Friday, April 17, 2015


When I Dream of You by Rosa Sophia

Publisher: Limitless Publishing (10/28/2014)
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Rating: ★★★1/2

Nina Archer battles memories of a trauma that occurred twelve years ago…

With plans to move to North Carolina, she hopes to separate herself from her mother, whose excessive drinking is becoming unbearable. Then suddenly, fate steps in to help her heal in a way she would never think possible. While running a race in Juno Beach, Nina finds herself next to a man whom she’s immediately attracted to.

Wes Ladner, the same man she dreamt about one year ago…

Wes is focused on his writing, and has no time for a woman. But the night before they met, he dreamt of Nina. Although they come from two very different worlds neither of them can deny the sparks that fly between them.

As her time runs out to make a decision, Nina wonders if she’s been given the chance to come to terms with her past, and accept a gift that some never receive–true love.

{ review } .
There are novellas and serials...

And then there are short stories.

This would be a short story, in my own opinion. I personally decided the difference in novellas and short stories had to do with characterization. I've learned in this reviewing journey that a well written novella will hit all the points I want to see, just in a smaller amount of words.

WHEN I DREAM OF YOU take place over a few weeks, and begins at present day, only to take the journey of reading by starting a few weeks back. Nina first meets Wes during a run, and they connect instantly. He's only in town for a few days, but they manage to talk and hang out often. Nina swears she's meet him before, and recognizes him from her dreams.

The thing is, he recognizes her from dreams too.

Nina battles negative thoughts -- and this is where I feel the author may have needed a larger word count; Nina comes across as a woman on the verge of a psychotic break. I kept expecting her to go mad, between her negative thoughts, her fears, and get talking to herself.

This story had potential, but didn't quite get there for me.

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