Two broken hearts find love and healing in each other in this sexy contemporary romance spin-off from the New York Times bestselling author of the Rock Chick and Dream Man series.
Evan "Evie" Gardiner has spent her whole life being the responsible one in her family, but enough is enough. It's time to pursue her own dreams. Evie's finally going to finish that engineering degree she's been working toward. But first she needs to come up with the money to pay for tuition. Working as a dancer at Smithie's club seems like the perfect solution to her problems . . . until her family lands in yet another scrape and comes to Evie for help. Only, this time, her family's recklessness is risking more than her dreams-it's endangering her life.
Daniel "Mag" Magnusson knows a thing or two about desperation and disappointment, but no one notices that his good looks and quick wit hide the painful memories that haunt him. When Evie's family puts her in danger, Mag insists on offering Evie his protection. He has the skills to guard Evie's life, but as they grow closer, Mag realizes he'll need to come face-to-face with his demons to prove himself as the man who will protect her heart.
The excellent first romance in Ashley's Dream Team series features the alpha heroes and high-octane suspense her fans expect but balances the testosterone and adrenaline with moments of cozy domesticity. Mechanical genius Evie Gardiner is taking the long route to an engineering degree and works two jobs (providing tech support during the day and stripping at night) in Denver, Colo., so she can continue to bail out her irresponsible family whenever they get into trouble. Evie agrees to a blind date with Daniel "Mag" Magnussen, a former U.S. Marine, and is instantly flustered by his good looks and charm, but their date is interrupted when Evie's brother, Mick, needs her help. When Mick's shady dealings make Evie a target for Denver's most dangerous criminals, Mag commits to keeping her safe. While the subsequent action sequences including kidnappings and shoot-outs drive the story, Mag and Evie also spend a lot of time at home, cooking, kissing, and making plans for when their lives calm down. Familiar faces from Ashley's Rock Chick series will please long-standing fans, and new readers will quickly grasp the established dynamics. Those who like a dash of sweetness in their suspense will be delighted.
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Loved this book!
Another author I love was absolutely raving about Kristen Ashley’s books, I’m so glad I dove into her books. Dream Maker is her latest release. It is a bit of a spin off from the Rock Chick series, the Dream Man series and a bit of the Chaos series. This can definitely be read as a stand-alone. Yes, there are characters from the other series (and out of the 3, Rock Chick is the only series I’ve read so far) but I did not once feel overwhelmed or lost.
Evan/Evie is a bit of a klutz when she meets Mag/Danny for the first time. She is just so cute and loveable. And apparently, she can make friends with just about anyone. (Some she really shouldn’t be friends with). Evie and Danny just work together magically. I absolutely loved this book and did not ever want to put it down. There is pure simple entertainment that will have you laughing, but there are also times you will be biting your nails, sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.
Kristen Ashley has quickly become one of my all time favorite authors. One of these days, I will hit my goal and get all her books read at least once (but I also know these will be books I reread as well). Do I recommend this book? Absolutely. If you are new to KA books, do I still recommend it? Without a doubt.
Holy cow! This book took my right back towards the KA style that I fell in love with in the Rock Chick series. In fact, I LOVED that we got to see our favorite Rock Chicks, and Hot Bunch Dude's, show up in this book while it had its own set of characters that truly stood out on their own!
I love how the heroine was trying to do good by her family, be a one-woman show, and be the responsible one. I love how both characters had a past, a hard past, and how they both try to move forward. I also love how the heroine isn't perfect, she is klutzy and a "nerd" and I love how the smart girl is shown as sexy and a treasure.
The Hero is so good about not being worried about how much smarter she is and how he is always there for her.
Suspense, mean girl, and characters we love, this book will make you want more! I can't wait for the next book!
Another awesome read. Loved Evie’s character and Mag’s easy show of love.