Ditching the Dream

Ditching the Dream

by Isabelle Peterson




Feeling dead in her marriage, Elizabeth Fairchild ditches the dream of her seemingly perfect life with her husband in search of who she really is.

She went from her parents' house to her husband's home and never really learned to stand on her own two feet. She decides to leave her comfortable life in Napa Valley in search of her inner fire in New York City. She certainly didn't leave her husband to find another man, but she soon finds herself involved with two: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker.

Jack is older. He has heart-stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and is very much in control of everything around him - especially Elizabeth.
Kevin is younger. He is carefree with a heart of gold and loves Elizabeth's spunk.

While Elizabeth's old life still calls to her, she also finds what she needs in New York. But which dream will she choose?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494291761
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Ditching The Dream 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best part of this book is Elizabeth. She's just such a solid and real character. The second best part was that this book was really steamy where it needed to be. If you like erotica with feeling, this is the book for you.
nightreaderss1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was different, the character Elizabeth was easy to identify with, the men were HOT, and I loved the story.  I can't wait for the next book to come out. I am a big Isabelle Peterson fan now and can't wait to see what she has for us next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading more of Elizabeth's story. There were so many things going on in this book. I love that there are parts told from the 3 guys point of view. This book was very well written.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth has been married to her college sweetheart for 22 years. She has three grown children that are in college and is realizing that she has never been on her own in order to find out who she really is. She went from her parent’s home to her husband’s and now she’s ready for some new experiences. So, she goes to NYC where she meets a couple of very eligible men. What will Elizabeth find out about herself when she sees what she’s been missing all of these years? This is one of those books that is pure fantasy. I can’t imagine any world where your husband of 22 years just suddenly decides it’s ok for you to go out and “sow your wild oats”. I mean, I get it, but that kind of bothered me through the whole thing and I think took away from the story for me. The plot just seemed very unrealistic and while I don’t really read romance to be 100% realistic, I do like an element of it to the stories I read. It helps me to get into the book and become invested in the characters and while I think this is a well written book, the general plot just left me a bit bewildered. As a mother and wife this one was just a little hard for me to get into. I will give bonus points, however, for the sex in this book. That was spot on and pretty hot, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall, this was not a bad book at all; I think that perhaps it didn’t appeal to me as a matter of personal taste. I give it 4 stars. Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
SDickerson More than 1 year ago
Caliente!!! Wow! Where do I start with this book? I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting with this book, but it ended up being so much more! Like so many others that have posted reviews I also thought it was going to be your typical erotic storyline. This ended up being so much more. It definitely had hot, steamy sex but the storyline was also not the typical young 20-somethings. This was a story about grown-ups and grown-up feelings. The writing was done very well and the author did a great job with descriptions of places and people and you really felt like you were there. The writing from Elizabeth's point-of-view really made it easy to identify with and you really find yourself just as torn on what choices to make as she was. Without giving anything away, I have to say that I was on the other team than the one she chose. Cannot wait for the next book and to see what happens!
LuLu82 More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Elizabeth is trying to find herself and is in a dull marriage. She wants to see if she can support herself by having her own job and apartment. She has been married for twenty plus years and has decided that she wants to be someone and to be seen instead of just that person that does the cooking and cleaning. Her three kids have grown and are out of the house. Greg works long hours and works even when he is home. Until one day, his texts go unanswered as well as his phone calls. Elizabeth has run off to New York. She has a found a home, gotten a job and met two amazing men. Both are very different and light a new fire that she has been missing for years. She has an amazing time with Kevin and Jack out on the town doing things she never would imagine. Until one day it all changed and now she has to decide if she wants to go home or will she choose one of the new men in her life.  I LOVED this book! I found myself cheering for Kevin but also loving Jack. Both men were the complete opposite of each other. Jack was dominate and Kevin was sweet lover who wanted to bring out the fun side of her. This book left me wanting more and I look  forward to reading the other books in the series to find out what happens and who will be the winner. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an awesome change of pace for me!!! I enjoyed that you could actually relate to the characters!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not "Fifty Shades of Gray", yet I felt this author could have done a better job at coming up with a "new" story. I felt like I was reading a re-run or remake of Fifty Shaded but a TV version...glad I only got it for .99 cents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written! i love that the characters are not 18 or 20 somethings! The best love triangle i have read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a must read. Well written and the characters are amazing!!!
carrieschwitters More than 1 year ago
I think I've only read one other book that made me wonder if the author got into my head and read my mind. Reading the story of Elizabeth was a little personal for me. Ever since reading Ditching The Dream I've wondered, could I ever be that brave to explore more than what life had to offer me thus far? The story of Elizabeth is more than two new men that want her and a husband that wants her back. It's about Elizabeth having the courage to set fourth on a journey, prove to herself that she can take care of herself, find her way. Isabelle, you have an ability of getting so personal with your characters, you make your readers wonder if you are the voice of the thoughts in our heads. It's more than a story, it's the possibilities! flag
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book hours ago but it finally took me until now to DE-FOG my iPad!! This book produced so much steam I thought I would never see straight again! First, Elizabeth's character is in her 40's, at first, I though, huh that's different. But I kept reading and reading some more and discovered there were so many ages whirling around and I LIKED it! Ages were different from what I'm used to and I am glad this was written the way it was.  Second, NYC is the back drop, it's exciting and I had a lot of anticipation (but not just because of the location). Third, the grammer was great! I had to point this out because I have been reading a lot of books where I noticed a lot of grammar errors.  Fourth, the dynamic in itself was unique, without giving spoilers, but there were ADDED surprises within this story that put me out of my comfort zone. Ya know what I learned? It is NICE being out of my comfort zone in this case! Lastly, the characters were well written and the ending left me breathless (ok fine not literally) and I am about to go harass this author for her sequel release date! P.s. Her website is super cool. Lots of amazing visuals that helped me connect with the book that much more!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly awesome book. Good read. A great change of pace!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read.
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