She's always had a crush on her friend Calvin. When he realizes it, he makes her an offer. Two weeks together to try anything she wants, and then they go back to being just friends. Of course, nothing goes quite like they planned. A funny, friends-to-lovers romance.
Josie Wheeler isn't a risk-taker. She likes her routine running the Morning Jolt cafe. The last risk she took was asking her dreamy friend Calvin out—and that failed miserably. But as her thirtieth birthday gets closer, that routine starts to feel like stagnation.
After his marriage went up in flames, Calvin Monroe knew love wasn't for him. Since then, every relationship he's had has been no-strings-attached. But Calvin's not nearly as commitment-phobic as Josie thinks he is; he just can't find anyone that measures up to her.
Josie is vibrant, funny, smart—and Calvin's wanted her since they first met. But he knows he's not her type. Josie goes for wholesome guys, not divorcees with bad reputations.
An overheard conversation changes everything. Calvin realizes Josie is—was—into him, but he was too dumb to see it. If he can convince her to take another risk on him, he'll win her heart. So, he makes her an offer she can't turn down: Two weeks to try out anything she wants.
Josie knows Calvin doesn't do forever, but she says yes to his proposition, anyway—it might be just what she needs to get him out of her system and her life out of its rut.
What Josie doesn't expect is their exhilarating chemistry entangling her wary heart. But when her cafe is threatened, she has to decide what she's willing to risk for a love beyond her wildest dreams.
This is the first book in the MAGNOLIA VALLEY series. It can be read as a standalone or as part of a larger story line.
- Dreaming of You (Josie & Calvin)
- Destined for You (Ethan & Astrid)
- Fascinated by You (Nora & Alek)>
- He was Playing for Keeps (Caine & Quinn)
- Catching Her Wild Heart
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dreaming of You is a tale of false starts, lost love and second chances. Cora Reed guides readers through the trials and tribulations of falling in love. The heartache and angst proves even greater when the keeper of your heart turns out to be your best friend. Josie and Calvin are soulmates, yet can never get the timing right. She loves him. He loves her not. He wants her. She fears risking her heart. The drama is real. The emotion is exquisite and the characters relatable. Dreaming of You is an empathetic voice that speaks to the romantic in us all.
This was the first Cora Reed book I've read but it kept me intrigued and now I want more. Luckily there are two other books at the moment to enjoy more of the characters in Magnolia Valley.
Great book! I've never read Cora Reed's books, I'm going to hunt more!