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Monday, September 28, 2009

All My Dreams by Jennifer Mueller

All My Dreams by Jennifer Mueller
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (85 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by: Cherokee Rose

When all of Loryn's family was taken from her, she just ran. Fixing up a house in Majorca may sound like a dream to most, but she was only hiding from life. When a movie producer decides her house is perfect for a location, life comes charging in and he drags her into the world once more. But does he bring too much of life to make it work?

Loryn Salazar has suffered more loss and heartache in the last few years than many people suffer in a lifetime. When the story starts she is widowed and has lost a child. In spite of it all, she struggles to get through each day.

Needing a fresh start after her daughter’s death, Loryn moved to Majorca. She throws her energy into renovating the house she has purchased, and trying to keep the horrible memories and pain at bay.

Derek Carlisle needs a place to shoot his current movie project. An earlier run-in tells him Loryn’s house is perfect. He strikes up a sweet deal to renovate her house if she will allow his movie crew to use her house as the setting for the film. Derek is Loryn’s dream come true. He’s thoughtful, engaging, and so good-looking she can hardly control herself.

Even when Loryn stops trying to fight her attraction to Derek, the road isn’t smooth sailing, for more loss is to come for Loryn... but will she gain something in return?

All My Dreams is a gratifying book that I absolutely enjoyed. The setting of this story had me ready to pack my bags and take a mini-vacation to see if I could find my own Derek. Both Derek and Loryn are zealous and full of life. I could really relate to Loryn’s emotional turmoil on a very personal level. When I say she deserves the heroine of the year aware, I’m not saying it lightly. Loryn is one of the strongest heroine’s I’ve ever read in a story.

Readers will get so caught up in this story that Loryn’s pain is like their own. Derek is like a dream man come to life. He’s wealthy, prominent, gorgeous and looking for the simple pleasures in life. Ms. Mueller has provided us with a fantastic story in All My Dreams. This is a must read for those who have always desires a second chance at love in the most unexpected of places.

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