Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Dream for Love

GIVEAWAY

BELCASTRO, LISA
A DREAM FOR LOVE

“Sold!”

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 Review:

Seriously in love with Princess Gracie (Laurel's daughter). A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e doesn't do justice to the 'little squirt'. This is as much her story as it is Laurel's and Ryan's.

And speaking of Ryan. Ugh. When we first meet him he is definitely not hero material. Full of himself. Spoiled. Shallow. Womanizer. He is a product of all the vices that fame offers...until...Princess Gracie works her magic. That's when my frozen heart started melting, scene by delectable scene.

Laurel's not immune to 'Prince Ryan' either -- at least, the one under the four-year-old, mermaid-obsessed, little girl's spell. And Laurel has plenty of reasons to keep her guard up. Her past might not be as colourful as Ryan's, but it had some gritty moments that haunt her still.

A recurring inspirational theme based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 impact Ryan and Laurel, adding wonderful depth to their love story.  "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." They must both embrace the truth of this scripture in order to have a chance at a future together.

As to the romance...Oh mercy, you might as well go ahead and order a second fainting couch now because you're going to wear the springs out on the first one after reading A Dream for Love. Swoon. Thud. Swoon. Thud. Swoon. Thud. That was me as I devoured page after page. Pure sizzling romance that gradually becomes more intense as the story progresses.

In fact, this book has all the magic and charm of one of Gracie's favourite Princess stories. I could easily see it playing out on the big screen. Love it when a book comes to life like a moving picture show in your mind.

My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Please note: ebook giveaway only

If you would like an opportunity to win an ebook copy of  A Dream For Love please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 3 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. I love Lisa Belcastro's books, but haven't read this one. Sounds just as good as her others! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I feel behind the times -- this the first book I have read by Lisa, but it will not be the last!!! Good luck, Susan.

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    2. Hi Susan,
      I hope you get a chance to read A Dream for Love. Honestly (shhhhh), it's my favorite so far.
      Happy New Year!

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  2. I had no idea Lisa Belcastro had another release. Thanks Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Amy. Good luck.

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    2. Hi Amy,
      I guess I'd better get better on the promo stuff - LOL. I'm still wading through FB and Twitter . . . slowly but surely. ;-)
      Happy New Year!

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  3. Wow, this book sounds fantastic, Kav! This is a new author to me. After reading your great review, I just had to download it on my Kindle.......can't wait to read it. Thanks for showing us new authors and great books!

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    1. Oh -- so glad you downloaded it, Jackie. I think you'll love it -- you'll just have to endure Ryan for a bit at first. LOL But, oh my, the transformation!!!! Blissfully swooning again.

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    2. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, Jackie!!

      And, thank you Kav for reviewing A Dream for Love!

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  4. I love your review and I can't wait to read this book. Someone is in store for a real treat! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. Good luck.

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    2. Hi Melanie,
      I hope you enjoy A Dream for Love. I'm already missing the characters, and dreaming up a Christmas novella. I want to see how they're doing and what they're up to.
      Happy New Year!

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  5. New author for me will add to my 2016 must read list. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I'm excited to read her other books. And this one is first in a series so I am sure she'll have another book out this year too. Good luck, Kim.

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    2. Hi Kim,
      I'm thrilled to be on Kav's blog, though a bit late in arriving due to travel. I hope you enjoy Laurel's story . . . and Ryan, of course!
      Happy New Year!

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  6. This book is so good! Glad you loved it too!

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    1. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to read it. This author is definitely on my radar now.

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    2. Thank you, Jennifer!

      Happy New Year!!

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  7. Whoo hoo!
    Karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I don't know this author, but your review convinces me I need to read this book! I've added this one to my wish list.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. A great title for your wish list. She's new to me as well, but I'll definitely be reading more of her books. Good luck, Pam.

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    2. Hi Pam,

      I hope you enjoy A Dream for Love. I had tons of fun writing in, when I wasn't worried about Ryan or the crazy man. Now I miss Ryan, Laurel, and Gracie. Probably need to go back and visit with them . . . soon!
      Happy New Year!

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  9. This is a new to me author. Book sounds really good. Another to be added to my TBR list.

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    1. Glad to introduce you to someone new. She was new to me as well. Good luck, Heather.

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    2. Hi Heather,
      I'm so grateful to Kav for her wonderful review, and equally grateful to readers like you who are eager to try new authors. I hope you enjoy A Dream for Love.
      Happy New Year!

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  10. I just discovered Lisa Belcastro this past year and have been wanting to read more of her work! Cute and funny review. :)

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    1. Thanks, Terrill. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks so much for your kind words, Terrill. I hope you enjoy this book as much (or more) than the others. :-)
      Happy New Year!

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  11. Love your review--so fun--sounds like a good inspirational romance. I enjoyed her Shenandoah series a lot. Thanks for doing a giveaway. Happy New Year!

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    1. I must catch up with that Shenandoah series!!!! Good luck, Karen.

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    2. Hi Karen,
      I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Shenandoah series to date. I'm loving the upcoming release, Shenandoah Song. Jonah has always been one of my favorite characters, and I'm enjoying every second I get to spend focusing on his love story. I hope you'll enjoy it as well. :-)
      Happy New Year!

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  12. Looks like a fun romance!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Thanks Rubynreba! I hope you get a chance to read the book.

      Happy New Year!

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  13. What a fun review... my fainting couch is on order! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you believe in being prepared. Good luck, Merry!

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    2. Hi Merry,

      I hope you have a nice pillow for your fainting couch. ;-)

      Happy New Year!

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  14. Looks good. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  15. The kids in books always steal my heart - haven't read any of Lisa's books, and would love to read "A Dream For Love". Thanks, Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Bonnie,
      I'm with you - cute kids always steal my heart.
      Happy New Year!

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  16. Good luck, Eliza and Bonnie. I`m about to do the draw.

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