Spinning off from the bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, this is the emotional and steamy contemporary romance fans of the Dream Team series have been waiting for!
He’s perfect—but he can’t be hers.
Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.
Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is, until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.
The entertaining standalone that wraps up the Dream Team series (after Dream Spinner) is a solid example of bestseller Ashley's ability to combine tense action with steamy but heartfelt relationship building. Though single mom Pepper has seen many of her fellow Denver exotic dancers couple off with the members of a local team of security expert "commandos," she's focused on providing a safe, stable environment for her eight-year-old daughter, Juno, and resolutely ignores her attraction to commando Auggie Hero even after she realizes Juno is playing matchmaker in the background. Pepper tries to leave Auggie out of it when she asks his commando team for help finding her estranged brother and figuring out why everyone at her parent's church is acting increasingly odd. But Auggie inserts himself into the investigation as he and the team uncover much more than religious fanaticism driving the strange behavior. As the action ramps up, Pepper and Auggie overcome their hesitation and sweetly commit to each other. Meanwhile Ashley weaves in enough slightly younger commandos to spin off into her next set of romantic thrillers and delightfully redeems the shady Cisco, a baddie from earlier in the series who here turns Juno's guardian angel. Fans are sure to be satisfied. Agent: Emily Sylvan Kim, Prospect Agency.