Reeling from her brother’s senseless death, Gianna Del Vecchio finds comfort in an online forum from a woman who suffered a similar loss. Theirs is a club no one wants to join—survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Photos posted to the forum of the woman’s cute therapy dog bring cheer when nothing else can, and Gianna is compelled to reach out to say thanks.
After two years, Keenan McEvoy is still fighting her way back from despair after losing her partner, Annabel. She’s surprised when she connects with Gianna, whose kindness and compassion ignite a spark she wasn’t sure she’d ever feel again.
Their fledgling romance is jeopardized by Jaz, Gianna’s ex-girlfriend and current best friend, who’ll stop at nothing to keep them apart.
|Publication Date||August 18, 2022|
|Editor||Katherine V. Forrest|
|Cover Designer||Kayla Mancuso|
FROM THE AUTHOR
"This book had an unusual “gestation.” I started it four years ago, put it away, picked it up again, put it away, started over and finally finished. I’m willing to bet every author has projects like these lying around in various stages of development. I originally intended to have Bringing Me Dreams ready for the 2019 GCLS conference in Pittsburgh, where the book is set. I had the characters worked out, along with the general plot and the Happy Ever After™. But my first crack at writing it was interrupted by another story sneaking into my head, slowly at first, then all at once. That was The Lucky Ones. I had to finish that one before I could get back to Bringing Me Dreams. Except then I got the idea for Words Unsaid and that’s where my head wanted to go. (Apparently, I’m highly distractible. D’oh!) When those two books were off to press, I finally sat down to listen to Gianna and Keenan. Eight chapters in, they were talking up a storm and I couldn’t stop writing. It’s very satisfying to present a book that’s had such a journey. I hope you enjoy it."
Women Using Words
MacGregor’s new book Bringing Me Dreams is a trademark example of her work. It showcases her fearlessness as a romance writer; she goes where other’s dare not. In the past, she’s written about alcoholism, boarder control problems, the failings of foster care, and the gaps in the juvenile court system. With this book, she adds suicide to that unconventional list. It’s a theme that normally wouldn’t jibe with romance, yet MacGregor uses it to her advantage, ultimately making the story more interesting and dynamic in the end. Most significantly though, MacGregor consistently remains attentive to the subject matter. The result is a stand out story worth reading.
Karen C. - KG MacGregor is one of the true masters of the WLW genre. I have read most of her books and have never been disappointed. Bringing Me Dreams is like nothing I have ever read. This is definitely not a breezy, light-hearted story by any means, but stay with it till the end. The redemption is sweet and satisfying.
Fran R. - Fantastic start, the book has trigger warnings about suicide in the foreword. If you are able to read this book, I highly recommend it. It deals with a difficult subject but at its heart is life and romance and a bit of intrigue. The non-romance part of the plot was shadowed very well, and all plot points were resolved. When I had to be away from the book, I was always keen to get back to it. I think this book will stay with me after reading. It is different from many of the fast-food romances I devour. I'm left nourished and fulfilled by it.
Kaye C. - The author creates a good romance with fully developed side characters. The inclusion of a serious topic and how people deal with grief adds to the story but does not bring it down. I was happy for Gianna and Keenan to find their HEA.
Keri M. - Overall this book is really good, not super heavy despite the subject matter and the growing relationship between the couple is sweet and hopeful, even when they stumble a few times along the way.
Della B. - The writing is what you would expect from Ms MacGregor. A cut above most of the others in this genre. Her storylines crossed over nicely to create added angst to the novel. I found myself turning pages quickly to find out what happened next. There are a few surprises waiting for you in Bringing Me Dreams. I suggest you do not miss out on them.
Bonnie S. - Both Gianna and Keenan are very likable main characters and Ms MacGregor has surrounded them with a great cast, including the bad guys. A great read. Very, very enjoyable.
Betty H. - Bringing Me Dreams by KG MacGregor is a novel that will tug at your heartstrings in more ways than one. The book has a beautiful love story, an adorable service dog, and an intriguing mystery that will keep you reading to figure out what is really happening.