I’m not sure if this is a bad boy becoming good or a good girl becoming bad. Regardless, April and Brandon were fun to read about. They each had issues and decisions to make that would not only affect themselves but others. I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much is Brandon really has done bad things and he knows it. His struggle with trying to change his life and to raise his brother correctly was heart wrenching and heart warming. April is the social worker involved in their case but the attraction she feels towards Brandon will get her fired if she acts on it. These two are opposites. This is the third book in a trilogy but it definitely stands alone. It also is obviously not exactly like the previous two stories as April’s sisters married men with money and not a felony. Now, as much as I enjoyed "Dream Lover", the ending was a bit disappointing. Everything was leading up to something big and then it wasn’t so big. It was a happy ending with some glimpses into the future as well as some updates on April’s sisters.
The story: April is a social worker in Cuervo, Texas. It’s not a bad town and April really wants to make a difference in people’s lives. Because her boss is pregnant with her fifth child, she is giving the social workers in her office different files to work on. April got one concerning a fourteen year old boy whose mother is dead and father is in prison. Currently he is being taken care of by his older brother, a felon. The child is also not attending school. April is sure she can take care of this issue until she meets the older brother, Brandon. He doesn’t seem to be very cooperative, though he is nice to look at. One has nothing to do with the other but that doesn’t stop her from being attracted. What is shocking though is it seems as if Brandon is wanting to get to know April too!
In one little town in Texas, even toeing the straight and narrow might lead you to a joyride . . .
April Roby believes in avoiding entanglements—and her beloved sisters have given her a master class in what heartbreak looks like. So, no matter who tries to fix her up, April is sticking to her thick manila folders and her frumpy beige skirts, and putting her time and energy toward helping the kids of Cuervo, Texas as a social worker. Her latest client, foul-mouthed fourteen-year-old Matthew McBride, would be enough on his own to keep two of her busy. And his big brother Brandon is a whole different type of problem.
Brandon is the kind of muscle-bound, motorcycle-riding bad boy that no well-meaning relative would ever try to shove in April’s path. He’s prickly, he’s rude, and he’s downright obstructive. But there’s something about him that makes her want to take the smirk off his face the fun way. Neither one of them is looking for a fairy-tale ending. But in Cuervo, Texas, they just might get one anyway . . .