Monday, January 25, 2016

BLOG TOUR.... First A Dream by emma nichols Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Her life had never been a fairy tale. Adopted at birth, Isabella never felt like she fit in. All she ever wanted was a happy family and a love of her own. When she suddenly became a single mother of two, her life changed for the worst until she ran into a handsome stranger. A billionaire playboy, Gabriel had lived a charmed life. Never one to settle down, he didn’t understand why he was drawn to this woman he knew his father would never accept. Still, one date leads to another and suddenly he had the life he never knew he always wanted. Together, their life was perfect, until the lies were exposed. Then, their happily ever after couldn’t be further away.

This Book Nerd Says: 

Fairy tales don't come true... at least they don't for Isabella Parker. Seeing and feeling heartbreak from an early age, she's become a master at burying her emotions even leaving her beloved outlet of photography lacking... her life is lacking the one thing she still dreams of. 

A chance meeting with Gabriel, the charming billionaire from Canada, changes her life as she knows it. What was thought to be chance turns out to be fate as the two are drawn together faster by a pull much stronger than either of them had anticipated. 

Fairy tale right?

The problem lies with the most important part of Isabella's life... her children. When they try to blend their worlds, Isabella's trust is put to the test just as much as Gabriel's honesty. 
The drama was expected but also resolved much quicker than I anticipated which I think was a relief to me by this point as I had been anticipating the fall out moment for the majority of the book. 

The characters were fun. I could easily see the potential story line for the subsequent books in the series, and I had a few standout favorites that I'm interested in reading more about in time. The story was an easy read... not too much drama, not too much angst... overall being just a fun sweet read about two people who weren't looking for each other but found everything they needed and the encouragement to dream and dream bigger. 

If you're in the mood for a sweet read and dose of your hero falling in love with the woman and the kids... check it out!

I'm giving FIRST A DREAM... 3.5 Stars!


While coming out of her hazy sleep, Isabella stretched slightly and felt an arm tighten around her mid section. She happily reached down to touch him and slowly opened her eyes to find Gabriel staring at her, propped on his side. “How long have you been awake?” She rubbed at her eyes. “I don’t know. I’ve just been lying here studying you.” His lazy smile caused her to blush. Then Gabriel leaned down to graze her cheek with his lips, sending a ripple down her spine. Isabella looked away, giving him the perfect opportunity to run his fingers down her neck. She shivered again. “Stop! I can’t even think with you touching me.” She grinned and covered herself with the sheet. “So, what shall we do today?” She tried to change the subject in order to pull herself back together. It had been so long since she had been caressed and cherished. “You don’t like me touching you?” “Au contraire. I love your touch. I’m ridiculously attracted to you, but…” She frowned as she tried to figure out how to explain the emotions she battled. “There’s always a but.” He chuckled. “It’s scary getting intimate with someone new.” Isabella sat up and shrugged. “And once we start, there’s no going back. I’m afraid of going too fast, not savoring, missing out on all those glorious stages before the big show.” Gabriel tugged at his goatee. “Impressive analogy. We’ll take our time, my Bella. I want to savor every moment with you. Does that help?” “It does. It’s just that…it’s different for me. When we do this, I’m not simply sharing my body, I’m sharing my heart.”

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cropped-11330949_1867420796815755_1686169823_o.jpgWhat made her decide to be a romance author? Simple. How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career? Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy. Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

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