Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dreaming in Moonlight by M. Stratton {Quickie Review}

Dreaming in Moonlight
*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Ghosts are real. They are all around us. Most of the time they are satisfied to watch us go by and not interact. When a couple was cursed to spend three hundred years in death searching for the one living couple that could release their bounds they search for centuries to find a love that will make time stand still. If they fail they will be sent to Hell to live out the rest of eternity.

Demons are real. They are all around us. Their one goal is make our lives a living hell. They will stop at nothing to destroy our minds and bodies. With the curse rapidly approaching its end the deepest darkest demon is summoned to make sure they don’t succeed.
Kate O’Malley fell in love with the old two story farm house in Maine at first sight. She had to live there. Spending all of her savings she was able to buy it and moved right in. The very first night strange things happened. Her dreams aren’t her own. Looking for answers she calls on a friend who puts her in contact with a ghost hunter, Sawyer Hamilton. Neither knew what was in their future, neither knows if they are going to survive it.
Dreaming in Moonlight when your sleep is filled with passion and your nightmares are real.

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My Review~

I'm just going to dive right in here since this is a quickie review. When it came to Dreaming in Moonlight there were definitely aspects that I liked and didn't like. First let me start by telling you that I absolutely loved the premise of this story. I am a hopeless romantic and the idea of two people having to find each other, over a span of time makes my heart melt. I am a mush! What can I say? Soul mates are my cryptonite. 

The whole idea of Dreaming in Moonlight had me intrigued. I wanted to know about the demons that haunted Kate and her 200 hundred year old home. I wanted to know of the darkness that creeped into her dreams turning them to nightmares. I wanted to feel the goodness and light shine through. And I got that. Well some of it. 

I think Dreaming in Moonlight had the potential to be a wonderful story of good versus evil. It could have rated high on the creep factor, but instead it just fell flat for me. I didn't really care for the characters and didn't invest in whether or not they ever found each other. I didn't buy their connection or feelings for each other. And I wanted to. I really did. This is my kind of story! The hopeless romantic in me almost cried. On top of not liking the characters I didn't really feel like the darkness was that dark. It didn't creep me out nearly as much as I wanted it to. But it could have. 

Dreaming in Moonlight at times was very descriptive, but when it counted, when it really needed it they just weren't there. I don't know if it was because it was a novella, but the story felt too rushed for me. It left me feeling like I had whiplash. I wanted more. I needed more. Unfortunately it wasn't the kind or more that made me want to read the next one. 

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