Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Book Review: 'A Perfect Dream' by Raven J. Spencer


It’s easy to keep a strict separation between fantasy and reality for a little while. Is this something that can be upheld over the longterm, though?
Beatrice is such an interesting and relatable main character. As soon as I met her I couldn’t help but to like her. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her quiet arrangement with her spouse at first. Her point of view is described so succinctly that I soon came to understand why she would agree to this sort of thing. Seeing how she responded to plot twists that pop up later on this tale also added an unexpected depth to Beatrice’s character.
Early on one of the characters discusses how everyone who wants to participate in A Perfect Dream is vetted first. This explanation didn’t quite make sense to me given certain loopholes in it that were never really filled in. It would have been helpful if this section had either been left out entirely or if more time been spent describing how it works.
This was one of the sexiest short stories I’ve read in a long time. The love scenes blended perfectly with the other subplot, and the transitions between the sexy romps and Beatrice’s personal development were smooth. I don’t know if the author has any intention of turning this into a series, but I’d be interesting in checking out the sequel if she does.
A Perfect Dream is a good choice for anyone in the mood for something quick and hot. Why not give it a try today?

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