Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: Dream Girl Awakened - Stacy Campbell

On the outside, Aruba Dixon has a life other women envy: a beautiful home, her handsome husband, James, and a gorgeous son. Inside, Aruba knows the truth. When her husband quits his fifth job in seven months, she’s done. Aruba wants a better husband, and she has the perfect man in mind—her friend Victoria’s husband.

Victoria Faulk is a head-turning stunner—and she tells herself so every day. Between shopping, assigning tasks to her nanny, and making sure her daughter doesn’t smudge the walls of her million-dollar home, Victoria can’t fathom having sex with her husband. But when he grows distant, Victoria backpedals to the good old days to regain his affection. Will it be too late?

Tawatha Gipson feels it’s high time she found a husband. So do her four children by four different men. Each time Tawatha thought she’d snagged a ring and a man, something goes wrong. When she spots James Dixon at the jobsite, she’s determined to have him by any means necessary.

As these women’s lives intersect and collide, they learn the grass is greener on the other side…but it isn’t always easy to hop the fence. (Amazon)


Dream Girl Awakened…. Let me pause for a second….

Ok!! Are you still with me? Good!!

Dream Girl Awakened has to be one of my best reads of 2013 – Hands Down... Yes... I said it!! I know it’s still early in the year, but I stand by that statement.

Stacy Campbell does an exceptional job of creating unforgettable characters & a relatable storyline. How many of us have confided in their girlfriends concerning relationship issues? After reading this book you will think twice about who you confide in. How many of us had to learn the hard way about taking someone for granted? How many of us know firsthand about the grass not being greener on the other side? These are some of the dilemmas these characters face in Dream Girl Awakened.

I loved that the Author gave the characters a voice to be able to convey their version of the truth to the reader. I read this book eager to get at the end, but not as eager for it to end. Does that make sense? It does to me!!

I was given the Digital ARC copy of this book, but I ended up buying the Kindle version, so I would be able to keep up with the characters while I was at work. I plan on buying the paperback version for my "Shelf Candy." Yes! That’s how good this book is...

I highly recommend this book! Great debut from Author Stacy Campbell. She has definitely found her way on my List.

5 Stars



  1. Something told me not to read this doggone review right now! So now I gotta go on over here to this Kindle App and start reading!!!! Dangit!



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