Sunday, 5 July 2015

Book review: Dream A Little Dream - Giovanna Fletcher


 

The new gorgeously romantic novel from bestselling author of Billy and Me and You're the One That I Want, Giovanna Fletcher.

Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she's been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it's really okay. She's happy (ish).


But it's not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn't nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams... do they?


My opinion.
I'd been looking forward to reading Dream A Little Dream since it's publication was announced. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I love the title. And oh boy, what a book!
Yet again Giovanna Fletcher created a wonderful, lovely main character. Sarah is easy to love and you can't help but feel heartbroken, reading the emotional torture she's been through. She's such a strong woman, the way she sacrifices her feelings for the sake of the group... I was a bit jealous of the amazing friends she has and how they've managed to stay close for so many years. But then again, I do feel like they should have seen through her "I'm fine" mantra. She didn't deserve the ultimatum: friends vs. showing-true-feelings-about-ex.
That being said: everyone should have a flat-mate like she does! Her friends might have failed seeing through her well put up facade, she IS surrounded by an amazing, colourful group of genuine people.
Enter dream-boy. I really enjoyed Sarah's struggle to keep the dream version of Brett separated from the real one. Their banter, flirting and exciting work-dynamic had me smiling from ear to ear. I could go on about his charm and the sweet, lovely romance that's unfolding, but you just have to read, swoon and fall in love with them yourself.
Throughout the entire book there's this funny, witty, undertone. Having watched Giovanna's vlogs as well as having read her previous novels, I felt her voice and humor coming through. You just know you're reading a Giovanna Fletcher novel - which, I feel, is pretty impressive after only 3 novels! So it's obvious that I'm already looking forward to the next one!

 


 






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