Dream of You: A Wait For You Novella

Jennifer L Armentrout
Dream of You: A Wait For You Novella
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Publisher
Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Release Date
June 2015
ISBN
9781940887388
Series
Book 21 of 1001 Dark Nights
Genre
Contemporary Romance, New Adult

SUMMARY
Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 20, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
84 people found the following review helpful
What would your dream man be like?

Abby Ramsey has just been the only witness to a horrific murder, one in which the bad dudes most definitely saw her face. While talking to the police, she reconnects with Detective Colton Anders, he of her high school fantasies. Colton admits that he wanted her all those years ago, and he wants her even more now, but Abby just can't believe him…why would the guy any woman would jump through hoops for want a woman like her? While Colton works to keep Abby safe, he'll also be working his magic on the reserved yet beautiful woman, because even though she may lack self-confidence, she's still one of the fiercest and most courageous women he knows. Abby has dreamed of Colton, then and now, and she's learned that life is too damn short not to grab on tight with both hands.

DREAM OF YOU is a novella in the Wait For You Series by Ms. Armentrout, and also a stand-alone book in the innovative and fun 1001 Dark Nights Series featuring magical and mystical erotic stories by a variety of popular authors inspired by the classic The Arabian Nights tale.

The chemistry between Abby and Colton was fabulous, and I found their willingness to take things slowly a breath of fresh air. But at some point they really needed to get down to business, and that didn't happen until 3/4 of the way through (though when it did, it was both passionate and loving). I also appreciated that Colton attempted to let Abby work out her confidence issues on her own without being pushy and overbearing, but like the sex, the waiting for her to "own it" grew quite old. Believe me, I can appreciate the anxiety that we women go through when stripping down to our birthday suits, but, quite honestly, I found that the repeated self-deprecating remarks added nothing to the book. In fact, that repetitive theme detracted from the overall sensually sweet feel of this read.

Though this is a short novella, it had the feel of a full-length novel, the character and plot development was well done. I admit that I was kind of surprised that there wasn't a paranormal element in DREAM OF YOU, as most of the stories in the 1001 Dark Nights Series do, but it really didn't need that gimmick to win me over.

Bottom Line: Although Abby's lack of confidence left me frustrated at times, the overall book was good enough to shake it off and enjoy this read.
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