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With good friends and a new job and, twenty-six-year-old Caitlin has it all. Strong, independent, and content with her life, Caitlin isn’t looking for love.
Smart, sexy, and sweet, Will is everything a girl could want. He also makes Caitlin want things she was certain she could live without.
Life isn't always simple though, and Caitlin has decisions to make. Her ex-boyfriend, Andrew, is still hanging around and causing trouble. Not only that, but Cat refuses to choose between a new man and her two best friends.
With her heart on the line, Caitlin must decide if she's prepared to take a chance or play it safe.
To Catch a Dream is a sweet contemporary romance with sensual moments and some strong language.
“Don’t you start,” I grinned at her. “You know why it can never happen with Will. I don’t play games, so I don’t want him to think there’s a chance.”
“Are you all omniscient then?” she asked me. “You know your future? Wow, you’re even better than I thought you were. Cam and I are going on holiday in three months. Can you tell me what the weather’s going to be like?”
I gave her a small push, my lips quirking. “Yeah, alright, I get what you mean, Ash. But you know I can’t.”
“No, what I know is Will is one of my best friends, and I haven’t seen him react this way to anyone, like ever. I like you, and think you’ve had a rough go of it, but, Cat, don’t you see? You’re letting your past hold you back. What if your future is with Will but, being as stubborn as you are, you let it slip through your fingers.”
My eyes widened as Ashley spoke, and the hairs on my arms stood up. I rubbed them briskly as I faced her. “I get it, Ash. I really do. I’m just… I can’t, not yet. Maybe not ever. I think Andrew broke me.”
Ashley snorted. “No, he didn’t. Even after a week, I know you’re stronger than you think. You’re not stronger because of what you’ve been through. You got through it because you’re strong! Andrew will get what’s coming to him, and you’ll be the one to give it to him.” She tapped her chin and looked thoughtful. “Mind you, if Ben were to get in on the act, I’d pay to see it. That boy has a lot of pent up anger towards your ex.”
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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Caitlin starts a new job, and finds herself drooling over her boss. But with a rubbish childhood and still dealing with an abusive ex, she doesn't think she deserves anyone. But Will is determined, and more importantly, willing to wait for Caitlin.
OH! But for one teeny tiny thing, this would have been a 5 star! I'll get back to that, though.
Cat is still dealing with her abusive ex. He is stalking her and keeps turning up in random places, kicking her door in! So, quite rightly, she doesn't want to start anything, let alone with her boss. But Will is a sweetheart, and once he knows about the ex, he's willing to wait for Cat, as long as it takes.
I loved Cat! She's not perfect, she doesn't pretend to be, but she is working and playing hard. She wants to be rid of the ex, but he isn't taking any notice of her saying no. I LOVED Ben and Alex, Cat's best friends! Oh those guys are the BEST best friends a girl could wish for, made me wish for a male best friend! I love what they do to help her to recover from the ex. But as serious as that is, they are so much fun!
It's not especially steamy, as Cat herself finds out . But that's not what this book is about. This book is about getting yourself free of a toxic relationship, giving yourself time to heal, and letting yourself love again, on YOUR terms. And it's about friendships that can help you do that, IF you let them. It's about falling in love again, when you really didn't expect to.
What that teeny tiny thing was? I wanted Will and I don't get him! He was, in his own words, smitten with Cat that first day, and he falls hard and fast, but HE doesn't tell me. And I wanted him to!
So, for that reason only. . .
4.5 stars, rounded UP for the blog!
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Originally from the United Kingdom, Morgan Sheppard now resides in Germany, although she freely admits to having left part of her heart in Wales. Whilst a writer mainly in the fantasy genre, Morgan is more than happy to share her love of reading amongst the many different genres out there, and can always be found with a book close by. As well as reading and writing, Morgan spends her time looking after her family and trying to learn German. Unfortunately, a natural aptitude for languages doesn’t appear to be one of her strong points. However, stubbornness is, so she continues to persevere. So far, Morgan is confident enough to order a beer and a pretzel. You can also subscribe to her mailing list here, and get a #FREE copy of Marella, the book that started the World of Wraidd Elfennol series: https://mailchi.mp/dfadd1e68ec2/landing-page
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