If Only in My Dreams (Lili’s Review)

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Title: If Only in My Dreams
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: November 19th 2015
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 140 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

To be home for Christmas, they must bridge the distance between them.

Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.

Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.

As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?


If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrews is a lovely friends to lovers second chance romance. Charlie and Gavin’s friendship suddenly ended after sharing their first kiss during their freshman year of high school. After years of pent up hurt, they are forced to go on a road trip together so that Charlie may keep his promise to his little sister.

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What I loved:

    *Charlie & Gavin. They were wonderful characters full of heart and loyalty. I fell in love with them and was rooting for them the whole way.
    *It’s told from a dual POV.
    *The supporting characters.
    *The story flow was very smooth.
    *Steam. It was surprisingly hot- and that Charlie sure was a dirty talker. 😉
    *The way their story came together during a road trip. During that time I laughed, I teared up and grew enamored with these characters.
    *It’s a feel good story with a pinch of angst.
    *The end. It was a strong HFN, and I actually wouldn’t want a second book for them. I don’t want them to suffer- and in my heart I see them happy for the rest of their lives.

This was just a great combination: Keira Andrews + Holidays + Second Chance Romance = WINNER. It was a beautiful story about love, family, being true to yourself, and forgiveness that is not to be missed. 5 Stars!


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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant