by Dee S. Knight

July 2003
ISBN: 1-931761-70-1
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Cassandra Hudson is psychic and an artist. Two years after the death of her husband, Will, she has been having a recurring dream of him and another man, who dies in her dream attempting to help her reach her husband. She comes to Greenwood, SC based on only a few clues from her dream and a map of all the towns named Greenwood in the US. When her car breaks down and a Good Samaritan stops to help her, she is surprised to find herself looking into the eyes of the man of her dreams, literally.

Dan Morgan is an ex-cop. He doesnít believe in psychics and visions. Especially after experiencing betrayal at the hands of his ex-fiancťe who decided that they werenít right for each other because she had a vision. When he stops and helps the beautiful redhead with the blown-out tire, he didnít know he was about to meet the one woman who would turn his whole world upside down.

When Cassandra tells Dan about her dream, he is skeptical. He firmly believes that most psychics are scam artists and flakes. He is disappointed when he thinks that she is just like all the rest. Especially since he finds himself wanting her with a passion that is overwhelming. Cassandra canít understand why Dan wonít listen to her and help her solve the riddle of her dream. She hasnít slept a full night in months. All she knows is that she must find a way to get him to help her. When they make a bargain, sex for his help, Cassandra believes that he is willing to be open-minded. All Dan wants is to get laid.

After a few false starts, some long absences and a lot of unfulfilled desire, Dan finally relents and tries to keep an open mind about Cassandraís abilities and help her solve the riddle of her dead husband and some missing money.

I will have to be honest, If I were Dan, I would be a little skeptical if a beautiful woman I had never seen before in my life, came up to me and said, I have been dreaming about you and you die in my dream. Cassandraís intentions were good, but she could have handled the whole situation a little better. Getting defensive and violent, she slaps him a couple of times, was totally out of line and unnecessary. Danís knee jerk reaction to her revelations is typical of most cops. But at the same time he came off as a bit of a jerk for most of the story.

The premise of the story was great; I loved the secondary characters, Danís mom and his two aunts a lot, although you didnít see them until 3/4 of the way through the book. Ms. Knight has a lot of promise and talent. The dialogue was snappy and the sexual tension is intense. I look forward to her next effort to see where she takes me.

Reviewed in July 2003 by Carolyn.

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