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Monday, January 2, 2012

See You In My Dreams by Jess Dee

See You In My Dreams by Jess Dee
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (166 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed By Dianthus

Every girl’s fantasy…one woman’s dream.

Speed, Book 1

Sophie Butler is sure she’s about to lose her much-needed cleaning job. She’s not only walked in on a guest—a violation of her employer’s cardinal rule—but she can’t seem to tear her gaze away from his gorgeous, naked-as-the-day-he-was-born body.

If all that isn’t bad enough, her usually sensible judgment and behavior are clouded by a nagging sense of familiarity. She knows the man from somewhere, she just can’t quite place him.

Nathan Pace is certain he’s just lost his jealously guarded anonymity. But hold on…if she’s just another fan looking for a piece of his alter ego, rock star Jamie Speed, why is she blushing six shades of scarlet? And why is he instantly aroused? When he catches a glimpse of her eyes, he knows. She’s the woman who for ten years has haunted his dreams.

The attraction that flares between them is undeniable—and unstoppable. But getting close means risking Nathan’s secret identity. Just this once, he’d like a woman to fall for the real man, not the press’s version of a celebrity superstar.

Can dreams really lead to a happily ever after? And if they can, should you trust dreams that have been occurring for over ten years with the same man in them every night? This is case with Sophie and Nathan. Both have been dreaming about a faceless person for over ten years, and when they met for the first time in a not so complimentary situation they are both drawn to each other without knowing why. But with lies and secrets on both sides going into this relationship can they make a go of it or is this dream doomed to end before it really begins?

Sophie Butler is a maid, at least for now, and yet she doesn’t seem to see that there is more out there for her. While finishing her post grad work in psychology her life is a constant stream of events that doesn’t look to be letting up anytime soon. Then comes the day she walks in on Nathan Pace-under the agreement to clean his apartment-and he is there, naked as a jaybird. She runs, but there is something about him that makes her want to get closer, in every sense of the word.

When Nathan “Jamie Speed” Pace literally runs into the woman contracted to clean his room, he is dumbfounded that she is a spitting image of the woman who has been haunting his nights his entire adult life. But things like this just don’t happen; you don’t dream about a person then meet them. But after getting to know Sophie and spending time together in and out of bed, Nathan sees that she is the perfect woman for him. Will she understand his deception or will she run from him when the truth comes out? And once his heart is involved, can Nathan win the girl?

This was a wonderful story, a new spin on the Cinderella theme. I liked that the characters both were flawed and didn’t try to hide that from each other. The story line moved at a believable pace and made the characters able to tell the reader everything in a good beat. Not once did it feel rushed and I hope this ends up being part of a series. I'd love to read more about Nathan and Sophie. Jess Dee is a new to me author and I will definitely be looking for more works by her in the future. This was a great read and it was a pleasure to get to review. You will not be disappointed with this book!

1 comment:

Robin said...

This looks like a good story!