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He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too.
He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.All except for this one.
Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams?
Ginger Scott never disappoints when it comes to young/new adult contemporary – at least in my opinion. Her characters are relatable and offer a richness that bleeds from page to page. I love that each book she writes can be read as a stand alone, yet when read in order, each story flows into the other.
If you’ve enjoyed Ginger’s Falling series, then you’re in for a real treat with book 4, In Your Dreams. Like in all of her books, we get a glimpse of other characters that we’ve grown to love, yet we pick up and get to know another character whom we’ve only known in passing. In Your Dreams allows you to get to know Casey, Houston’s (from the previous book) somewhat cocky best friend. From the start, we learn that Casey and his dad do not get along. A lot of it comes from Casey being bound and determined to make a name for himself in the music world as a DJ, while his dad would prefer that he take the engineer route. It doesn’t help that all of Casey’s older sisters have followed their dad’s plan for their lives and pursued the career he would like for them to, or at least one that pleases him. With being the outcast of the family, Casey spends most of his time at Houston’s house, where he actually feels like part of the family, or our at any gig he can get, doing what he loves best.
Things get a little interesting for Casey when his roommate, Eli, comes across a grainy video on the internet of a girl singing a song entitled In Your Dreams Casey Coalfield. The problem? Casey has no idea who this girl could be and why she would be singing a song with his name in it. And after sending Houston to the bar where it was filmed to find out, he’s in for a real surprise when it’s someone he went to high school with, yet doesn’t quite remember – Murphy Sullivan.
Murphy has big dreams, but lacks the confidence to chase them. With Casey’s passion for music and Murphy’s singer-songwriter abilities, these two turn into quite the duo. They develop a friendship that slowly turns to like and eventually into something more. I love that what they have, what they share, takes its time and isn’t rushed in the story. Ginger has a knack for writing relationships that take time to develop and flourish instead of hitting the ground running.
There are so many layers to Casey, to Murphy, and to the story as a whole. Nothing about the story is too much, it all seamlessly flows together. The depth in which we get to know these characters and what makes them tick is what I love most about Ginger Scott’s books.
I’m already looking forward to who we will get to know next and the story that’s involved.
4.5 out of 5 stars
THE FALLING SERIES
About Ginger Scott
romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How
We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild
Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she
often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).