Title: Pretty Little Dreams (Pretty Little Lies, #2)
Author: Jennifer Miller
Release Date: January 13, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
There is a place in all of us where our deepest secrets lie in wait for their moment to surface, and surface they will.
After living through a real live nightmare, Olivia wants nothing but to forget. Forget and move on. But how do you forget something that has stained your soul and forces you to lie to your loved ones? Even if your intentions are to spare them the horrors of the truth?
Luke knows Olivia is not as recovered as she would have him believe. He can see the pain she tries to keep hidden behind her eyes, and knows she has not told him everything. But how do you save someone who won’t let you in? Where shame holds Olivia captive, Luke suffers through the guilt of not protecting the one person he loves more than anything.
Can two people who have suffered so dearly find a way to come together or will they risk the dreams they have placed in each other’s hearts? Can love find a way where forgiveness cannot?
“HELP! I’VE BEEN KIDNAPPED. SOMEONE HEL…”
Suddenly, I am grabbed from behind and dragged into the bedroom and thrown on the bed like a rag doll. I try to roll onto my back but instead a weight settles on my back, and my face gets shoved into the mattress.
“Shut the fuck up, bitch.”
The voice is not Deacon’s. I freeze as shock runs through my body from head to toe, paralyzing me in fear.
“Lover boy isn’t here to save you. It might be worth facing his anger to shut you up permanently.”
I don’t speak. I’m afraid to move. Who is this man? He moves off me so he can roughly flip me over. I stare up into his hard eyes. He’s not an attractive man. Light hair, pointy nose, and lips so thin they’re hardly there at all. He has a scar that runs from the tip of his eyebrow to the middle of his cheek. “Leave me alone.”
“I don’t think I will… what does he call you? Princess? I don’t think I will, princess.” He says mockingly. Then, to my horror he runs his hand down the front of my body, squeezing my breasts painfully and then gripping my hip. His breathing starts quickening.
“No, please don’t touch me.”
“That’s right, beg, you bitch. Next time you will think twice about breaking the rules and trying to yell for help.”
Oh God. He’s going to hurt me, or worse. I do the only thing I can. I start struggling. I kick my legs like a three-year-old having a tantrum. I throw my head back and forth and get one of my hands loose and scrape my nails down the front of his face. “Let go of me!” I scream.
After an intense cliffhanger in Pretty Little Lies, Pretty Little Dreams steps up the pace.
Olivia and Luke have a lot to get through together. The past love will be put through devastating trials as they both try to come to terms with the abuse Olivia has lived through. Luke is with her every step of the way, except it's difficult for Olivia to completely trust again...and that is understandable with everything she has been through.
Pretty Little Dreams is SO incredible! The characters that I fell in love with in Pretty Little Lies are in full force and full of surprises. Just when you think Olivia will get through her ordeal...WHAM!! There's love, undying friendships, drama galore in this incredible journey of trying to find your first love all over again.
Pyper is the best of best friends. She is sassy and supports Olivia just as a true friend should. Luke is an old school romantic, determined to never let Olivia go again. and the x-husband, well, he doesn't even deserve to have his first name mentioned...he's as dirty as they come. Olivia is proof that you can overcome horrific obstacles and has a spirit to prove it with all her amazing support team.
The whole plot is real and inspiring. I could not get enough. It's one of those romances that leaves you satisfied from the first to the last word. You MUST read this series, you will not be disappoint one bit!
Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own.
Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change.
Pretty Little Lies is FREE for a limited time!! HERE
Please scroll down to my next post to see my review of Pretty Little Lies.