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March 16, 2011
Unable to deny his own translucence, Dr. Jason Bowen determines his lack of physical substance could only mean one thing—he’s a ghost. Murdered more than a century before, Jason haunts his house and ponders the treachery that took his life. When Lanie O’Keefe arrives with plans to renovate her newly purchased Victorian mansion, Jason discovers, ghost or not, he’s still very much a man. Despite its derelict condition and haunted reputation, Lanie couldn’t be happier with her new home, but then she has no idea a spirit follows her every move throughout the day and shares her captivating warmth at night. Jason soon discovers he can travel through Lanie’s dreams and finds himself reliving the days before his murder with Lanie by his side. It took one hundred and twenty years for love to find them, but there’s that insurmountable little matter of Jason being dead.
Dreamscape is a reader's Easter egg hunt in the truest sense. Peppered throughout are hints suggesting a story behind the scenes.
Let me begin that I love Siren Publishing and am a huge fan of everything I have read since I discovered them. I am good friends with a few of their authors, so I was especially excited about this book.
This was a beautifully written, very detailed love story of two lost souls. Though Lanie was well educated, well loved, smart and determined young woman, but she was still lost. Or that's how I saw her. And with Jason being an actual lost soul, stuck on this plane waiting to go to the other side, it was inevitable that they would be drawn together. Which explained Lanie's fascination with the Bowen house.
I really enjoyed this book until the last chapter. The ending was good, but I think I was hoping for more or something different. When I thought the story was going to zig it zagged. I felt a little disappointed and confused with the conclusion of the story. The story was so unique and fun that I hoping it would end that way. It didn't end bad, not at all, but it didn't have a 'wow' factor. And the last chapter confused with how it all came to be. Thinking back, maybe if the last chapter were to be reorganized I think it would flow just that much more.