Book Review: Dream Keeper (Dream Team #4) by Kristen Ashley

I was so excited to dive into Dream Keeper and have Auggie and Pepper get their HEA. It was an entertaining and exciting read and I was hooked from start to finish. The fourth book in the Dream Team series was fantastic!

Book Review: Dream Keeper (Dream Team #4) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
Dream Keeper (Dream Team #4) by Kristen Ashley

Spinning off from the bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, this is the emotional and steamy contemporary romance fans of the Dream Team series have been waiting for!

Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.

Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is, until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.

5 out of 5 stars

Loved, loved, loved this so much! Dream Keeper was emotional, sexy, fun, and adventurous and I loved every second. It starts with so much feeling and an amazing prologue that completely pulled me in. I loved seeing so many different people and I was thrilled for what was to come.

I loved learning about Auggie and Pepper’s history and about their families and all the dysfunction that comes with them. I loved the push and pull between them as Pepper fights her feelings. Auggie had such a big heart and I loved how he was all in with how he felt about her. I loved their vulnerability and passion as they open up and share and their relationship grows. It was detailed and layered and was filled with so much heart and emotion. There were so many incredible moments that made me happy mixed with the perfect amount of tension and drama. Auggie and Pepper had me laughing, smiling, and fanning myself. I also adored the fact that Juno, Pepper’s sweet daughter, had a voice too, and what a little matchmaker she was. I also completely melted at a special friendship she formed with another character which was absolutely priceless.

There were so many wonderful characters and scenes that had me grinning. I loved the camaraderie the men have and the bonds the women share. I absolutely loved getting more of Brett Cisco and seeing a different side of him. He is an exceptional character and antihero and I cannot wait for his story. I liked the intricacies and drama surrounding Pepper and Auggie’s families even though they stressed me out. I felt so much for Auggie as he dealt with his folks and loved the healing Juno and Pepper brought into the fold. I was fascinated by the crazy world Pepper’s family lived in and the dynamics involved. I really liked how some things weren't as they seemed, making for an awesome ending.

The overall storyline about the dirty cops that has continued over the course of the series was touched upon but it was not as in-depth as I thought it was going to be. I liked what was learned but it definitely isn't over. And that ending? Wow! There was a killer little teaser that left me wanting the next book as soon as possible. I am hooked! This was exciting to read and I love how it all flowed. There was never a time I wanted to put it down. Excellent story and a fantastic addition to the series!

Complimentary copy received from Forever Romance.

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The Dream Team Series
Quiet Man (Dream Team #0.5/Dream Man #4.5) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2019
Dream Maker (#1) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020
Dream Chaser (#2) Amazon | My Review
Dream Spinner (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Dream Keeper (#4) - Amazon


The Chaos Series
Own the Wind (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Fire Inside (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Ride Steady (#3) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2015
Walk Through Fire (#4) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2015
Rough Ride (#4.5) - Amazon | My Review
Wild Like the Wind (#5) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2018
Free (#6) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020
Wild Fire (#6.5) - Amazon | My Review
Wild Wind (#6.6) - Amazon | My Review

The Wild West MC Series
Still Standing (#1) - Amazon | My Review

The Unfished Hero Series
Knight (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Creed (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Raid (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Deacon (#4) - Amazon | My Review
Sebring (#5) - Amazon

For You 1At Peace 2Golden Trail 3
The Promise 5Hold On 6
The 'Burg Series
For You (#1) – Amazon | My Review
At Peace (#2) – Amazon | My Review
Golden Trail (#3) – Amazon | My Review
The Promise (#5) – Amazon | My Review
Hold On (#6) – Amazon

The Magdalene Series
The Will (#1) - Amazon | Full Review
Soaring (#2) - Amazon | Full Review
The Time in Between (#3) - Amazon | Full Review

The River Rain Series
After the Climb (#0.5) - Amazon
Chasing Serenity (#1) - Amazon
Taking the Leap (#2) - Amazon | Releases Feb. 15, 2022

Dream Keeper was one of my most anticipated reads this fall. What are some books you're looking forward to? Let me know!

Book Review: Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley | About That Story