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Posted September 23, 2014
Dream Date [Dare to Dream] Bea LaRocca
review from jeannie zelos book reivews
Well I’ve mixed views about this, as an erotic novel it works well, its hot, steamy and very graphic...but I need my erotic reading to have a solid romance background and I felt the actual story fell down a bit . With Jason being famous I was expecting more of the touring/groupies/paparazzi problems, but he seems to have a fantastic set up – fame without any real difficulties in this area. Even when he was touring he and Kate seemed to have it worked out. I liked him, he was a very genuine man and I could feel the attraction between him and Kate right from the first. He wasn’t some rich, famous obnoxious star type man but one, who despite having been let down badly by an ex, still saw the best in Kate and didn’t think she must be after something from him. It must be hard when you are in his position working out who is genuine, when so many people will do anything to ride the star train, use the people involved to promote themselves and that's what his ex did, but he still remain a man willing to give others a chance and not prejudge them.
Kate, romance writer extraordinaire, she doesn’t tell many people its erotic stories she writes..she’s afraid they will see her in a bad light, and yet she’s very successful and ought to just be proud of that. She’s in the lucky position of having a monied background, so along with her being able to write anywhere her money allows her to follow Jason when she chooses. When I first saw the tickets were $5,000 I was “what?? How much??” I know these things are expensive but the way Kate and Claire talked about it was as if it was really nothing...when for most people its a sum they simply couldn’t afford. Still, that's fiction eh? On a separate note I think Kate needs to see a gynaecologist ASAP. She clearly has a problem with her womb...I can’t tell you how many times overall, but though I was less than 20% in, her womb must have spasmmed 15-20 times already. It seemed she only had to look at a pic of Jason and it was off..and when she met the guy, well it was constantly pulsing, clenching, twitching, contracting, quivering ( how on earth can you tell that??) trembling, vibrating, it was even on fire at one point, though luckily they were in the bath so there weren't any problems from that! The girl needs to get that sorted ;-)
Anyway, they have a secret romance, and its very, very steamy. Kate sees a new side to herself, Jason takes her to places within herself she didn’t know existed. That side of things was really well written, but..for me I need the romance side to have a bit more depth, more solidity to the story. Its was very light and fluffy, I thought the sleazy Greg Charles was going to cause some trouble, but it was minimal, even when it came to the big “blow-up” it was very slight and soon over and for me I want much more on the drama side. I need to wallow in it, to milk it for all it’s worth... Still, not everyone does as evidenced by all the five star reviews...so make your own judgment. If the erotic side is most important this could be up your street, if you need the romance to play a bigger part them like me this will probably be a decent, but a one off read.
Stars: Four, lots of steam but i needed more substance.
ARC supplied by author.
Posted September 8, 2014
or whatever. Fantasies are one thing but what happens when it becomes a reality? Well, for Kate, she won a dream date with her favorite rock star, Jason Grey. It's a great romantic story and it draws you in from the beginning. This is a sizzling romance that is compounded by the doubts that Kate faces, as she tries to figure out if it's real or fantasy. Sometimes it's not always easy to admit if you're in love. If you love a good sizzling hot romance, this is the book to read! Can't wait to read the next in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 5, 2013
OMG! This was such an amazing story. It was so funny but it was still a hot story. The two main characters in this story had amazing chemistry. I really enjoyed this story. I can't wait for more from this author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 8, 2013
Romance with Oh-So-Hot Turn-The-Page-As-Fast-As-I-Can Sex
Call me old-fashioned but I like romance with a happily ever after ending. Especially hot erotic romance (okay, not so old-fashioned), with a happily ever after ending.
Written in third person (my favorite), Dream Date begins with the heroine, Kate Nichols, as a star-struck life-long fan of rock star, Jason Grey. She’s talked into buying the chance to get a “Dream Date” with her idol. The sizzle for both the characters and the reader begin with that first date.
The story builds from there as you watch Kate and Jason, who initially just want to enjoy the instantaneous physical attraction between them, build a deeper relationship based on shared values, character, and genuine respect -- all while struggling with the differences between Kate’s world of privacy and near isolation versus the public world of rock star popularity. Ms. LaRocca expertly describes the conflicts, insecurities, and effects on both characters throughout the story.
Dream Date is the perfect combination of really hot sex blended into a heart-warming story that has you rooting for the happy ending yet not knowing exactly how it ends until you get to the last page.