Mon Paradis des Livres: 4/5 from Jessy
Conclusion: Pour ma part, même si mon âme rêveur et romantique a préféré le premier opus, il fut plus que ravi de cette suite certes un peu trop courte mais aux allures féeriques… où Amour, Tendresse, Volupté et Bonheur sont au rendez-vous.
Reviews by Jessewave: 4.75 stars from Feliz
Excerpt: I loved how both Nicholas and Dave remained true to themselves while at the same time, they managed to grow toward each other, making a stronger couple in the end. Amazingly done and embedded in a smoothly flowing, at times almost poetic narrative laced with this author’s trademark gentley mocking humor–despite some minor niggles, this was a worthy sequel to a wonderful book and a treat to read.
Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews: 5 stars from Mark
Excerpt: Once again Julie … comes through with a wonderful story.
Boys in Our Books: 4 stars from Ami
Excerpt: I am in love with how Julie Bozza writes …
The Romance Reviews: 3 stars from Kindle Romance
Excerpt: If you enjoyed the first story in this series, then this is a must read …
MM Good Book Reviews: 3 stars from Cat
Excerpt: I think the story is very good. I loved both Nicholas and Dave. The story was one of the most beautiful love stories I have read in a while. I love the descriptions of the places they visit, I felt as if I were there. There is a touch of mystery mixed in that added a bit of excitement to the story. … If you like sweet, sensual, emotional romances, sexy Australians, hot English dignitaries, butterflies, beautiful scenery, and a little very sensual, loving mansex, same-sex weddings and happy for now endings, this is for you.
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: 4 stars from Stella
Excerpt and conclusion: This second installment in the series was another beautiful journey into these young men love story. As it happened with the first one, I was sucked into the reading and enjoyed the lyrical and magical atmosphere that seemed to follow the couple wherever they were. The love they shared was always so delicate and pure it was inevitable for me to cheer on them and hope for a beautiful HEA. They were special together, how each one understood the other, fulfilled the other’s desires, they were simple perfect and so sweet and hot at the same time. I can’t wait to see where the author will bring Dave and Nicholas in the last book.
- Simsala gave it 5 stars and said: I highly recommend Of Dreams and Ceremonies and its prequel to all people who believe love is nothing but a chemical reaction. These books will convince them that that’s not true. … And now let me go back basking in that peaceful, warm, and cozy place that is a Julie Bozza romance.
- Dianne gave it 5 stars and said: This highly anticipated sequel to Butterfly Hunter blesses the reader with more gorgeous writing as the story of Nicholas and Dave is dazzlingly spun out. These are two of the loveliest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting acquainted with, and in the most glorious of settings as well. Just all around beautiful and gorgeous.
- Don Bradshaw gave it 4 stars and said: I cannot wait for the third book in this remarkable trilogy.
- Pjm12 gave it 5 stars, and said: Every bit of this was perfect for me. Each line, every glance, every smile. It just got to me.
From Michelle Peart: I really like Nicholas and Dave and after I finished The Butterfly Hunter I actually missed them for a while so it was lovely to catch up with them again. They are both well written and fully fleshed out with well-formed personalities and traits. There doesn’t need to be a dialogue tag or an action beat for me to know whose speaking. Nobody does dialogue like Julie! I also love Nicholas’s quintessentially British family and how they accepted Dave into their fold.
I love some of the descriptions, for example – the books making random rainbows amongst the sea of blue in Nicholas’s bedroom – love it. And I like Nicholas’s blog entries throughout the story.
Of Dreams and Ceremonies include three ceremonies, my favourite been the third ceremony the Corroboree. I just adore Julie’s descriptions of Australia, its people and its customs. You can feel her passion for the subject in every word and verbal illustration. I felt a bit sad that there wasn’t more of the story set in Australia as I feel this is where Julie shines but, the second ceremony, and subsequent yarn, in Cornwall more than made up for it with its myths, magic and legends – love a bit of myth!
A lovely bubbling along romance with two guys I would love to hang out with. I now quite fancy a second honeymoon in the isolated cottage on the cliff edge myself!
It’s bonzer mate!