This review is covering the novella, When I Dream of You. I was gifted this book in return for an honest review.
Blurb: 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.
This book is 68 pages long. In those 68 pages, Rosa Sophia managed to pull at my heartstrings. Her writing style isn’t one I’m used to. I felt like the entire time I was watching it happen, which I didn’t mind. It was refreshing. Usually I want to feel like I’m standing in the middle of everything. With When I Dream of You, it felt like I was almost watching it on television or off to the side. There was a certain distance which I felt was needed because Nina’s struggle was so intense. You know, you get close to the fire and you get burned.
Wes was amazing. Even in the short amount of time that they had with one another, he was patient and understanding. He knew Nina had baggage but he understood that his connection with her trumped all else. And he wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable and show that he cared about her. Everyone knows, feelings are kind of scary. Especially when involved with a woman who has been damaged the way Nina has.
All of this, in 68 pages. The only drawback: I wanted more. I wanted to see what else happened! This is a heavy read. But the pleasant ending gave me hope. Thank you, Rosa Sophia. And a job well done! 🙂
*Side note and completely unrelated to this review but I feel like I need to post this.
Help one another. I am not known. I am not important. But I help authors. And writers. And those who need what I have. If there is anything you can do in this world, it is help one another.
Now playing A Night to Remember by Betty Who.
All my love,