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To me this was a coming of age story with a bit of a YA feel to it Donny and Hazel, fraternal twins, head off to college Hazel is a bit of a wild child ready to spread her wings while Donny has been the one to be a parent pleaser and quieter The landlord of the house they live in is a bit older and filled with a zest for life while their other housemate is a dedicated female that Donny becomes obsessed with While at college they meet a number of interesting people, party, fall in and out of To me this was a coming of age story with a bit of a YA feel to it Donny and Hazel, fraternal twins, head off to college Hazel is a bit of a wild child ready to spread her wings while Donny has been the one to be a parent pleaser and quieter The landlord of the house they live in is a bit older and filled with a zest for life while their other housemate is a dedicated female that Donny becomes obsessed with While at college they meet a number of interesting people, party, fall in and out of love and one of them even gets so desperate that suicide seems the best option There is a happily ever after for some but not for all in this book There are friends that help both Donny and Hazel to grow and finally move down the life path that opens for them This story is well written, told from Donny s perspective and includes drama, happiness, sadness andIt is a very British book and for me that made it evenfun since I am American (((KINDLE))) ↡ Treading on Dreams ↡ Donny is obsessed with his housemate, Selena but his love is unrequited He enthusiastically accepts her willing friendship, which only fuels his deepening fantasiesJaz is their crazy landlord who likes sleeping with women lots of them He takes pleasure in educating the once innocent Donny in the hedonistic pleasures of sex, drugs and rock n roll It blows Donny s mindSelena is engaged to Melvin the perfect man but is also keen to befriend the ever demanding Donny until she falls pregnant and her wedding loomsDonny expresses his true feelings at the wedding, causing mayhem and anger But there remains a chink of hope perhaps Selena s marriage to Melvin is not quite as perfect as it seems Unable to get into the story or connect to the characters. I enjoyed the characters in this book with their quirky flaws balanced by their strengths Being a twin has to be a challenge and writing about twins equally so It s an interesting premise where the twins are boy and girl with the female being the dominant one whether, or not, she is the elder of the pair Donny has so many hang ups to contend with, and to sort out, as leaves the home nest Without writing any spoilers it s very interesting how he manages the fleeing from the home environment w I enjoyed the characters in this book with their quirky flaws balanced by their strengths Being a twin has to be a challenge and writing about twins equally so It s an interesting premise where the twins are boy and girl with the female being the dominant one whether, or not, she is the elder of the pair Donny has so many hang ups to contend with, and to sort out, as leaves the home nest Without writing any spoilers it s very interesting how he manages the fleeing from the home environment when he goes off to enter student life He has so much catch up to achieve to match the exploits of his adventurous outgoing sister, so much dependency to shrug off, since many situations are not comfortable ones for him During the course of the story he has many milestones to breach though that can also be said for the other characters as well Hazel, his twin, sometimes seems so reckless in contrast, or even in defiance, of their predicaments In fact, Hazel has to make some horrendous decisions which, I believe, prove to be worse than him coping with unrequited love.Jeff Gardiner has created these characters with great sensitivity, making them likeable but without losing their vulnerability I found some repetition in the angst of the story, yet can t deny that some young adults areinclined to wallow in the mire than others Emotionally Charged 4.2 StarsDanny and Hazel are twins, yet they are nothing alike Danny is the apple of his parents eye he s a deep thinker, and an honest, sincere, innocent lad Hazel, on the other hand, has always been a rebel boarding on being a wild child.Now in college, the twins begin looking for a place to rent They meet Jaz he is not much older than they are and he wants to rent out a fewrooms in his house When they move in they meet Selena, their other house mate Immedia Emotionally Charged 4.2 StarsDanny and Hazel are twins, yet they are nothing alike Danny is the apple of his parents eye he s a deep thinker, and an honest, sincere, innocent lad Hazel, on the other hand, has always been a rebel boarding on being a wild child.Now in college, the twins begin looking for a place to rent They meet Jaz he is not much older than they are and he wants to rent out a fewrooms in his house When they move in they meet Selena, their other house mate Immediately, Danny falls head over heels in love with her Unfortunately, she is involved with another.This simple story quickly becomes an intense, complex tale steeped with characters of purpose and depth Treading on Dreams confronts many emotional issues Author Jeff Gardiner tries to fill each character with hope, but all they can see and feel is despair Several people are presented with a second chance, in one way or another, but will it be too late to help.Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review We are not associated with the author or I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed reading this book Was a bit of a slow starter for me but once it picked up i was well away I couldn t put it down The storyline does hit on some hard subjects but they are done tastefully Everyone at some point has loved someone but not loved in return which made me connect to itThe chemistry between the characters was great You could really feel the bond they all had at some point during the book I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed reading this book Was a bit of a slow starter for me but once it picked up i was well away I couldn t put it down The storyline does hit on some hard subjects but they are done tastefully Everyone at some point has loved someone but not loved in return which made me connect to itThe chemistry between the characters was great You could really feel the bond they all had at some point during the book It s happy, uplifting, heartwarming and sad Definitely worth a read 4.5 5.0This is a story about love not only the romantic type, but the love one has for friends and family Read full review in the 2014 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine 4.5 5.0This is a story about love not only the romantic type, but the love one has for friends and family Read full review in the 2014 2015 Holiday issue of InD tale Magazine