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5+ stars for When Dreams Come True by Judy Kentrus #romanticsupsense #sweetromance #bookreview
Title: When Dreams Come True
Author: Judy Kentrus
Genre: Sweet Romantic Suspense
Chelsea Townsend runs a local dancing school in Last Chance Beach. Five years ago, her partner dropped her during a performance. The resulting injury killed her chance of becoming a Prima Ballerina. Her dancing career always took precedence, but she regrets giving up a chance to have a life with the only man she’s ever loved.
She’s worked hard to reopen the historic Gershwin Theater. When someone breaks into her dancing school, it sets off a chain of events that reveals the untold secrets surrounding the old theater, including a twenty-five-year-old murder.
It will take a police detective, the father of one of her students, to find out who is working against her.
Zachary MacFarland, a decorated NYC police detective, returned to Last Chance Beach eight months ago. He and his partner were ambushed, and the bullet that killed his partner came from Zach’s gun. He’s determined to find the real killer and clear his name.
Coming home also meant being close to Chelsea Townsend. She chose her career over the happily-ever-after he offered. It will take all of his detective skills to reveal who is determined to destroy her hopes and dreams.
Last Chance Beach meant second chances. Would they find the love and happiness they once lost?
Broken dreams plus an unsolved murder throw Chelsea and Zach together but can they find their second chance at love before the curtain falls for good? This is one of the most intriguing romantic suspense books I’ve ever read. There are many storylines including ballet, unsolved murders, a haunted local theatre, coming home, and a second chance at love. Emotions run high and I couldn’t stop reading.
What makes this an unputdownable read starts and ends with the characters. Chelsea is a beautiful woman (both inside and out) whose dreams to be a prima ballerina was shattered five years ago. She loves ballet so now she teaches. Being near Zach again is painful but she can’t change the past. Turmoil churns inside her. Does she even deserve a second chance?
The rest of the characters fill in the cast of this sweet romantic suspense. I honestly grew attached to them all. The characters are so well written, they leap from the page and into my heart.
The writing is emotional and eloquent. Judy Kentrus writes romances with the reader in mind. She knows what readers crave when it comes to romantic suspense and delivers. The plot is executed to perfection with just the right balance of romance, angst, tension, and a bit of suspense.
If you love romantic suspense on the sweet side in a small beachy community, pick up When Dreams Come True. Brilliant in every way, you’ll fall in love with this romance.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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I’ve always been a romantic at heart and I married my high school sweetheart. I make my home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Before I let the dog out, I make sure there aren’t any bears around. I’m a mom with two grown children who have given me six grandchildren.
We love to travel. Many of the places we’ve visited have inspired me to use as a storyline. I never know what will give me an inspiration, but my mind is always working.
When I’m not giving couples their happily-ever-after, you can find me in the kitchen, baking, especially cookies. I’ve been dubbed the cookie queen by my family and friends. You’ll find a new recipe every month on my website.
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Reviewed by: Nancy