Dream Maker (Dream Team, #1) by Kristen Ashley
Title: Dream Maker
Series: Dream Team, #1
Author: Kristen Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Dream Man and Rock Chick series comes a brand new story about love, friendship, and the bonds of sisterhood.
Evie is a bonafide nerd and a hyper-intelligent chick who has worked her whole life to get what she wants. Growing up, she had no support from her family and has only ever been able to rely on herself. So when Evie decides she wants to earn her engineering degree, she realizes she needs to take an alternative path to get there. She takes a job dancing at Smithie’s club thinking this would be a quick side gig, where she can make the money she needs. But with her lack of dancing skills and an alpha bad boy who becomes overly protective, Evie realizes this might not be as easy as she thought.
Daniel “Mag” Magnusson knows a thing or two about pain, but the mask he wears is excellent. No one can tell that this good-looking, quick-witted, and roguish guy has deep-seated issues. Mag puts on a funny-guy routine so he can hide his broken heart and PTSD. But when Evie dances her way into Mag’s life, he realizes that he needs to come face-to-face with the demons of his past if he wants a future with her.
5 iScream Cones
“I just had an orgasm because that man announced without a single hint of whining that he was going to vacuum.”
Confession: I’ve not read Rock Chicks…yet. But, I’m now convinced that’s a lapse in judgment that needs to be corrected ASAP! I got a taste of the author’s talent in regards to the whole #GirlPower, #FamilyOfFriends, #IGotYouGirl, #YouGoWeGo, #SecretsAre2BShared, #DrunkFun vibe and I really dig it. I have read her badass bikers and already knew she could slay the whole alpha protector who’s softer side comes out when he finds his woman. Dream Maker is all that, and then some, with some action and suspense thrown in.
Evie is an adorable nerdy genius with a side of klutz that is painful but entertaining to ‘virtually’ watch. She’s got the biggest heart and a small bank account that requires more than one job to cover her expenses. Dancing at Smithie’s is not her ultimate career choice but it does put her on the right path to meet the most beautiful bossy bad boy with the curliest eyelashes.
Mag is not looking for trouble, but he finds it when he meets Evie. She’s got problems that make him forget his own for a while. He doesn’t want to be attracted to her, but he can’t help noticing how ‘cute’ she is with her geeky inclinations and her sassy snark. And she needs him. To save her from her self-inflicted accidents and tendency to give everything to everyone, especially those that don’t deserve it. The only problem is, he’s not sure he can save himself. He wants her.
I loved this story…HARD. The cast of amazing characters left my mind open to so many possibilities. The frequent use of the word ‘babe’ by multiple gorgeous guys had me swooning and laughing when the hilarious and beautiful ‘babes’ shared their filterless opinions about said guys. I hated and adored and laughed and sighed from one minute to the next as events unfolded that kept me glued to my Kindle. I devoured every word and enjoyed every second. I can’t wait to get my hands on Dream Chaser. The line forms here…