Book Review: Dreaming of You by Jennifer McNare
Dreaming of You is an enticing creation by Jennifer McNare. The author’s way of getting the two characters together is at once unsettling and compelling. In addition, the way she does it immediately plants so many unanswered questions in readers’ mind and creates a tension destined to run the length of the story.
Both Gavin and Melody are likeable and credible. They aren’t extreme in any way, which makes them easy to relate to and easy to care about. Sex between them is explicit but in balance with the rest of the story. When they are in the same scene together, readers are privileged to both POVs, which change easily from one paragraph to the next.
There is an unavoidable sense of anticipation and curiosity driving the story to the conclusion. I was compelled to finish it and see how it all turned out. The setting is informative and visually appealing without being overly described.
The relationship between the hero and his sister is humorous and fun to experience. I liked it best after that of the relationship between Gavin and Melody. In fact, practically all the characters are easy to accept. They come across as unpretentious, real people.
Some aspects of the book might have been handled more effectively. Some of the progression and developments in the early chapters of the book appeared hurried. In addition, while the author creates an entertaining series of events during a time when the couple is separated, more of a mental or emotional connection could have existed between them during this period.
Do I recommend this story? Read the opening chapters that are free to preview; consider all the aspects I’ve discussed, and if you can’t resist that compulsion to follow the intriguing situation of these two people, don’t hesitate to read the book. I finished it in two days. I would have completed it in one, except my schedule didn't allow me the chance to do so.
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