Title: Dream Catcher A Rockstar Romance
Author: Sandy Lo
Publication: (first published December 17th 2009)
Dreams come true only if you believe in them…
Haley Foster never bothered to believe in herself or find her dream. Growing up with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents gave her everything she needed except freedom.
Fate steps in at the bus station when Haley bumps into Jordan Walsh, literally. His unpolished manners and rock star attitude rile her, though she is oddly drawn to him.
Haley and Jordan’s opposing personalities clash while on the bus–before they wind up stranded together! Haley finds herself in quite a predicament with no way to get home. Jordan challenges her to escape her wealthy conformity and go with him to New York, despite their disgust for one another.
Haley is enthralled with the carefree, in control, and gorgeous Jordan, yet he remains a stranger to her in many ways. With his help, Haley begins to discover who she is and what she wants. She finds herself at a crossroads: go back to her old life where she merely exists or take a stand and chase her dreams
Music. First love. Hot rocker boy. Need I say more? Ok, I will admit, I enjoyed Dream Cathers by Sandy Lo a whole lot more than I thought I would. I mean, I knew I would like it, it has everything I would want in a book, but I didn’t realize I would like it as much as I did.
Dream Catchers is a rom-com, but it isn’t heavy on the romance, instead, Lo has a slow build-up to the actual romance between Haley and Jordan, which I liked, enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes in a romance.
The story is about Haley Foster, a 20-year-old college student that has lived a very privileged sheltered life. She is a bit pretentious and spoilt and lives her life exactly as her parents want her to, not considering what she really wants.
Then there is Jordan Walsh, a wild, carefree spirit, sexy guitar player for an up-and-coming band. The type of person Haley’s parents would not want her dating, and it never occurs to Haley to date him either, at least not at first.
They end up stranded together after sharing a seat on a bus, and Jordan dares Haley to leave her sheltered life behind for two weeks and come to New York with him for a Battle of The Bands Contest. As they spend time in New York you get to know each of their personalities, I wasn’t fond of Haley at all, and it took me a while to warm up to her and her spoilt ways, but I did enjoy watching her character develop as the story moved forward. I loved her relationship with Meghan and the kindness she showed her toward the end of the book.
As for Jordan…well what can you say? He is the perfect book boyfriend, sexy…funny…talented, and sweet. He is also fighting his own demons. The chemistry between Haley and Jordan is wonderful, it builds so you feel it as it grows. I love a romance that isn’t all about insta-love and Lo seemed to make sure that these two got to know each other. I will admit, I would not have been disappointed with a bit more steam, but honestly, the story didn’t need it in the long run.
Dream Catchers was a fun, sweet, fast ( because once you get invested you won’t want to put it down ) story that deals with taking chances, finding yourself, chasing your dreams, and yes, falling in love. This is a great book for anyone who loves a good romance.
** THIS BOOK WAS GIFTED TO US BY BY THE BOOK VIP TOURS AND SANDY LO FOR A HONEST REVIEW **