Series: Dream Team #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Also in this series: Dream Maker, Dream Chaser
Also by this author: Mystery Man, Rock Chick Renegade, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Dream Maker, Dream Chaser, For You
In this steamy and emotional contemporary romance from a New York Times bestselling author, two damaged souls must overcome the pain of their pasts to have the love they've always dreamed of.
Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . .
Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.
I have been loving this new series from KA, so I read Dream Spinner right away! While each book features a new couple, there are over arching plotlines that make it better to read in order.
This is Hattie’s story. We know she has issues with her father and that there was some abuse. We also know she likes Axl but won’t pursue the relationship. These two danced (literally) around each other and when it seemed like it just wasn’t meant to be, things change. I think their relationship was great because each understood the pain the other felt at the hands of their family. They support each other in really productive ways that allow for the building of a really strong foundation. This book is lighter on the danger/suspense angle, which at times was a slight disappointment for me, but the focus is really on Axl and Hattie.
If you love stories with lots of character development and relationship building, Dream Spinner is a 5 star pick for sure. One thing I love about this series is that the previous couples never go away. There are so many interesting supporting characters as well that the book feels so full!
Finally, I have to mention the narration. Susannah Jones did a fantastic job with Dream Spinner! Her voices were great and she didn’t distract you from the story. She did the male voices well-which I always think is a difficult area. Audiobook fans will have no complaints!
- POV: 1st, 3rd
- Tears: a few
- Trope: mercenary, dysfunctional family
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Hattie had an incident of physical abuse in her past as well as ongoing emotional and verbal abuse « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »not for Hattie/Axl but there are lots of unanswered questions! « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »HFN « Hide Spoiler