“I’m in love with you. Deal with it.” – Byron De Witt
Now THIS is so much better! Unlike Margo’s story, Kate’s was such a fresh breath of air!
In the second book of the Dream Trilogy, Kate Powell, Laura’s cousin and the practical one of the trio, is having some health issues. Issues that she repeatedly ignores and makes worse. But her health isn’t the only thing going downhill in her life currently. After finding out that her father stole from his company when he was alive, she takes an even bigger hit when she’s reported for practically the same thing. As she’s trying to bring her life back to its former balance, Kate is about to find out that not everything has to be part of a plan – and trusting her body in the very capable hands of Byron De Witt seems like the most logical first step.
I have to say, I immensely enjoyed this one. Unlike Margo, Kate was spanky and feisty, with a good head on her shoulders and tons of dry wit in her arsenal. She didn’t dream of fame and all that crap the blonde bimbo wanted, instead she wished for stability and intended to work hard to get it. Now that’s the kind of female lead I can totally relate to in a book!
Next to her, Byron was the perfect man to stand and thrive – seriously! Because the guy was no Josh! (yes, I hate Margo’s man, too) He was sweet, and gentlemanly, and used his heart in wonderful equality with his mind. Not only that, but he was also man enough to let Kate take the reins when he saw it worked out better, and yet go all “caveman” on her when she crossed the line. He was perfection and then some! And when he seriously started courting her – honestly, there’s no other way to put it, judging from what he did to and for her – I nearly melted on my seat!
Together, they were a badass duo. He took care of her health and her relaxation, she made sure he wouldn’t slack off – not that he often did. And they had so much in common, although it was subtle. I’m telling you, the perfect relationship! One that was meant to happen and spelled “forever” bright and clear! (if you’re hesitant to believe me, just read this line of Byron’s:
“You’re not beautiful,” he said in a quiet statement that made her brow knit. “Why do you look beautiful when you’re not?” – the man clearly loved her for what he saw inside, not because she was a fuckable piece of meat!)
I’m so glad this wasn’t like the first book. I wouldn’t have been able to take it had it been the same disappointment the previous one proved to be… Now, to review the third one…
“I’m a mess. I’m insane. I’m in love with you.” – Kate Powell