I have been reading romance novels since I was a teenager (which was a long time ago.) So it’s pretty difficult to come up with a creative idea that I haven’t seen before. And though time travel and paranormal romances are not new, Laurie Roma has managed to come up with some new twists in Into the Dream that I was not expecting. That is only one of the many reasons why I recommend reading Into the Dream.
Allison is a surgeon in the second year of her residency. She had a difficult childhood, growing up in foster homes where she was often neglected or emotionally abused. Her difficulties in life continued as she attempted to be successful in a male driven specialty. Into the Dream begins when Allison is having one of those “if it can go wrong, it will go wrong” days. Then to add insult to injury, she is struck by lightning while walking home.
She awakens to find herself in a different universe, one with a dark-red sky and two purple moons. Allie runs into Tynan, a seven foot giant who she is instantly attracted to. Tynan brings Allie back to his home where it turns out he is a prince. Tynan is the perfect romance hero. Not only is he a prince, but he can read Allie’s mind and wants only to make her happy. He is handsome, protective, tall and built proportionately. He is also a triplet. In Arcadia, males are always born in trios; and because men outnumber the women, brothers share their mate. Tynan’s brothers, Cael and Ryder, are set on making Allie their mate after feeling the bond she has formed with Tynan.
I loved Ms. Roma’s explanation behind the brothers’ connection. “The blood bond of brothers is different. We share thoughts and memories like a collective being. We may do separate actions during the daylight, but when we sleep. Our brains connect. When we awaken we each have the other’s memories of the last rising.” It is because of this connection that the brothers are able to share a mate without feelings of jealousy. Each brother has his special time with Allie and she learns to love each brother as an individual. Cael and Ryder are just as perfect as their brother. What woman wouldn’t want three handsome princes falling in love with them?
Despite finding love, Allie isn’t sure she is happy in Arcadia. She struggles with how women are treated in this world and works diligently to bring independence and freedom to Arcadian women. I loved Allie’s independent streak. Tynan, Cael, and Ryder had so much to learn about human women and watching Allie teach them resulted in more than a few laughs.
Ms. Roma’s attention to detail brought to life the world of Arcadia. It also made the love scenes between Allie and her men so hot that I found myself wishing I could go to Arcadia and find my own trio. The love the men felt for Allie was evident in every touch. It brought an additional layer to the sex scenes.
Into the Dream is a wonderful read from beginning to end. Even if you aren’t a fan of the science fiction genre, I still recommend that you read this book. The science fiction was incidental to the romance and passion. There was so much drama, humor, and passion in every page that once I started reading Into the Dream, I couldn’t put it down. Into the Dream was so enjoyable to read that I look forward to more books in this series.