Monday, 2 April 2018

Review: Beau: a Cindermama Story (Cindermama Series) by Ines Johnson


The Blurb
Beau Rosen has the perfect life —mostly. Thanks to her family’s magic, she saw her “One and Only” love in a dream. So why does she go to bed next to him every night and wake up from nightmares? Exhausted, overworked, and under-appreciated, Beau seeks relief from her insomnia in the healing hands of chiropractor, Darrell Walker. Darrell brings her sweet dreams and a glimpse at a different life. For the first time Beau questions if her gift has really led her to a happily ever after.

Dr. Darrell Walker doesn’t believe in the "One.” But his logical and scientific plan to find a life partner is going all wrong. So, when one of his patients with a penchant for matchmaking claims she saw his perfect match in her dream, he decides to hear her out. As Darrell and Beau work together to find his dream woman, Darrell falls under the spell of a very off-limits Beau. He can only hope that she wakes up to the fact they’re perfect together, before it’s too late.

My Review
This is not a typical romance. First of all the heroine is married, yes to a douchebag of a man, who I detested. His actions had my upper lip curling with disgust and a few times I actually gasped at something he said. Ms. Johnson did a good job of making him a proper antagonist. Beau was such a sweet and caring woman that I believed how she could accept her husband’s bad behavior. It took someone treating her with respect in order to open her eyes.

Darrell was a fantastic hero. Sweet, yet practical. Not a comedian in the least bit, but still funny and totally delectable.

The book had you getting to know both Beau and Darrell separately, before bringing them together as friends. It took them a long time to realize how they felt about each other even though their attraction was strong, and when they did it was an ahhhh moment. Drama did ensue throughout the novel, but so did learning and growth, for both of them. Forgiveness played a big role in the story, which made me happy.

I loved this modern fairy tale with its dream sequences, witty conversations, sweetness, and true love romance.

I give this book five out of five examination room table (I just had to) shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from AmazonUK.

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