Friday, November 9, 2007

The Awakening by Rynne Raines

I was really impressed with Rynne Raine's The Awakening. I don't read short stories very often because when I do, I always feel like it's over too fast, and I don't feel like I get closure. But The Awakening was by far the best short story I have ever read, and one I will definitely read again and recommend. Not only is the story emotional and realistic (even with the paranormal element!), it is extremely satisfying. The Awakening is especially perfect when you want the enjoyment and comfort of a wonderful romance, and want it now! Actually, this story is perfect for any time!

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The Awakening
Rynne Raines
Wild Rose Press
19 Pages
Paranormal Romance

Every night, Natalie Kendrick is both titillated and tormented by her dreams. In these dreams, a man dressed in proper 19th century attire comes to her and sweeps her away in his passionate embrace. But this man is more than just a dream lover, she believes he is the man that saved her life many years ago. Every morning when she wakes, she feels the pain of his absence, and knows that she can’t continue living life for her dreams. When she seeks the help of a professional, she is given medication. Just one little pill at bedtime, and no more dreams of him. But actually going through with it is harder than she could have imagined.

Rynne Raines has written a beautiful short story that will charm itself onto your keeper list. Raine’s realistic and honest approach to storytelling is refreshing. When Natalie begins to have problems in her life because of her dreams, she does what any intelligent woman would do: she seeks professional help. The heroine is a smart, strong woman who meets her problems head-on, and I loved this aspect of the story. The Awakening delivers sensuality, suspense, realism, and an ending that while you're sad to see come, will leave you fulfilled. I am eagerly awaiting Rynne Raine’s next story!

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Heat Rating: *4- Cupid's Aphrodisiac Arrow
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Violence Rating: N/A- *No Violence

Official Blurb:
Torn between fantasy and reality, Natalie Kendrick wakes each morning on fire, haunted by passionate dreams of Alexander, the nineteenth century gentleman she believes saved her life fifteen years ago. But when living outside the erotic dream world they share becomes unbearable, she seeks the help of a dream analyst. The solution seems simple: dream suppressants. But can Natalie bring herself to forever shut out the only man she has ever loved--from her head, her life and her heart?

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Happy Reading!!

1 comment:

Clover said...

Great review, Rynne. And Mandy. Sounds like another story I'm going to have to buy now.