REVIEW: Broken Dreams by Corinne Michaels


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What could possibly go wrong fake dating the gorgeous single dad in a small town?

The answer, you fall for him.

It started out perfect. Grady Whitlock needed a plus one for his business meetings, and I needed a date for a wedding.

We had a plan. It was a good one.

Until it wasn’t.

I was not supposed to have feelings for him. I was not going to let my heart race when his soulful blue eyes stared into mine. No way should I have noticed his smile or the dimple on his right cheek or his strong arms when he held me close. I especially wasn’t going to melt when I saw him play with my daughter.

Most of all I was not going to sleep with him.

Nope. None of that was supposed to happen, but it does.

Now I find myself dreaming of him every night. Wishing we were really a couple because the way he kisses me doesn’t feel as if it’s pretend.

But we’ve both watched our dreams shatter, and I can’t handle another broken heart.

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Broken Dreams is the second book in Corinne Michaels’ Whitlock Family series. Corinne beautifully weaves together the challenges of single parenthood with fake dating, second-chance at love and small-town tropes in this heartwarming and emotionally evocative romance. Michaels skillfully crafts a narrative that explores the intricacies of rebuilding shattered dreams, both in love and in life. The characters, both single parents navigating the trials of raising children alone while grieving the loss of their spouse, are incredibly relatable, and their journey from fake dating to a genuine, second chance at love is both tender and compelling. Michaels’ writing is poignant, capturing the depth of emotions and the intricacies of family dynamics.

Corinne Michaels excels in delivering moving, memorable romances with her heartfelt storytelling and relatable characters. In Broken Dreams, the dual single parent narrative combines beautifully with the fake dating and second chance romance themes creating a story that was both heartwarming and engaging. The authenticity of the characters and the challenges they faced as they navigate the complexities of blended families added depth to the storyline. Perfectly paced, full of all the twists and turns of a fake dating relationship that unexpectantly turns real, Broken Dreams was a wonderfully addictive, unputdownable story that kept my Kindle in my hand. Five smooches from me for Broken Dreams by Corinne Michaels!

~Danielle Palumbo




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