Only in His Sweetest Dreams by Dani Collins

Only In His Sweetest Dreams by Dani Collins

Reviewed by Helen
This is the second book in this series by Dani Collins and what a great story we met Lyle Fogarty in the first book and he has had a few problems and few very rough years so he moved on and away from his home town to improve his live so now he has landed in Arizona and at a retirement community thanks to his son Zach. Is it time for this handyman to finally find the right woman?

Lyle or LC as he is known now has come a long way but when his son is in trouble LC arrives to help lands up at a retirement community with the old folks and he meets the manager gorgeous Mercedes Kimball and her niece and nephew the sparks fly and the good that has always been there in LC comes flying out can he control himself while helping Mercedes?

Mercedes Kimball works hard at her job after the upbringing she has had she has finally made something of her life and is now taking care of her niece and nephew since her sister wanted a “holiday” but this is causing so many problems with her job and the old folks who live there. So when Mr handsome LC arrives her life is about to change for the better.

This really is a fabulous story with characters from very young to older seniors and in between and the banter between the wonderful characters will have you laughing and smiling. This is a very sensual and moving story as both LC and Mercedes finally find true love with ready- made families that open up a world of caring fun and happiness. Yes I loved this one and can highly recommend it thank you MS Collins for a fabulous story that has many characters that are so alive and caring.

5/5 stars for a great story

Published February 1st 2017 by Smashwords Edition

Review by TashNz | 5 Stars 

ecret Dreams Book 2 can be read on its own or enjoyed along with book 1 which introduced our Hero L.C.

I wish when I said this story was amazing it conveyed how much I love Dani Collin's writing style. Original, thoroughly enjoyable, humorous and witty in all the right places, coupled with fantastic dialogue and characters you can really relate to and who are quite realistic and bought to life with the magic of words!

Mercedes was matched perfectly with L.C and the plot was interesting and I enjoyed it quite like I would a chick-lit because again there's the freedom for the author to develop the characters more and more time can be spent padding everything out that what one can do in a Harlequin.

Very much enjoyed!

Review by Amanda | 4.5 

There are some days when reading a book feels like a chore and there are some days when the story whisks you away and you are lost to reality. This book did that to me. I read it in one sitting and was so sad to let the characters go in the end. Nevertheless, Dani Collins breathed heart, humor and life into this story: Only in His Sweetest Dreams. She gave her characters wings and boy did they soar! Overall, this is a passionate rendition of heartbreak mended with love…little by little.

4.5 Stars

Review by Lynn | 5 Stars

Such a great story!! I so want more! How about another book or two? I could really enjoy seeing Mercerdes & L.C. again ... maybe in Zack's story ... and Porsha's story??? :) I adored seeing them overcome their past to actually get a life they deserved!

When Mercedes Kimball's sister decides to take a "vacation" from her kids, she's left with no option but to take them in and make her life work around them. It might end up getting her fired from her job at the retirement community that she loves, but she can't just stand by and watch while these kids are neglected!

L.C. Fogarty winds up crossing paths with Mercedes through happenstance, and the red-hot attraction they both feel instantly is not easy to ignore! He takes the job of a temporary handyman, and they become friends. He doesn't think he's worth much in life, but she seems to take some comfort from bouncing problems off of him and getting his opinion, so he's happy to help her if he can.

Mercedes might lose her ready-made family any day if her sister comes back, but L.C. enjoys sharing times with them more than he wants to deal with his own family issues. As they grow closer and secrets from his past come out, will she want to have anything more to do with him?

Review by Cheryl | 5 Stars

Mercedes Kimball loves her niece and nephew. Mercedes was told she could never have children so when she realizes that her sister Porsha took off once again and leaves the kids with their mom who could not take care of them Mercedes finds that she must go get them.
Mercedes is manager for the Coconino Vista which is a retirement apartment community. 
Mercedes had just settled the kids down when she gets a call from the complex, someone boys had broken into the one empty unit and could have done more damage. So Mercedes does the only thing she can do is to return to her job with her sister’s kids along. Poor Ayjia who is 5 does not understand why her mom is not around and the same for 6 year old Dayton. Mercedes has no other choice but to take the kids out of school and take them back to her apartment at the complex. 
The boys that broke into the complex are 3 college students. Of the 3 boys they only one that fights to not be expelled is Zack and needs to put in so many hours of help fixing the damage. 
In book 1 we were introduced to Zack’s dad, Lyle (LC) Fogarty. 
LC has not had the greatest life and really had bad luck. 
Mercedes decides to become her sister’s kid’s guardian and she seems to struggle hard to work things out with them and with her job. 
Dani Collins gave us yet another love story between two people both with their share of problems. Read it you will not be disappointed

Review by Adel | 5 Stars

Only In His Sweetest Dreams by Dani Collins is a refreshingly original story about a very flawed hero, LC Fogarty and an equally dented heroine, Mercedes Kimball. The writing style is amazing! I love the fact that the characters are flawed, have massive chips on their shoulders and yet they are both intensely caring and extremely lovable. 

We are introduced to the hero, Lyle (LC) Fogarty, in book one Not In Her Wildest Dreams but the two books are complete stories by themselves without any cliff-hangers. LC has had really bad luck in life and he escaped his home town Liebe Falls to get away from it all and to start fresh. Mercedes also had to face very difficult decisions regarding her sister’s abandoned children and how to care for them. The last thing she wanted was to get involved with a troublemaker like LC, but she just couldn’t resist him for long! Turns out there is much more to LC than anyone thought.

Dani Collins delivered a fantastic story with this one. This is a must read and I recommend it to all romance lovers. Can’t wait to read more of her stories.

Review by Alexia | 5 Stars

"Only In His Sweetest Dreams (Sweet Dreams Book 2)" by Dani Collins is a wonderful continuation from the first book in this series. We first met LC, Lyle, Fogarty in the 1st series and we know he is Zach's father. This is important to the story because in this book Zach is caught with a couple of other college students breaking into a retirement apartment community. He was kind of in the wrong place at the wrong time. We meet Mercedes Kimball who is watching over her niece and nephew because her sister took off on the kids yet again. Mercedes is in charge at the complex. There is so many interesting things that happen in this book that it is hard not to give most of it away. You don't have to read the first book "Not In Her Wildest Dreams" by Ms. Collins but I highly recommend it since we are introduced to LC and his son in the prior book. It will give you an more in depth look at their life. 

Review by Dottie | 5 Stars

Dani Collins has written another excellent story that is the second book in a series but can be read alone.  She gives us  lovely Mercedes who is a reliable hard working women.  Her strength is put to the test when she has to take care of her niece and nephew when her alcoholic sister abandons them.  She endures so much as she tries to give a good home to the children and help them overcome the fact that their mother walked out on them.  Trying to hold it together the last thing she needs is to meet LC who is an alcoholic although he is trying to fight the demons.  When he meets Mercedes he finds a reason to change and be everything that she deserves.  A wonderful story that gives you a few smiles some tears but also lovely in that two people can find common ground to help each other and find the love they both deserve.  A keeper.