In Our Dream – Jennah Best is an officer with the town police force. She does mostly desk work and a few transports. She meets Dominic in her dreams and at first thinks it’s just a pleasant escape, but when he starts having conversations with her during work hours, that’s a little beyond the pale. Not only is Dominic real, he’s in Wyestate prison on an undercover investigation. His contact has disappeared and he’s in serious trouble. Jenna has to put her doubts aside in order to save Dom’s life and give them both a chance at a future.
From A Dream – With Dom still on medical leave from his last undercover assignment, He and Jennah have been able to spend some quality time together. So much so that Dom is about to propose. His plans are put on hold when the ex-warden from Wyestate and his henchman kidnap Jennah and hold her hostage.
After The Dream - A new law enforcement team has been formed with Dom, Jennah, Tess, Brody, Smithy and a few others with preternatural abilities. Tess can teleport short distances and although Brody claims he has no abilities, he keeps the side effects to a minimum with the other members. He's like human valium, not exactly what he wants to be with Tess.
I loved the way this book went through a progression of connected stories. The writing was sharp and intelligent with just enough spice to steam up the pages. By the end of the book I was well acquainted and very fond of the characters. I enjoyed the romantic suspense theme sprinkled with some unique supernatural abilities, kind of like an adult version of the Justice League (without the spandex costumes). I was also glad to see a little younger man, older woman action going on. Each story could be read as an entirely satisfying stand alone, but combined they became something really special, because I got to see what happened after the initial happy ending. Great job.
Behind the Mask – Grace is cursed by her jealous sister to remain forgotten and indistinct to everyone except for the 24 hours of Samhain. Evan has always remembered her and sees her for the woman she is. He just has to convince her that all is not lost and they can find a way to break the curse.
This Ring – Emma had fled to the small secluded cabin to nurse a broken heart and decide on the path her future should take. Bryce has been cursed for almost 40 years to wander the mists of the lake being unseen and unheard until Emma. Now they have to find out why Emma was the catalyst for his brief periods of visibility and how to make it permanent.
These two stories were not connected in any way and reminded of sexy fairy tales. The first story I cackled at because the villain gets bumped off before the end of the first chapter. I love swift justice. The rest of the story is about growth and keeping hope alive in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It was a very sweet story with a LOT of heat. I wanted to stand up and cheer in the second story, because we in essence have a role reversal where the fairy tale princess saves the prince. Yay!!! Both stories were well executed and made for an enjoyable time. This was the lighter (and I mean that in a less tension filled way) of the two books, and had a less gritty feel to it. I definitely think they were worth the time invested and would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Paige's works.