Title: Dream for Me
Author: Becky Black
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Ginny Glass
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
In a society awake for twenty-four hours a day a man who sleeps is a freak. But not to neurobiologist Shay Mistry. Jacob Garcia, the last known sleeper in America, is the test subject whose brain Shay has been dying to get his hands on for years. When they meet, Shay discovers the sleeper’s brain comes accompanied by a gorgeous body and a hostile attitude. As Jacob sleeps night after night in his lab it’s harder and harder for Shay to resist their mutual attraction.
Jacob is tired of being a lab rat, but he’s got his reasons to be in Shay’s lab—one of them he’s not going to tell anyone about—and his plan is to do what he came to do and leave. So falling in love with Shay is like adding a hand grenade to all the other balls he’s juggling. He doesn’t need this added complication, but his desire for Shay is too strong to resist. When Jacob’s secret comes out it triggers a chain of events leaving Shay irrevocably changed and forcing Jacob to choose where his loyalties lie.
Dream for Me presents an interesting premise: in the future, almost no one sleeps. What does this mean for the world and what does it mean for those few who do sleep?
It was interesting to see the little differences in the world that marked it as being in the future without everyone wearing silver and flying in hover crafts. There were biometric locks, fancier phone-like communication devices, and electric cars. They also had personal rooms instead of bedrooms, as beds were no longer necessary items. All these things, and more, made it feel much more realistic and potentially possible.
I really enjoyed seeing Shay’s fascination with sleep, and Jacob, the last sleeper in America. It was good to see Jacob thaw from his status a “Number One Lab Rat” to see Shay in a different light than all the other scientists in his past. I would have liked to see Jacob’s feelings develop more though. We see time pass and can believe he feels the way he does, but a lot of the time is glossed over.
The adventure and intrigue with Jacob’s family and the government was well developed and kept me invested in the story. I enjoyed the little plot twists and the outcome.
Overall, a great little sci-fi piece with a believable couple. I wish there was a little more emotion between Shay and Jacob but otherwise really enjoyed it!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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