Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.
Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.
There is a connection to the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Dream Keeper
Series: Dream Team #4
Author: Kristen Ashley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: November 30, 2021
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Dream Keeper is the fourth title in the spin-off (connecting) series of Dream Team. I absolutely love returning to this world of Rock Chicks and Dream Man, something I do regularly throughout the year as this is one of my favorite fictional places to get caught up in once again.
Pepper and Auggie. Oh, how they’ve danced around each other sending mixed signals while wishing for something solid to connect them. That something comes in the form of Pepper’s adorable daughter, Juno… and while she may have gotten the adults to pay attention to each other, there is also danger from Pepper’s past about to rear its ugly face that tries to steal their newfound happiness. Auggie isn’t about to let that happen (let alone the other members of the Dream Team). Which sets us up for a heart-stopping turn of events that will break hearts and heal them back up again stronger than ever.
Dream Keeper isn’t a book that I’ll give you intimate details about, no, for that you need to experience this one (this world) firsthand. I can tell you that I equally wanted to shake some sense into some people while smacking others upside the head to get it together – and I’m not a violent person but sometimes these characters just need some serious conversations, ya know? Throughout the push and pull of Aggie and Pepper, the adorableness of Juno and her “partner in crime” Cisco in getting this couple to really see each other, and the appearances of old favorites from the Rock Chicks and Dream Man crews, I found a touching romance that has a lot of road bumps to get through on the journey to a final happy ending. There are action-packed scenes, as well as intimate discovering true love scenes – and I loved every moment spent back in this world. And, I confess, I’m waiting for more now with the introduction of some characters and how they connect with this crew. Will I get more? Time will tell.
Overall, I had a blast and if you love a good solid romance full of interesting characters, shenanigans, action, and love that is plain to see then you’ll want to pick up Dream Keeper right now.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
I own a purchased Kindle edition as well as the Netgalley ARC because some books just belong on my keeper shelf forever. *wink*
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