Book Review: Restored Dreams by L.B. Dunbar

Restored Dreams
L.B. Dunbar

Series: #sexysilverfoxes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2018


More romance for the over forty.

Brut Paige needs a life break.
As caretaker to his brother, his business, and his son, he's used to being the man to get things done.
Yet, along the way, he's forgotten how to have fun.

Lily Warren deserves a vacation.
She's worked hard to establish her bakery, a lifelong dream. She's proud of her accomplishments.
But, she knows there's something missing.

A broken heart tore them apart.
A little matchmaking forces them together...
Twenty-two years later.

Funny thing about being over forty—forgiveness and frosting can lead to all kinds of trouble…or restored dreams.

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If you loved Hank Paige in Midlife Crisis, you'll want to learn more about his brother, Brut, a sexy silver fox mechanic, and the lost woman of his dreams.

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My Thoughts

RESTORED DREAMS is a perfect example of why I prefer mature characters in my romances. These characters have lived. Circumstance and choice have taken them down their pathway and importantly, they understand there is no going back. But for the lucky few, there is a second chance for those willing to reach out and make peace with the past.

And that’s where Brut Paige and Lily Warren find themselves. More than twenty years have passed since Brut betrayed Lily. The fallout had a significant impact on them both not only at the time but it carries on through to the present day.

I loved that Brut and Lily were mature enough to understand that the past could not be swept away. Things needed to be said. Apologies needed to be made. Forgiveness is needed to move on. Most of all I loved that both of them were prepared to fight for this second chance by being vulnerable and honest with each other while grounded in reality. This sense of realism Dunbar brings in telling these stories is one of the many things I enjoy about her books.  

Brut and Lily are definitely hot between the sheets, and Dunbar provides plenty of steamy scenes but I most appreciated that after decades without each other, Brut and Lily were filled with the contentedness that finding “your” person brings.  

For all the heartache addressed in this book, overall I found it to be an uplifting, steam-filled romantic read. RESTORED DREAMS may be my favourite book in the Sexy Silver Foxes series to date, but I highly recommend reading them all. 

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Author Bio

L.B. Dunbar loves the sweeter things in life: cookies, Coca-Cola, and romance. Her reading journey began with a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, Regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused—yes, that’s the correct word—of having an overactive imagination, to her benefit, such an imagination works well. 

Author of over two dozen novels, she’s created sweet, small town worlds; rock star mayhem; MMA chaos; sexy rom-coms for the over 40; and intrigue on an island of redemption. In addition, she is earning a title as the “myth and legend lady” for her modernizations of mythology as elda lore. Her other duties in life include mother to four children and wife to the one and only.

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