Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Raksha has arrived from Nepal, along with his people, to reclaim his mate, but Cole Brightside is a young man afraid of a past he doesn’t fully remember. The two have only connected in Cole’s dreams, where Raksha is both beast and man. Now, Raksha wants them together again in the real world.
Can Cole make it past his own fears to become the man Raksha needs him to be? Can Raksha accept who Cole has become?
Can they find a place for dreams?
A Place for Dreams by Deja Black is a story that has a neat promise, a yeti as one of the main characters and what could have been a sweet, lovely lovers reunited romance. And it is for some of it, but it is also a confused tale where too much mythology gets squished together along with a back history that it turns garbled and the ending is just plain confusing.
I read it twice and still went ‘huh’ in places.
Cole is a well drawn character with a history that brings the mystery as well as the mythology (a voice in his head and nightmares from childhood). Then the person from his dreams actually appears in front of him and I just didn’t buy into the story at all. I love these books but the author wasn’t able to pull me into their world enough to connect me to their relationship or myth building. So it just didn’t work at all from there on out.
I liked the idea that Cole wasn’t just prepared to drop everything just because Raksha showed up and said he was someone else. That alone made sense. I wish most of the rest of the story had done the same.
Cover art has none of the mystical elements you would expect for this story. I consider it a miss.
ebook, 69 pages
Published July 7th 2017 by Extasy Books
ISBN 1487412118 (ISBN13: 9781487412111)