Friday, April 1, 2016

BLOG TOUR: In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott

 Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: Falling #4
Release Date: March 29, 2016


Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:

He’s never on time.

His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.

Money is always short.

Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one. 

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams? 

~Book Review~
4.75 Stars

It started back in high school. Casey Coffield has been Murphy Sullivan’s musical muse, more than either of them realize. Casey didn’t even notice that Murphy exists, and Murphy isn’t too sure she really wants him too. But at 22, their paths cross again when Murphy’s recording hits YouTube. Suddenly Casey can’t stop thinking about the girl he can’t even remember, the girl who’s becoming his muse to being a better person. 
“My mental list of defects is so long that I forget the old ones to make room for the recent ones.”
The first thing I noticed about this story is that the characters are developed well. They are perfectly flawed—as in they come across as realistic young adults who are still maturing, still emotionally growing without being broken or damaged. Murphy has to gain her confidence; Casey has to abandon his selfishness. Both need to find their way in the adult world but it’s a journey they begin to take together. I love that in a romance novel because I think that’s what being a successful couple is really about—growing together, challenging each other, making each other a better person. And that’s mainly what we see transpire between Casey and Murphy.
"Yeah, Murphy...this is about more than music. You aren't just neat."
This is a slow burn romance so there is a lot of story development before things get physical. I’ll admit, I started to worry it wasn’t even going to be depicted, though I enjoyed their little interactions—the seemingly innocent touches that were packed with so much power. When a pore cleaning session emits budding romance, it shows that the author understands the finer details of the romance genre. Attraction can be conveyed without blatant inta-lust monologues, and it’s done well in this story. And in the end I wasn’t disappointed when Casey and Murphy finally took it to the bedroom.
“‘I could watch you take me all night, Murphy. I love the way you look with me inside, so hot, so wet.’”
What I loved (like with a capital L) is how this story stays focused on Casey and Murphy—as in there is no OW/OM drama to drive it off the rails. Nadda, none, and that’s very refreshing. The drama/angst is low, and the story is very character driven. The supporting characters make a nice addition as well. 

Told via Casey and Murphy’s alternating first person point of view, this is such an engaging story. I was totally drawn into their lives and struggles while rooting for their success. I was, however, a little disappointed with how a few things played out towards the end, and the final chapter felt a little rushed or perhaps simply not long enough. (I wanted more!) I would definitely like to see a novella that would give readers more of Casey and Murphy in the next stage of their lives….and some more of dirty talking Casey between the sheets ;-)

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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