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Allure (Brooklet Dreams #1)

4.4  ·  Rating details ·  430 Ratings  ·  135 Reviews

The next generation of the Southern Boys returns in a new spin-off series, Brooklet Dreams…

She was supposed to be his forever.
At the age of twelve, they were best friends.
By the time they were sixteen, they were more.
Rhett only had eyes for one girl. His girl.
They had even made plans for a life together.
But when she left town, she let those dreams go.
225 pages
Published by Limitless Publishing LLC
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DJ Sakata
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

I’ll admit it—I was a twenty-one-year-old guy who was still terrified of his mother. That woman could get pretty vicious when needed…

I’m here with you because I wanna be, not because I feel like I need to be. You’re not who I thought you were, Allison Jo, you’re so much more. I wanna know everything there is to know about you. I want you to be the girl I call first with anything, whether it’s big or small, and I wanna be that guy for you in return.

If I thought I was embarrassed b
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May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
There is a reason why I tend to stay away from romances in which one or the other protagonist has had a previous love. They always disappoint me because it takes away from the story of the couple you are suppose to be reading & routing about. The heroine always comes across as second best or a rebound and I tend to want to know more about the ex. So it isn't as if I didn't know this when I picked it up because the author clearly states this is a story about a guy who is hung up on his first ...more
Lu Bielefeld **
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April Symes
CA Harms is the Queen of FEELS!!!! She is back with a beautiful and emotional new series called Brooklet Dreams which tells Rhett and AJ’s story. Rhett is Reed’s stepson. You will remember his story from Forgiving Reed from the Southern Boys series. This is continuing the 2nd generation and WOW does it. I love every CA Harms writes because she writes characters that connect and come across as family/friends. They are relatable, personable. You become invested in their happiness and that is hard ...more
Ok this is way too YA for me.
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
" C.A Harms knows well enough how to deliver her most addictive romance to date. Simple by creating beautiful, heartwarming stories, filled with uncontitional love. "

Book rates: 5+stars
Plot: 5+stars
Characters: 5starts
Writing: 5+stars
Pacing: 5+stars
Cover: 5stars

Hero: Rhett Jackson
Heroine: Allison Jo (AJ)

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

Ok! First thing first. I want to inform you that almost two years ago, I had promised to myself not to read
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Rhett Jackson thought he had found his one true love at the age of twelve. But the day Harley left before college, Rhett still held hope for a future together. Now in his senior year in college, Rhett finally discovers that Harley has moved on and he must do the same. He decides to pursue AJ, the sweet girl that has been there for him as a friend but always wanted more.
Allison Jo "AJ" fell for Rhett the moment she saw him in the baseball field. But she knew he was mending a broken heart and st
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
5 star

I was pulled right into this truly emotional story. The story has laughs, betrayal, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Rhett’s story. Rhett was sure he had his forever girl. They were best friends and then became so much more. They planned a future, but that future never happened. She left him when she left town. Rhett was shattered and was only existing. When he meets Allison, she brings him back to life. She makes him feel. He is finally happy after all the hard years. What happens when he
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May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
These Sexy Southern Men will leave you wanting more of them! Rhett thought he had found his forever but life threw him an unexpected curve that threw his "forever" plan aside. Allison Jo (AJ) has always had a sweet spot for Rhett but it seemed he was "promised" to someone else so all she could do was watch from afar. When life didn't turn out the way Rhett thought it would, he became stagnate and just could not move on, until one day he realized what/who had been in front of him this whole time ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
I loved this book! This is the first book I've read by this author, but I plan to read a lot more of her books. It has some great and wonderful characters, especially the main characters Rhett Jackson and his girl AJ. But the story begins when Rhett was in high school was together with Harley who he thought he would love forever. It turns out four years down the road she dumps him. He's devastated, and is waiting for her, hoping she will come back to him. But that's just part of this story. It' ...more
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I still have happy tears in my eyes while I’m writing this review. C.A. Harms never fails to deliver a story that leaves me breathless. No matter what she’s writing about I end up in love and Allure is no exception to that. Sweet, heart warming romance kicked up with the perfect amount of heat. Even filled with sweetness there was still just the right bit of drama to keep you on your toes and pull you even deeper into Rhett and AJ’s story.

I fully admit at first I wasn’t sure what to think of AJ
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Allure by C.A Harms is the first book in her Brooklet Dreams series. This is a spin-off of her Southern Boys series, which I have not read, however, did not feel lost.

Rhett thought he met the girl of his dreams when he was twelve. They made plans for their forever, but when she leaves, Rhett is heartbroken. He lives with hope that she will come back some day. Alison Jo, AJ, fell in love with Rhett when she met him, but knew his heart belonged to another. She became his friend and biggest suppor
Kimberly Givan
3.5 stars

Little Rhett is all grown up.
I really didn't see why he was so hung up on his ex, it was teenage love, and I'm going to be mean here, but there was nothing particularly special about her.
I was annoyed with him for starting something with AJ while still thinking about Harley. Though I don't think once he was all in, that his love for AJ was second to Harley, I do believe that he was over that.
AJ, I started out thinking she was going to be your typical doormat, but she wasn't naive, sh
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet and sexy friends to lovers….

I couldn’t wait to dive into this spinoff of the Southern Boys – a series I can’t get enough of! This first outing was sweet, sexy and full of family, just what I expected – and hoped for…

“She tested me, she taunted me, and she spiked a hunger inside me I didn’t know even existed.”

What happens when your life plans take a sudden, unexpected detour. How do you go from knowing exactly what you want and how you were getting there to not having a clue what would ha
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~

Allure is the first novel in the Brooklet Dreams series by C.A. Harms and is told in dual point of views. I adored this new adult novel and can't wait to read more from this new to me author in the future!

Rhett and AJ's story is about learning to find love again and (in Rhett's case) learning to live again.

Rhett found love at a young age. A love that he thought was soul baring. A love he thought was a once in a lifetime type love. He saw forever in Harley's eyes until he found out Harley's fami
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhett is everything and more.

Rhett’s story is everything I love about romance, and epitomises the written talents of CA Harms.

The first book of hers that I read was Forgiving Reed, and from there I was hooked. Now I’ve read Rhett’s story, who is Reed’s stepson, and the second generation of these gorgeous Southern men is looking to be just as loving and loyal in the most alpha of ways as their fathers were before them.

Rhett has had the best in role models from his step-father Reed, and he was to
Kari Hansen
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhett has loved Harley since he was 12 years old and from that moment on she was it for him. They had planned their futures together which included going to the same college until she didn’t. Undeterred he focused on strengthening their long distance relationship until he realized that she had moved on and as painful as it was he need to as well.

AJ had feelings for Rhett from the moment they met however it was clear to everyone that he was still in love with his high school sweetheart. Rhett is
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars

This book is the first ina new series that is based on the children of one of my favorite series’ from CA Harms. Rhett and AJ start the series just right and I so can’t wait to read the rest -- but Mikey definitely has a soft spot in my heart already!!!

Rhett is almost finished with college and on his way to starting his life - the only problem is that he’s hung up on his first love who left years ago and hasn’t looked back since. His friends convince him to give AJ a chance and
Nancy Metsch
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing!!!!
Rhett and AJ are such a great couple.
There are so many tings about their story I really loved. I think I rally loved the friend zoned. I have to say Rhett really made me mad at first. Cause he couldn't or wouldn't see what was right in front of him. But he's a man.
AJ was really great, I get those walls she had up. You see a guy, your not sure about having a shot at him cause he's not sure how he really feels cause he's a guy!
But that first kiss really did set off fir
Megan Lowe
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I thought this was a super short sweet story which shows that you should always believe in love. I am so happy Rhett gave love a second chance. Great read.
Heather andrews
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhett simetimes has to bring his girl back to focus, because she's just easily distracted, “babe…” Rhett stood up and the blanket fell from his waist. Of course, what’s the first thing I did? I looked at the semi-erect ***k bobbing around proudly, and he chuckled. “Eyes up here, darlin’.” AJ sometimes wonders about her man, “what do ya say we go dish out some of this ice cream and watch the game with your dad?” AJ lowered her hands and her forehead wrinkled up as she looked back at me. “What?” I ...more
Ruby Ap.
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning
I remember when I read "Forgiving Reed" and we met Kori and her little boy, Rhett (who's father had died, his name was Blake) and we also got to witness Reed, who may not be Rhett's biological father, but is in all the other ways that matter the most, fall in love all over again with Kori and love Rhett as he was his own son :)

Well, now we get to read Rhett's story and when I found out, I was squealing and jumping up and down, pumping my hands up in the air like a lunatic... I must admit that I
May 24, 2018 rated it it was ok

I am not a fan of triangles or OW drama at all but for some unknown reason, I picked this one up because I was slightly curious and expecting to DNF right away.

In the beginning of the book, Hero seems to feel that he had this epic love for his ex - a childhood friend whom he met at 12 years old and then became lovers. They dated all though high school and they lost their virginity to each other. They were also best friends and had made plans to go to the sam
Books Laid Bare
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read quite a few books by CA Harms to date and I am surprised to say that I actually think this might be my favourite so far.
I thought the bar was set pretty high very early on and the characters have an awful lot to live up to but they managed to not only reach those heights but exceed them. There are a plethora of quotes and passages that I feel I should quote to give you an idea of exactly how much emotion the story brought to bear but I think like many others, I was captured straight
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Allure is the first book in the Brooklet Dreams series by CA Harms. This is a second generation spin-off of her Southern Boys series, featuring kids of our favorite couples and I honestly couldn’t wait to read this when I found out about it. It was great to see some of my favorite characters again and see the next generation of their families and how things had turned out. CA Harms brought everything that I had loved from that series and more
Romantic Reads and Such
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'll be honest, I usually avoid the in/fresh-out-of college, new adulty kind of book.  Most of the time I just can't connect with the characters but Harms does a really good job here of giving readers people that they can like.  Both AJ and Rhett are reasonable and appealing (no melodrama), they have good friends and loving families (with characters returning readers will love to see again), and a slow build romance that is down-to-earth and lifelike.   

At first, I did have a little concern with
Deborah Harrell-jones
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The crew from the Southern Boys series is back but with their kids all grown up. Up first is Rhett who is the son of Kori and Reed. I am beyond excited that we get to see the kids all grown up and living their lives. In the beginning we get a glimpse of Rhett when he gets his heartbroken by his first love. Then four years later he is still living with the heartache until he finds out his first love has really moved on. When he finally opens his eyes, he sees AJ in a new light. AJ is the girl tha ...more
I've read books by this author before, and loved each one. However, I've not read the Southern Boys Series, which this book is a spin off from. After reading Allure, I think that is something I'm going to have to go back and correct! Not that you would have to have read them to be able to enjoy this book, because this book works well as a stand alone. But there are enough hints in this story, that I'm intrigued enough about the older generation, that I want to read their stories too!

Rhett is a t
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