“The author skilfully and unapologetically develops the characters physically and emotionally and places them in surroundings artfully described, allowing the reader to become immersed. The story moves along at a nice clip, prompting readers to ask what’s next. And, just when the reader thinks they know where things are going, an eloquent wrench is thrown in the works, twisting the plot in another direction. Nicely done.
(Heather R Nielson – In D’Tale Magazine)
“Where will it all end, with it seeming as if each character loves the wrong person, only to be left dealing with unrequited love. The journey is intriguing and Jeff Gardiner depicts it with adept skill! Treading on Dreams is an engaging, fast-paced story that defies prediction and yet has just enough intrigue and romance to totally thrill every reader! One must battle perfection to grow up and deserve true love! Nicely done, indeed, Jeff Gardiner!”
“I enjoyed reading this book. 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 it more. The 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, heart-warming and sad. Definitely worth a read.”
(Fiona Sheldon – Book Pimpers.com)
“Throughout the book, several of the characters are affected by unrequited love. That made this book easy for this reader to identify with, because most people have at least one incident in life where their love is not returned by the love interest. There are a myriad of emotions going on, so be prepared with a box of tissues. This was a wonderful book and I was sad to see it end, even though it ended on a high note.”
“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. While at college they meet a number of interesting people, party, fall in and out of love. There is a happily ever after for some but not for all in this book. This story is well written, told from Donny’s perspective and includes drama, happiness, sadness and more. It is a very “British” book and for me that made it even more fun since I am American.”
(Cathy Geha – Goodreads)
“An easy read with some delicious characters and surprising twists. Donny, the main character is a lovely mixture of vulnerable and eager to please – with huge emotions and quick-witted opinions thrown in.”
(Tiff – Amazon Customer )
Donny is obsessed with his housemate, Selena – but his love is unrequited. He enthusiastically accepts her willing friendship, which only fuels his deepening fantasies.
Jaz 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 mind.
Selena is engaged to Melvin – the perfect man – but is also keen to befriend the ever-demanding Donny … until she falls pregnant and her wedding looms.
Donny 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.