Waking Dreams Book Cover Waking Dreams
Dream Series
JJ DiBenedetto
Paranormal Romance
Writing Dreams
November 26, 2013

Reviewed by:  Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

It is now two years since Sara was sent to jail for being wrongly accused of selling illegal drugs. Her life is finally getting back to normal.  After eleven years of marriage, three children, and one adopted child they have finally bought their first home. It is small but it is bigger than their apartment. 

Brian, Sara’s husband, is working at the Pentagon on upgrading fighter planes, replacing all the old computers and electronics to keep them going longer and not requiring them to be replaced at a huge cost.  But, things are not running smoothly, and Brian is worried about the chance of his company losing the contract.  Someone is leaking information.  Could it be someone who is part of the project?  

Sara once again starts having dreams, only these dreams include a woman in a red dress who runs from the dream the minute Sara appears.  Is this the one who is leaking information?  Is she in Brian’s dreams to try to steal him away from Sara or find out about the project?  Something is definitely going on, only what and who is the woman in red?

When Sara happens into Lt. Colonel Price’s dream after she meets him, the woman in red is there again.  This time the Colonel, who is married with a newborn baby, seems to be embracing the woman.  If she is in his dream and Brian’s, then it definitely must have something to do with the project.  Sara must find out the identity of this woman before too much damage is done. Only, she is too late, and serious damage occurs.

Obviously Sara has met her match with a woman with the same capabilities as hers.  She must enter the dreams of all the people on the project to determine who is innocent and who is not.  She will do anything to protect Brian and help him. Convinced no harm can be done to anyone while in the dream, she pursues the woman. But is Sara wrong? Can something that happens in the dream be replicated outside of it?

While all of this is going on, Sara and Brian are still giving their children all the attention they require.  Lizzy is now going on eight, Grace eleven, and the twins are four.   No matter what problems face Sara and Brian, their love for each other and their children is amazing.  I can’t imagine any child not wanting parents like them, or any parent not wanting to be them.

I really loved this book and now I look forward to more.  I have read all the books in the series, some I loved and some not so much, but this one is in the loved category.  The books need to be read in order or you will not be able to keep up with who all the characters are and their relationships to one another.