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REVIEW: “Dreaming of You” by Ethan Day

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Restaurateur Aden Ingle has been in love with the perfect man since his fourteenth birthday. Unfortunately, his perfect boyfriend only exists in his dreams. But Aden’s always believed it was his destiny to meet his dream man, and he’s perfectly content to wait around for him to walk into his real life.

When he meets Logan Price at a Hotel/Restaurant Trade Show, he finds himself drawn to this man who shakes him out of his dream world. Pretty soon, the flesh and blood reality is becoming more appealing than the fantasy. The only problem is Logan lives half way across the country in California.

Aden’s going to have to choose whether to give up everything he’s built for himself professionally and uproot his whole life for Logan, or wait for the man from his dreams to become a reality.

REVIEW:

I’m gonna keep this brief.

I love Ethan Day.  His writing cracks me up.  I am a fan.

However, I just could NOT stomach this book.  It wasn’t the writing.  It wasn’t the story, per se (the premise is awesome!).  It’s not that it lacked sexy bits.  It didn’t bore me.

But it was the characters…all of whom I disliked to some degree (a couple of whom I actually despised).

Aden, the MC, was whiny and weird and SELFISH and ENRAGED me by the end. Idiot.

Logan, the love interest, was too perfect and too much a pushover.

Nathan, the business partner, put me to sleep.

Finn, the best friend, was just a flat out biznatch…sorry.

And dream man…honestly, in Ethan Day’s head, as a tiny spark of an idea?  I bet he was AWESOME.  But on paper, he annoyed me too.

So yeah…sorry.  The more I think about this book, the more irritated I get.  I’ll stop here…

RATING:  2 STARS

BOOK INFO:

18435Title:  Dreaming of You
Author:  Ethan Day
Publisher:  Loose-ID
Pages:  143
Release Date:  May 26, 2009
Purchase Links:  Loose-ID, Amazon, ARe

4 comments on “REVIEW: “Dreaming of You” by Ethan Day

  1. shelley
    February 12, 2014

    Sorry I didn’t mean to like that review… Just you know, hope the next one works out better and all that :/

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  2. Jessica
    February 12, 2014

    Your review is the first of this book I’ve seen that reflects my feelings about Aden in particular: I HATED this book because of his weirdness and selfishness and self-centeredness and his behavior toward the end, which utterly enraged me as well. I totally despised him by the end, and despised the book and its ending. Yet when the book was released, everyone gushed about it and no one seemed to notice any of this…

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    • syleegurl
      February 12, 2014

      I get pissed off just thinking about it again… ha!

      *fist bump*

      Like

  3. Andrea M
    February 13, 2014

    I loved it even though I didn’t like the character. His writing is a joy to read.

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