Get a free audiobook

Beautiful Dreamer

Written by: Melissa Brayden
Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

cute love story

I loved this book. It was cute and sweet, with just the right amount of conflict.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Couldn’t finish - audiobook version was brutal

Have read Melissa Brayden books before and they were good but I could not get past the narrator on this. Was like nails on a chalk board.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Melissa's Rock!

I haven't read or listen to a book by Melissa Brayden that I didn't like. Always fantastic and this book is no exception.

Melissa Sternenberg is always a delight to listen to!!

Keep them coming ladies!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Story

Melissa hit it out of the Book Park on this one. Excellent as usual with her.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-07-15

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.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • flora ramey
  • 2019-07-26

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 2019-07-26

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sab
  • 2019-08-31

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • deb
  • 2019-11-08

Beautiful story

My first book from the author and I am glad it did not disappoint. Both characters in the book are likable and the story flowed really well from start to finish. A very nice love story, I would recommend.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ann Hartman
  • 2019-11-07

I hope you like cheese!

The story was cute and the characters very likeable,even the mum. The narrator did a good job with all the voices and accents.

Like most romances, it was very predictable, which is fine. My only quibble was that it got a little too cheesy in parts and the ending drug out a bit too far.

I do look forward to her next book and hearing the narrator again.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-11-03

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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-24

Fun and Enjoyable

This was just plain fun. There was, drama, but not too much. Enjoyable and easy

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • JuJuBean
  • 2019-10-22

sugary sweet

Very cute story. The end was a little sugary but sometimes that is just what you need.
A lot of reviews complain about the narrator but I don't know why, she did a good job and wasnt robotic. She was just a little excited and pronounced everything very clearly.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J. Gates
  • 2019-10-21

Fun story

I did love this story! I felt the two main characters were well fleshed out, and I really enjoyed their personalities. At first I wasn't sure, but they grew on me!