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Dream Lake They say that opposites attract But what happens when one has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so jaded that his heart is made of stone Enter the world of Friday Harbor an enchanting town

  • Title: Dream Lake
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • ISBN: 9780749953980
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • They say that opposites attract But what happens when one has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so jaded that his heart is made of stone Enter the world of Friday Harbor, an enchanting town in the Pacific Northwest where things are not quite as they seem and where true love might just have a ghost of a chance.Alex Nolan is as bitter and cynical as they come.They say that opposites attract But what happens when one has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so jaded that his heart is made of stone Enter the world of Friday Harbor, an enchanting town in the Pacific Northwest where things are not quite as they seem and where true love might just have a ghost of a chance.Alex Nolan is as bitter and cynical as they come One of the three Nolan brothers who call Friday harbor home, he s nothing like Sam or Mark They actually believe in love they think the risk of pain is worth the chance of happiness But Alex battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell And then a ghost shows up Only Alex can see him, Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity Zo Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come When she meets the startling gorgeous Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run Even Alex tells her to run But something in him calls to Zo , and she forces him to take a look at his life with a clear eye and to open his mind to the possibility that love isn t for the foolish.The ghost has been existing in the half light of this world for decades He doesn t know who he is, or why he is stuck in the Nolans Victorian house All he knows is that he loved a girl once And Alex and Zo hold the key to unlocking a mystery that keeps him trapped here.Zo and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow But sometimes it takes only a glimmer of light to chase away the dark, and sometimes love can reach beyond time, space, and reason to take hold of hearts that yearn for it

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    1. Jill on said:

      The best so far in the Friday Harbor series, but.Zoe Hoffman is a great cook, her creations are almost magical. With her grandmother needing full-time care, Zoe takes on the responsibility, renovating her cottage. Alex, the youngest Nolan brother is in a bad place. With his marriage break-up and now financially broke, Alex is spiraling down into alcoholism. Zoe hires Alex to renovate the cottage.As with the previous books in this series there are some paranormal elements to the contemporary sett [...]

    2. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) on said:

      Lisa Kleypas has made me fall in love with many of her heroes – Kev Merripen, Derek Craven, Sebastian St. Vincent, Jack Travis – now I can add Alex Nolan to this list.I felt that Zoe and Alex were a great match for one another. Though they bicker with one another often, it showed people how willing they were to deal with one another even though they are difficult. I find it more interesting to have a couple work at being in a relationship than reading about one that falls so easily into plac [...]

    3. Kristin (KC) on said:

      *3.5 Stars*This story was sweet, touching, and magicald the writing—impeccable. The characters were so well-rounded and complete; I just adored them all!"You and I both got it wrong, Alex: Love does last. In fact's the only thing that does."Alex: Brooding, sexy, gorgeous, tortured but not beyond redemption, complete with a hidden softer side What more could a girl want?Zoe: Beautiful, sweet, caring, shy but not to a fault, not to mention her cooking which is literally magical and healing. The [...]

    4. Blacky *Romance Addict* on said:

      Lisa Kleypas has certainly put some magic in her work, on the page and out of it <3 Dream Lake is the best book from this series! (yet anyway lol)The first two were very good, but they just didn't have that something for me. Dream Lake certainly did The story - Well, it was pretty slow in developing, it kinda got me frustrated because I wanted to see some action lol, but was I ever wrong! Almost the entire first half of the book is building the characters, and it was so superbly done, I had a [...]

    5. Lisa Kay on said:

      Dream Lake, Washington★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Dream Lake is narrated by Jeff Cummings who does NOT seem to be the right fit for this one. Not a great job, but not a disaster, either. An “okay” performance. I’d probably like him better reading something else, as he has a nice voice. Here he falls a little short due to making Zoe sound a bit too “wispy” – a common trait among male narrators trying to do female voices; though, he does a fair job on Zoe’s gr [...]

    6. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) on said:

      Dream Lake Review (finally)I was excited to read Alex’s story and I was not disappointed. Alex out of all the Nolans grabbed my heart and squeezed it, wouldn’t let it go. Alex has traits that make him my kryptonite. I adored him. He’s tortured and grumpy. He’s described as having a ruined beauty that women can’t resist, but he’s not a womanizer. While having a broken beau is nothing a woman should aspire to in life, broken heroes seem to appeal to me like no other. I loved seeing Ale [...]

    7. Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* on said:

      I really loved this book and it is my favourite in the Friday Harbor series so far. It's an original and charming story of two unlikely people who find love with a little help from a very outspoken ghost, with a bittersweet love story of his own to tell. If, like me, you love fantasy movies like Ghost and Just Like Heaven, you’re sure to love this book.I do have an insatiable craving for brooding, emotionally tortured heroes and Alex more than satisfied that craving. He acts a complete ass, at [...]

    8. Crista on said:

      5 HUGE*****StarsDream Lake, Lisa Kleypas's newest installment in the awesome Friday Harbor series, simply blew me away. Lisa Kleypas has a way of spinning a tale so tight, that you become completely immersed in the story. I had plans for today, but after reading the first chapter of this book, I canceled those plans and spent the day reading. It was time well spent.The first three chapters serve as background for the entire series, so this book could be read as a stand alone. However, this serie [...]

    9. Marisa Sauco on said:

      Me encantó. ❤️¡Qué placer! ¡Cómo estoy disfrutando con esta serie!

    10. Nuria Llop on said:

      Desde que comencé esta saga estaba deseando leer la entrega correspondiente a Alex, el Nolan atormentado y adicto al alcohol, pues las anteriores nos van dando pinceladas que nos dejan con la incógnita. Tanta expectativa me asustaba un poco, pero esta historia no me ha defraudado en absoluto. He disfrutado de la novela de Alex y Zöe en todos los aspectos. Cómo evolucionan ellos, (como individuos y como pareja), el personaje de la anciana que contribuye a su unión, la forma de narrar de la a [...]

    11. [Aengell] on said:

      5 stars – mild spoilers aheadDream Lake is one of my favorites Lisa Kleypas books. I can only try to explain the magic this story creates every time I read it. And although this series isn’t very popular among LK-fans, I can definitely recommend this installment to anyone out there. There are so, so many aspects about this book that I love, and I will try to put my chaotic thoughts into something that resembles order. Alex and Zoë are one of Lisa Kleypas’ best couples. Why? Because they a [...]

    12. Liz* Fashionably Late on said:

      2.5 StarsGuess who can't stop reading this evil series?So… it's not magical realism anymore. There's a ghost POV. A ghost POV. This is paranormal now? Who cares! The truth is, I like the people in this story and I wanted to make sure they were okay o_O So, I'll be brief.The formula was okay two books ago. Now it's just boring.Take one of the brothers with trust issues and non commitment habitsPLUS a beautiful yet single girl, brokenhearted, betrayed or just unselfish enough = Voilà! Any Frida [...]

    13. Dale Harcombe on said:

      Three and a half stars.I’m not one who is really into books about ghosts but this book starts with a ghost who is unable to leave the house. For some reason I was curious enough to keep reading. In fact the ghost didn’t even know who he was, until long after Sam Nolan buys the house and his brother Alex comes to inspect it. To the ghost’s surprise it appears Alex can hear and see him. That is not the only trouble the hard drinking, bitter and cynical Alex gets into when he meets the sweet [...]

    14. Regina on said:

      Now this book approaches the greatness of Lisa Kleypas of the Hathaways, Wallflowers and Travis series -- not quite as good as those, but definitely much better than the first two in the Rainshadow Road series. This book was fun, good, and sexy. I loved it. I listened to the audio and it was read by a very sexy sounding male narrator. My one complaint is how the narrator read the female voices, but in the end the story was written so well and performed so well it was forgivable. The first two i [...]

    15. Keri on said:

      This was a really sweet read. Alex, due to childhood trauma is completely shut down emotionally. In fact emotions of any kind tend to make him panic, because he doesn't know how to handle them. Zoe is full of emotions and is the complete opposite of him. She is sunshine to his dark and he knows he is no good for her. But when they get together they spark like crazy. Alex thinks his is going crazy when he realizes he has a ghost haunting him. What does he want and why won't he quit nagging him ab [...]

    16. Mary on said:

      I'm reading this series too quickly. The first book in the series is my favorite but I gave this one 5 stars because it hit me quite hard emotionally. I'm on to book 4, this one I will try and take a little slower. Or maybe not.

    17. Jess on said:

      Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads“At first I wasn’t all that tempted by him, but then he killed the spider. Which was a huge point in his favor.” “Absolutely. I love men who kill bugs.” “And then when I was freaking out and couldn’t breathe, he was so…gentle.” Zoe sighed and colored, remembering. “He was holding me, and talking to me in that voice…you know, sort of low and rough around the edges…” “All the Nolans sound like that,” Justine said reflectively. [...]

    18. Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog) on said:

      This review was posted at Under the CoversDream lake was an emotional book from beginning to end and I loved every minute of it, every tear and every smile. Alex has been through the ringer. Everything that could go wrong for him has. His wife divorced him, she's selling the house that he lives in, business is slow, and he's becoming an alcoholic like his parents. He is not in a good place and definitely not where he should be to meet a good girl.But he does. And Zoe is sweet and understanding, [...]

    19. Kelly22 on said:

      4.00 Stars – Contemporary Small Town Romance. We head back to Friday Harbor to visit the third Nolan brother Alex Nolan’s story. Once again Kleypas fluently pens down exquisite story-telling at its best with subtle yet larger-than-life characters who accomplish to hold a permanent place in your memories like a DREAM.Alex is a cynical, broken and wrecked younger brother in the Nolan’s family, haunted by a tremulous childhood and disruptive divorce. Zoe Hoffman, a lovable baker of the town, [...]

    20. valee on said:

      Let's make it quick and entertaining, here are the reasons for why this book is a must read:1)Very funny characters:-The heroIt’s a relief now that it’s over. She’s great, but I couldn’t handle all the emotion salad.” “What’s emotion salad?” Mark asked, amused. “You know that thing women do. The happy-crying thing. Or the sad-mad thing. I don’t get how anyone can have more than one feeling at a time. It’s like trying to simultaneously watch TVs on different channels.”“P [...]

    21. Mollie *scoutrmom* on said:

      This is one of the best ghost stories I've ever read. The characters are fantastic.Zoe is one of those people who is Nice with a capital 'N'. Warm and kind and loving and giving, yet life has never done anything to reward that. She cooks like a goddess, and is trapped in a Betty Boop body so nice fellas don't take a chance on her. The rest of the guys expect that she has no brain. The worst part is that she is drawn to the kind of bad boy who is guaranteed to be terrible for her. Her ex-husband [...]

    22. LaFleurBleue on said:

      My rating for this book would range between 2 and 4 stars according to the chapters / paragraphs, as there were things I really liked, some others I did not care for and lastly some that simply irked me. And my feelings all along the reading kept changing between those.First, let me start with the magic, paranormal, ghost part; I usually never care for that, it was quite nicely done, though it took too large a part of the book. The moments I preferred were the ones when the dialogue with the gho [...]

    23. Mersina Seena on said:

      "You are everything that's ever been my favorite thing, you are my love song, my birthday cake, the sound of ocean waves and French words and a baby's laugh. You're a snow angel, creme brule, a kaleidoscope filled with glitter. I love you and you'll never catch up, because I've gotten a head start and my heart is racing at light speed"What an amazingly beautiful story. Everything flowed so gracefully and effortlessly that before I knew it I finished the book. Kleypas is truly a magician with her [...]

    24. SheLove2Read on said:

      "Delicious: giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses."Synonyms: ambrosial, delectable, scrumptious, yummy, satisfying, entertaining, intoxicating.Dream Lake is all this and more. I know some people didn't care for the ghostly visitor element but I have to say I found it both adorable and extremely romantic. Lisa Kleypas took an ordinary story and turned it into something unusual, and I had a difficult time putting it down, despite taking several days to read it. (I blame my family - [...]

    25. Kübra Yağmur on said:

      Hastanede bir çırpıda bitti. 😜•Ben de birçok okuyucusu gibi Lisa’yı historical romanlarıyla tanıdım. Hatta historicallar arasında okuduğum ilk birkaç yazardandır kendisi biraz onun etkisiyle bu seriye ısınamadım. Çünkü okunası bir seri, diğer okuyucuların beğenisini toplayacak kadar güzel. Ancak ben istemsizce daha önce okuduğum historicallar ile karşılaştırıyorum. Bu durumda da ne onlarda hissettiğim aşkı ne de tutkuyu, bağı bulabiliyorum.Seriye güzel [...]

    26. Mimi Smith on said:

      4 starsThis may not be a standard romance, may be more women's fiction than romance, but I liked it a lot. Lisa Kleypas can write all right. But this series is definitely not my favorite by her."A wedding is a ceremony where a symbolic virgin surrounded by women in ugly dresses marries a hungover groom accompanied by friends he hasn’t seen in years but made them show up anyway. After that, there’s a reception where the guests are held hostage for two hours with coated almonds, and the DJ tri [...]

    27. Layla on said:

      My rating: 4.25/5First line: “The ghost had tried many times to leave the house, but it was impossible.”Favourite quote: “Once you said that if I wasn’t with you, it wouldn’t be heaven. I can’t let go of you. Come back and haunt me. Come back.”Song of choice: We Are Youngby Fun.Dream Lake is the third instalment in the Friday Harbor series by Lisa Kleypas. It tells the story of two mismatched individuals, who against all reason, fall in love with each other no matter how much they [...]

    28. Luli on said:

      Esta es una de esas historias que no debería haberme gustado pero que me ha encantado. Y creo que todo depende del momento en el que la lees. Y yo la he leído en el momento preciso.Ha sido dulce (demasiado a veces), sencilla (simplona en algunos momentos) y predecible (totalmente) pero ha funcionado.Zoë es perfecta. Es la típica chica que hace girar la cabeza. Es guapa, tiene un cuerpo que hace soñar a los hombres y encima de todo es una encanto y buena persona… ¿Alguien da más?Alex es [...]

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