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In Your Dreams

Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Blue Heron, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can't go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond, and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won't get the wrong idea.

What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she'll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack's worth more than just dreaming about.

©2014 Kristan Higgins (P)2014 Recorded Books

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  • bebe
  • 17-06-2017

Only okay

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The idea of a rejected woman's attending the wedding of her ex-fiance is absurd. He was so very mean to her. There is absolutely no reason for her to go to his wedding to a woman who was also very mean to her. That is the beginning of this book. One of the other story lines, which is the male lead's tolerance of his ex-wife's attentions, is also absurd. These two absurdities ruined this book for me.

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  • Pamela Pashley
  • 11-10-2014

LOVE this series....best one yet!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love the Holland family, Blue Heron Winery and Manningsport....this particular book, although it includes some very sad scenes, in large part is laugh out loud funny. I'm hoping there will be another book or two or three.....Connor still needs someone, and so does Jessica.......just a thought.

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Amy Rubinate is AMAZING as narrator of this series. Although the books are a wonderful read, she adds life to the character and gives each character a uniqueness that would be missed otherwise.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

For the love of Blue Heron.

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  • Crystal Lynn
  • 25-01-2018

Obnoxious narration.

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I liked the story well enough, but the narrator has this weird way of dragging out the first syllable of the last word of each sentence (or something like that.) "Amaazing." "OMGeeee" It makes her sound like she's sneering through all the lines. It's obnoxious because it gives all the characters this stuck-up snobbish tone, like they're characters in some '80's teenage drama. It's terribly obnoxious and takes away from the story.

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  • Donna Thomas
  • 20-10-2014

Great Series 1

Great Series!! I've enjoyed the whole family, small town, everyone knows everybody. Never realized that a hero would go through so much but it happens. I look for books narrated by Amy Rubinate. She can changes those voices so well.

I look forward to Connor's story. Not sure if he is next but I am going to keep looking for KH's next book.

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  • Chrissy
  • 14-07-2016

Self-indulgent Characters, Couldn't Wait for it to End

I really like the other books in this series, but I couldn't get into this one. I found the characters and story to be rather self-indulgent and irritating. Some bigger issues were explored in the plot - PTSD, darker side of weight loss, indulgent and crazy ex-wife, stuttering, irresponsible teenagers, and non-traditional families. But it just didn't hang together well and was overkill. Instead of being drawn into a potentially rich story line, everyone just came across as annoying. I couldn't wait for it to end.

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  • VoxVolat
  • 28-02-2015

Laugh out loud funny and just a few tears

I laughed aloud during parts of this book it was such great fun. Yet the author was able to bring a few tears as some of the more difficult things Jack and Emmaline were each dealing with were brought to a satisfactory close. Any one who has ever struggled with a stutter or worked hard to lose a lot of weight will find some parts of the book especially fun.

Listened to this one straight through on a snowy day and plan to listen to it again soon! Definitely credit worthy.

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  • Shannon
  • 08-01-2015

Love it!!

I love Kristan Higgins books. The narrator was really good. I will purchase other audio books by author and narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-05-2019

Emotional triggers for food/body image issues

The heroine is very likeable. She is kind, forgiving, and continues to overcome struggles.

While technically she gets a "HEA" in the end, the reader is still left feeling like those who hurt her never really had any negative consequences for the cruel things they said and did to her. I admire the heroine's ability to forgive and move on with life. But it still doesn't feel completely fair that those who caused her pain and suffering (childhood bullies, her parents, her first love, and her second love)- never really had anything bad happen to them when they hurt the heroine.

As a warning for anyone who has struggled with eating disorders or body image issues -- this story will probably not be emotionally healthy to read. Spoiler alert...

The heroine's first love is obese. But she loves him for who he is , for his kindness and talents. When his increasing weight starts becoming a real health concern she sets a good example of moderate eating and regular exercise. She finds the right kind of gym where she is able to encourage him to start working out. She completely supports his new eating routines by only buying and eating the foods on his very strict diet when she is with him. She continues to love him. He finds a trainer that motivates him by being extremely critical. The more weight he loses, the more distant, critical, vain, and mean he becomes. After he loses over 100 lbs -- he breaks up with his fiance and leaves her for the bully fitness trainer with the perfect body. He said when he was fat he had to be nice. But now he has a beautiful body he doesn't have to be kind. The two fitness fanatics get tons of publicity and spread extremely mean lies about the heroine not being supportive. The fitness fanatics get married, have a perfect wedding, and continue to stay beautiful, famous, and happily in love. It seems they have no consequences for the lies they told or the cruel things they did to the heroine. If you've ever struggled with body image or food -- the critical things the trainer says will be trigger -- mostly because there isn't a balance of justice or good winning over evil.

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  • Polly
  • 13-03-2019

Annoying narrator!

The story was ok, but predictable. Narrator used an awful, sexy voice. Didn't like her!

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  • Jan
  • 13-02-2019

In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams was not for me. I skipped through the book did not finish tho. Like most of the Romance Package only about 10% are any good.