ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖'𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There were a few things that I was a little iffy about, causing me to lower my rating just a bit but all in all Dreams of 18 was a great read! If you are a lover of all things forbidden and taboo like me then you will most definitely not want to miss this heart-wrenching, beautiful story filled with angst, drama, lust, and love! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 There is TONS of steam in this one! Seriously PAGES of steam! Some of it is... a little more on the quirky funny side. But oh my are there some SMOKING HOT scenes too! 🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 - Even though characters from a previous Kent novel appear in this one, I don't feel as if I was missing anything by not reading that one. Dreams Of 18 is standalone and wraps up with a beautiful little happy ending.
Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her. Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it. On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing a huge scandal in their sleepy suburban town. Now everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s been living up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation. But Violet is going to make it right. She’s going to find him and bring him back. No matter how cruel and mean he is, how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive ways, she won’t give up. And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling her skin… The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually – again. Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you? Even though that’s all you ever dream about.
It happened in stages. My father left. My twin sister died of an incurable autoimmune disease. My mother started breaking down. Then I was diagnosed with the very thing that took my other half from me. That was when I realized Mama’s eyes turned gold when she cried. So I moved in with my father and his new family—new wife, new son, new stepbrother. Kaiden Monroe made me feel normal. Hated. Cared for. Loathed. And … loved. Somewhere along the way, I’d found solace in the boy with dark eyes. But everything happens in stages. And nothing good ever lasts.
Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you? Even though that’s all you ever dream about.
“We’re Penn and Cope,” I tell him, with a peck to his lips. “Best fucking friends. Like always. Two tornadoes. But instead of bouncing off each other and wreaking havoc alongside the other, we’ve become one. Unstoppable.”
Who is Samantha Brooks without her violin? Fear lives in the silent spaces. Love does, too. There’s a battle being waged in her heart, and Liam North is determined to win. He’ll use every weapon in his arsenal. His body. His heart. Except the spotlight puts her in the crosshairs of dangerous men. Samantha fights to compose her own ending, even as the final notes rise to a heartbreaking crescendo.
There are books that just stick with you, that a year from now something will happen and you'll remember that one phrase or that one sentence and you'll smile, or you'll laugh, or maybe you'll tear up. This is THAT book.