Dream Lake

Dream Lake

Lisa Kleypas / Feb 29, 2020
Dream Lake They say that opposites attract But what happens when one of them has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so damaged and jaded that his heart is made of stone In New York Times bestselling au
  • Title: Dream Lake
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • ISBN: 9781250014276
  • Page: 458
  • Format: ebook
  • They say that opposites attract But what happens when one of them has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so damaged and jaded that his heart is made of stone In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas s Dream Lake, readers well enter the world of Friday Harbor, an enchanting town in the Pacific Northwest where things are not quite as they seem and whereThey say that opposites attract But what happens when one of them has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so damaged and jaded that his heart is made of stone In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas s Dream Lake, readers well 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 about as bitter and cynical as they come One of 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 startlingly 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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      • Lisa Kleypas

        LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award winning author of 21 novels Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


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    1. 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 setting [...]


    2. 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 interesting to have a couple work at being in a relationship than reading about one that falls so easily into place.Zoe and Alex [...]


    3. 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 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 allure of her de [...]


    4. 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 feeling t [...]


    5. Dream Lake, Washington 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 grandmother, Upsie While I liked his Alex, I [...]


    6. 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 Alex s damaged psyche b [...]


    7. 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 than satisfied that craving He acts a complete ass, at times, b [...]


    8. 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 series has be [...]



    9. Desde que comenc 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 inc gnita Tanta expectativa me asustaba un poco, pero esta historia no me ha defraudado en absoluto He disfrutado de la novela de Alex y Z e en todos los aspectos C mo evolucionan ellos, como individuos y como pareja , el personaje de la anciana que contribuye a su uni n, la forma de narrar de la autora Kley [...]



    10. 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 Zo are one of Lisa Kleypas best couples Why Because they are so, so differe [...]


    11. 2.5 StarsGuess who can t stop reading this evil series So it s not magical realism any 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 Voil Any Friday Harbor book ever [...]


    12. 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 and gentle [...]


    13. 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 in the Rai [...]


    14. 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 about the [...]


    15. 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.


    16. 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 Like they ve got a mild case of bronchitis Totally [...]


    17. 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, a giv [...]


    18. 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, hires Alex [...]


    19. 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 than one feeling at a time It s like trying to simultaneously watch TVs on different channels Pie for breakfast Why not ok, he texted gn gn [...]


    20. 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 left her [...]


    21. 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 ghost he [...]


    22. 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 word [...]


    23. Delicious giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses Synonyms ambrosial, delectable, scrumptious, yummy, satisfying, entertaining, intoxicating.Dream Lake is all this and 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 LOL The best i [...]



    24. Hastanede bir rp da bitti Ben de bir ok okuyucusu gibi Lisa y historical romanlar yla tan d m Hatta historicallar aras nda okudu um ilk birka yazardand r kendisi biraz onun etkisiyle bu seriye s namad m nk okunas bir seri, di er okuyucular n be enisini toplayacak kadar g zel Ancak ben istemsizce daha nce okudu um historicallar ile kar la t r yorum Bu durumda da ne onlarda hissetti im a k ne de tutkuyu, ba bulabiliyorum.Seriye g zel bir ba lang yapm t k asl nda ama ikinci kitab n biraz nda da var [...]


    25. 4 starsThis may not be a standard romance, may be 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 tries to brainw [...]


    26. 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 fight it Alex Nolan is the [...]


    27. Esta es una de esas historias que no deber a haberme gustado pero que me ha encantado Y creo que todo depende del momento en el que la lees Y yo la he le do en el momento preciso.Ha sido dulce demasiado a veces , sencilla simplona en algunos momentos y predecible totalmente pero ha funcionado.Zo es perfecta Es la t pica chica que hace girar la cabeza Es guapa, tiene un cuerpo que hace so ar a los hombres y encima de todo es una encanto y buena persona Alguien da m s Alex es un poco m s complicad [...]


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