Dream for Me by Becky Black

dreamforme_beckyblackTitle: Dream for Me
Author: Becky Black
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: Novel (219 pages)
Publisher: Loose ID (July 8th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: 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.

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Review: Jacob Garcia has spent the better part of his life in labs, an anomaly, only worth what he can give the doctors and scientists that are studying him. In a world where no one sleeps, Jacob is a sleeper, someone who can still dream. Shay Mistry is one of those doctors that only value Jacob for what they can find during REM, or is he?

There is an attraction there from the start. Jacob can tell by the way Shay looks at him, his eyes full of hunger, lust and need. Hesitant to explore any type of romantic relationship with Jacob because of his sleep study, Shay resists as much as he can. But chemistry ignites when Shay is faced with Jacob leaving town. Lust sends Shay to Jacob’s apartment, but emotion keeps him there. Having never really experienced tenderness and love, Shay is entranced with the man who really see’s him.

All the while Jacob is romancing Shay, there is a threat brewing behind the scenes. A group of sleeper’s that are hiding out in a place they call Nyx have been working on a study of their own, a way to make everyone sleep again. And the final piece of that puzzle is Shay. Can Jacob stop his people, his own family from unleashing a germ that could not only make everyone sleep again, but quite possibly kill people as well? Will he choose his family or the man he loves?

This was a very vivid and detailed future that Black wrote that could very well be based as reality. The arguments from both sides as to why things should either stay as they were, or be changed back to how they were, were both compelling and sound. And the forced sterilization aspect on sleepers so no more would be born is so much like something our government would do, it’s frightening! The writing was so descriptive that I could actually envision this Denver in my mind.

My only complaint, which may sound odd to some, I don’t like sex in a book just for the sake of having sex. If it doesn’t advance the story or add to the characters in some way, it should be either left out of just alluded to. While I love a sweaty, sexy, passionate romp between two men, a couple of times it seemed forced or thrown in to add page count. Aside from that, I was intrigued throughout with this story. I’ve never read another story like it, where the norm is always awake.

This one is a must read for Sci-Fi fans. It’s passionate, romantic, fast paced and engaging.