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Summary

Carissa is a high school teacher and an accomplished violinist with lifelong aspirations of joining the orchestra she fell in love with as a child. Single-minded and meticulous in her pursuit, a chance encounter with Kyle makes her question what she really wants out of life. 

Kyle's life is going exactly the way he wants. Well...almost. With the hottest comic book shop in Charleston and a steady group of close friends and family, he's just waiting for love - and maybe he’s finally found it in Carissa. But Gramps’ shocking deathbed confession may have just thrown a kink in the chain of his dreams with a request that borders on insane. 

What begins as legend soon becomes choice as an impossible task and an eternal destiny merge. Can Kyle and Carissa successfully balance their blossoming love amidst the stark contrast of their individual life paths, or will they lose everything - including each other - when dreams meet reality?

©2018 Kari Holloway (P)2019 Kari Holloway

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  • Lina
  • 10-04-20

Sweet, Yet Moments of Angst

One thing I really like in the book is that the relationship development seemed sweet. There are definitely moments of angst involved, which add nicely to the plot. The development of the relationship between Carissa and Kyle was well... cute.

I enjoy a good relationship where it isn’t super rushed into anything and it just flows into something more over time, which happens here.

The scarf and the back story behind it was a very unique concept, I’ve never read a story that had something like that.


However, there are few things that could have been improved in the story. One thing was that Evan was introduced, but not explained well enough that he was married to Susan in the early chapters. That could have been explained better in the first few chapters.

Another issue I had was some of the time skips or time and place skips could have been transitioned a little better, so that the reader could see where certain situations were going better.

A few sentences were repeated in different chapters, but nothing that sounded too out of place.

One last issue I had was that I didn’t understand why Carissa was friends with with Rita, because sometimes Rita didn’t sound like a good friend at times.


Overall, I would rate this 4 stars. It was an enjoyable read, it had moments of sweetness mixed with a good plot.






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Disclaimer: I received a free code from Audiobookcrave.com. All opinions are my own.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 28-11-19

Dreams and Love

Carissa world centers around her violin, and teaching. Buying a rare comic, the owner was taken with her red hair, and with the rare comic she bought. A slow start to a romance, filled with dreams, was it possible. They are tested with words the Grandfather tells them
Given ARC audible for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
The narration was good by Sarah Pavalec

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-08-19

sweet story

I liked the book. its not really my genre. I'm more into paranormal but this was a good read. short and sweet.