American Love Story (Dreamers, #3) (Lili’s Review)

Title: American Love Story (Dreamers, #3)
Author: Adriana Herrera
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: October 7th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 352 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path he’s worked so hard for. One particularly dangerous distraction: Easton Archer, the assistant district attorney who last summer gave Patrice some of the most intense nights of his life, and still makes him all but forget they’re from two completely different worlds.

All-around golden boy Easton forged his own path to success, choosing public service over the comforts of his family’s wealth. With local law enforcement unfairly targeting young men of color, and his career—and conscience—on the line, now is hardly the time to be thirsting after Patrice again. Even if their nights together have turned into so much more.

For the first time, Patrice is tempted to open up and embrace the happiness he’s always denied himself. But as tensions between the community and the sheriff’s office grow by the day, Easton’s personal and professional lives collide. And when the issue at hand hits closer to home than either could imagine, they’ll have to work to forge a path forward…together.

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This book is approximately 95,000 words

Adriana Herrera has been my stand-out new to me author of the year. Her stories are relevant and real, and this third installment of her Dreamers series was no different. American Love Story is about fear, honesty, activism, trust. It’s more than just a romance.


-Activism. American Love story touches on diversity, immigration, racial injustice, equality. All topics that are important today. The best part of all this is that Adriana Herrera touches on all these topics without becoming preachy.

-Romance. Patrice and Easton had their work cut out! Even though I knew it’d work out at the end – I was questioning how they’d be able to make it work? Just like in real life, relationships aren’t easy, and they require work. AH made these guys work hard, and it was so satisfying how realistic it was.

-Chemistry. Off the charts! I knew it’d be hot between Patrice and Easton. The past two books had indeed built up my expectations for their story, and they did not disappoint.

-Interracial romance.

-Second chance.

-The end was unconventional for romance and but it’s one that many couples today will be able to relate- and I think give them hope.

As a Colombian immigrant living in the United States, a POC, in an interracial marriage, this series has been everything. American Love Story is my favorite of the series thus far. Fantastic writing, highly recommend it.

5 Stars

++Can this be read as a standalone? Although Patrice and Easton’s relationship is introduced in previous books, it is easy to pick up and follow if you haven’t read the others.

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Galley copy of American Love Story (Dreamers, #3) provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.


I love boys who love boys! I'm in my 30s, from the southern US, and my crack is m/m romance.
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