Sharon’s review ~ Dream House by Stephanie Fournet

Posted June 23, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

Sharon’s review ~ Dream House by Stephanie FournetDream House by Stephanie Fournet
Published by Smashwords Edition on June 22, 2022
Genres: Age-Gap Romance, Contemporary, Family & Relationships / Dating, Family & Relationships / Love & Romance, Fiction, Friends to Lovers, Romance, Single Parent Romance, Small Town & Rural, Women's Fiction
Pages: 412
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon purchase
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5 Stars

When Stella Mouton inherits her grandmother's neglected three-story house, she can't afford to keep it or keep it up--unless she rents out the rooms. A witch, a waif, and a warrior woman are all welcome. The hot geology student is not. After walking away from a three-year relationship, Lark Bienvenue needs a place to live. Just until he finishes college. Shacking up with four women, a preschooler, and a guy with head trauma isn't the smartest thing he's ever done, but anything is better than moving back home. Literally, anything. Besides, the house is huge. It should be easy enough to avoid his roommates-- and the gorgeous landlady who seems to hate him on sight. Except ignoring a houseful of women is harder than it sounds. And not falling for Stella Mouton?Well, that's just impossible.

Dream House is one of those books that as soon as I finished it, I wanted to go back and re-read it again; it is that good. A feel good story of life, friendship, and love; don’t miss this one. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books

This is only my second book by author Stephanie Fournet, but each one leaves me feeling absolutely satisfied as a reader and a human being. There is something magical about the way she writes; her prose, the characters that are relatable, real, and leave you feeling as if you’ve made new friends, the way she weaves everyday life and problems (single parenthood, domestic violence, traumatic brain injury, non conformity, parental and societal pressures) into a story but doesn’t make it preachy or boring. I want to find this wonderful old home and wrap each and every one of these tenants in my arms and give them a hug.

While a romance takes place in this book, this story is about so much more. It’s about living life, making changes, found family, and taking chances, and I loved each and every uplifting and come together moment in this book.

Stella and Lark seem like they are at two different points in life; Stella a 28 year old single mom to a precocious 4 year old who just inherited her grandmother’s grand old home and Lark a 23 year old college student, fresh out of a 3 year relationship because he knows he will never marry, raised in a strict Catholic family and a lover of geology and earth. Yet, there is this current between them that pulls them together from the start and the slow burn romance is perfect for them even when things go sideways they are still connected in a way neither one can explain.

Add in their housemates; a domestic abuse survivor trying to escape her stalking ex, Stella’s older brother who suffered a brain injury three years prior due to a motorcycle accident, her best friend Pen; a witchy woman with many talents, and Livy a young, black woman who just wants to be in a place where she feels welcomed, and you have a wonderful cast of supporting characters each with their own distinct personality, each with a unique quality that makes them special to all the others, and each willing to do whatever it takes to support one another. This found family is absolutely one of the best things about this book.

Dream House is one of those books that as soon as I finished it, I wanted to go back and re-read it again; it is that good. A feel good story of life, friendship, and love; don’t miss this one.

 

 

5 Stars

About Stephanie Fournet

Stephanie Fournet lives with her husband and daughter and their three needy dogs in Lafayette, Louisiana, not far from the Saint Streets where her books are set. When she isn’t working or writing, Stephanie can often be found camping in the woods (when it’s cold) or paddle boarding (when it’s hot) or curled up with a romance novel.

Posted June 23, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments