Review: Once Upon a Dream by Kate Perry

Posted October 16, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Once Upon a Dream by Kate PerryOnce Upon a Dream by Kate Perry
Series: Summerhill
Published by Phoenix Rising Enterprises on 9/15/2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 277
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Over 3.5 million readers have fallen in love with the women in Kate Perry's bestselling Laurel Heights series. Now live the dream with her Summerhill sisters...

Summerhill, Book 5

Summer Welles wants the fairy tale.

The illegitimate daughter of Reginald Summerhill, the Earl of Amberlin, she listened to her mother's stories about the Summerhill girls all her life. In her mind, Summer was part of the stories too—living in the castle, wearing fancy dresses, and falling in love with Prince Charming.

Her wish came true. Mostly. She lives in the Summerhill mansion. She has stepsisters—nice ones who don't make her clean the chimney. She even has a magical wedding dress waiting for her special day. The only thing missing is the perfect man.

She knows exactly who he is, and she's going to confront him at the annual Midnight Masquerade Ball. What Summer didn't count on was mistaking a masked frog for her prince.

Once she kisses the mysterious man, he won't go away. And he's not sweet or charming or princely. He seems more interested in ravishing her rather than riding off into the sunset with her, and—worse—she's tempted to let him.
Her fairy tale at stake, Summer's faced with her own quest that neither frog nor prince can rescue her from: sacrifice her Happily Ever After, or turn her back on the one man who makes her feel alive?



I enjoyed reading Once Upon a Dream.  It was fun, steamy, and supportive.

I love that Summer believes in fairytales.  She knows that her prince is out there somewhere.  I admire her for going after what she wants.  She doesn’t let rumors deter her, and just wants to be happy.  I think the thing I loved about this book was how supportive the family is.  Even though Summer has this crazy idea of a perfect man they help her try to snag him.  The bond between the sisters is comforting.

I loved the conversations between Jon and Summer.  They were witty, and hilarious at times.  Jon also knew what to do to make Summer flustered.  She’s used to being put together and unnoticeable.  We also get to see Jacqueline’s story. She’s the Countess of Amberlin, and looking for her place in the world.  She’s wants to be a writer, and looks to an old friend for help.  That friend isn’t as nice to her as she hoped he would be, though.

I liked that we get two stories and this, and see a truly remarkable family dynamic.

About Kate Perry

Kate has tangoed at midnight with a man in blue furry chaps, dueled with flaming swords in the desert, and strutted on bar tops across the world and back. She’s been kissed under the Eiffel Tower, had her butt pinched in Florence, and been serenaded in New Orleans. But she found Happy Ever After in San Francisco with her Magic Man.
Kate’s the bestselling author of the Laurel Heights Novels, as well as the Family and Love and Guardians of Destiny series. She’s been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she’s big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love.
Most days, you can find Kate in her favorite café, working on her latest novel. Sometimes she’s wearing a tutu. She may or may not have a jeweled dagger strapped to her thigh…

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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