Can Dreams Come True?

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 20 Apr 2018

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At some point or another, nearly everyone dreams of falling in love with their favorite singer or actor. They’re just dreams, right? What if you’re favorite singer shows up in your city and suddenly, you catch his eye? Can dreams come true? In Krysten Lindsay Hager’s novel, Can Dreams Come True? Cecily is a small-town girl with a huge crush on Andrew Holiday. When Cecily decides to go to an audition with her friend for Andrew’s newest music video, Cecily is suddenly cast in his music video as the girl next door. But, Cecily’s boyfriend is starting to become jealous. Suddenly, Cecily is falling for Andrew, but could a relationship with a famous singer work out?

Can Dreams Come True? is a sweet contemporary romantic novel about a small-town girl, Cecily, falling for the famous singer Andrew Holiday. Although the majority of the book is devoted to Cecily and Andrew’s relationship, their burgeoning romance begins very slow with Cecily becoming friends with Andrew on the set of his new music video. As they spend time together, they find that they are able to connect with each other on a deeper level. It was very sweet to watch their relationship slowly develop. I easily connected to Cecily’s experiences of insecurity and her secret love of novels.

All in all, this was a very light hearted romance novel, and I would definitely recommend to anyone who has ever dreamed of dating their favorite singer.
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Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsay Hager is the 1st book in the Cecily Taylor Series, and my first book by this author.  Cecily has always dreamed of being an actress, so when her friend asked her to come along to the auditions for Andrew Holiday's, her favorite singer's, music video, she agrees.  Will Cecily's dreams come true?  I love this genre, there is something so innocent about first loves.   I love the quirky people and situations in this book, and watching the characters grow.  I found this book to be a quick read, and recommend it to all readers who enjoy a sweet romance.  

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Well written and enjoyable. I love the characters especially the main Cecily, she is relatable and thoughtful. It’s a fun story, quick to read and I can’t wait to read book 2. I would highly recommend.
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Cecily has the opportunity of a lifetime: to be in a music video for her celebrity crush, singer Andrew Holiday. She would love to be an actress, and this seems like a good first step. Her boyfriend Zach is not as confident about things. He worries his relationship with Cecily will change after she meets Andrew, particularly when Zach notices that there seems to be a connection between her and Andrew. Is it really possible for dreams to come true?

Hager’s latest is a true joy to read. The characters, particularly Cecily, demonstrate a depth not always shown in teen characters. There are times where Andrew is a bit annoying, but it is realistic, nonetheless. Andrew’s song lyrics were what drew Cecily to him, and I found that very relatable, as music has always been a huge part of my life. Plus, who hasn’t had a celebrity crush? The author has a way of crafting authentic characters. It is nice to see a teen heroine who doesn’t have it altogether but is doing her best to be true to herself. The theme of pursuing your dreams is one that is important for readers to hear and remember. 

As is the case with Hager’s other novels, this book is totally appropriate for young girls (and adults!).

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
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I could not get past the way it was written. It was too rushed but it also had to many details that were not necessary to the story. I know it's YA but it seemed very childish to me.
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