Contemporary Romance: Piper Dreams Part One
by Amélie S. Duncan
Contemporary Romance New Adult - Piper Dreams Part One (The Dreams Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition...Free With Kindle Unlimited.
She needs an adventure.
He's looking for an escape.
Together, they just might find what they both need.
Journalist hopeful, Piper Rowe is searching for a story--the perfect lead to get her a coveted spot on a prestigious journalism team. Running into a cross-country biker group just might be the serendipitous happening she needs.
The only problem?
The sexy and protective gatekeeper, Brody Whitehurst doesn't want her tagging along, refusing to let her document the trip. But after a threatening altercation riles him, Brody relents, suddenly feeling the need to protect Piper. As Piper and Brody begin their quest to realize their dreams, they discover running is never the answer. Can two people, one with a broken past, one with an uncertain future, find what they're looking for on the open road?
This is Part One of a Three Part Contemporary Romance Trilogy. This story contains adult situations, themes, and explicit sexual content.
Part Two and Three available now.
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By Jeannie Zelos TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 5, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Piper Dreams - Part One, Amelie S Duncan
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Series
I’m a great fan of Amélie's writing and she’s done it again with another story that’s gripped me and left me desperate to know more. I’ve written to ask if this is a 2 or 3 parter, and some rough release dates for the rest. Edit: Amelie says this is a three parter with part two due in Feb/Mar 16. Thankfully Amelie never keeps us waiting too long.
Its a dual POV read, with chapters from viewpoint of both Piper and Brody. I like that in a novel, it allows me to understand characters, how and why they act, more so than single POV reads. When we first meet Piper she seems a “good” girl, ambitious, works hard at her education, focussed on following her dad’s footsteps as a global journalist. He died some time back, and as well as being a journalist he was also a biker, and her mum accompanied him – biker societies have their own rules - and now her mum is remarried she’s putting that part of her history into cold storage, as if it never happened. She’s remade herself to suit her rich new husband, the obnoxious Royce. For UK readers Royce reminds me so much of the TV sitcom Fools and Horses character Boysie in the sleaze factor, but without the thread of decency and morals Boysie has deep – very deep! – inside.
Piper’s Professor though, the one she really wants to work with in the next year wants something passionate, different, adventurous from her in a writing project, she’s down to one of four for the two last places with him, and has to come up with something quickly. Add to that pressure the need to find work to cover her tuition etc and its going to be a tough few weeks, as her original plans for work have been derailed. Then she meets Brody and Seren....
Seren is cute, really sweet and going through something really tough, and living up some dreams with others in her situation. Brody is with her, its a complicated situation involving him, Seren and his best and long time friend Cole. Cole’s a SEAL and away so it’s Brody that's currently with Seren on her adventure. There’s a sizzle of attraction as soon as he and Piper see each other, and soon as she hears what Seren is doing it sparks an idea for her school project. It fits in well with her changed plans too, and of course getting closer to Brody is an incentive.... and she’s soon in the group.
There’s some terrific characters here, some fun and scary times, and Piper and Brody are really pulled towards each other. Piper doesn’t want to get involved in the “complicated” part, but can’t seem to keep away from Brody. He doesn’t want Piper because of the complications and yet he too can’t seem to keep his hands off, and they end up in some seriously steamy and sensual encounters. The issues though, the complications are still there, lead to some hard choices, some on and off moments and when towards the end of the book Cole gets involved it gets even tougher.
I loved Piper, was angry at her mum and as for Royce, eurghh – a real sleaze. In Seren’s group I found some great characters, and of course Seren and Brody. Seren was so cute and yet determined and focussed on some things. She’s at times almost selfish and yet in her shoes who can say they’d be otherwise? Brody I wanted to hit with something heavy...he’s been hurt in the past but that’s not Piper’s fault. He’s in the situation with Seren but that could be got round if he just wanted to work at it, but one moment he’s all go, go, go and then its brakes on, complications, I can’t do .....and as for Cole what a selfish man, he could be with Seren I’m sure but wants to push that off onto Brody and stay with his SEAL pals. I know they do a tough and essential job but its something he chose to do, wasn’t forced, and I just think he’s taking a cop out and using his friend. Still, when that kind of thing happens to me it always seems to mean the author – Amelie in this case – is going to make me have a complete turnaround in thought in next book!!
Stars: Five, its not a stand alone, but stops at a natural break point though leaves me wanting more Now!
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat addition to the genre
By Lucidity on March 6, 2016]
Amelie S. Duncan’s “Piper Dreams” is by far one of the most unique and enjoyable romance reads that I’ve read to date. I must admit that I was quite skeptical at first, considering I hadn’t heard of the author prior to this book – but having just finished the read, I can certainly say that I am more than glad that I gave it a chance. What I admire most about the story is that there’s a true feeling of depth to the plot and the characters.
Too often do I come across books in this genre that rely on over the top sex scenes or generic cliches, so I find it refreshing to find an author that truly knows how to construct a plot that contrasts with the chemistry between the main characters in a way that, for me personally, made the read captivating essentially from start to finish. Of course, if you’re looking for steamy scenes – they’re all there and in that department, the book doesn’t fail to satisfy whatsoever. I look forward to seeing how the series plays out.
Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary, erotic romances with a dark edge. Her inspiration comes from many sources including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her husband.
Find out more about her books by going to her website at
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