Hello fellow bookworms and welcome to my blog tour stop for Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I hope you enjoy reading my review and don’t forget to stay until the end to join the giveaway!
Can Dreams Come True?
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?
A Sweet, Fun and Charming Coming of Age Story
There’s nothing better than first loves and coming of age stories. I just find them so nostalgic, sweet and heartwarming. Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsay was no exception and such a delightfully fun read.
I loved the concept of this book and thought it was executed really well. The writing was easy to read and had a nice flow, so I breezed through this with no problem. The plot was interesting enough and actually had me guessing a few times. The characters, while frustrating at times, were well-developed, realistic, and relatable. There were also plenty of endearing moments that made me “aww” and super adorable scenses that made me smile.
Cecily was a great heroine. She’s quiet, insecure, and self-conscious, but also really smart, caring and thoughtful. I loved watching her character grow and seeing her overcome some of her vulnerabilities along the way.
Andrew was honest, sensitive, and such a romantic that I’m sure plenty of teen readers would be falling for him. He didn’t completely win over my heart and there were times he annoyed me… but Andrew knew how to be sweet just at the right moments.
Zach gave me bad vibes and definitely reminded me of moments that made me feel the way he was making Cecily feel. I thought for sure there was no way I would like Zach, but I can’t really fault him for acting like a teenage boy. He can be sweet if he really wanted to and he wasn’t so bad… Just young and immature.
This book was pleasantly entertaining and wonderfully charming. While I enjoyed the romance, I loved that Can Dreams Come True also managed to address the importance of staying true to yourself, doing what you love and pursuing your dreams. I truly had fun reading this novel and can’t wait to see what happens next.
If you enjoy lighthearted teen romance, then you definitely want to add this on your TBR.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author, publisher and Xpressobooktours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Who knew all those embarrassing, cringe-y moments in middle school and high school could turn into a career? And who would have thought that daydreaming in math class would pay off down the road?
Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values.
She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton. Coming soon: Can Dreams Come True
Thanks for reading my review. Until next time loves! Have a fantastic day!!!