Series: Dream #0.5, Dream Man #4.5
Also in this series: Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, Motorcycle Man
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Point-of-View: Alternating First and Third
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Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…
Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.
The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.
Enter Mo Morrison.
Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.
But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.
However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.
But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.
All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.
And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.
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Lottie’s sister has a huge group of friends who married into a huge group of friends, so they have a big circle. But she’s always felt she was outside of it. Just the “little sister”, never actually part of the crowd. When she ends up with a stalker she finds herself being guarded by a big, silent guy named Mo. She’s seen him around the group, but she doesn’t know him very well. She hopes to change that, however, because Mo is hotter than hot.
Mo knows his size is intimidating and so are his looks. He’s sure a beautiful woman like Lottie would never be attracted to him..plus, she’s a stripper and he’s not about that. But as they spend time together, he can’t deny Lottie might be the perfect woman for him.
I liked Lottie and Mo. They were good together and apart. I loved how Mo’s brothers-of-the-heart adopted Lottie, but the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch references were a little over the top. Also, why does KA keep going on and on about the Rock Chick books inside the Rock Chick books? I wish that wasn’t a thing.
Still, I liked Lottie and how she accepted Mo for who he was, without wanting to change him. This is one of the better KA stories I’ve read recently.
Rating: 4 out of 5