Finding a Dream

Finding a Dream Bullied and harassed at school for his sexuality Dillon Davis can t see his life getting any better but he can see it getting worse Depressed wounded in spirit and body he s nearing a point of hop

  • Title: Finding a Dream
  • Author: S.J. Frost
  • ISBN: 9781608202829
  • Page: 429
  • Format: ebook
  • Bullied and harassed at school for his sexuality, Dillon Davis can t see his life getting any better, but he can see it getting worse Depressed, wounded in spirit and body, he s nearing a point of hopelessness, until he sees a picture of his favorite stage actor, Brandon Alexander, with his partner, Shunichi Miyamoto At learning Shunichi runs a karate dojo, a spark of hoBullied and harassed at school for his sexuality, Dillon Davis can t see his life getting any better, but he can see it getting worse Depressed, wounded in spirit and body, he s nearing a point of hopelessness, until he sees a picture of his favorite stage actor, Brandon Alexander, with his partner, Shunichi Miyamoto At learning Shunichi runs a karate dojo, a spark of hope comes to Dillon of learning to defend himself, and most of all, meeting Brandon.Brandon Alexander is filled with compassion for Dillon the moment he meets him He knows all too well what it s like to be scorned for being gay He and Shunichi want nothing than to help him, but when Dillon never returns to the dojo, they fear what s happened to him.

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    About “S.J. Frost”

    1. S.J. Frost

      S.J Frost resides in Ohio with her family, pets, and horses Her short stories have been featured in several erotic and romance anthologies, and her novels are published through MLR Press Rock stars, vampires, fantasy heroes, and , she enjoys dabbling in many different sub genres in gay romance, but no matter what she writes, love and passion are the driving forces in every story.

    255 thoughts on “Finding a Dream”

    1. SJ has done it again and you don't want to miss reading this one. All the main characters come together for this one boy and it's exciting as all hell. I enjoyed reading this one to the MAX. And not only is the book an amazing one to the Conquest series but please note that every book that is bought SJ is donating her royalties from it to The Trevor Project.A book with a Cause in many ways is how I'd call it.

    2. WOW!!! What a powerful story. I am just filled with so many emotions I’m having trouble trying to figure out where to begin with my review. I guess I will start at the beginning and break it down as best I can. Dillon’s story starts out in a very heartbreaking way. He is being teased, bullied and hit on by an older, larger kid and no one will help him. It’s an everyday occurrence and Dillon lives in fear of going to school or his mom finding out about it. The school is useless and he finds [...]

    3. A tear jerker but with laughs along the way.Not really part of the Conquest series as such, its still worth reading, not only for another glimpse of Jesse and Brandon interacting, but also for the deeper message. Unfortunately most of the people that should read this, (bullies and biggots), wont, so the message is more preaching to the choir kinda thing, but its still a worthwhile read. Plus after the sorrow you get the entertainment lol. ETAA sweet read once you get past the sorrow.

    4. This is an adorable addition to the Conquest Series. It is short and sweet but it does show how hurtful people can be with things they don't agree with or understand, here at least the ending is a good one.

    5. This was a sweet, heart-warming novella, with a special message in it.Dillon Davis is 16 years old and a junior in high school. He's a nice young man with a loyal best friend, a mother that a adores him and a great love for theater and everything associated with it; he's also gay. Being 16 and homosexual in and of itself is a lot to deal with sometimes, but add to that the incessant bullying he receives from a senior in his school and Dillon is boarder-line suicidal. He feels like he has no wher [...]

    6. 3.5 starsThis was an angsty but ultimately sweet and uplifting story with an important message at its core. The descriptions of Dillon’s ongoing struggle and his feelings of helplessness, desperation and hopelessness were very believable and made me go through a variety of emotions myself. However, I expected Dillon to have more air time but it was Brandon and Shunichi who dominated the story which made sense since they were the ones who made the difference in Dillon’s life.Brandon and Shuni [...]

    7. The 4th book in the Conquest series features Brandon Alexander and his partner Shunichi. They try to help 16 years old Dillon who is been bullied in school for being gay. The things poor Dillon has to go through are so brutal, I couldn't help it and wept for him in part of the books. I wanted to give Dillon a hug and let him know that he is okay, that he is loved and lovable, regardless of who he loves, and that he doesn't have to fear who he is. Luckily Brandon and Shunichi could tell the teen [...]

    8. Dillon is bullied at school and because he is a fan of Brandon's he goes to Shuns dojo in the hope that he can learn self defence to protect himself from the bully, Logan.Brandon and Shun take the time to listen to him and help him. It's good that there is also a cameo from Jesse and Evan. However, on the whole , I thought this book was too short and everything was wrapped up nicely in that time.Really it's a 3.5 rounded up.

    9. This was a cute short story that showcases Brandon and Shun from the Conquest series. I thought it was pretty good but it didn't blow me away. I liked learning more about Brandon and Shun but they aren't my favorite couple in the series because they've been glossed over. I think this short is an effort to learn more about Brandon and Shun, but you really end up learning more about Dillon, the young teenage boy they are trying to help.

    10. A nice short story with an anti-bullying message. Really nice that S.J.Frost was donating all royalties from the book to aid in the fight against bullying.

    11. This is the 4th book in the Conquest series by SJ Frost. This one features Brandon and Shunichi. This one addresses the very serious issue of bullying in high school. The author even gave some, or maybe it was all (can't remember which) of the proceeds of the sales of this book to The Trevor Project which is the volunteer organization that hopes to stop teen suicide by LGBTQ youth who are tormented due to their sexuality. Dillon is tormented by Logan, your typical jock who likes to make everyone [...]

    12. This was a great novellawhile short and sweet, its message was extremely powerful. Dillon is a junior in high school, and while he had never come out and say that he is gay to anyone, including himself, he is, and he is getting bullied for it by a hateful tyrant at school.In an effort to help defend himself, he goes to Shun's dojo, and meets Shun and Brandon, who immediately befriend Dillon. As it often does, things get worse before they get better, but luckily Dillon's best friend, Angie, seeks [...]

    13. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE3.5 StarsThe fourth book in the Conquest series is short and very different to the previous books in the series.We get to see more of Brandon and Shun but the story is about Dillon, a young man still in school trying to navigate coming to terms with his sexuality whilst being bullied daily. Hiding it from his mother nobody really knows the depth of his pain or his feeling of utter helplessness about the situation.Dillon has long been a fan of Brandon and his work [...]

    14. So I am not sure what had happened here.Let's see. There is a bullied high school gay kid.There is a local celebrity and his gay martial arts partner. There is one and only kid's straight goth friend.Gay kid gets roughed up.Friend and gay sensei and gay celebrity come to the rescue.Friend and gay sensei and gay celebrity and international gay rock-star celebrity come to "even more" rescue.Gay celebrity invites more gay friends. Is it trying to be a YA book? Is it trying to help teenage boys? Wha [...]

    15. A brilliant short story that I really enjoyed. S J Frost took a very important message and turned it into a heartwarming little story.The problems gay teens face are very real and heartbreaking. This story did not hide from that fact, but offered hope that there is people who care about you and will support you, if you look hard enough to find them.I will admit to being a fan girl of Jesse and Evan, and to see them again in this one as well as Brandon and Shun, was what made reading this a highl [...]

    16. What an incredible and powerful story. It was simply told, yet said it all. I might have liked a longer story, focusing more on Dillon, but that's just me. I've rarely met a story I thought was long enough LOL. The loving tenderness between Brandon and Shun was awesome. It brought me back from the terrible sadness following Dillon's encounter in school with Logan, followed by that rat of a principal.***As you'll have noticed, I don't really write "reviews", just my own rambling thoughts and impr [...]

    17. “I know. It’s going to take time, but at least now he knows where to go if he feels he needs help. If only all kids had that.” So true.

    18. Can a bullied teen find something to hold on to when he feels like he is drowining in hopelessness and despair? That is the subject of this novella, which deals with a very serious and very real subject — teen bullying. Whatever reason a kid is being bullied and even though some form of bullying has been around forever, bullying has become an epidemic in the United States (if not everywhere) with the advent of the internet and widespead social media. Dillon Davis is such a kid, lost in a schoo [...]

    19. This really shouldn’t have counted as a full volume for the series. Not merely because of the lack of romance. I mean Brandon and Shun got to screw around a bit and in the end young Dillon was set up with another (impossibly talented and handsome) teenage boy, but yeah.This was a Message Story.And yes, bullying and teenage suicide are extremely serious issues and need to be addressed. Thing is, when you try to do a story about a kid considering suicide, you need to put more… something into i [...]

    20. Another beautiful addition to an amazing series! Dillon was sweet. It was awesome to get to see more of Brandon and Shunichi. And Jesse and Evan were amazing as always. I guess I'm confused as to why they would show up with paparazzi to a high school play. They had to have brought them on purpose, because other times in the books they've been able to dodge them since the paparazzi didn't know where the boys were going. Did they do it just so they could make the principal look bad?Oh, and that's [...]

    21. 3.5 starsFinding a Dream is about bullying, being true to yourself, supporting others and friendship. We get a little bit more of Brandon and Shunichi's story from the Conquest series.I would have given 4 stars, but some of the writing kept ripping me out of the story. At times, Finding a Dream read like an after school special. While the information provided was relevant to the story and I enjoyed revisiting Brandon, Shunichi, Jesse and Evan, I felt like some of the book was preachy. But, I did [...]

    22. I am addicted to the Conquest series. Like a good little addict I devoured this little morsel in no time. It was heaven to read more about Shunichi and Brandon's relationship. Having Jesse and Evan make a cameo appearance, that was just freaking cream cheese frosting on top. Yum!Dillon's story is angsty and incredibly timely given all the horrible teen suicides in the recent past. His despair is tangible and believable. Luckily he has one awesome best friend and some well connected new friends. [...]

    23. Okay I wasn't expecting to cry with this book. It was a very touching story and I liked the end. Of course our hotty Jesse makes an appearance and some wise cracks to enjoylol God I love Jessehe makes the whole series. I did agree with Dillon though, Jesse is lucky to have Brandon as a brother. Brandon is such a compassionate person in this book, and because of his compassion I fell in love with him more than I already had. For Brandon to reach out and help Dillon without knowing him very well b [...]

    24. I loved the idea. A stranger reaching out to help a kid being bullied. I just wish it would of taken a more realistic approach. Yes. I adored the fact that Brandon and Shun go out of their way to help this kid. But, a verbal slap in the face to Logan isn't going to stop a years worth of torture. As well as getting a handful of celebrities to attend a play. This kid was contemplating suicide. Was ready to give up. Was getting no support from the principle that blamed it on him. Wasn't talking to [...]

    25. A cute little story all for a good cause - proceeds from the book go to The Trevor Project. This is book 3 of the Conquest Series by S.J. Frost.The cutest MM couple ever - Jesse and Ev (the main MCs of the series) make an appearance. My not-so-favorite couple from the series - Brandon and Shunichi are the main couple in this storyough the story is not about them, it's about Dillion (a teenager who is being bullied).

    26. This is the 4th book of the Conquest series. This one is really more of a step out of the series to show an important message. Dillon is a victim of bullying at his school. Like many teens he feels he has no where to go. Dillon decides he could benefit from martial arts training with the plus that the dojo is run by the partner of Brandon Alexander, an actor he has greatly admired for a while. I enjoyed getting to see the characters from the series as they dealt with an important issue facing th [...]

    27. Read as part of my QGB Q3 Challenge chosen by Courtney. Have I mentioned already that I love the Conquest series? This book is an interesting look into Brandon's life with Shunichi. Also, this book touches on a very relevant topic in today's society - Bullying and the desperation that those that are bullied feel when they do not see any way out. A very good read and S.J. Frost brought a lot of sensitivity and hope to the forefront.

    28. A good novella that is not really a part of the series despite that characters from the previous novels are in it. Instead it's a story focusing on the problem of bullying - the effects it has on the person being bullied, and how we as a community can reach out and help the victim. This story brought tears to my eyes yet left me feeling good by the end of the story. It is not really a romance but there is definitely a hint one one in the future by the end of the story.

    29. This is considered 4th in the Conquest series but it's actually the first one I read, and such an amazing story!I wanted to climb into the book to give Dillon a hug and let him know that he was okay, he was loved and lovable, regardless of who he loved, and that he did not have to fear who he was.Again, all the characters were so well written, creating a powerful story that is my favorite in the series!Dillon had a great mom, but it also showed the power of friendship!

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