“She’s burning, Zane!”
Hot damnnnnn.... Ty was so sweet in this!!!
*favorite moment of this book;
Zane’s pulse thrummed as he gave himself over totally into Ty’s hands, following his capable direction and floating on the music.
He’d thought about this, a slow dance with his lover, not a flashy tango or a writhing clash under a disco ball. But he’d never dreamed he would get one.
It was possibly one of the most erotic, most loving things Ty had ever done for him.
And that cliffhanger!!
Re-read BR with Julie (Audiobook), September 29th
Smexy times in the car.. Here we come!!
First read: 2013, November 28th
Nightmares is something everyone has had. Whether you are young or old, you once had a nightmare that you just couldn't shake off. Sometimes it's just the one nightmare, sometimes it's a trilogy. Sometimes, however, it stays with you for days, weeks, even months. You are either falling into a dark abyss; a clown is chasing you; failing a test that is coming up. But the main thing to remember is that these are just nightmares.....they only occur during the night, during sleep. Once you wake up, those nightmares are gone.
Or so Charlie Laird believed so.
Charlie believed like everyone else, that nightmares aren't real, and that they only occur during sleep time. That is until he started having the same dream over and over again ever since moving into the purple mansion which he believes have caused the nightmares to escalate.
Of course everyone assures him that the nightmares aren't real.
That is until a nightmare started walking around town....in broad daylight!!!!
Charlie and his friends found something very unusual in the Purple Mansion.....a gateway into the Netherworld....a gateway into Nightmares. Every nightmare Charlie's town has ever had or has now, Charlie and his friends are walking in them. Trying to figure out how a Nightmare got through the gateway and into Reality while also trying to figure out how to get out of the nightmares that seem to have plagued the town.
How can you get out of your nightmare when your nightmare won't let go of you? How do you win in a Nightmare?
Jason Segel shows you how with the help of Charlie and his friends. A wonderful, helpful story for kids and yes even adults who have terrible Nightmare that they just can't shake off.
"Go to sleep my baby rock-a-by
Mama's gonna sing you a lullaby
All about the angels that watch over thee
Go to sleep sweetie and dream in peace."
This is normally how most people get their kids to sleep. They sing a little lullaby, they rock the baby's in their arms, they read a story....whatever it takes to get their children to sleep.
That is until the children and the adults start seeing eyes in their dreams that have turned into nightmares?
And what if all those great techniques, don't work anymore? How are you going to get your child to sleep when even you yourself can't sleep? And what if you do start sleeping and those eyes.......
Well then try out this new tonic from the next town over. You will feel wonderful trust us!!! You will be able to never dream of those eyes ever again!!!! (Of course, you will NEVER dream again and you will turn into a Zombie which is sort of the point)
Charlie and his friends are at it again, trying to save a town from Nightmares....but this time the nightmare isn't from the Gateway. It's mixed in a Tonic that the people have been drinking and can't seem to come out of their Zombie phase.
How do you wake people up when they are too afraid of the Reality? How do you stop something when you can't feel it?
STAY TUNED FOR REVIEW ON BOOK THREE
"You can’t conquer everything with love. But it sure makes a hell of an ally"
What a beautiful and wise saying -- and that is the core of this story about two men in their forties, each with their own baggage, who found each other and in that sense also help each other (it had a rather happenstance circumstances to it, which always wonderful in romance). It was in the same vein of another Fielding's book, Rattlesnake, which was released last year.
I found this to be well-written and grounded; a love story that has substance. Sure, it has moody tone as well considering what both Jeremy and Qay had been through; especially Qay who survived an abusive home and years of being drug addict. This is what I love from Fielding's story. Her characters might start in a not a good place (sometimes even being in pain or tortured!!), or has endured loneliness, or feeling okay but not completely happy ... but Fielding always infused a hopeful feel to it.
So despite me having to read about Jeremy, handling his bloody ex-boyfriend, then finding out that his ex is dead, or about Qay and that awful situation with his family, including the death of his brother, I know that they will be fine in the end. That what makes Fielding's story so engaging. I didn't even take a detour by reading other titles when I read this. I wanted to see how Jeremy and Qay grab their happiness.
It is a gorgeous, lovely, real love story, and it definitely lingers with me even after I reached the last page.
PS: I did wonder about [where the hell Donny kept that USB drive! (hide spoiler)] It bought Jeremy to a very bad situation, so I was a little disappointed that my curiosity didn't get any answer.
2.75 rounded up
I had to agree with most of what my friend, Veronica, thought of this one. This is definitely my least favorite of the series so far. The attempt to kill the fire was good enough action though; it gave something more adrenaline worthy compared to the usual day-to-day life of the ranch.
However, I had problems with how the two men dealt with their issues. Those were serious things -- and kept it inside was not healthy. I guess I was over with the whole "I don't want to talk about this" mentality, although I realize it is also happen in real life. Like Veronica said, it was like a blind leading the blind -- Thorne struggling with his PTSD while Ian hadn't really deal with the trauma that happened in his teenager's year. With that in mind, I also had big problem believing that the two would fall in love so quick (Thorne was willing to "move in" within, what, days?). It was drama but not one that I liked.
Just like Veronica, I also thought Ian sounded younger than his actual age, which kinda threw me off a lot whenever he talked about having spent over fifteen years at Lang Downs.
I did like it whenever Caine and Macklin appeared though. They were like the patriarchs of the ranch :)