Dream (Lili’s Review)

Title: Dream (Skins #1)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date: January 23rd 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 244 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


I can’t sleep…

When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he’s found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy — for crazy-hot encounters — where a night of insane NSA sex brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.

It should be a perfect escape, and for one magical night it seems that way, but then worlds collide, and reality bites when his hookup desperately needs a friend. Surely Dylan can’t trust his instincts when friendship has bruised his heart so badly before?

It’s burying me alive…

The deck is stacked against former ballet dancer Angelo Giordano ever finding real love. At least visiting Lovato’s offers respite from a life defined by illness; a glimmer of light in the dull grey of his so-called life without dance. But then he encounters Dylan — a glorious ray of the brightest sunshine — who makes his heart pound once more with purpose.

Angelo’s mind is blown by this man, but the disease that ended his career won’t let him bask in new love. He’s drowning, and Dylan can’t save him while insecurities swamp them both. The only way to make it means confronting their demons.

If Dylan can turn his back on the past, and Angelo can face his uncertain future, maybe they can chase their dreams together.

Dream by Garret Leigh is smokin’ hot, emotional, hurt/comfort/healing goodness. We have two men, Dylan and Angelo, who anonymously hook up at a sex club. Fast forward a few days later, and their lives collide. Things start off shaky, but soon they find themselves unable to resist each other.

Some highlights:

-Dual POVs

-The emotional connection between the characters was intense and romantic. The sex can be hot as all hell, but without a connection, it’d be just PWP. We get two both in this story.

-Chemistry that is palpable with every encounter between the two main characters…and maybe an extra at one point. 😉

-Hurt/comfort/healing. If you’re a hurt/comfort whore like me, this book won’t disappoint.

-The pace of the story was smooth and quick.

-The end moved me more than I anticipated.

Garrett Leigh has always been an outstanding author, but I admit I wished she’d add a bit more steam to her stories. don’t judge me! It seems that my wish came true because her last two books- phew! Hot!

If you’re looking for a beautiful story about trust, friendships, love, with a side of kink then give this a try! 4.5 Stars!

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Galley copy of Dream (Skins #1) provided by Garrett Leigh in exchange of an honest review.


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