Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Dreams and reality collide—with potentially deadly consequences—in this stunning novella from New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard, available for the first time as a standalone ebook at an unbeatable price!
House painter Thea Marlow hasn’t been sleeping very well. Her nights are plagued by dreams, the setting by the water and the mysterious man who appears in them always the same. But the outcome of the dream changes nightly: sometimes the man loves her…and sometimes he kills her. Desperate for some much needed relaxation, Thea travels to her family’s remote country lake house. Imagine her surprise when a knock at the door reveals the man from her dreams…who happens to have just rented the house next door.
So will he love her—or will he kill her?
Review: This was a delightful little novella with a paranormal twist that sweetened the tale. Linda Howard is one of my long time favorites and this one reminds me of a simpler time for romances, without a lot of fuss but with a sweet storyline that catches the heart. It’s a reprint from a 1995 short story that’s being published now as a standalone.
Thea Marlowe paints houses for a living, a pretty unusual occupation for a woman. Nearing thirty and still single, she’s just never met the one. She starts having very vivid dreams with a man who either loves her…or kills her. It’s keeping her up at night and causing her a lot of distress. So she takes some time off and goes to spend two weeks at her parent’s lake house, even though the dreams have given her an extreme fear of water. She wants to force herself to get over it.
Shortly after she gets there, though, she’s visited by the man renting the house next door. He’s not a stranger, though. He’s the man from her dreams and, unfortunately, he appears to know what’s going on even though she doesn’t.
He wants to work it out, but how can she trust this man she’s never met?
Or has she?
Short, great read. Thanks!