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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ARC Review: Beautiful Dreams by Alicia Rae

Beautiful Dreams is the third book in Alicia Rae's Beautiful series, and it is the continuing story of Kyle and Lily. This book should be read after reading Beautiful Chances and My Beautiful. This is the third and final book centering around Kyle and Lily, but there will be more to this series. I am already anxiously awaiting the next book Beautiful Ties which with be Abbey and Jason's story. I have really fallen in love with this series! The characters are all deep and well written, and they all seem so real to me. They all have things in their life that they are dealing with and it is great to watch as they grow and change from book to book. I really recommend that any fan of romance give this series a shot as I think that pretty much everyone can find something to relate to with these stories.

As Lily and Kyle begin their future together, both must adjust to the reality of living together. Lily is in the process of unpacking and settling in. She is also working on finishing her book as well as adjusting to life without her family and friends around her. She grows closer to Kyle's sister Abbey and the two begin to develop a friendship. Kyle is also returning to work as well as beginning a new business venture with Lily's cousins Jason and Damon. The future is looking up for Lily and Kyle as it appears that they will have it all. However there is still much of Kyle's past that is a secret to Lily, and the more time that goes on the more she begins to question if he will ever let her in. She is also still afraid to face her final fear of marriage and what that will mean for her heart and the walls she had put up around herself. Will learning about Kyle's past strengthen their bond or tear them apart? Will they be able to move forward into their future and have forever together or will there still be things able to possibly tear them apart?

At this point Kyle and Lily have worked through so many tough times together that they are pretty much capable of handling anything. Even though Kyle and Lily have only been together for a short amount of time, it seems like it has actually been much longer because of everything as well as their strong connection. To me, their relationship has always just seemed to work and I have never questioned the amount of time in which everything has happened. This book is really about Lily and Kyle settling into life together as they move in and prepare for their future. I loved seeing them get into a routine with each other and it was fun to see how easy they transitioned to domestic life together. I also love how comfortable they are with each other. They are so fun and playful and have great banter. I also really enjoyed seeing that they haven't lost any of their attraction and chemistry and they continues to keep things steamy and hot.

Overall, I thought that this was a nice conclusion to Kyle and Lily's story while setting up the rest of the series. It leaves things on a happy note for Kyle and Lily and gives us more to look forward to with them as well as sets us up for Abbey and Jason's story next. I really liked seeing the growing relationships between the various family members as they begin to merge Kyle and Lily's families. I really love the friendship that Lily and Abbey are developing as well as Kyle with Lily's cousins, especially Jason. As much as I have loved Kyle and Lily, I think that Jason is definitely going to be a favorite of mine. I have loved him from the very start, and I can't wait to get to know him better and watch as he falls hard. I had a few minor criticisms with this book that kept me from rating it higher, but they weren't enough for me to not find this one enjoyable. I thought that with the events of this book that it was done really well with the exception of the noticeable absence of Luke. For being one of Lily's best friends and her commitment to their friendship, it really didn't make sense to me that not only was he not around for any of the events in this book but that he also was never mentioned. He just seemed to up and disappear, and I thought that it was very strange after everything that had happened before. I also felt that although it was nice to see Lily and Kyle moving forward that this book didn't have very much going on besides the fact that she was moving in and they were learning how to live together. It was nice to see Kyle begin to open up and let Lily in though, and I am glad that we got more of his story. It was really great to see some of what had happened to him and made him the man he is. I really love Lily and Kyle and how they were able to fit so perfectly together while helping each other to heal and get over their pasts. Their love is definitely one that will stick with me and that I will continue to enjoy. I am so excited to get more of Jason and Abbey next and can't wait to see where Alicia Rae takes them. I am looking forward to getting to know all of these characters better, and hope that there are many more stories in this series.

**ARC provided by Literati Author Services**


  1. I like this concept but usually find NA too racey for me. Do you think this book is okay for PG-13 readers?

    1. Hi Beth! These books do contain mature content and there are quite a few sex scenes in each book. I would say that they are probably not PG-13 and closer to R. I would recommend for those over the age of 17 and those not offended by sexual content. I hope this helps!

  2. Thank you for sharing and reviewing Beautiful Dreams <3