Review: Lover, Lover (Dreamcatchers #1) by Liv Olteano

Twin souls reunited.

Drew’s always been a fighter: first in martial arts competitions, and now as a dreamcatcher—keeping the people of Seattle safe from spaga attacks that would drain their life force in their sleep. All he has to do to become a full member of Team 32 is complete his first mission.

But the first person he must defend is his ex, Angelo… the only man Drew ever loved, even if he was the one to leave. Drew never got over Angelo, and it seems Angelo might feel the same, despite the heartbreak he suffered at Drew’s hands.

As the chase after a powerful and resourceful caster hits close to home, old feelings resurface. But if Angelo learns of the dreamcatchers, he’ll be a target for the spaga. And how can he trust Drew now that Drew’s keeping bigger secrets than ever?

I have a thing for books with fated mates or anything resembling that. I love the idea that there is simply one person out there that is made for you and no matter what you do, you HAVE to be with them. The want, the need and yeah even the insta love does it for me and with this story, we have the Native American legend of twin souls.

We meet Drew, the youngest member of Team 32 - a team of dreamcatchers - as he is going about his day being hanging around the shared house with his teammates waiting for the moment he gets his first assignment. When the moment comes, Drew is sent to protect a human who is being targeted by a spaga… lets get this out there real quick. Spaga are magically created creatures who “sneak into unsuspecting sleeping victims’ homes at night, giving them nightmares to get them agitated and steal their life force. It’s Drew’s job as a dreamcatcher to keep the human and their dreams safe. But this time, this very first mission of Drew’s leads him to the man he walked away from five years ago, the love of his life, Angelo. Momentarily distracted by the sight of Angelo, Drew fumbles his job, with a three second eye-to-eye moment with Angelo and takes his magic pill back home.

I love that this all happened in the first chapter and that we get Drew’s inner dialogue of lament about leaving Angelo. We get the why of it and we get some serious feels. I love second chance romances and I couldn't wait to see how Drew would try to reconnect with Angelo knowing they are now in the same city.

The re-meet cute was adorable even though we have a wary Angelo of Drew after their history, but he can’t seem to help himself and allows Drew to meet him where he works so they can talk. The chemistry with these two was instant and palpable; you could feel the pull they had to one another. The chemistry is so important as it gives that feeling, that pull which allowed the quick decisions made about their romance to be believed and everything that happens after.

I appreciated the take on the Native American legend of the dreamcatchers. How their “boss” Aashi, who is technically a spider, is the one who sends them out on missions and how each dreamcatcher is recruited to become a soldier of the ancestors. I loved the take on twin souls and how rare Drew and Angelo are, to be not only twin souls, but have the life force to also be dreamcatchers and together, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

Sure, the forgiving and falling back in love was fast and simply with Drew and Angelo, but they are twin souls, so it’s not a problem for me at all. I liked them together, I liked how they wanted to protect one another even before Angelo learns about the world Drew lives in. I loved how Angelo accepts who Drew fully is and the reason for his decision.

The story was fun and fluffy, just as a Dreamspun Beyond book should be. It was full of the paranormal with a twist and the romance that made me grin.

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