by Rachel Hawthorne
Overview (from B&N.com): Hello, mate! (Practicing my Australian. How am I doing?) “I’m so glad the timing worked out for this couch exchange. I’ll be crashing on yours by the time you get to mine. If you run into any problems, just find Alyssa. She’ll help you out with whatever you need.” Your couch-swapping mate, Rick.
That’s cute. Go have fun in Australia and leave ME—your girlfriend for an entire semester—to waste away on campus, alone. Um, think again. Your couch is already taken. Great. Now I’ve got to find a place for the (unbelievably hot, it turns out) Aussie to crash. But there’s only one couch available: the one in my dorm room. . . .
My Thoughts: Who hasn’t dreamed of a hot Australian just showing up on their doorstep? I’d probably freak out and think he was a murderer or something because that doesn’t really happen in today’s world (at least not in mine). I’m also wondering, is couch surfing a real thing? According to google, it is. There’s even a website (https://www.couchsurfing.org/)!
Suite Dreams was a pretty quick (133 pages on the Nook) read that left me wanting more. No, it didn’t have a cliffhanger, but I really wanted to know more about what happened to the characters after the book ended. It was very well-written and had a sneaky way of just sucking you in. The main characters, Alyssa and Jude, were likable and easy to relate to. The way they get to know each other was enjoyable to read (I was told I had a big goofy grin on my face while reading). The plot was believable, now that I know couch surfing is apparently real (it can’t possibly be safe). My only criticism is that it could’ve been longer or the author could do a second book; I’d read it. Suite Dreams was a fast, fun read that will make you smile. I think readers of YA would enjoy Suite Dreams more than anyone else, but I would give it a positive overall recommendation.
4.5 out of 5 Bookmarks = I really liked it, but I’m not quite ready to commit to loving it.
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