Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Dream Man by Linda Howard

I got Linda Howard's Dream Man from the thrift store for $0.20 awhile ago. I was leaving for somewhere and needed to have a book with me just in case, and grabbed it off of the bookshelf and I am glad I did. 4 out of 5 stars.

Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing- the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened- had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vegeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before. But not even she could forsee where their passion would lead: a hungry quest for the elusive, dreamy ecstasies of love... and a dangerous journey into the twisted mind of a madman who would threaten their happiness and their lives...

With her bestselling mix of stirring sensuality and breathless excitement, Linda Howard reveals the heart's most intimate secrets in this irresistible tale of romance- a sizzling contemporary story that will hold you spellbound.

This was a great story and was a touching love story with good suspense. One of the things that I like about the Linda Howard novels I have read is that the love aspect of it really starts to develop early on and you get to see the hero and heroine be in love. There is not a bunch of buildup and then just a rushed ending with a HEA ending. Marlie and Dane seem to be an odd couple, but they are a great match.

The mystery is not really a mystery since you know who the bad guy is but the suspense is done well. I also enjoyed the paranormal aspect though I seem to only like paranormals that have psychics in it. Linda Howard is quickly becoming a favorite of mine and I know that Kristie, a fellow blogger, suggested a few other titles of hers that I have picked up. I do plan on reading those pretty soon.

I am on Spring Break this week so I hope to get some more reading in! I hope everyone else is reading great books and enjoying the wonderful weather across the country. I know I did today!


Jana said...

Sounds awesome. I might hafta look for it! :-) Happy Spring Break! :-)

Kristie said...

Thanks. I bet you would like it. If you want, email me and I will send it to you. I need to start getting some of these books I am not going to read again out of the house before they take over.

~debbie~ said...

DREAM MAN is my second favorite after SHADES OF TWILIGHT. I need to do a major reread of all her books again...she is an awesome author.
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