Book Review: Dream Like Nothing’s Impossible by S.J. McCoy

Dream Like Nothing’s Impossible

by S.J. McCoy









April brought her son Marcus to Summer Lake to escape their old life–to escape her ex-husband, Guy. She’s spent the last couple of months building a new life. It might not seem like she has much. She has a job at the bakery, they live in a little rented house, but as far as April’s concerned she has everything she needs. She has Marcus and she has her freedom.

And she has a little crush, too, on Eddie, the drummer with the band at the resort. She knows it’s crazy, what would a guy like him see in a woman like her? When he asks if she’d like to spend some time with him, she knows it’s only because all their friends are coupled up. It’s not much fun being single at the lake, so if the two of them can help each other out, then why not?

Eddie’s tired of the life he’s been living. He’s done the partying and the groupies, and they were never really his thing anyway, they just went with the lifestyle. These days he’d rather hang out at his house on the water, he’d rather fish from the dock or just chill than party. He’d rather get to know April, but he knows a girl like her wouldn’t be interested in a guy like him. Still, Eddie made a promise to her son that he’d teach him to play guitar. The little dude seems to have lived through enough disappointment in his life already. Eddie doesn’t intend to let him down, and if that means he gets to hang out with April, too, then everybody wins, right?

These two are both ready to take their lives in a new direction, but before they can they’ll each have to break free of the past.


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


Life is for living right? I’d forgotten that. Now I’m remembering, and I’m trying to make the most of every day. Today is the only time when you can make anything happen.   You can’t change yesterday, and you can’t live for tomorrow.


I know when you’re a kid you’re suppose to respect grown-ups and everything, but sometimes grown-ups are assholes, just like the bullies at school.   When grown-ups treat you badly, don’t automatically accept that you’re wong, and they’re right. First, ask yourself if they’re an asshole.


I don’t want anything quick… I want forever.


My Review:


Summer Lake is one of my favorite places to escape to and lull about in a happy bubble, and I don’t have to leave home to enjoy it. Another adorable couple finds their way forward toward their HEA, and although they had to work for it, they certainly deserved and earned that reward. Dream Like Nothing’s Impossible was about new beginnings and fresh starts for a new family unit as well as repairing an older one. I adore this author’s sweet and steamy style as well as her well-conceived assortment of friends; a collection that has grown well beyond the original set and developed and incorporated into an extra-large extended family and well on their way toward becoming their own community.   Each delightful book in this enjoyable series has been a pleasurable respite, one that brings a smile to my face and a sigh of satisfaction from my lips upon completion.


The Summer Lake series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

This book is intended for adult readers 18+

The Summer Lake contemporary romance series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

There are currently Ten books available in the series, with more to come.

Emma and Jack in Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt
Holly and Pete in Work Like You Don’t Need the Money
Missy and Dan in Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Smoke and Laura in Fly Like You’ve Never Been Grounded
Michael and Megan in Laugh Like You’ve Never Cried
Kenzie and Chase in Sing Like Nobody’s Listening
Gabe and Renée in Smile Like You Mean It
Missy and Dan’s wedding in The Wedding Dance
Ben’s backstory in Chasing Tomorrow
April and Eddie in Dream Like Nothing’s Impossible


 Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a standalone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple’s story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.

About the Author  

Hi, I’m SJ. A coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I’m a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can’t write without coffee.

I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of non-fiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago and I returned to Romance to find my escape.

I write ‘Sweet N Steamy’ stories because to me there is enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships, and happily-ever-afters, just like the ones I write.

These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I’m not reading or writing you’ll find me just down the road in the park – Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles, and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way :0)




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