Title: Beautiful Dreamer
Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 3rd, 2018
Page Count: 120
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Garrett Coleman spent most of his adolescence crushing on Finn Sweeney—until that Ultimate Dream Guy image got obliterated during senior year. Garrett’s since gone out of his way to avoid the sexy ginger, instead throwing his energy behind his dance career while supporting his mother through her cancer diagnosis.
Finn Sweeney used to think of Garrett as just his kid brother’s best friend, but after an intense exchange at a high school party, things got a little…weird. Despite that, when their two families decide to get together for the holidays for the first time in years, Finn can’t say no. But he’s fully prepared for this to be awkward as hell.
When Finn and Garrett lay eyes on each other for the first time in their adult lives, all bets are off. Finn is completely captivated by Garrett and getting to know the man he’s become is now his top priority. Playing catch-up with Finn makes Garrett truly see him beyond the childhood fantasy he’s held onto all these years. Finn is real and vulnerable…and hot as hell.
Garrett and Finn can’t seem to keep their hands off each other, so they decide to bury the hatchet between them for the remainder of the visit.
After all, it’s only a holiday fling.
Until it becomes something more.
Such a great read! And all about families and close friends getting together for the holidays.
Garrett Coleman had a crush on his best friend’s brother for most of his life. Sure, there were some awkward phases since Finn was a few years older, but he was Garrett’s hero. Until something happened and they hadn’t really spoken in 6 years. During which time, Garrett’s mom battled the long road of cancer and recovery and finally beat it.
So, this was the first Christmas in 6 years that both families were getting together again at a cabin in the mountains to re-establish their holiday traditions.
Finn Sweeney still couldn’t believe that he hadn’t reached out to Garrett in all these years. He was hoping things wouldn’t be awkward between them after all this time, but bringing a friend with benefits to this family reunion of sorts may not have been the best idea he’d ever had. Especially after seeing Garrett for the first time in years and realizing what he’d missed.
Things I loved:
*Garrett held a grudge, with good reason, and didn’t forgive easily just because he had a crush
*Finn was willing to lay it all out there and put his heart on his sleeve, even asking for forgiveness
*The love and respect that the two families had for one another
*The gift exchange
*The slow burn and the anxiety over what would happen between Gar and Finn
*The sexy times, of course
*The final scene when Finn was leaving…omg I literally screamed in joy (which was mortifying for my family)
Things I didn’t love:
*When it ended… because it was over.
Seriously, this is a great little heartfelt story, perfectly written with an epilogue, HEA and lots and lots of feelings. It’s the perfect holiday romance.