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Dream Maker

(Dream Team #1)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Dream Man and Rock Chick series comes a brand new story about love, friendship, and the bonds of sisterhood.

Evie is a bonafide nerd and a hyper-intelligent chick who has worked her whole life to get what she wants. Growing up, she had no support from her family and has only ever been able to rely on herself. So when Evie d
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 544 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Forever
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Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

God above, but this book is BAD. I hated it so much I felt like throwing something. Apparently I also hated it so much I've written what might be my longest ever review. So here's a TL;DR:

Unnecessary OW drama, a hero who should actually be in prison, and a stale plot.

Back when I was fourteen or fifteen, I bloody loved the Rock Chick series. The action, the romance - I totally ate it up. I haven't read an Ashley book in a while
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Christy
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4 stars

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I love Kristen Ashley's writing, but some of her newer books have been hit or miss for me. This was definitely a hit! If you are a fan of the Rock Chick books or the Dream Man series, you'll see some familiar faces... reunited and it feels so good!

Evie's friend and coworker Lottie has been trying to play matchmaker to all of her girls, and Evie is first on the list. She's setting her up with Lottie's man's (Mo) friend and fellow commando, Mag, aka Danny. While all this is going on,
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mel ☽
3.5 stars

oh the nostalgia i felt while reading this.

listen, i've read a lot of KA. like, a lot. i was obsessed with her books at one point and loved most of them and this book reminded me of the books that i loved so maybe im pretty biased but oh well. but when Tex, Shirleen, Elvira, most of the rock chicks, most of the hot bunch and macho men, and - i know i already mentioned him but he deserves to be mentioned again - Tex?? you bet your ass i screamed and unashamedly fangirled for 10 minutes.
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 STARS
All my life, you know?”
“All your life what, baby?”
“Until you.”
He curved both arms around me and his voice was growly when he asked, “Until me, what?”
“The people I loved made loving them hard. Until you.”

*giddy wiggle*
Hey! Pssst! You there! You listening to this? Because this cynic just read a KA book and loved it! No but seriously. Guys. I seriously got my KA mojo back with this book and I'm so thrilled because now I'm also seriously hooked on this series!

So here's the tea
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Wendy'sThoughts
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
3.5 A Bit Of Déjà vu Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
This book harkens back to the flavor of OG Kristen Ashley's books. There is a hint of what once was and bringing past characters into the current story will help fans to remember and buy in more than the recent books that did not sit well.


I enjoyed it, it became chaotic but it had that heart and romance of the dominant alpha man and the woman who was just trying to get through life. The romance was there as well as the usual suspen
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Mo
May 28, 2020 added it
Some folks pointed out that this was sort of a spin-off Rock Chick book (after I’d started the book) but, honestly, the blurb doesn't really mention that, does it? Sure, it mentions the Dream Man and Rock Chick series but no mention of spin-off/similarities 🤷‍♀️

"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Dream Man and Rock Chick series comes a brand new story about love, friendship, and the bonds of sisterhood."


Anyway, I sort of gave up on KA a little while back but saw some reviews t
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
DNF @71% - 2 STARS
I feel like such a grouch every time I start a new KA book now... Sigh, this is where nostalgia is taking meeeeeh!


It saddens me to file this one as a DNF, especially since I felt so excited starting Dream Maker, shouting in ALL CAPS how great it was to get a new book from Kristen Ashley that felt like her vintage work! I was happy to discover a similar tone and vibe that made me fall in love with the author's characters in the Rock Chick series as opposed to the last few releas
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Sentranced Jem
Jun 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
As a die hard Kristen Ashley fan...This is the best news ever!!!!!!

MAY 2020 can't come soon enough
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Forever Pub for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

3.5 stars

Hmm, where to begin? Why don't I start at the very beginning? Within the first few pages, I was not only not enjoying the book, but I was also angry. I was immediately annoyed with Daniel because he was being an asshole. Don't get me wrong, I love a good angsty, alpha male but Daniel was being beyond that... He was acting like Edward from Twilight which I do not like.

Fortunately, I was able to move on from tha
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Ivy Deluca
It’s been awhile and it occasionally feels as if the world’s gone to hell in a handbasket, but I have to say that this book made me smile. SO. MUCH. It became the ultimate self-care item, and I’ve been re-reading my favorite bits off and on since i finished it.

I’m not going to even pretend this will be quickish, so I hope y’all brought snacks.
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I’ve got alot of feelings to sort through and some (alot of) rambling to get done, so let’s do this.

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The Sitch Evan “Evie” Gardiner has ALOT on her p
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Antonella
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
random ramblings;

* very much OTT...now you either going to love it or hate it...but you may also be kinda like me in between..Because this started fantastically with minor eye-rolls and annoyances but soon I was tired of it...

* new generation of Rock Chicks and they all make an appearance here, if you haven't read those books you might be confused or not get the jokes or meaning behind characters behaviors

* I didn't like either one of our protagonists...especially the heroine everything about
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 STARS

Such a fantastic read, I love Kristen Ashley's writing!I fall in love with the characters and I couldn't get enough of them!Great chemistry, some really intense moments and sexy!

It was fun, fast paced and flirty!Exactly what I needed! If you’ve read the Rock Chick series you are going to fall in love with this one!

Strong characters , moments that will make you swoon and some twists are the perfect combination for this first book in a new series!

 


  
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc


TITLE: DREAM MAKER
AUTHOR: Kristen Ashley
SERIES: Dream Team
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RATING: 4 STARS
CLIFFHANGER: No

READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG






I'm sure you'll see a lot of reviews mentioning this but when I went into this story it gave me serious Rock Chick vibes and the further I got into the story the more I felt those. If you've read Kristen Ashley, and especially her Rock Chick series, you know that the story is pretty much the same throughout all of them.

The fo
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Ira
2.75 stars.

WTH I just read?

I don’t like the heroine for the first half of the book. Her character should be a genius, highly intelligent and super smart. But the way she behave? My 15 yo probably smarter than this woman. Gosh, is she really 27 years old?
I think, she shouldn’t blame others but herself for all the problems she have got.
She let other people walk all over her, for years. I can understand if she rather dumb or just average but she supposed to be a highly intelligent woman! 🙄.
And why
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Sabrina
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The Rock Chick's are some of my most re-read stories and why I still consider this author a favorite of mine even though I've lost interest in some of her newer books over the years. But when I saw this book and read the blurb I couldn't pass it up and I knew I had to read it. And I'm so glad I did because I loved Evie and Danny.

Evie was a great heroine to read about, she was quirky and a little shy but also not afraid to stand up for herself when it mattered the m
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Rock Chick fans rejoice! Kristen Ashley’s Dream Team Spin-off series is coming soon and it’s so worth the wait! I DID NOT want to put this book down. Since the Rock Chick series is one of my favorites, my excitement for this new series was off the charts. If you’re like me and loved the Rock Chick and Dream Man books, Dream Maker will hit the spot!

Full review soon...



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Robin (Bridge Four)
”Don’t slip into a position where you hold yourself back out of habit.”

Sometimes I feel like I’ve read a bazillion Kristen Ashley books. Probably because I’ve read over fifty of them to date and so I was so excited to see a new series set at Smithie’s that is going to blend the girls of Smithie’s club (Rock Chick Series) with Hawks Commando boys (Dream Man) and apparently we also get a few cameos from some members of the Chaos series just to round it all out.
The Good:

Okay, so if
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Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
You have to be in a mood to read a KA book I’ve decided. You need to be a mood where you need a heavy dose of insta love and alpha man.
Now mind you it took so long to read this book because my 2nd grandson was born and he’s WAAAAAYYYYY better than a KA book. Also mood.

There was not enough Smithie for real.

But we got the hot bunch and the commandos the rock chicks and Tex so I found a happy place!

Mare~Slitsread
Bhavya Marya
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
“All my life, you know?”
“All your life what, baby?”
“Until you.”
He curved both arms around me and his voice was growly when he asked, “Until me, what?”
“The people I loved made loving them hard. Until you.”


Kristen Ashley is one of my favorite authors and has written one of my favourite series (rock chick) so naturally this was gonna be amazing. I have reread that series so many times I could narrate it. I'm still obsessed with that series (and always will be).

But tbh I thought this was gonna b
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'You're just life' Stars!

Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES. All the yeses. The Kristen Ashley I fell in love with years ago is back! I have to confess, even though I have enjoyed many of her latest releases, I still felt KA's style was changing and I was not liking it. THANK GOD for Dream Maker and Kristen's new Dream Team series because this has VINTAGE KA written all over it. A crossover between her beloved series, including characters from Dream Man, Rock Chick and even Chaos. This was just EVER
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Debra Johnson
4.75 Stars

I had a blast reading this one.
I don't have time to write my review right now.
But, just got to say,
Fantastic edition to KA's writing and can't wait to read the next one.

😡Just wish the ebook editions weren't so expensive!
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

“It’s us from now on. The Dream Team. The Rock Chicks are cool and all, but we’re next gen.”



Okay, not really, but I have been able to avoid the last of the motorbike pornos due to their epic lengths and little plot and also all but one of the Rock Chick books. I even dodged this one for a minute because that cover?????



But Kristen Ashley’s siren song is one that is hard for me to resist and eventually I added my name to the
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Izzie d
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
CLASSIC KA. That I can only handle in audio these days lol
Snow
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
There's something off, for me, in the writing style of Kristen Ashley and that is totally my own doing, so don't go all crucifying me or whatever...

Not all and everything is for everyone, and that's cool...that's why we have so many different and wide spectrum of things *wink, wink*
Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
Spoilers ahead



This was actually pretty ok, better than a LOT of KA's latest offerings.

Mag was a manwhore after his ex dumped him, said ex briefly reappeared wanting him back
h wasn't a virgin but definitely less experienced, she was every breathy, sweet, unknowing of her greatness h KA has ever written
Secondary characters from the Rock Chick series, Chaos and Dream man series
I liked that the h saved herself lol, Mag's reaction was dumb as hell though
Eh it wasn't great but it was pretty ok



***Lotti
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Bookgasms Book Blog
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
AHHHHH!!! Kristen Ashley did it again!! Her new Dream Team series is absolutely phenomenal!!!!!! I died for Mag and Evie and could not stop reading!!! This book took me back to the Rock chicks and the Dream Man series...hands down my two favorite series EVER from Ashley. The chemistry, the banter and just the feel of this story was MAGNIFICENT!!! What an amazing story!

Gah!! This is the first book in the series but is a spin off of Ashley's Quiet Man novella. I HIGHLY suggest you read that story
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♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
4 Dreamy Stars

|Reread — 2/11/20|


Only KA can get away with writing about a hero who says baby and babe instantly; if this was any other author, I might've DNFed it with how the hero started calling the heroine baby in the first chapter. But KA writes the perfect alpha heroes, and it's hard to put down these books.
“Baby.”
“I’m not your baby,” I breathed.
His gaze shifted back to my eyes, and he rumbled, all sexy, hot and sweet, “Oh yeah, you are.”
I love all her Rock Chick books, and I was ecstati
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Stacie
May 30, 2020 rated it liked it
3 1/2 "Rock Chicks Take Two" Stars!

This was good. Especially if you're a Rock Chicks fan. I think these may go in similar fashion. However! I did think Even was much smarter than say...Indy, so I think there may be less silly shenanigans. Danny is of course a hot alpha but sweet to his lady. I'm sure I'll read the other books to come. It was really good to see all the old RC characters. Happy reading!
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Dream Maker is everything about Kristen Ashley that I love. It's had an amazing Rock Chick feel happening with some Dream Man mixed in and I couldn’t get enough. It was entertaining, sexy, and flirty! I loved the depth, development, and fun dialogue. It was an outstanding story and a fantastic start to a new series.

Evie and Danny were exceptional. Her awkward and quirky mixed with his alpha was perfection. There was great character development and I loved seeing them grow as I got to know them.
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