Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:
He's never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.
Oh, and he's decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn't really think that last one's such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.
On paper, he's a zero. But in person, when he's mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he's downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves-women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm...fast.
All except for this one.
Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can't remember it, but she wrote a song about him-and it's not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings-not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.
But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles-you? Or the girl of your dreams?
** This book is a Falling Series spin-off. It can be read as a standalone. **
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About the Author
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger's other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. She has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ginger Scott is my favorite writer. Every book released is in my library the day they're released, so I was very excited for the 4th installment to the Falling series. This particular installment isn't necessarily my favorite, but only because she has so many amazing books. It's definitely worth the read after you've read the previously 3 and then don't forget to read every single other book she written!!!!
Loved it so much!
*Spoilerish* It was such a beautiful story…I was sad I had to close the book. Casey and Murphy’s love story is about “second” chances, bad and good timings, big opportunities in our professional dreams, our fears to take them and jump, wanting the one we love to succeed, putting him or her first, even at the cost of scarifying our won heart… It’s also about family ties, family conflicts and above all, love. There is no perfect character here, Casey even has a long list of flaws (his words)… Murphy has lots of insecurities, and doesn’t seem to finally “jump”, take a chance to live of her songs. Casey and Murphy complete each other, in every way and in music too. I absolutely loved the pace, the way they are into each other but still are afraid to break what seems to be blossoming, mainly because of their college years, their insecurities… And what about the love scenes…. I had goosebumps every time! The whole story is beautiful, with sadness, laughs, banter, sexiness, lots of “falling” moments, I was in a bubble…. and at the same time it was realistic, with very sad moments, dilemmas, very hard decisions to make, and never knowing till the last page how things could end… My only frustration with this book was that I didn’t knew the author (that happens a lot when you live out of USA and books are translated long after… or never…) nor the Falling Series, so I didn’t get the chance to read the others books before this one. Now I put the series on my To-Read List, this book was too good, and I definitely want more! And of course, Ginger Scott is now another of my favorite authors.
I hadn't expected a fourth book in the Falling series, but what a fabulous addition it was. A delightful story that proves that sometimes when dreams come true, they weren't even the dreams we thought we were chasing. I love the depth and "realness" of the characters in this series...their essence sticks with you long after the final page is turned.
This is the second book by Ginger Scott that I've read ... the first one was actually the first book in this series. I really adored This is Falling but things didn't go that smoothly for me with this one. I actually told myself that I must not have read this author before and I need to put her on my 'No, Thank You' list for the future. You can imagine my surprise when I realized that I had in fact really enjoyed another book by her. Diving right in ... I get a few books each day to review. They pile up pretty quickly sometimes ... I add them to a schedule and then pretty much move on until it's time for that next book in line. I read the blurb when I get the book and then not again until I'm finished reading. It can be months in between those two ... I like doing it this way because I go into a book knowing absolutely nothing and everything is a surprise. When I picked this one up and started reading, I would have bet the life of my first-born that the book was in a woman's POV in the beginning. It had a feminine feel to it for me or something. I just assumed that it was a chick. Negative. It's totally not. Casey is a dude. I had no clue. I was only a few pages in, but I had to start the book all over again because I just couldn't get the female stuff out of my head. I liked the characters ... for the most part ... in the blurb is says that Casey has women just flocking to him because they can't resist his swagger and charm. I know nothing of this swagger. Or charm, for that matter. I didn't think that he had the confidence that I associate with said swagger. He seemed very unsure of himself and everything around him. I also didn't think that he was charming. I just thought that he was a dude ... but that was it. I didn't pick up on any redeeming qualities or any memorable qualities either. I didn't connect with the dude. But then again, I didn't connect with Murphy either. I didn't understand the motivation behind creating a character like her. And once again ... no memorable qualities. They were just taking up space on the pages, is what it felt like. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you what the characters look like if you offered me a million bucks. That's unfortunate. The pacing of the book was different. There was a lot of inner dialogue which really dragged the book down. It felt awfully weighty and then when you add in how the plot seems to move smoothly and then it gets caught on something and it totally slows down. Here ... it was like mowing your grass ... you've got your headphones in, you're jamming out to your favorite song and just walking along and then all of the sudden, you don't realize that you've stepped in dog doo but it's so hot outside that you don't want to stop mowing, so you just keep mowing but with each step you drag your foot in the grass, trying to get the doo off your shoe. Whew. Long explanation to tell you that the book slows down but hey, I wanted you to experience it with me! This wasn't the book for me but hundreds (no joke) of people really enjoy this one. I don't think that I'll give up on Ginger Scott but I will probably hesitate a little bit before I pick up another book by her if it's anytime in the near future. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
In Your Dreams is book #4 in Ginger Scott's Falling Series, but can easily be read as a standalone. Having read all the books in the series, however, they're kind of like Lays Potato Chips, you can't eat just one, but want to devour the whole package. Scott has a gift for writing characters that are perfectly imperfect and completely win your heart, and Casey and Murphy are just that. To most, they appear to be total opposites, but music is the key that draws them together. Casey and Murphy's relationship gradually develops over the course of the novel and while they definitely had things to overcome, the character development was excellently done and Ginger Scott writes in a way that you experience all those tumultuous emotions right along with the characters. he romance was beautifully done, resulting in a slow sweet ride, culminating into a journey I enjoyed taking immensely. Definitely check this one out.
In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott is a NA romance. It is a standalone spin-off from her beloved Falling Series, and while I highly recommend that series, it is not necessary to read it prior to jumping into In Your Dreams. Ginger Scott “owns” the YA/NA genre. Her characters epitomize that age group. They are frequently imperfect or insecure, and just like in real life, those flaws seem magnified under the judgmental scrutiny of teenaged peers. Scott balances those imperfections with a core goodness that makes you stick by the side of those characters and root for them until the very end. In Your Dreams is a dual point-of-view narrative that shines a light on the potential for change and growth between the start of high school and the end of college. I love Scott’s depiction of the embarrassing crushes that turn to sweet friendships, and eventually develop into loving, supportive relationships. I especially loved the heart-stabbing yearbook reminiscing. Casey Coffield’s got swagger. No money, but plenty of confidence. He’s rather arrogant and cavalier; things usually come easy to him. Even knowing his sad background, I found it difficult to like him through the first half of the book. However, he redeemed himself with his politeness and responsiveness to Murphy. Once you get to know him, you see that he is chill and accepting. He might not be an angel, but he’s working on his long list of flaws. Murphy Sullivan went to high school with Houston and Casey. She was very quiet, and a wallflower in high school. She’s still working on her confidence. She’s a singer, songwriter at night and elementary school music teacher by day. She oozes talent. There are plenty of secondary characters you’ll love to love: Houston, Page, Leah and Casey’s roommate Eli. Houston’s and Murphy’s families represent the family Casey wishes he had. They are caring and accepting; they feel more like home than his own. Casey’s family is whole dislikable. They frame him and established the hows and whys of teenage years, and later they give him the opportunity to show what sort of man he has become. I love how Casey and Murphy reconnect (no spoilers so I can’t tell you how absolutely au courant and cute it is). Due to the nature of their initial relationship, the romance takes a long time to develop; it’s a chaste awkward crush to adoring friendship to sacrificing love. Casey and Murphy ended up being exactly what the other needs. “Beautifully broken, but whole together…” Casey’s sometimes-selfish (but mostly selfless) encouragement helps Murphy recognize her talent and develop some confidence. I think she ends up helping Casey more. He really grew once he found something, someone who inspired him to be selfless. Ginger Scott has again delivered a beautiful, engaging story that captured my heart. Her writing always takes me out of myself and makes me question my perceptions as well as give her characters a big hug. In Your Dreams has a good beat, and it’s sure to hit the top of the charts.