What would you do if one day all of your dreams came true?
Melissa 'Lissa' Loring was a successful author. She was happy living in her home at the base of the mountains in Tucson with her assistant, Hannah Mills. First the phone call came; they wanted to make one of her books into a movie. Within six months, she was flying out to Los Angeles and talking with the studio about the final script and a list of actors to play the roles. Excited about her lunch meeting, she was shocked when her muse for one of the characters walked in and sat down at the table with her.
Will Martinsson was riding high on his fame and loving every minute of it. He traveled the world meeting his legions of fans and could pick which roles he wanted. When the script was presented to him, he read it and was intrigued. Then he found out that the author had modeled the character after him, so he searched out information on her and his interest was piqued. He told the studio he wanted in, but he also wanted to meet her before he would sign on the dotted line.
When two independent, successful people meet and have a strong connection, there is nothing they can do but see where the dream takes them.
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About the Author
She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.
M. Stratton spends her days plotting new ways to surprise her readers. She eloped after knowing her husband for only two months in 2006, they welcomed their son right after Thanksgiving in 2007. She loves to have fun with her son and husband and starts planning Halloween on November 1st of every year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What I found, when reading this book, was the developing lovestory of Will Martinsson the totally perfect, famous and handsome british actor with Melissa, the successful but shy and very self-conscious author. AND ... that was IT. Don't get me wrong - If you like historical romance novels you will probably love this book. Because it really feels like an historical romance. The only strange thing is that it's story is basically not set in the past. It is not even set in the present, because if you take a closer look it is actually set in the future as the book opens in April 2015 and moves from there on several months to the future. So it is a historical feeling contemporary romance set in the future ... and this is not within my comfort zone. The writing itself is flawless and an easy read for everyone that enjoys a feel-good novel. But for my personal taste the characters were missing something. Melissa was too whiny and self-conscious and Will was by far too perfect - so perfect he felt shallow. I thought it was interesting that the author mentioned in the beginning that Melissa wrote her books in a way that would allow the reader to complete the storys with their own imagination. Because this was exactly what I was missing in this book. I could absolutly not connect with the persons and the story. When I discussed this story with a friend and she asked me to describe my feeling the only line I came up with was "I feel like sightseeing in a bus, you pass the points of attraction and can say you SAW them, but you were never really THERE". Basically this would be a two star voting for me as I finished it but could not connect with it. BUT I feel if presented in the Blurb differently (more like a contemporary historical fiction - does that genre even exist??? :-D ) it might attract another reading audience and then probably I would not have choosen to read/review it but this audience will like this book I am sure. > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
This is book one in the Star Series. This series can be read as a standalone, they are based on different couples, but recommend you read all of them because they are tied together. I gave this book 5 stars. This is Lissa and Will's story. I really enjoyed this book. It shows a softer side to M. Stratton and her writing. This is a sweet, funny loving romance. It doesn't focus on the sex, I did love that about this book. Will is amazing and caring man who is perfect for Lissa. If you're wanting a read that will make you feel light hearted when you're done, this is the book. Don't miss it. I was immediately drawn into this book right from the beginning. These two have a chemistry about them that will set your heart on fire and leave you wanting more. I felt the giddiness of how Liss felt when she first laid eyes on this man. The way her heart fluttered and she was left speechless. Yeah, this is my kind of story I thought. The characters are very well developed and I was over all very happy with how this story was wrapped up. Thank you for an amazing read! I cannot wait to read book two. <3
When Dreams Come True by M. Stratton is an inspiring story. Lissa is a best selling author who has been asked to make one of her books into a movie. Although she loves writing, Lissa is a naive person that is not sure she can pull off the task. She gets even more confused when she meets the inspiration of one of her characters. Will is a famous actor. From the moment he meets Lissa he is drawn to her, and she him. However, can this small town girl become what this world famous actor needs? This is a story about finding out who you are. If you follow your heart your dreams will come true. I was given an ARC for an honest review. Loved it.