Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Dream Girl Awakened
Do you know the feeling when you read a book and it's way better than you thought it would be? This is what I though about Dream Girl Awakened by first-time author Stacey Campbell.
Dream Girl Awakened is a book about three women who wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. Aruba is married to James, who has just quit his fifth job in seven months (yes, he is beyond trifling). She wants a better man and has her eyes on her friend Victoria's husband, Winston.
Victoria is a pampered wife, who pretty much spends her day spending her husband's money. But when Winston pulls away from the marriage, will she be able to save it before it's too late?
And let's talk about Tawatha. Tawatha, Tawatha, Tawatha. She has four children by four different men and barely making it. And has her sights on being James' new wife. How far will she go to make sure that James puts a ring on it?
As I said before, this book exceeded all of my expectations. The story moved right along and also included minor characters whose roles in the book were important to the storyline. I also enjoyed how all of the characters were linked to each other. It was a book I couldn't put down and wanted to talk to a friend who had also finished the book after I was done.
I was satisfied with the ending of this book, but Campbell wasn't. There will be a sequel that will be released in February. A snippet of Forgive Me was at the end of the book. I look forward to reading more from Campbell!
Received an ARC from Atria Books and Netgalley. Opinions are my own.