Jul 7, 2015

Release Tour & Review--- A Glimpse of the Dream by L.A. Fiore




Teagan Harper is barely ten years old when she finds herself orphaned and sent away to live at Raven’s Peak, a Gothic estate on the seaside cliffs of Maine. Soon, though, her heartache and loneliness are tempered by a blossoming friendship with the only other child living at Raven’s Peak: Kane Doyle, only two years older than Teagan and abandoned by his mother. Over the years, the pair grows inseparable. First they’re pranksters and confidants, but eventually their feelings change, and best friends turn into soul mates. On the cusp of Teagan’s departure for a university in Boston, they share a glimpse into their happily-ever-after and make promises of forever. 

But Teagan and Kane’s engagement and dreams of the future are shattered when Teagan returns home to find Kane gone from Raven’s Peak—and living with someone new. Devastated and heartbroken, Teagan cuts ties with her beloved adoptive home and tries to move on with her life. But years later, when the shocking truth behind Kane’s betrayal comes to light, Teagan must decide whether to embrace her new life and let go of her past once and for all, or fight for her dream life with the only man she’s ever wanted.










My 5-Star Review

"Life happened, sometimes it sucked, sometimes you had to start again, and maybe you headed in a direction you never saw coming. The trick was to make it work regardless. I had."

I love a book that throws me for a loop, and boy did this one! Just when I thought the story was going one way...BAM...I was speechless
It was an amazing twist that I never saw coming!

I love how we are taken through the years of Teagan and Kane's story. Starting when they first met at ages 11 and 9 as heartbroken children. Kane was the one person that helped Teagan through the loss of her parents. Their friendship was one you would dream of having as a child-filled with fun, pranks, laughter, and love.

"I'd never had a best friend, but I had one now. We understood each other, almost as if he were an extension of me and me of him."

I was so much in Swoonville with Kane. The way he would talk to Tea, and how he did anything and everything to make her happy.
Then IT happened.
He pushed her away.
I. About. Died!!

No spoilers here! You know they break up in the blurb, but WOW, it's devastating!!! I felt like I was Tea! Crazy as that sounds, but it's true. My poor heart was breaking with hers and I just wanted to ring his neck!  

"Please, just tell me what happened to you. What happened to my Kane? I miss him everyday."
"Let it go, Teagan, please just let it go."

As the story progresses, you find out what happened all those years ago. It's sad, and my emotions were everywhere. 
L.A. Fiore held nothing back with this one!

I went from loving Kane, to hating him, back to loving him to pieces. I wanted to hold both him and Teagan and get them through this whole thing. 

"Telling the one person I wanted most that I didn't want her. It took everything in me not to grab you and never let go. But then reality returned, and I knew that tying you to me, to this life...you deserved better than that."

Not only was it a story about their relationship, but also the relationships between them and their friends. You fall in love with the three wonderful people that raised Kane and Teagan. They are amazing people! Also, you will find your own best friend in Simon! Love that man! 

This story pulled every heartstring that I have! 
I smiled throughout their childhood at the crazy pranks involving toads and worms (believe me, it's great!). 
I swooned when they fell in love as teenagers. 
I cried and cursed at the heartbreak they both endured. 
Then I fell in love all over again with these two beautifully broken people.

"You said I needed to make the first move. I want to make the first move, Tea. I just don't know if I'll ever be the guy you deserve."
"You already are."

Again, I think this book was wonderful! Thank you, L.A. Fiore for giving us Kane and Tea! They are unbelievable characters that will forever stay in my heart. 

I can't wait for everyone to read this story!! 

"You made me promise once, remember? You made me promise I would never leave you. I meant it then and I mean it now. I'll never leave you. Now you need to make that promise to me."
"Never, Tea, You're my home."






L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Beautifully Forgotten and Always and Forever. She's also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.





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