If Only In My Dreams is a Christmassy story about forgiveness, acceptance, missed opportunities and young love. It started when Charlie Yates’ flight home for Christmas was delayed due to terrible weather condition. In his haste to get to the other side of the country to fulfill his Christmas promise to his sister who’s on remission from leukemia, he agreed to share the last rental car available with his childhood frenemy Gavin Bloomberg.
Stuck in the car together for a drive across the country, will Charlie and Gavin be able to reconcile their differences and find a way to change their future together?
The story is a quick read. There is well-written backstories for both guys but somehow there’s still something that feels like lacking about it. I was maybe looking for the angst factor. I could understand Gavin’s withdrawal from his friendship with Charlie (even though it was a dick move) but I was really ticked off by his involvement with Candace and their continued closeness. Charlie on the other hand was a bit intense for me sexually. I thought the sex scenes between the boys were just too much that totally negates the supposed charm of the story.
As I’ve said, it’s a well-written story but it didn’t push enough to produce that chemistry between the characters thus lacking steam to power up that holiday charm.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Published November 19th 2015 by KA Books
About The Author
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”