Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Rival Dreams (Rival Love #3) by Natalie Decker

The final chapter in Skylar and Caleb's love story is here! 

Rival Dreams by Natalie Decker 
(Rival Love #3) 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 1st 2015 
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Skylar Fletcher and Caleb Morgan have been together for almost two years. On the surface, everything is great. Skylar is kicking major butt in swimming and has been offered the captain spot. Caleb is the top quarterback in the league. And even though their schedules can be a little hectic at times, they’ve always seem to make time for one another.

But once Caleb is approached by the NFL, his behavior turns odd. He flakes out on appointments to check out apartments and doesn’t call her on the nights when they’re apart.
Pro football has been Caleb’s dream since forever. But what kind of idiot asks a girl to drop everything so he can follow his dream?
RIVAL DREAMS is the dramatic and heartwarming conclusion to Natalie Decker’s RIVAL LOVE series.


★★★★ stars

In the span of two days I've read the entire Rival Love series by Natalie Decker. I've seen and experienced the highs and lows of Caleb and Skylar's relationships. It's been a tumultuous ride. Rival Dreams is the last book in the series. Each book can be read as a standalone which is great. It follows Skylar and Caleb during their journey in college.

One thing this book had a lot of was drama. Even when I wanted to smack some sense into Caleb or Skylar, I wanted to know what was going to happen next.  The angst and emotion is well written and will leave you hanging on to each page. Caleb and Skylar had great chemistry and while I would've liked to have seen more heat and action between them, I liked how the story maintained the YA feel in a new adult setting.

I liked seeing Caleb and Skylar handling most of their previous issues as adults. I liked seeing how they'd matured over the two years they'd been together, even the points and places where they hadn't. I was torn about how to feel about the decisions Caleb made regarding his relationship when he wasn't sure about his future even though I understood the logic behind them. Natalie Decker has  done a wonderful job at telling their story. There have been laughs and tears, happiness and sadness, but it was all worth it.

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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  1. This sounds like a great series and I love that while it's a series, they're still stand alones individually. Unless I read them back to back, I'm terrible at remembering details so I'm often lost when it comes to the sequel a year later >.<

  2. Stand alones are a great way to get new readers. I'm sort of the same way Giselle. Usually when I start reading it'll come back to me. Unless of course I started somewhere in the middle of the series and then I'm just lost. >.<

  3. It sounds like you really enjoyed reading this series. Drama- ah, the stuff that so many books are made of! Thank you for sharing this review and having this contest. Have a great day.

    1. I did! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Your're welcome and good luck!



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