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Can Dreams Come True? (The Cecily Taylor Series Book 1)

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Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyf ...more
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Published March 20th 2018 by Clean Reads
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Dash fan
4☆ A Sweet Romance!


Can Dreams Come True? Is a Heart Warming Story of Following your Dreams, Relationships and the ups and downs of teenage life.

Cecily might of just landed the job of her dreams.... staring in a music video of her number one idol Andrew Holiday! I mean what teenage girl wouldn't want to?

Cecily is in a relationship with first love Zach, and as you can imagine his not best pleased with Cecily working up close and personal with her heartthrob Holiday!

But Cecily doesn't seem to thin
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
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Can Dreams Come True? follows the adventures of high school student Cecily and her friends. She has a relationship with a local boy called Zach which she thinks could be the perfect romance. There’s a catch however, after Cecily’s friend drags Cecily to an audition to star in a major new music video. The famous singer in question is Cecily’s biggest idol. Instead of the friend getting the m
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Katie W
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm so excited for the start of a new series by this author! Hager has a way of really flinging me back into the throes of high school life again, but this time around is a lot more enjoyable.

I always used to wonder what I would do if I was lucky enough to meet my teen idol--would I fangirl? Would I faint? Would I make a fool out of myself? Yeah, probably that last one... Cecily has the perfect boyfriend, but when the chance arises to go with a friend to audition for a new music video being film
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Suze Lavender
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cecily's crush, singer Andrew Holiday, will shoot his new video in Cecily's hometown. Cecily has a boyfriend, Zach, but secretly she's always loved Andrew from afar. When one of her friends asks Cecily to accompany her to her audition for Andrew's video Cecily is happy to agree. She doesn't have much acting experience, but would love to be an actress. This sounds like a great chance and she also gets to meet her idol. The directors are looking for the ideal girl next door to play one of the part ...more
KarenJo Custodio
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 -A Sweet, Fun and Charming Coming of Age Story

There’s nothing better than first loves and coming of age stories. I just find them so nostalgic, sweet and heartwarming. Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsay was no exception and such a delightfully fun read.

I loved the concept of this book and thought it was executed really well. The writing was easy to read and had a nice flow, so I breezed through this with no problem. The plot was interesting enough and actually had me guessing a few times.
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Patty
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsay Hager is the 1st book in the Cecily Taylor Series, and my first book by this author. Cecily has always dreamed of being an actress, so when her friend asked her to come along to the auditions for Andrew Holiday's, her favorite singer's, music video, she agrees. Will Cecily's dreams come true? I love this genre, there is something so innocent about first loves. I love the quirky people and situations in this book, and watching the characters grow. I found t ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
This is only my second ever read by Krysten Lindsay Hager. I first came across her books in December last year when I read Dating the It Guy, and couldn’t wait to dive into this story. I marvel at her ability to transport me (waaay back!) to my teenage years, and all the ups and downs that come with that period in your life. Drama Queen, moi?! *smirks*

I could totally identify with Cecily’s want to fit in, and the feelings of being an outsider. Even her love of the written word sets her apart fro
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Anniek
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cecily is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in a small town. Everybody knows everybody and it's very important to stay friendly at the small school Cecily is attending. She has been a big fan of Andrew Holiday for quite some time now and Cecily can't believe what she's hearing when she finds out that Andrew will be shooting his new video in their town. There will be open auditions and Cecily accompanies one of her friends in the hope she'll catch a glimpse of Andrew. When it turns out that the ...more
Shanannigans
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, romance
This is a “Rock Star Romance” but a cute, clean, teen version that will appeal to younger readers.

It’s well written and Cecily is a sweet, relatable character. Your typical “girl-next-door” type who actually listens to her parents and follows a moral compass. It’s a very sweet love story and if you like this sort of thing, then I think you will enjoy it. And moms out there… You can safely recommend this one to your kids 😉

I enjoy Krysten’s books but in this case, I think the story was a little to
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Sarah
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review

Earlier this year I reviewed Dating The It Guy by Krysten, so when the opportunity came up to review Can Dreams Come True? I happily accepted. Can Dreams Come True? Is the first book in a new series focusing on high school student Cecily Taylor, like so many teenagers out there Cecily has grown up with a few celebrity crushes, but now she’s a high school junior and she has just found out her biggest crush, teen pop sensation
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Julie
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can Dreams Come True? is a charming, engaging and enjoyable young adult romance about first love, friendship and finding your feet that is absolutely delightful.

Cecily wants to be an actress and is determined to one day make it in showbusiness. When one of her friends goes to audition for a part in singer Andrew Holiday’s new video, Cecily tags along. Cecily has long had a crush on Andrew and tagging along to the audition will bring her in close proximity to the singer – even though she already
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Jane Hunt
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfectly pitched, for teens and young adults, this book explores first love, teenage crushes, and friendship groups, with relatable characters and realistic situations. We experience life with teenage Cecily as she gets a chance to follow a dream and meet her teenage crush. Written in the first person it has an immediacy, important in this type of literature.

Set in North America, it may not reflect teenage life elsewhere. However, the challenges, friendships, romances and problems are something
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Amy Shannon
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A match made in ...

It's a good story and seems to be a unique version of a love triangle. Cecily is a great character, who has a lot of depth, but she also has a lot of personal self-exploration. In pursuit of her dreams to be an actress, she finds herself gaining the attention of her stardom crush. It's a great story of romance, and pursuing dreams, but also finding out who you truly are. The first line drew me in, not only telling me it was Cecily's point of view, but also the foreshadowing of
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Jessica Belmont
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not my typical read, but I’ve been challenging myself to read outside of my typical genres. Can Dreams Come True? is a relatable story. I’m sure most of us can remember being obsessed with a celebrity and wishing he/she would just show up on our door step (I’m still waiting for Jason Stathem).

Cecily is a great main character. She’s an introverted teenager trying to live her life. She’s definitely relatable and I think she was written well.

A clean romance, an entertaining plot line, and relatable
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Chrissy Busick
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a good clean romance, the kind where the small-town nobody girl gets the famous pop-star guy, have I got the book for you. Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a beautiful story. It would be perfect for teenage girls who want to read romances. It is a completely clean book. There is no foul language, no sex, honestly as I think about it, there isn't even make out scenes. There is some kissing, but nothing heavy. The story is super sweet.
Hasanthi
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Best cute love story that I read after some time. Loved the way how the love grows between cecili and Andrew. After reading the story I felt that, dreams can really come true. I am waiting to see what happens next in the story. Check out my blog www.hasanthisbookworld.wordpress.com
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InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Fans of Young Adult books will love reading about what most teenage girls only get to dream about.

Read full review in the 2018 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.

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Laura Wagner turner
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters in this book are so relatable and well written that you start to feel like part of the story. I love how the main character, Cecily, lets you in on her inner struggles as a teen trying to navigate complicated relationships. She’s self conscious just like everyone at that age, but she manages to be sweet and thoughtful and insightful too. It’s a great story and I can’t wait to read book 2.
Em Jackson
May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Can Dreams Come True is the story of Cecily Taylor, a high school student with the world at her fingertips. She has best friends, a boyfriend, and parents who cringingly call themselves ‘cool’, but above all, she has a crush on a moody, heart-throb singer. The only problem? Her boyfriend has been around, and has a string of ex-girlfriends who only seem to want to make life awkward… that is, until one gets invited to audition for the singer’s latest music video, and invites superfan Cecily along ...more
Andrea
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was first intrigued by the idea of this story, because the idea of being love with a celebrity and dreaming of making him my own is a fantasy that I think most of us have had for a long time. And that magical moment when you finally get to meet your idol is one that you can never replace. I've done that before. But it actually turning into a romantic encounter? Sure, I've read a lot of rock star romances, but never one at the YA level. So of course, I had to give this one a go.

I feel sorry for
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Brigitte
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
How often does anyone get to meet a celebrity for whom they hold a crush? Highly unlikely. Right? This easy to read young adult novel shows what happens on such a rare occurrence.

Cecily is the quiet one in a group of overconfident girls. It's the first time that she has got a boyfriend and she doesn't believe in cheating.

Andrew is a local guy who is big in the music industry and he is every girl’s dream. This dream might just come true for one of these girls.

Cecily is happy with her boyfriend
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Alexandra Mack
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a nice contemporary romance YA novel. Cecily is an average girl who has a boyfriend who seems nice and a few friends around her to support her. She is ecstatic to be able to audition for the Andrew Holiday music video, and even more excited when she is actually chosen. While on set, the director is frustrated when the girls don’t seem to be getting the vision of the video. Cecily isn’t sure how she does it, but she is able to finally pacify the director and act the way that he is l ...more
Anik-mamabearsbookshelf
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This novel is about Cecily whos has always had a big crush on a singer named Andrew Holiday. Cecily has always wanted to be an actress so when she heard about her friend getting an audition for one of Andrews's music videos and wanting Cecily to tag along she couldn't say no. Once at the audition surprisingly Cecily is asked to come back for the video and be an extra . Cecily doesn't know this but Andrew and the director aren't looking for an actress but more for the girl next door type and Ceci ...more
Samantha
Apr 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Every young girl has that one celebrity that they crush on more than all the others. For Cecily that crush is Andrew Holiday, the sweet and sensitive pop star. When Cecily unexpectedly gets a part in Andrew's new video as an extra, it seems as though she will have a chance to meet her ultimate crush. This makes her boyfriend Zach jealous but there's no need because
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Alyson
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
At some point or another, nearly everyone dreams of falling in love with their favorite singer or actor. They’re just dreams, right? What if you’re favorite singer shows up in your city and suddenly, you catch his eye? Can dreams come true? In Krysten Lindsay Hager’s novel, Can Dreams Come True? Cecily is a small-town girl with a huge crush on Andrew Holiday. When Cecily decides to go to an audition with her friend for Andrew’s newest music video, Cecily is suddenly cast in his music video as th ...more
Leslie M.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cecily has the opportunity of a lifetime: to be in a music video for her celebrity crush, singer Andrew Holiday. She would love to be an actress, and this seems like a good first step. Her boyfriend Zach is not as confident about things. He worries his relationship with Cecily will change after she meets Andrew, particularly when Zach notices that there seems to be a connection between her and Andrew. Is it really possible for dreams to come true?

Hager’s latest is a true joy to read. The charact
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(Love, Stars and Books)
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
(I received a free review copy from Xpresso Book Tours)



Book review: Can Dreams come true? (Cecily Taylor #1) By Krysten Lindsay Hager (4 stars)



“When he sang about feeling all alone in a room filled with people - I got it. I lived it for a long time.”


Can Dreams come true? (Cecily Taylor #1) By Krysten Lindsay Hager
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars


(Review)
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Cecily has always had a big crush on A
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Ashley D
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I thought this book had a lot of potential and I would have given it four stars but then there were a lot of typos and quite a few parts that seemed like they repeated themselves. I wasn't completely convinced of Cecily's and Zach's relationship and their connection with one another. Zach didn't really seem like he was the greatest guy and it really bothered me when he made Cecily an ultimatum and it was completely one-sided. It seemed like
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Amy Dufera
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Can Dreams Come True gets off to a fun start. A typical high school story, with some doubts of cheating, backstabbing, etc. Cecily has a boyfriend, but of course he's not the most attentive, and she doesn't trusts him. Meanwhile, she's off to be in a music video for her long time celebrity crush.

As Cecily gets to know her celebrity crush, singer Andrew Holiday, things get complicated. She connects with Andrew and Andrew definitely likes her. What follows is a romantic triangle, as Cecily needs t
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Donna May
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good, clean, young adult romance novel. High school is hard. High school relationships are harder. It seems like there are always games that are played and girls and boys trying to take each other’s boyfriends and girlfriends. You never really know who your real friends are and you always have to watch your back.

I was also a book nerd and never felt like I fit in anywhere. Why is reading bad and why do we make the smart kids feel like they don’t fit it? I will never understand that a
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Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Bellbrook Times, and on Living Dayton ...more

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