Beautiful Dreamer

Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.7 out of 5 stars (318 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Who says you can’t go home again?

Philadelphia real estate broker Devyn Winters is at the peak of her career, closing multi-million dollar deals and relishing it. She’s pretty much blocked out her formative years in Dreamer’s Bay, where the most exciting thing to happen was the twice a year bake sale. Unfortunately, a distress call hauls her back home and away from the life she’s constructed. Now the question is just how long until she can leave again? And when did boring Elizabeth Draper get so beautiful?

Elizabeth Draper loves people, free time, and a good cup of coffee in the warm sunlight. In the quaint town of Dreamer’s Bay, she’s the only employee of "On the Spot", an odd jobs company. She remembers Devyn Winters as shallow in high school, but now everything about Devyn makes her lose focus. Though her brain knows Devyn is only home temporarily, her heart didn’t seem to get the memo.

©2019 Melissa Brayden (P)2019 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Wonderful book by my fav author and least fav narrator.

If you see this Ms. Brayden, this is a fantastic book. Please bring back Felicity Munroe. This is a classic Melissa Brayden story. It ranks up there with Sweeter than Chocolate, Just Three Words, and, Waiting in the Wings, in my opinion. I thought it was going to be predictable a few times, but I was pleasantly surprised along the way. It’s similar to Sweeter than Chocolate, with the two leading ladies very similar to Jordan and Molly, but different story all together. My thoughts on Melissa Sternenburg... she has this terrible tendency to make one of her characters sound like a young girl. Elizabeth sounds better then her rendition of Hadley Cooper (I couldn’t listen to the 4th Seven Shores book due to this), but still. It’s hard to get fully taken away by the story when one of the MCs sounds like she’s 11. I wholly miss Ms. Munroe and her voice for characters like Jessica and Hope from the SOHO Series 😏. If you love Brayden like I do, this story is adorable.

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Loved it!

Great story with a super sweet ending. my only issue is the narrator's high pitched voice. I've heard this narrator several times by now and it reminds me of the Chippettes and that takes away from the story for me... silly complaint. loved both main characters and really enjoyed the book.

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I didn't miss the awkward shunning of the couple.

I enjoyed this book. I was prepared for cruelty directed at the main characters and when I finally accepted that wasn't going to happen I was pleased. listening and reading through a new prism.

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story ruined by the narater

drawn by the high rating on goodread. I tried very hard to listen but the narater is not doing her job well by distinguished characters.

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Decent

The story was decent. Started slow in the beginning and the ending seemed too quick. The reader was the worst I've ever heard though.

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Cute story

This is a great book for a summer vacation, the one you listen to lounging at the beach or the pool... well written well narrated, it was a pleasure.

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Best narrator and lovely story

Lovely characters and amazing love story! Especially the best narrator!! She made the story real!

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Great story

Loved this one. At one point I'm pretty sure I heard a cat which made me giggle (seeing as I have no cats) so I'm sure it was in the recording accidentally. Story wise, one of my favorites for sure. Love this author and love that the narrator has stuck with these books for a while long. Growing up, it was so difficult finding lesbian romance that wasn't pure smut. My heart swells at how much times have changed. <3

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more than a romance novel to me

this book was cathartic for me on a lot of levels. It was very relatable and I adored the self described quirky character in the story. the dialogue was unforgettable.."let's have a summit" Im stealing that for my vocabulary! powerful to see the transformations within the story and the role of vulnerability.

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Gorgeous and Fun Story

Melissa Brayden does it again, a beautiful story! Small Town romance, with opposites attract, your heart will fill up as we get know Elizabeth and Devyn! Great Voice acting as always from Melissa Sternenberg. Beautiful Dreamer makes Dreamers Bay come to life for us, and we are better off for it. A truly wonderful story from start to finish!

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Have to agree with reviews

I have to agree with other reviews re the high pitched voice of the character Elizabeth. She does sound like a child. Awkward! The character is actually annoying also and the chemistry between the two leads therefore doesn’t work. There’s not much to the story, not one of the authors finest books. Disappointing.