Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott [REVIEW]

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


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?

4 Finding your Dreams Stars
I love Ginger Scott and I love the Falling series. In Your Dreams is a standalone and is part of the Falling series. This is Casey and Murphy’s story. Casey is best friends with Houston.

I was really excited for this book because I know when I jump into a Ginger Scott book I’m going to be sucked in. In Your Dreams is written a little differently than the previous books in my opinion. It’s sweeter and has less angst, which is exactly my cuppa. Don’t get me wrong, it has plenty of tension to keep you interested. 

Casey is a big mess. He’s going for his dream as a music mixer but he sacrificed a lot for it. His family kicked him out and he’s a penny- less struggling artist. Where do I even begin with Casey? Casey is a Hero that takes me a bit to get into. It’s hard to see him struggle and it’s hard to see what he has to put up with. He has sisters and a mother who love him, but a very anger father that disapproves of his choices in life. It was a struggle reading the relationship between Casey and his dad. It’s a big focal point of the book and most of the tension came from that relationship. I felt like Casey could never do any good, no matter how hard he tried.

Since Casey is best friends with Houston, you get A LOT of Houston and I love Houston, so I was really happy with those parts. Sometimes I felt like Casey uses Houston as crutch for a lot of things and I know it’s part of Casey’s personality, he’s struggling, but it was slightly unattractive.  What I did enjoy was Casey’s growth from the beginning to the book to the very end. He tries really hard to make something of himself and make himself happy.

Murphy is your typical singer / song writer. To my surprise she doesn’t have that many hang-ups which are nice since Casey has enough for the both of them. She has a loving family that supports her and she loves music, the only thing is, she gets stage fright.  Murphy is a cute lovable girl. I wasn’t very keen on her having stage fright, but I do like that she was humble and kind.

Even though Casey and Murphy are in their early twenties at times it felt like this was a young adult novel. Casey and Murphy are very tame characters. Murphy lives at home to be closer to her brother who is disabled. I know it was her choice to stay home, but it made the book have a young-ish vibe. The steam is very mild, but not all books need steam, the story focuses more on the relationship between Casey and Murphy then the hot and heavy stuff.

So Casey sees that Murphy has mega talent and wants to help launch her since he has an internship with a major producer. Murphy is hesitant, but they forge this worker relationship, even though they know each other from high school. In Your Dreams has a slow build-up, but you get plenty of character background on the main characters. Majority of the book I felt like Casey and Murphy were more friends than anything else, which is sweet, but the romance is kind of in the background.

I found the ending a little rushed and I kind of wished the ending started at the middle of the book. Because the ending felt like it was older, more where the characters should be, but that’s me. I think if you are fan of musical theme books, you will be happy with this one. Overall, it’s a sweet story about going for your dreams and giving people second chances despite first impressions. 

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She breathes in slowly, rolling on her back and stretching her arms over
 her head. The black T-shirt she’s wearing rides up enough that I see her
 sides and bare stomach above her low-slung jeans, and I think to myself
 how far I’ve come. Any other girl, some other place and time, and I would
 be switching gears right now, capitalizing, because I always get the girl.
 I just don’t always keep the girl. They learn things, grow tired of me,
 or, more often, I am bored and done before anything has a chance. It’s
 never been the right girl, really. But Murphy…she’s a keep kind of girl.
 And this whole thing started because she hates me, so patience is
 necessary. But I have had my hand on that stomach. I’ve felt how warm her
 skin is through layers of fabric. I bet her skin is searing bare.
 Patience isn’t a virtue. Patience is a murderer of six-foot-one fools
 desperate to kiss girls who sing like angels and look like my dreams.


This is Falling #1 - AUDIO REVIEWAMAZON
You and Everything After #2 - AMAZON
The Girl I was Before #3 - AMAZON Google Play - Barnes and Noble - Kobo
In Your Dreams #4 AMAZON

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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
Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college
sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

I was lucky to meet Ginger at the RT convention in Dallas. She's is incredibly sweet and generous.  I told her how excited I was for This is Falling in audio. I love meeting authors and it's extra special when they are humble and nice. More photos HERE 

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