Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Star Dust Award: Chasing the Dream by Andrew Grey

Title: Chasing the Dream
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 183
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Brian Paulson has lived a life of luxury and ease. If he’s been left lonely because of his family’s pursuit of wealth and their own happiness, he figures it’s a small price to pay for what he sees as most important: money.

Cade McAllister has never had it easy. He works two jobs to support himself, his mother, and his special-needs brother. They don’t have much, but to Cade, love and taking care of the people who are important to him mean more than material possessions. When Cade is mugged in the park, he can’t afford to lose what little he has, and he’s grateful for Brian’s intervention.

Cade is given a chance to return the favor when Brian’s grandfather passes away and Brian’s assets are frozen. Cade offers Brian a place to stay and helps him find work, and the two men grow closer as they learn the good and the bad of the very different worlds they come from. Just as Brian is starting to see there’s more to life than what money can buy, a clause in his grandfather’s will could send their relationship up in smoke.


Chasing the Dream by Andrew Grey has the two most unlikely of men falling in love with each other. Brian has never had to work in his life. When his grandfather dies, as part of the will he has some challenges to over come. One of them is being cut off and finding a job. With no skills so to speak, and all of his rich friends abandoning him he learns more about himself than he ever thought possible.
Cade is a man that Brian saved in the park from a pick pocket. It turns out when the chips are down he is the only real friend Brian has. He is a hard working waiter. Lives in a one room apartment but lets Brian stay on his couch. He teaches him lesson that money cannot buy.
I loved the character of Cade. He is heroic but not super alpha. He tries to be everything to everyone. Just a really good person. The way he is with his brother shows what a great heart Cade has.
Speaking of Cade's brother. I loved how Mr. Grey handled that situation. I liked the realism, and the grace with which this character was written. Shows that the author did take the time to actually research or get to know the subject matter before writing it. I loved that.
This is a really great story, I loved how Brian grew from a self centered but lost soul to a real man who knows the value of things, and a great friendship. Really Brian did come a long ways, and I am glad I got to go on the journey with him.

                Five Shooting Stars and Recommended Read

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