Series: Beautiful Nightmare #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Race the Darkness, Hunt the Dawn, Saving Mercy, Never Let Me Fall
XanderLove makes you weak and vulnerable. He vowed long ago to never feel that way again. But when he rescues a woman who’s been held hostage, she challenges all his beliefs. The attraction is staggering. The urge to keep her near him, to keep her safe, is overwhelming. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t resist her. And he’s not sure he wants to because deep down he knows he’s the only one who can protect her.
IsleenThere's only one reason she survived the past eight years of torture and starvation. Her nightly dreams of him: The man who finally rescues her. But now that she’s safe, the outside world no longer makes sense, and she’s questioning her own sanity. Is she a bad person? Was humanity better off when she was locked away? The only thing she knows for sure is that she feels secure with him. But what if he’s in danger because of her?
No one is safe. Everyone is at risk. Who will survive? Who will die?Only fate can decide.
*Previously published under the title Race the Darkness
Dangerous Dreams is a rerelease of a previous Abbie Roads book, Race the Darkness. I didn’t know that when I picked it up initially, but I kept thinking “wow, this is just like another book of hers…” and I was right! I did really enjoy Race the Darkness. I don’t know that anything has really been changed-it has been a while since I read it.
The story has a dark vibe, both in its content and its tone. There is also a bit of paranormal since Xander gets his powers after being struck by lightning. Isleen is in a horrible situation and she dreams of Xander. Once he rescues her, they are determined to stick together. But, since nothing in their life has been easy, life after being rescued isn’t easy either. There is plenty of nail biting suspense in this one. Readers who aren’t afraid of some darker themes (thrillers) but still want romance will enjoy Dangerous Dream.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: psychic gifts, damsel in distress, dysfunctional family
- Triggers: View Spoiler »kidnapping, torture « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler