Beautiful Dreamer (Lili’s Quickie Review)

Title: Beautiful Dreamer
Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 3rd 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 120 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 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.

Beautiful Dreamer by Christina Lee is a perfect read to get lost into during the holidays. It’s sweet and feel good, and it’s about family and friends. Growing up Garrett and Finn knew were always around each other. Garrett was Finn’s brother best friend. Garrett had still a crush on Finn, but to Finn, Garrett was just a kid. Fast forward six years later, and little Garrett is all grown up.

Some highlights

-I enjoyed all the characters- even Blair. They were all good people you’d want to be friends with and get together.

-UST. I love sexual tension, and there’s some delicious longing going on here.

-First person dual POVs.

-Movie feel. If #Hallmark made this into a #holiday film, I’d DVR the shit out of it and watch it whenever I needed a pick me up.

-The end. I know Christina Lee doesn’t do epilogues, but this was as close to one as I’ve seen her write; it ends with a strong HFN.

**I’d like to add: Blair needs a book. Going in you want to hate the guy but can’t. He left an impression, and I have to know what happens to him!

Final thoughts: Buy it, read it, and enjoy yourself a merry holiday novella.

4.25 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
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