To Catch a Dream
by Morgan Sheppard
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
A new job and good friends, twenty-six-year-old Caitlin has it all. Strong, independent, and content with her life, Caitlin isn’t looking for love.
Smart, sexy, and sweet, Will is everything a girl could want. He also makes Caitlin want things she was certain she could live without.
Life isn’t always simple though, and Caitlin has decisions to make. Her ex-boyfriend, Andrew, is still hanging around and causing trouble. Not only that, but Cat refuses to choose between a new man and her two best friends.
With her heart on the line, Caitlin must decide if she’s prepared to take a chance or play it safe.
To Catch a Dream is a sweet contemporary romance with sensual moments. It also contains some strong language.
“Don’t you start,” I grinned at her. “You know why it can never happen with Will. I don’t play games, so I don’t want him to think there’s a chance.”
“Are you all omniscient then?” she asked me. “You know your future? Wow, you’re even better than I thought you were. Cam and I are going on holiday in three months. Can you tell me what the weather’s going to be like?”
I gave her a small push, my lips quirking. “Yeah, alright, I get what you mean, Ash. But you know I can’t.”
“No, what I know is Will is one of my best friends, and I haven’t seen him react this way to anyone, like ever. I like you, and think you’ve had a rough go of it, but, Cat, don’t you see? You’re letting your past hold you back. What if your future is with Will but, being as stubborn as you are, you let it slip through your fingers.”
My eyes widened as Ashley spoke, and the hairs on my arms stood up. I rubbed them briskly as I faced her. “I get it, Ash. I really do. I’m just… I can’t, not yet. Maybe not ever. I think Andrew broke me.”
Ashley snorted. “No, he didn’t. Even after a week, I know you’re stronger than you think. You’re not stronger because of what you’ve been through. You got through it because you’re strong! Andrew will get what’s coming to him, and you’ll be the one to give it to him.” She tapped her chin and looked thoughtful. “Mind you, if Ben were to get in on the act, I’d pay to see it. That boy has a lot of pent-up anger towards your ex.”
This is such a sweet story about friendship, the family we choose, and finding the strength to finally take control over your life and move on. I adored this story. And I actually enjoy reading a story written by an English author and they don’t change the language. Makes the book more authentic for me. Plus, a cooler under the stairs. Never heard of that but then again, I’m a southerner that lives and dies but a huge frig/freezer and coolers full of ice.
Caitlin is a joy to get to know. At first, I didn’t understand the whole relationship with Ben and Alex but once the story got going, she is one lucky woman. Their involvement with her friends at work and then Will is endearing and heartfelt. They only wanted the best for her in the end. Ashley and Nic were hilarious. At first, I wasn’t sure about Nic but I grew to really love him. Plus, his band plays all the songs that I love. Will is just too sweet for me. He’s a patient man but he knew what he wanted and that was Caitlin. I even got a kick out of the whole conversation about Caitlin, Alex, and Ben sleeping together.
The climax of the book is great. Caitlin found the strength that she already had and let herself go. I was happy for her as the pub customers were. It was a long time coming. This book just flows from one thing to another and you are never lost. Ms. Sheppard’s voice is terrific and is authentic. She wrote beautiful characters that will stay with me for a while. However, maybe a second book to see how Caitlin and the gang are doing? Just a suggestion.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Originally from the United Kingdom, Morgan Sheppard now resides in Germany, although she freely admits to having left part of her heart in Wales.
Whilst a writer mainly in the fantasy genre, Morgan is more than happy to share her love of reading amongst the many different genres out there, and can always be found with a book close by.
As well as reading and writing, Morgan spends her time looking after her family and trying to learn German. Unfortunately, a natural aptitude for languages doesn’t appear to be one of her strong points. However, stubbornness is, so she continues to persevere. So far, Morgan is confident enough to order a beer and a pretzel.
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