Title: If Only In My Dreams
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher/GR Link: KA Press, GR
Genre: MM Contemporary
Vice: Holiday, New Adult
Rating: 5 stars
Lock this book up: 4 keys---this one will melt the frost from your windows!
Length: 140 page novella
Cover Impressions: Full of the Holiday Feelz!
Best Line: “You make me want to vomit and shit my pants too.” (trust me!)
Synopsis: Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.
Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.
As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?
Impressions: I loved this feel good holiday treat! Andrews is an author I can always count on to bring a smile to my face with her dynamic characters, and this book was exactly what I hoped it would be!
I loved the way Andres revealed the history between Gavin and Charlie, and I could so easily empathize with each of them. Watching them fall (back) in love was so sweet, and incredibly sexy.
The sexual tension and emotional tension in this book is so touching that I couldn’t stop turning the page. Charlie is an adorable brother and son, but Gavin really tugged at my heart strings. Watching him gather the courage that he had lost so long ago was a joy to share with him.
I am a holiday book junkie, but when a story transcends the holiday season then I know I have found a keeper. This is one I will definitely revisit when I want a Christmas and Hanukkah pick-me up!