Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ARC Review: Beautiful Dreams by Alicia Rae

Title: Beautiful Dreams (The Beautiful Series #3)
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.


Kyle has mended Lily’s broken heart, and as they have fallen in love, all she dreams of is finally having her happily ever after.

But as time goes on, Lily can no longer ignore the desire to know more about Kyle's past. When she learns more, she will discover if she can heal Kyle’s heartache as he has done for her.

Will his secrets break them apart? Or will their love be enough to strengthen their bonds?


At the beginning of Beautiful Dreams Lily moves from Florida to live with Kyle in Lake Tahoe.  They have only been dating for a couple of months, so Lily is still leery about how fast everything is moving.  She wants a deeper connection with Kyle and is very appreciative of every story he tells her about his past.  Sometimes it is a simple story about him and his siblings when they were children.  At other times it is more serious.  He struggles to tell her about his time in the military, but he gradually opens up.  I felt like the synopsis was a bit misleading.  There isn't a single situation in this book that could have torn them apart.

Lily and Kyle both have strong family relationships.  Fortunately, all of Kyle's family lives near each other in Lake Tahoe. There are family dinners and girls nights out with his sister to help Lily ease into her new lifestyle.  Lily fits in beautifully and his family couldn't be happier to see the old Kyle back.

Lily's family still lives in Colorado, but Kyle and two of her cousins have decided to combine their businesses.  They will be moving into the area, which Lily is ecstatic about.

Overall, I felt like Beautiful Dreams was a nice fairy tale sort of story, but Kyle and Lily's relationship moved way faster than I could ever consider to be realistic.  I really enjoyed their interactions with the secondary characters.  I think there should have been a greater focus on that portion of the story and less time spent on their sex lives.  I said that about the first two books in the series, so I wasn't surprised to see that was the case with this book as well.

I thought this was going to be the last book in the series, but there is now going to be a spin off book or series focusing on Lily's cousin Jason and Kyle's sister Abbey.  I usually enjoy companion novels because we get to see the story from a different angle.  I will be very curious to see where Alicia takes the series next.

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Purchase Links:
Beautiful Chances (Beautiful #1):  AmazonBarnes & Noble
My Beautiful (Beautiful #2):  Barnes & NobleAmazon
Beautiful Dreams (Beautiful #3): Barnes & Noble / Amazon

About the Author:

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing and reviewing Beautiful Dreams <3 Alicia

    1. Your welcome!! Thanks for sending me all of the books in the series. I have really enjoyed them.