Sunday, August 2, 2015

{eARC Minute Review} Dare to Dream (Maxwell #2) by S.B. Alexander

Dare to Dream (Maxwell, #2)Dare to Dream (Maxwell #2) by S.B. Alexander
Bad boy Kade Maxwell knows all too well the pain and loss of the death of a loved one after his sister’s death tore his family—especially his mother—to pieces. He longs for the day his mother can heal from the mental anguish and return home to live with her family again. He prays every day that God will keep his brothers safe and that his father will one day be reunited with his wife. He doesn’t dream of his future. In fact, he had nightmarish glimpses of what his life would’ve been like as an adult until he met Lacey. She’s a light that cuts through his darkness. Her beauty, her determination, and her dedication in overcoming her own tragedy energizes his belief that maybe—just maybe—he can dream again.

Lacey Robinson has suffered tragedy at the hands of a killer who took away her sister and mother. After a change of scenery and a new life, her PTSD is on the mend. With the love and strength from Kade Maxwell and the help of her psychiatrist, she’s been able to work on the triggers that cause her panic attacks and blackouts. With a clear head and a clear road to the future, Lacey dreams of three things: She longs to find the person who killed her family. She wants to play baseball for ASU so bad she can taste it. And she wants a future with Kade Maxwell. But with several roadblocks thrown in her way, she may not get everything she wants. A trip to California opens a door that could expose the killer. Aaron Seever is up to his psychotic, bullying antics, and Kade has his own path for the future, one Lacey isn’t sure includes her.

Kade vows to love and protect Lacey even if that means his life for hers. Lacey vows to push through her demons and show Kade and her family that she has what it takes to rise above tragedy, even if she has to run into the arms of a killer to save a loved one. (Blurb via Goodreads)

{Details} eARC, 268 pages. Published July 17th 2015 . Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
{Rating} 4/4 - I really liked it!
While I enjoyed the story I felt that it lacked the magic of the first book, Dare to Kiss. That said, I did love that Dare to Dream is told in alternating perspectives - I loved seeing inside Kade's head. And I loved catching up with the Maxwells. I'm such a fan of those boys and can't wait to read the triplets' stories.

Dare to Dream took a different direction than I expected, both with Kade and Lacey's relationship and the danger surrounding them. Kade and Lacey's romance is up and down, hot and steamy, and sweet and tender. And because they're both stubborn and passionate they butt heads and it leads to heartache. The mystery and drama kept my attention and I was eager to finally get answers. I liked how S.B. Alexander chose to leave Kade and Lacey, with some dreams coming true, and others that don't, but ultimately it's a happy ending.

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