If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrews ~ Book Review by Caroline

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00058]Title: If Only In My Dreams

Author: Keira Andrews

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/19/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Young Adult


To be home for Christmas, they must bridge the distance between them.

Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.

Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.

As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?

My View:

This is my first Christmas read of 2015 and it’s set the bench mark pretty high.

To set the scene you have to go back four years when Gavin is new to town and quickly becomes friends with neighbour Charlie. They have a fun few weeks before school starts that culminates in them kissing and making out. Adults are supposed to know all the answers to life’s problems and words said to Gavin impact the way his life goes and by the time school starts their friendship is over.

Charlie’s sister has got the great news that she is in remission and he is desperate to keep a promise he made to spend Christmas with her. It seems like everything is conspiring to stop him as the rain, fog and snow head his way. His last hope is a rental car but even that goes wrong when he gets there as the last one is rented to Gavin, the boy he hasn’t spoken to for four years.

They decide to share the car so Charlie can keep his promise to his sister but as well as contending with the weather they have to deal with each other and all the past hurts. The trip is slow and the walk down memory lane is painful but with honesty and communication they may get the best Christmas gift of all.

This is a sweet second chance at love story that left me wanting more of Charlie and Gavin 🙂


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 thoughts on “If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrews ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. I also read it. I’ve been reading holiday storeys since November. I’m okay with that. Great review, I agree totally with what you said.

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