Reviewed By: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This is the second book in the Dream Series, and we find Sara graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Now she is facing something even more important and wonderful, her marriage to her boyfriend Brian. It has been a year and a half since Sara has had any kind of dreams and just when she feels that that part of her life is over, they start up again the night before her wedding.
The first dream is of a funeral, but whose? Was the person murdered? Is she once again finding herself looking into the dreams of a killer? Determined not to let her dreams destroy her desire to become a doctor and her marriage, she does her best to deal with them. But, once again, they are dreams of a man who everyone seems to want dead. The man is none other than one of her professors, Dr. Morris. Since Sara feels like killing him from time to time herself she can understand why others might want him dead.
The first dream is of his wife, who seems to be poisoning him, and then several of his colleagues, but what can Sara do about it? He shows up every day to teach, or more like torture his students, but every day he looks sicker and sicker. Can someone really be poisoning him and if so who? But the dream that causes her the most pain is her friend, Janet’s. Janet is living in the same complex and sharing the same classes as Sara. In her dream Janet reveals to Sara that her mother has stage four cancer and a short time to live. Janet is alone except for her mother, and Sara is determined to be there for her. Sara is just one of those people who can’t turn her back on those she cares for. The only problem is that she is undertaking more than she may be able to handle. Medical school, a husband, dreams, and caring for Janet. As a friend from school told her, even a life guard can die. It is so true if you give too much what is left for you?
I reviewed the first book in the series, Dream Student, and if you read my review you know that I did not like it very much. I even went as far as to request that no more of this series be sent to me. Well, never say never, since I am reviewing book two. Obviously, I relented, and I am so happy that I did. This book felt as if it could have been written by a different author. The dreams made sense and the characters were people you could really relate to. As slow moving as I found book one, that is how fast moving book two was. This time around, there is a mystery, and one I did not figure out since there appear to be so many suspects.
So my recommendation is that whether you read book one or not, I would definitely read this one. I give as honest a review as I can, I did not like book one and I said so. I really like book two, and if nothing else, it should prove that my reviews are honest. I look forward to seeing what happens with Sara and Brian in the future. Since this series is about their lives I suggest you read the first book to see how they meet, and how it leads them to where they are now.