When You Close Your Eyes by Roxanne D. Howard

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  • ISBN Print: 978-1-5092-2360-2

    ISBN Digital: 978-1-5092-2361-9

    Page Count: 422

    Word Count: 114026

    Rated: 1 Rose

    Dreams are the perfect shelter for fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren't as ideal as her long-term relationship with her controlling fiancé Charles has hit a dry spell.

    When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father's funeral, she comes face to face with the demons from her past, but she never expects to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O'Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of her fiancé's betrayal and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark's awareness of her superficial existence and reawakens her sexuality....and her soul.

    Excerpt:

    Her fantasy lover is real…

    “Why are you wearing a suit and tie this time?” She squinted against the sunlight. Please, God, let this be a dream. He moved his head and put her in shade.

    This time?” He lifted an eyebrow, perplexed. “You’ll have to forgive me, lass, but I’ve no idea what the devil you’re talking about.” He maneuvered himself off her and sat upright at the end of the swing.

    She tucked her feet against her, sat up, and blinked at him in utter disbelief.

    “I came to knock on the door when I saw you on the swing. You tossed and turned, and with the way you grunted, I assumed you were in the middle of some sort of a seizure.”

    He turned his head and licked his lips, full and abused by her kisses. A mushroom cloud of mortification bloomed inside her, steadily bigger by the minute.

    “Erm, you…begged me to kiss you, and then you yanked me down. One thing led to another and, well, that was pretty much the way of it. I am only human, though I know it’s no excuse.” He swallowed and stared at her, his Adam’s apple moving in his throat. “I apologize. I shouldn’t have gone down when you pulled me, but it was strange—like you knew me or something.”

    Lark leaned forward and rubbed her eyes. This couldn’t be real. He had to be a hallucination. When she opened her eyes, she’d see a man in his fifties with a receding hairline, glasses, and a beer gut. She reopened her eyes, and there he was: The full package.

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02/08/2019

3 Star Dreams

Lark and Niall are two strong, convincing characters that easily draw readers into their story and readers can easily understand their motivations. Their relationship starts off with some very erotic dreams but no matter how sizzling the chemistry or undeniable the attraction, this relationship has some major obstacles including one emotionally stunted heroine and to some readers, she may seem to be a bit wishy washy. She has strong convictions which she defiantly broadcast but when it comes to herself she can’t seem to decide whether she is strong, needy or can’t seem to make up her own mind which is direct opposition of her powerful career woman persona.

The story is set at a slow to steady pace and quite full of emotional turbulence throughout with the considerable complicated romance budding between Niall and Lark taking up most of the story. There are some twists in the story that adds spice and suspense, one being a bit of a paranormal element takes place in the form of the dreams as the heroine starts dreaming of her lover before she meets him, however the doesn’t really give a satisfactory explanation for these dreams. Also there is a bit of a thrilling and suspenseful twist involving Lark’s fiancée that makes this a love triangle and adds a dangerous element to the story as well. While some readers may feel as though the conclusion is a bit anticlimactic, the story is quite engaging and full of straight from the heart emotional turmoil and angst that grips readers by the heart.

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