A Stella Review: Chasing the Dream by Andrew Grey

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Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

Chasing the DreamBorn with a silver spoon in his mouth, Brian Paulson has lived a life of luxury and ease. If he’s been left lonely because of his family’s pursuit of wealth and their own happiness, he figures it’s a small price to pay for what he sees as most important: money.

Cade McAllister has never had it easy. He works two jobs to support himself, his mother, and his special-needs brother. They don’t have much, but to Cade, love and taking care of the people who are important to him mean more than material possessions. When Cade is mugged in the park, he can’t afford to lose what little he has, and he’s grateful for Brian’s intervention.

Cade is given a chance to return the favor when Brian’s grandfather passes away and Brian’s assets are frozen. Cade offers Brian a place to stay and helps him find work, and the two men grow closer as they learn the good and the bad of the very different worlds they come from. Just as Brian is starting to see there’s more to life than what money can buy, a clause in his grandfather’s will could send their relationship up in smoke.

I realized it was some time since I’ve read an Andrew Grey book, surprisingly, because he was one of the first mm author I devoured when my obsession with the mm romance began. That’s why I was enthusiastic to read Chasing the Dream, I liked his stories in the past and I was happy to discover I still enjoy what Andrew writes.

Chasing the Dream is the story of two people who couldn’t be more different: Brian, a very rich young man who had never worked in his life, spends the days partying and drinking. With an almost non existent family, no one really worries about him. Cade has not enough time in his days for the various jobs he does to support himself and help his mother to care and plan a future for his brother with special needs. An act of generosity brings the two men together and their lives will change forever.

Two big hearts collide and what I got was a lovely story. I soon connected with Cade from the start, he’s an amazing guy, supportive and welcoming toward  Brian, basically a stranger, but someone who desperately needs help and Cade is there to teach him what real friends and family do for the ones we care about. It took me awhile to learn to love Brian too, but when the spoiled rich man disappears and a beautiful,unselfish person takes his place, it was impossible to me not to start to cheer on him and the perfect HEA. Chasing the Dream was easy to read, quick, well written and with well developed characters, main and second ones. I liked the plot, light but with a depth that caught my heart and let me shed some tears at the end.

The cover art by L.C. Chase is great, especially cause it perfectly fits how I pictured the Mcs in my mind.

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BOOK DETAILS

Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Expected publication: July 11th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ASIN B01HCESQ16
Edition Language English