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Isabelle Peterson’s 6 book Dream Series has been bundled and coming to Kindles everywhere on July 11, 2017!!
Meet Elizabeth Fairchild, 42…a mother of 3, now an empty nester and in Book 1, DITCHING THE DREAM, her struggle to rediscover who she is, what her passions are, what gives her the drive for life. While an affair wasn’t what she was after, after given a ‘hall pass’ from her husband of 22 years, Greg Fairchild, she finds herself involved with two vet different men: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker. What if ‘the dream’ isn’t all you hoped it would be? Who will be Elizabeth’s dream?The series continues with Book 2, NOT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS and is Jack Stevens’ story…where he came from (18-25 years old)…his thoughts during the first book (52 years old…and continues the story from the end of the first book. All his life, he’d made choices that he never imagined would be presented. Are the wildest dreams the ones you are meant to follow?
Book 3 centers around Elizabeth’s daughter, Phoebe Fairchild, 19, as she makes her way through a college internship and relocation to New York. When she is assigned to be a Personal Assistant for Hollywood Bad Boy, and Phoebe’s film crush, Chase Smythe, the chemistry is there. Is she CHASING A DREAM or is her dream chasing her?
Book 4 is Greg Fairchild’s story, UNEXPECTED DREAMS, and how he copes with the aftermath of Elizabeth’s “self discovery adventure”. When his “perfect dream” goes up in smoke, what will he do with the unexpected?
We met Kevin Parker in Book 1, but here in Book 5, we get to know more about this Latin hottie with a heart of gold in his addition to the series of FEELS LIKE A DREAM. When his dream becomes a nightmare, can he find the dream again?
• I’m the wife of a most fabulous
man for twenty years.
• I’m a mother of 2 busy teens. • I’m a dog lover.
• I’m a serious drinker of coffee and wine.
• I live near New York City.
• My favorite place that I’ve visited is Monte Carlo.
• My favorite color is green (but I look best in pink/salmon).
• My favorite food is chocolate.
• My favorite kind of music is New Country.
I’ve always been a creative sort of person… I started with my college studies in Advertising Design and Illustration. I’m good at drawing and coming up with clever ideas.
As for story telling – well, that’s where I have the most fun! Ditching The Dream is my first novel, but I’ve been working on writing movies since, what seems like forever. Way back in high school my friend Aimee and I started writing a movie and I was hooked. We didn’t know what we were doing, but we loved coming up with the story. I also like to come up with stories about people I don’t know. Like the guy that cut me off on the expressway…He had quite a story – at least in my mind! Who knows? Maybe I’ve come up with a story about you! 😉 Ditching The Dream is a story that came to me while I was helping two author friends of mine. I was helping them with their books and I would make suggestions to amp up their stories along the way. Bev and Amy encouraged me to write my own story and Ditching The Dream was born. Is it auto-biographical? No, not in the least. But it sure has been a fun story to come up with (especially when my hubby gets involved with coming up with ideas).
Have you met Jack Stevens? The hot, successful former model turned businessman who met and fell in love with Elizabeth in Ditching the Dream. This is his story…
In Ditching the Dream, I liked Jack a lot. I fell in love with Jack in this book. The ending of DTD tore me up and frustrated me. But any upset or surprise from it was explained and satisfied…
This book had my attention at the prologue.
“But his heart ached. A chunk had been ripped out leaving a gaping hole that continued to bleed, so he continued to drink.”
From his friend’s Becca text:
“Go to her. I can’t believe you, of all people, let her walk out.
Go to her, get on your knees, and beg, grovel, and/or seduce.
Do what you have to.
It’s been a plain as day since that first day that she’s your heart, Jack.
Go get your heart back. Fight.”
I could feel Jack’s pain and loss! This is Jack’s story and it is fascinating. From the small town in Colorado to his ‘discovery’ by Ford Models to NYC in the late 70’s to present, Isabelle Peterson weaves a great storyline. She reveals behind the scenes in the modeling industry, Jack’s first love, his relationship with Becca, and how he became a Dom/Switch.
Wow! I couldn’t put it down. Parts from DTD were included, this time from his POV. And by the time Jack’s plane landed in Napa, it was ON! Such a terrific sequel to Ditching the Dream! If you haven’t read DTD, do it. Then read this erotic romance!
Note: I received an ARC (advance reader copy) in exchange for an honest review.
Since it is book 2 in the Dream series, I thought I’d include Ditching the Dream. It is not as standalone novel.
Not in My Wildest Dreams BLURB
1979… When eighteen-year old Jack Stevens is spotted in his rural Colorado town by a scout from a New York City modeling agency, his life is flipped upside down. With little more than his looks, he heads to New York with a dream he didn’t know he had. Jack has a rough start, but finds his feet and embarks on an exciting life as a male model in the 1980s living in Manhattan.
2013… Thirty-four years later, a confirmed bachelor, and very successful, Jack is satisfied with his life, until he meets a breath of fresh air—Elizabeth Fairchild. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he’d find a love like he does with ‘Beth.’ It’s an instant connection.
Following wild dreams had worked for him in the past… Is this another wild dream he should follow?
WARNING: EROTIC ROMANCE… This book contains subject material of an adult nature intended for readers of 18 years old and older. In these pages you will find graphic language and sexual encounters that some readers might disagree with: regular sex, BDSM, oral, gay, and orgy. You’ve been warned. Happy reading!
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Ditching the Dream by Isabelle Peterson is Elizabeth’s journey to find her independent self after 20+ years of marriage. She went from her parents’ home to living in a dorm to getting married. She never had to make it on her own. Greg, her husband has taken her for granted, though he’s not a bad husband. She wants to spread her wings and discover what else life has in store for her. She wants to ignite her inner fire and find her identity outside of being a wife and mother. Her three kids are old enough to not need her. So one day she wrote a letter and left her husband and her old life.
Her adventure took her to New York City where she met a hot, younger Spanish teacher named Kevin Parker, who ended up being her neighbor. She also recognized ‘Jackass Jack’ from her teen years when he dated her sister. Now, he’s a hot, older, dominant, successful businessman/ former model. I loved that Kevin and Jack were opposites romantically and sexually. Jack was dominant and introduced Elizabeth to bdsm. Kevin took her dancing and allowed her to take the lead at times. The sex scenes sizzled… Greg even ‘gave her permission’ to sow her wild oats! But will she ‘ditch the dream’ for her NYC life or reclaim her dream and return to the safety of her old life?
The POV of Greg, Jack, and Kevin are included at the end of some of the chapters, which is different than other books I’ve read. It’s nice to have the other viewpoints, though the author doesn’t indicate in an obvious way that it is another POV. I liked that each guy had a different nickname for Elizabeth. Greg called her ‘Bets’ (annoying to me); Kevin called her ‘Lizzie’ (better); and Jack called her Beth (okay). Greg’s initial whining texts and voice mails did not endear me to him. I’d have left him! Her willingness to explore her sexuality was terrific. Her decision at the end threw me in a tailspin. I wasn’t sure how I felt until I found out that this is book 1 in the Dream series! I love that there is more to Elizabeth’s story… Next up Not In My Wildest Dreams (Jack’s story).
My rating: 5 Stars
“I didn’t want to just hook up with her, I wanted to get to know her. Why didn’t I just ask her then? Where was my confidence? I’ve never hesitated when I wanted to ask a woman out. She’s bewitched you, dumb-ass, that’s why, I chided myself. She certainly had. It wasn’t her looks that had grabbed me either. I saw amazing looking women all day. Nearly naked ones, too. Women who were young and eager to please. Women who’d jump at an opportunity to go out with me. But she was different. She had an innocence, a sense of adventure, and a confidence, without being brash or snobbish. She was a breath of fresh air…” Jack
Ditching The Dream (Dream Series) (p. 74). Isabelle Peterson. Kindle Edition.
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