Dream Across Time - Bonnie Dee My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...

stuffs that dreams are made of
Stuffs That Dreams Are Made Of by John Anster Fitzgerald, circa 1858

What would I have done if I had a dream lover like Connor who would come to me at night and did all things naughty? What if he was the soul mate I was searching for but he lived in a totally different era.............. Ok, I concur, that would be scary! But hell, this makes a great recipe for a fantasy novella and Bonnie Dee, again, made me fall for another of her heroes. It had me wishing for a hunk from, say, the Regency era? Um, no, too many rakes... Victorian? Er, ummm, those mustaches were a bit funny... Maybe Georgian? Hahahahhaahaha… oops! Sorry about that but I was kinda picturing the wigs and the jabots... :p

Anyway, never mind about me. I’m always confused about such things, especially men… But as I’ve mentioned, Connor and Aiyana meets in a dreamland where their experience of each-other is sublime and almost real. How can dreams feel so real? It was a question plagued both of them when the story starts. Connor is a widower and a successful lawyer. He’s had depression and seen psychologists in the past after his wife Helen died in a car accident. Recently, his life seemed better; he felt more in control of himself. He hasn’t seen anyone in this two years, simply mourned Helen’s loss. But when this dream woman starts coming to him in his sleep… Well, it’s not that she visited him but he just felt her in his bed (he thought he was dreaming some heavy duty erotic stuffs). He hasn’t felt this way since Helen died and Connor thought it’s probably time that he starts seeing someone, even if it’s a blind date.

Aiyana is a primeval era Native American woman. She’s young and an apprentice to the elderly healer of the tribe. She knows her duty to her tribe and bound to do it. She might never marry because of it. But Aiyana wants her own family and a baby, like her best friend Majesi. I loved reading about her tribe and her simple life. But it wasn’t really that simple. The responsibility Aiyana had was immense and the visitation of her dream lover didn’t help her cause at all. She loved being with this man she believed a spirit person, this relationship (if you can call it) a gift from the spirits. They would make love and Aiyana would feel it all, like they’re doing it in reality (but she felt the difference once they actually had the opportunity to do it in reality) . When they communicated through their minds, they’d understand each-other. They didn’t need their languages, which definitely differed very much.

odd dreams

But things can’t go on this way, especially they both want each-other more than those dreams, for a few hours. There were some conflicts, those were expected I suppose. Both were confused about what to do. Connor was quite suspicious and yet couldn’t help but take the help of a paranormal investigator. Aiyana sought out helps from her elderly tribesman, including the healer woman. She wanted Connor in her era but didn’t know if he wanted to be here.

There were misunderstandings too and the obvious questions- who would come to whose world? Would one of them leave his/her present life (era) for the other? What really is the solution to this unearthly situation? But Bonnie Dee being herself, made me believe in the final solution to their dilemma. I felt envious of Aiyana because Connor was very sweet and crazy about her. 4 stars, totally enjoyed it and wished it was longer.

I may even dream some more tonight in hopes of catching a glimpse of my soulmate... *sigh*

psyche’s dream
Psyche’s Dream by Josephine Wall