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When Carter is killed in combat, he leaves behind his heartbroken wife, Avery and his shattered best friend Remy. Naturally these two wounded souls gravitate together, irresistibly drawn by the loss of the one they both loved, as well as their deep friendship with each other. But when that friendship starts to turn into something more, new problems arise. Will Avery be abl ...more
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 3rd 2014
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Carter is killed in combat, Avery and his shattered best friend Remy, gravitate together,.

This was a really wonderful book about love, friendship, unbearable loss and finding new love. Carter, Avery and Remy had been friends for 10 years and they all served in the Army together. So naturally they had an extremely close bond.

Carter and Avery fell in love and finally got married. Two days after the wedding Carter and Remy are deployed as they are both in the Special Forces. Avery was retired
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Coco.V
Aug 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Erin Lewis
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star review of Lost Dreams by Jude Ouvrard

AUDIO REVIEW:

Both author Jude Ouvrard and narrator Reagan West are new to me and this was a strong introduction to both.

Lost Dreams was an emotional roller coaster of a listen and I felt that the narrator did a credible job in bringing the story to life for me. It was a raw, gritty read that was at time emotional and certainly had me in tears at times.

Avery is a retired soldier whose husband Carter is killed in the line of duty, leaving behind his shat
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We like it big book blog
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I’ve read from this author.
Oh wow…
This book.. It had me from the 1st page. I could not put it down. I don’t know what I was expecting when I started to read this book… It really took me by surprise. A good surprise.

This book is about 3 friend that share an incredible bond.

2 best friends growing up together Remy & Carter. They join the Army. In the Army they meet Avery. She too was in the Army. Right from he start Carter steps up & claims Avery as his. Avery & Carter s
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The Hive
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bee's Review

My emotions were all over the place when reading this book. Jude did an amazing job in setting the tone and pulling the reader right inside the story . I’ve never really been one for reading books with a Solider element, only because I’m a wuss when it comes to the emotion in them. I’m glad I snapped up the chance to read this little gem, though.

It centers around three close friends, Avery, Carter and Remy. Carter and Avery are very much in love and are about to get married. They me
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Sandra Curney
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As an Army wife I knew that this would be an emotional read for me. Avery and Carters love for each other is so deep and fierce. But in one split second Avery's life would change forever. Remy is Carters best friend. Avery, Carter and Remy are a family. When Carter is KIA, Avery and Remy are destroyed. This book had me ugly crying, like I couldn't stop crying for a very long time. I had to walk away for a few hours to calm down. I finished this story with such love in my heart for these two. Gri ...more
Stephanie
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow this story was so sweet and beutiful and sad. I love you Jude and so proud of you. I loved the connection that Ave and Remy shared I know its crazy but I could feel it even before. Carter was a wonderful guy and he really loved her. And all the other characters in this book were amazing. I am in awww of you right this moment can't wait for more from you my friend. <3 ...more
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a powerful and emotional story! PTSD is accurately portrayed and one of the many reasons why you will need tissues at hand. I have not read anything by Jude Ouvrard before but I am going to be looking into more of her books.

Very intense emotions and strength both given and shared by the main characters. Once your emotions are snagged inside you won't want to put this book down~
Mia Catherine
Oct 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book has a lot of telling but very little showing. Disappointing, because the subject matter had the potential to be a riveting story. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with any of the characters because things felt very superficial.
Michelle
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book brought so many emotions out of me.
I was happy, sad, (well.. A crying mess!!...lol)
It was just a good book!!!

Avery, Carter, & Remy will stay with me for a while!!
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Nicole
Very emotional and even more heartbreaking is that we get Carter's POV. The end is more sweet but the Liam plot is unnecessary.
❤️Melanie G.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very sweet yet heartbreaking read.
Cyndi Hackett
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very sweet, touching romantic read. I liked that I got a chance to hear the thoughts of all the characters in the story. I so enjoyed this sweet story about getting a second chance at love.
Shanna Parazoo
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never cried so much reading a book
Tami Adams
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW - ✯✯✯✯✯

I volunteered to review this book without any promises about the review (the rating or the posting).

I’ve read Jude’s books in the past, including this one. I fell in love with Avery and was so excited to hear her words in her “own” voice. The audio version was just as beautiful as I imagined it would be.

The following is my personal opinion and thoughts about many aspects of this book and its author.

COVER: ✯✯✯✯✯ - I’m unsure if Jude wrote the characters based off the models, but the
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Bette
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Story & Audible Listen🎧 Captivating & Heartfelt!

Lost Dreams
By: Jude Ouvrard
Narrated by: Reagan West

I loved this book, it captivated both my heart and my attention right from the start and held it all the way to the end. Jude Ouvrard is a gifted author, she created a beautiful, heartfelt story with interesting storylines and characters that are realistic and easy to relate to. I adored the characters, Avery, Carter and Remy share a special bond, they had all served together before Avery lef
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Ariadna Basulto
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**reviewed from audiobook**

Avery and Carter are about to get married when he finds out he, along with his best friend Remy, getting deployed. Shortly after Carter is killed in action leaving Avery and Remy broken-hearted and picking up the pieces of what was once their life. Jude Ouvrard does such an amazing job of making all the emotions spill out of the pages. Avery and Remy’s pain and loss is palpable and had me tearing up more than a few times. I quickly found myself emotionally invested in
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Patty
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a listen this story is! This is my second Jude Ouvrard listen and it definitely will not be my last. If you are looking for a book that will let you experience every emotion, it's for you. Carter, Remy and Avery all share a history. Avery and Carter are married and immediately following their wedding, Carter is deployed. When he is killed in action, the relationship between Remy and Avery is forever changed. Carter's death is expressed so well by Ouvrard, you will feel the incredible loss b ...more
Lisa
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
This is the sweetest story I have listened to in a while. Once the connection between Avery and Remy starts there is no stopping their relationship. They face a few hardships along the way. They really have the sweetest love story. Starting over with her husbands best friend would be so difficult and think it crosses so many lines. This author makes it so seamless and worry free. I can completely focus on the previous relationship between Carter and Avery. Then transition to the second relations ...more
Chantelle Bouffanie
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly Recommend! I've volunteered to review this for the author. I love to read Jude Ouvrard stories. I had the audio version of this one. I totally fell in love with this story. It made me cry, but in the end it was a great. This story is abut Carter, Avery and Remy. Carter and Avery were the perfect couple. What will happen to you if you lost your loved one? Can you make it through it without some form of support and love? Remy had always loved Avery but he wasn't about to get in the way of h ...more
Jennifer Garcia
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
LOVED!! An extremely emotional story that had me either choking up or in full-on tears for most of it. The rest of the time it was sweet and romantic. Enjoyed the narrator a lot and really like it when I find a new one since i listen to books all the time.
This is the first story I've read by JO, but I can guarantee you, it won't be the last.
Jan Miller
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lost Dreams by Jude Ouvard is a heartfelt listen and full of emotions. The storyline is realistic. I felt terrible for Avery in losing Carter, yet got how she and Remi clicked afterwards. The tribute to Carter's memory was well done and compassionate. Reagan West was wonderful bringing the characters to life with her voice. I could hear who was speaking.
Leneda L Davis
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

I enjoyed the book. It was a good casual read. I was needing a light book to read, my daughter suggested this one. She made a great choice for.
Janet
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was not what I was expecting based on the synopsis given. Yes, it is about a wife who loses her husband in combat and that the wife and best friend depend on each other to move forward over the lost, but it didn't really fit what I thought the story was going to be about. This was the first book by this author that I have read and there were times she had me confused. The major confusion was that nicknames were used heavily in the book and at times I was lost as to who was being talked ...more
Renee
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very emotional story about unconditional love, military life, strong bond and friends. I loved it If you love romance then grab this. If you love military drama then grab this. If you love a great story with love and friendships then grab it. Basically it is great so just read it now. The story of Avery and Carter is written extremely well. I found it to move at a perfect rate to deliver the angst and a punch to the gut that left me feeling it for days. Carter his best friend and fellow Specia ...more
Shari
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was hard for me being a mom of a Marine and Sailor this book brought back so many memories of my son going off to war the uncertainty of the unknown, will he come home, is he safe? I could not put this book down, though it brought tears it also brought smiles, the love of a husband and wife, the feeling of angst that this wife had to go through knowing her husband and best friend are going off to war. Jude Ouvrard did a fantastic job bringing you into their lives and showing yo ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I loved this book. It shows how one survives when another doesn't.

Avery, Carter and Remy have all severed in the Army together. Avery and Carter were lucky enough to find one another and start a life full of promises. Avery has retired from the army but Carter and Remy are still enlisted and are Special Forces, so Avery understands when you get deployed. Having just married Carter only to have him leave two days after the wedding is a little much to take. She does it though because she knows the
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Jen_C
This one was not my taste but others will enjoy it.

I just couldn't relate well to the characters and the style of writing left me with a lot of questions.

Where were Remy's parents when he left on either deployment, when he arrived home either time & when he was in the hospital? What was the point of Liam's character and why did Avery cry and run from him? She was a soldier for 10 years! Why didn't she just kick his butt & tell him to drop dead? Why did Avery get so drunk on her birthday when the
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Sally Stackhouse
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is a stand-alone story which is also part of the Summer Solstice Set.

This was an interesting concept told from the three participants view points. The three friends met in the army, two male friends and a girl. Avery and Carter fall in love and get married after Avery leaves the military. Carter and Remy are deployed soon after where tragedy occurs.

This is a lovely story that tugs at the readers’ emotions, sometimes tears came
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Sherry
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness

Can I cry now? Yeah I know, what a way to start. I thoroughly enjoyed this story so very much. It had so much emotion throughout.

I really felt for Avery she lost so much. Her husband, her life was on the edge of no return. It just ripped my heart out when Carter died. He loved his Angel so much and couldn't wait to see her again.

Remy has so much guilt, and grief for the loss of his best friend and promised his best friend he'd protect Avery. But how when he has lost his best friend?

Ta
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