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?
I became an instant fan of Ginger Scott when I read This Is Falling and now I wait (not so) patiently for her next book to be published. She’s an automatic “one click” for me. Needless to say I was ecstatic for to see we were going to going to get another book in the Falling Series, and Casey’s story at the same time! I fell in love with him in The Girl I Was Before and couldn’t wait to have more.
I agree with you, Tracy. I adored Casey with his funny and carefree antics during The Girl I Was Before. However, it felt there was a little more to his character that hadn’t been revealed. I was thrilled to see he was getting his own book. He was much more than I anticipated for certain.
In Your Dreams was the perfect book to be written as a dual POV. So much of Casey’s character came through his thoughts and insecurities. Although I loved his silly easy going personality, I think his vulnerabilities are what made him such an endearing character.
We both prefer dual points of view, and this book is an excellent example of how one should be written. While I knew Casey would be interesting, Murphy was somewhat of a surprise. She is new to the series, but right away it becomes apparent she would have quite a story to tell.
And I loved her story! Murphy had so many pieces to her character; I loved seeing them all come together. GS has a way making her characters have such a strong voice you feel as though you are in the story right along with them. Murphy is no exception.
Murphy is such a beautiful soul, and she has a unique but guarded attitude about her. I especially appreciated the relationship she has with her family. It is exactly what Casey so desperately needed in life. While their chemistry is intense from the opening moments, this is definitely a slow burner romance. I wanted to crawl inside my Kindle and shake these two at times, but I loved every gut wrenching moment. Ginger Scott proves again why she is the best authors with this trope.
“You’re special Murphy Sullivan. I can make you believe it.”
Casey and Murphy’s relationship definitely has it ups and downs, but I cherished how they worked so hard to make the other shine. And I’m with you, I loved they way her family plays a part in this story. The added bonus of having more Houston also never hurts!
Houston is my Ginger Scott favorite, so I reveled in his appearances. I also appreciated how music plays such a large factor in the relationship between Casey and Murphy. Casey’s work as a DJ is intriguing and seeing that side of him makes him even more alluring.
“I…can make people…do…whatever…I…want.”
The music side of this story is almost like another character in this book and I found myself so interested in the music industry while I read it. And like every Ginger Scott book I read, I didn’t want this one to end. I wanted MORE!
Exactly, Tracy! I wanted more in the closing chapters; it felt a little rushed. However, I respect Ginger Scott for not torturing her readers with a second installment. I highly recommend this book to any romance fan, and especially those who steer away from NA. Ginger Scott is phenomenal with this genre, and I can’t wait to read whatever she writes next.
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before. A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger 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).