An innocent beauty, trapped in sleep...Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love. Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma.A handsome prince, determined to discover her secrets...Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken Aurora from her virginal slumber. But when she begins to invade his dreams every night, beckoning him into a sensuous place of lust and danger, Jacob realizes there's more to this woman than meets the eye.It will take more than a kiss to wake her up...Trapped in a world of erotic dreams, Aurora and Jacob must surrender to their deepest darkest desires...but how far are they willing to go?
Obtained: BoughtSeries: Smoldering fairy tales for adults
My Rating:I was excited to read this upon seeing another blogger's review on this book, but when I started the story, I felt it just dragged on and on. I was actually tempted to close the book halfway through and not finish it, but I managed to late last night.
I REALLY wish there was more character development. Dialogue and reactions are what primarily irked me the most about this tale. Rory, Jacob, and all the secondary characters appeared more 2D than any other book I've read. Not to say that I'm necessarily flaming this book, mind you, but I just find it hard to believe that everyone could live happily ever after when 75% of the book was about sex.
Then again, most of the story was based upon the dream world. Maybe that's why I feel so skeptical about some of the reactions? Rory and Jacob admitting their love for each other just felt the most random... almost as if Yardley was trying to justify all the dream sex the two had, and to strengthen the supposed bond the two shared. I don't know. I enjoy reading sex scenes just as much any other person who reads books by authors such as Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter, but this book. I don't know. Maybe it was Yardley's writing style. Maybe because other authors add a bit more plot and actually build the relationship a bit more. I can't pin my reasoning for not enjoying this book to one particular aspect.
The book is priced at $13.95, but I bought it through a secondary source for $8. I don't spend more than $10 on any author unless it's someone like Anne Bishop or Patricia Briggs. This wasn't the book for me, but some of you might still enjoy it.