken a bit much on her shoulders as her responsibility. How other people speak/act/feel isn't all down to you, but then, I've had this conversation recently with my hubby so that may have bled over into this!
I loved their story and thought the ending was perfect for them. Hunter's tattoo sounds gorgeous and I'm so happy they have finally worked it through. Now I have to wait (im) patiently for the next one. Ah, Ms. Archer, what have you done to me? You've got me hooked on #RockstarRomance when I don't even like it that much! Highly recommended by me.
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Aislinn Archer is an award-winning journalist, columnist and photographer, music and tech journalist, and editor, as well as a semi-retired live sound engineer.
She has created two interconnected series spanning the contemporary/paranormal fantasy and rockstar romance genres, set in coastal Delaware, where she has lived for more than 20 years. She is a member of Mensa and the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids.
In her free time, Aislinn is an Irish language learner, persistent advanced-beginner guitar and bass guitar player, photographer, foodie, gadget guru, jewelrymaker and lampwork glass artist. She is a voracious reader of the urban fantasy, fantasy and rockstar romance genres, and dedicated music fan across many genres. Aislinn also loves visiting Disney World with her teenage son and her best friend, attending concerts and spending time on the beach.