Book Review

Dream On by Angie Hockman | Book Review

Dream On by Angie Hockman
Release Date: 5th July 2022
Publisher: Headline
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Rating: ★★★★

When law student Cass Walker wakes up after surviving a car accident, she is flooded with memories of her boyfriend, Devin. The only problem? Devin doesn’t exist. But everything she remembers about him feels so real, like the precise shade of his coffee-brown eyes; the texture of his favorite hand-me-down scarf; even the slightly crooked angle of his pinkie, broken after falling off a trampoline in third grade. She knows he’s a figment of her imagination—friends, family, and doctors confirm it—but she still can’t seem to get him out of her head.

So when she runs into the real Devin a year later in a Cleveland flower shop, she’s completely shocked. Even more surprising is that Devin actually believes her story, and soon they embark on a real-life romance. With her dream man by her side and an upcoming summer job at a prestigious law firm, Cass’s future seems perfect. But fate might have other plans…

Angie Hockman brought a brand new twist to my one of my favourite tropes – memory loss stories! I
always find that this trope has the potential to bring about a lot of mystery and intrigue, and Dream On
had this in spades.

Of course, ultimately, Dream On is a romance book. However to me it felt more of a contemporary story
about a woman who was finding herself, with a sprinkling of love thrown in. Plus, it was all very
mysterious as I was trying to figure out how the heck Cass knew Devin when she had never met him
before. Why was she dreaming about him?! I had a lot of theories, and only one of them turned out to be
somewhat accurate.

I loved following Cass. She starts off a little broken, and is trying to fit back into her summer programme
with a top law firm. Her dream is to be a lawyer but it might be because she thinks that’s what her mother
wants for her. Then she meets two florists, and it all spirals out of control from there. Seeing Cass go
through so much and a lot of character growth was excellent.

There is a little bit of a love triangle, although it’s not all that intense. I didn’t love either romance in this
book (I think Hockman wrote a much better ship in Shipped) but I didn’t hate the romance either. It was
kind of just there, while the main story that I got invested in was Cass and whatever she was going to
decide to do.

I didn’t love Dream On as much as I loved Shipped, but this was a good follow up book that kept me
engaged and helped me during my reading slump. Which I’m still in, by the way, but I’m working on it.

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