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Man of My Dreams

(Dreams #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,902 ratings  ·  315 reviews
Mia Murphy may be married to the man of her dreams. But the man in her dreams is the one that got away—her high school crush.

Mia has the life everyone envies. A white picket fence, two adorable daughters, and a hottie husband who stole her heart in college with the strum of his Gibson and his sexy baritone. But when forever becomes monotonous for this perfect couple, their
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Published September 15th 2013
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
4 STARS!!!!!

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This is the story of beautiful wife and stay at home mom, Mia Murphy.
She is married to gorgeous Declan, her college sweetheart, and has two beautiful little girls, Cara & Charlie.
Life seems perfect.
But as in most marriages, the romance fizzles.
Work and the kids get in the way.
Lack of communication and misunderstandings, plus a bit of betrayal threatens to destroy their union.

Oh Declan!!! Why did you risk the beautiful family you had for a cheap one night stand?!!!!
Well, Mia is no
Geri Reads
I didn't mind the love triangle but I didn't like the heroine one bit. I'm sorry but she was too flighty for me and I couldn't really connect with her logic. I mean, really? I get that her husband (view spoiler) ...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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He has her past…….who will have her future?

Gitte: So, as far as love triangles go I thought the one in Man of My Dreams was both believable and sympathetically told from all sides! Without spoiling anything, I think readers who hate cheating are safe to read this story as the crux of the problem is a real grey area on both sides and minimal in the bigger picture. I truly loved t
Debbie DiFiore
The heroine is an idiot. Spoilers below

Oh my goodness the heroine annoyed me the last 25%. I understood her pain and it nearly destroyed me when she found out at the company party. I was so upset. And then when I read about it from Declan point of view, it disgusted me but he did take off right after the kiss. One kiss is all. What she did with Noah was far worse. I didn't like her at all by the end of the story. I would have been relieved that he only kissed the woman but not her. She now give
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ Declan ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ Noah ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ Mia ~ 3.5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 2.5 Stars
Ending ~ 4.5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4 Stars

This is Faith Andrews debut novel, and I have to say she did a good job and I enjoyed it. The story and all the characters were written well. When I first started reading and found that the chapters jumped back and forth in time, it bothered me for a bit. I found myself more interested with the part
2.5 stars

I'm not going to do a run through on this because its pretty much all summarized in the actual book summary. I just felt the need to put my thoughts about it here because I'm kind of pissed off. So here's how I feel about what happens:

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*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3.5 ‘If you love something let it go…’ Kisses

The paths we take in life shape our future. If you think about it, one choice, one action can forever affect the rest of your existence. I’m not trying to get too deep here but this book has really made me think about all this stuff. This isn’t your regular love triangle book. This is a different kind of contemporary romance…at least for me it was…let’s see if I can make sense of my thoughts.

Mia Page…or Mia Murph
Carver's Book Cravings
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for an honest review!
5 Star Review by Heather

OMG I loved this book. This is one of those books that will have your stomach in knots and have you screaming and cursing at your kindle. I am a big fan of love triangles normally, but I didn't want a love triangle in this book.

"Can we go home now? Start the rest of our forever?"

Mia believes she has the perfect life. Everything is going well until she finds out that he husband Declan, lied and cheated. She doesn't know what to do. She
Scott-robert Shenkman
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me state up front that I really enjoyed this book. I started it, found myself glued to it, and raced to the end. It totally kept my attention. It’s very well-written, the characters are interesting, and, for the most part, I didn’t want to strangle any of them. But…

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Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Unrequited love and lust. This book is chalk full of both of these emotions. Declan and Mia, a young married couple with two small children, are struggling to survive the day to day life of marriage. Mia questions whether they are meant to spend the rest of their lives together after she finds out that Declan has cheated on her.

Everyone remembers their first love/crush, and Mia's is Noah. She runs into him at a high school reunion and sparks fly. Should she act on her feelings or are they just
Trish Mint
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Man Of My Dreams, wow!!! I think this read, I KNOW this read will be a hit. Faith does an amazing job of allowing you to feel just what Mia is feeling, the hurt, the love, the happiness, the confusion. She is a very talented writer and does a great job of being very descriptive. As a mother I would understand and sympathize with all of her choices and feelings. And she takes you back in time, and does a wonderful job of putting you right where you need to be. Man Of My Dreams had me laughing out ...more
Stuart West
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, don't judge me. I'm a guy. Yet I was carried away by the romance, the passion, the sexual vibe of this book. I know, right?

Mia, our protagonist, is confused. Happy, yet not. Something we can all identify with. She's married to her high school sweetheart, happy, yet playing "what if" about her high school crush. Fate puts the proper playing pieces on the board as Mia discovers something that disrupts her idyllic life. Noah or Declan.

I was riveted, racing to the conclusion.Who does Mia cho
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it

I hate cheating,love triangles and and povs jumping from present to past.....But I liked this book.

I was very happy with the ending because it happened what I expected and wanted.

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Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I am lucky enough to have gotten a sneak peak of it and I loved it from beginning to end! It is so creatively written and you are in for an emotional ride full of passion, confusion, lust, dispair, heartbreak, and utter joy! Mia is such a likable character you will fall in love with her story!! Faith Andrews has out done herself!!! Can't wait for this book to be released for everyone to enjoy!!!!! Will you be Team Declan or Team Noah?!?!?! ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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So, as far as love triangles go I thought the one in Man of My Dreams was both believable and sympathetically told from all sides! Without spoiling anything, I think readers who hate cheating are safe to read this story as the crux of the problem is a real grey area on both sides and minimal in the bigger picture. I truly loved this story and I think it’s one that has aspects many of us can relate to don’t you agree Jenny? The
Cara Arthur
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow! Talk about a fresh, realistic storyline! This is the missing piece of the book world puzzle. So many books are just renditions of the same storyline, with new characters or a new setting. Not this one!

I love so much about this book. I loved that I loved ALL the characters. I loved that I didn't want to kill any of them. I loved that their motives were always understandable. I love that they weren't perfect and were REAL - relatable. I loved that the heroine maintains her dignity and class.
T. Torrest
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stayed up until 2 last night to finish this book. Couldn't put it down!!!
Full review to come when I can pull my thoughts together, but for now...
90s nostalgia. Love triangle. Steamy, sweet, and infuriating. Funny! Full emotional investment in these characters, kids. Highly recommend. :)
Jennifer Marie
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Man of My Dreams by Faith Andrews

Review by Jen (BestSellers & BestStellars)

Man of My Dreams was such a great story. It is a love triangle between Mia, the love of her life and father of her children, Declan, and the man of her dreams, her high school crush, Noah. You get to see the attraction and connection that Mia and Declan have, but also get to see how Mia reacted towards Noah. It was intense and it will have you frustrated and yelling as you read. It was definitely an enjoyable story!

Three Chicks
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Man of My Dreams is Faith Andrews' debut novel and she did an amazing job! It is a story of love, faith, betrayal and second chances.

Mia had the perfect life, or so it seems. She married Declan, her college sweetheart who was the man of her dreams. They fell in love, got married young and now have two beautiful girls. Declan is an amazing father and a good husband. But he also travels a lot for work and it seems like him and Mia don't spend enough time with each other. Mia loves her hu
Tracey Murphy
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5++++ stars.

Mia and Declan Murphy have been in love since pretty much the moment they met, and they had their happily ever after, leading to 2 beautiful kids and a house in the suburbs. Very rarely do books go into what happens after that moment in time of finding the one, and tell a story about actually "keeping" the one. Mia is your typical housewife, loves her family but can't help getting bored and lonely because of Declan's constant business traveling. Her high school crush, a hot football
B.A. Wolfe
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 ‘I can’t put this book down, nope, not even to eat’ STARS

You know those books where you feel everything the characters do? This is that book.
Everything Mia goes through, the reader does to. The realness of this book is perfection. I think that is what I loved most about it. It wasn’t a millionaire whisking away a damsel in distress. This book was about a real relationship with real daily interruptions that cause strains on the everyday couple. You can relate to this couple, easily.

I couldn’t
Rachel Harris
I inhaled this book. The main character is the exact same age as me, and all the pop culture references had me cracking up! I say and do so many of the same things that I felt like I was reading about an old friend :)
Talk about immature adults. JFC! And predictability. And pot meeting the kettle. GOD. This was stupid. This book is terrible. Frustrating and dumb. Those are the only true emotions to get out of this entire reading experience bc it's clusterfuck of inability.

Fuck you Mia Page! Or Mia Murphy, whoever the hell...You deserve to be alone, you selfish c-nt! And I don't see what Declan or Noah saw in you, since you are only ever worried about your self, you A-hole! Do everyone a favor and go and DIAF
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Man of My Dreams had me from the start. I loved the changing timeline of the plot. The author cleverly changed the point of view between characters as well as the stages of life. While sometimes this can confuse the reader, she made it work flawlessly.

Mia had her heart set on one guy the entire duration of her high school career. Sadly, she never got to kiss him or take their friendship to the next level. Now married to her college boyfriend, Mia starts having dreams about Noah, her high school
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 stars! Man of My Dreams is a sweet, emotional, sexy and beautiful story! This book has a lot of heart. Faith Andrews drew me me into Mia’s story from the very beginning, grabbed my heart, and didn’t let go until the last page. To call this a second-chance love story doesn’t really do this wonderful book justice. Mia and Declan married very young, had children right away and got caught up in the same problems many married couples face: he works very long hours, she feels under-appreciated and ...more
It feels like its been a while since my last 5 star reads. But as soon as I read this, I was hooked the moment Mia woke up from her dream.

If I don't know any better I would say the author was writing about me. Yes.. That's how relatable the story is to most of us and how real the emotions, dilemma and feelings. Nothing over dramatic or over the top, its real ness is what's son refreshing to reed and make it all so believable. No broken/trouble/abused past, no crazy stalker chasing after your ma
Paula  Phillips
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have you ever thought about the one who got away ? That lost love where you sit back and think Hmmm, if only I had been a bit more confident or the timing was right - I could have ended up with my Mr. Perfect , My man of my dreams type of guy. For Mia, all through high school - her dream guy was Noah. Up to the day they left for college, Noah had been the one guy for her -her dream man. Whilst in college, Mia meets Declan - a fellow student who will later become her husband. While out one night ...more
Ruthie Henrick
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Team Declan or Team Noah?

Man of My Dreams - I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this sexy debut and Faith Andrews is going straight to my list of favorite authors! Her characters come to life effortlessly and completely, her writing is flawless, and the story just sucked me in from page one and wouldn't let go. The story is churning with emotion -hurt, anger, heartbreak, confusion, nostalgia, hope - and kept me turning pages, impatient to see what would happen next. The chapters go
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book and it is very well written and well put together. Mia brings you right along with her into the torment and hurt that is being cheated on. However things get a little, well, complicated with her high school crush comes back into the picture. You want to love and cheer for both guys in her life because they are both madly in love with her. Which team will you choose? Team Noah or Team Declan??? Great job Faith you'll go far with this one! ...more
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