Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley
Series: Dream Team #3
Also in this series: Quiet Man, Dream Maker, Dream Chaser
Publication Date: May 25, 2021
Point-of-View: Alternating First and Third Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . .
Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.
Hattie has lost her self-confidence. She wanted to become a professional dancer, but that didn’t happen. With her father verbally abusing her and telling her what a disappointment she is to him, she doesn’t love herself so therefore feels like no one else can love her.
Axl is totally into Hattie but knows that she needs time. When she gets a stalker, he feels like time is up and makes his move. Hattie isn’t really receptive, but when the stalker issue starts to heat up, she finally gives in.
I really liked Hattie and Axel together. Their relationship was really the glue that held this book together. The stalker issue was kind of bland. The overall story arc throughout the series is dealt with but even that wasn’t too exciting. I felt that this was more to do with family issue between Hattie, Axl, Hattie’s father and mother as well as Axl’s parents. While that’s no a bad thing, per se, it just didn’t make for an exciting read.
Ashley threw in all of the secondary characters from other books in this story as well and that was almost too much. I get those friendships are a huge part of why these books work, but occasionally I hit my boiling point and then it just seems to be overload.
If you’re into this series already than this is a nice addition to the series, but I certainly didn’t love it.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5