Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dream by Carly Phillips Blog Tour


She was his best friend, his first love. And she broke his heart.
Now she’s back. Will they find a second chance?


As a little girl, Andrea Harmon wanted to marry a prince, and Kyle Davenport hoped it would be him. But he never told her how he felt, and lost her as a result. Because sometimes the bad guy gets the girl. And Kyle left town to get over her.

Andi made the wrong choice years ago, choosing the bad boy over the best friend she trusted and she paid for it every day since. Coming face to face with his former best friend was bound to happen once he moved back to Rosewood Bay, but for Kyle, becoming her son’s new teacher is a painful reminder of what they never had. But this time around, Kyle is determined to change their ending. Prince Charming is determined to break down her walls.

Except that no happily-ever-after is won without a fight—and her ex-husband doesn’t like to lose.

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Book 4
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“I didn’t mean to drag you away from Kimberly. You two seemed to be hitting it off.”

He didn’t pull his hand away from her face, struck by the tinge of something in her voice. Jealousy? And if so, why did it please him that she cared?

“Kimberly was like a leech who wouldn’t let go. She even used her sick brother’s story to hang on to me. I wasn’t doing anything more than offering sympathy,” he said, opting for the truth.

Andi blinked, unmistakable relief in her pretty brown eyes. “Really?”

“Did it bother you when you thought I was into her?” he heard himself asking, knowing he hadn’t planned to go down this road, but the attraction between them was a real, tangible thing.

His fingers itched to run through her thick, wavy hair, and he couldn’t tear his gaze from her glossed lips as she ran her tongue nervously over them. Not to mention the energy it took not to look down at her full breasts beneath the jersey.

“Would it upset you if I said it did? That watching you with her stirred up feelings that took me by surprise?”

“I shouldn’t want you, Andi. You hurt me. Took a fucking knife to my heart. But that was in the past. And what’s going on now between us is the present.”

Her eyes shimmered with unshed tears, the past alive despite them both wanting to put it behind them. But everything inside him was pulled toward her now, drawn to her fragile strength and beauty.

He dipped his head and pressed his mouth to hers. Warm and giving, her soft lips moved beneath his. His hand slid around her jaw, tilting her head, giving him better access as his tongue delved into her mouth and tangled with hers. Finally, finally, finally, finally. His heart beat out the word in rapid rhythm, a long-held desire coming true as her kiss turned him inside out.

He explored the deep recesses of her mouth, tasting her essence, aware of his body’s reaction, the swell of his cock behind his jeans, the spike in adrenaline, the racing of his pulse.

Despite the pain, the anger, the hurt, this was the girl of his dreams and she was in his arms, eagerly accepting his kiss. He slid his hand into her hair, grasping the thick strands between his fingers and tugging as the kiss turned hotter and he backed her against the vanity, his waist flush against hers, his hard erection cradled between her thighs. His cock throbbed with unappeased need, desire flowing between them.

Until a hard knock sounded on the door, startling them into breaking apart. She looked at him, wide-eyed, the surprise etched in her face as strong as the shock rippling through him.

“Be right out,” he called to the person on the other side of the door.

He glanced at Andi, her face now flushed a bright red. “There’s no way to avoid walking out together, is there?” she asked.

“Whether you go first or last, whoever it is heard my voice.” Her blush deepened.

“Well, then here’s to giving them something more to talk about.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆
I liked this book, but it didn't grab me the way the other books in this series did. Perhaps because it was not a book about the sisters, although they do appear in the book, but I'm not sure.

Kyle has loved Andrea for what seems like forever. He left town after she let him know in no uncertain terms that her relationship with her high school boyfriend was more important than their friendship. Now that he's back in town and teaching her 8-year-old son, he has no choice but to interact with her.

Andi has been hiding from the world for what seems likes forever. Her marriage to her abusive high school boyfriend ended when he left her for wealthier pastures. Now, she's a single parent raising her son while trying not to worry about her gambling addicted father. Seeing Kyle again brings up old feelings and the fact that she had to send him away to protect him from her ex.

The story was nice but it didn't just grab me the way I hoped.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the fourth book in the series, and gives Andi, the sisters' friend, her chance at a happily ever after. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy this one, but if you are a fan there are snippets of the trio and their loves too.

I found that this book did a really good job of showing how Andi had been sucked into her ex-husband's lies and threats as a youngster, and how she had developed as a strong and caring mother in spite of it. The arrival in town of her once best friend, Kyle, and the difficulty in seeing him, knowing she had hurt him, works well, and the transition is all the sweeter for it.

Though not a long book, this is a very satisfying story, and shows a woman who has fought for her independence, and yet has also learned that she need not be alone, and is able to accept love and care when she needs it.


Also Available in the Rosewood Bay Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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Book 3
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Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dream (Rosewood Bay #4) by Carly Phillips to read and review for this tour.

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