Dream Job by Mickey J. Corrigan

Dream Job by Mickey J. Corrigan
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (45 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

He’s the hot, sexy man of her dreams. And her new boss. But someone else is dreaming about her, someone even more dangerous…

After Adrianna sleeps with her hunky boss, she has to face him every day at the office of DreamCorp International. She has to test the company’s dream software with him in the office hot tub. She has to ignore the fact that his touch drives her to peaks of ecstasy she’s never experienced before. And that she’s fallen madly in love with him.

To make her life in tropical Florida even more confusing, Adrianna is plagued by disturbing dreams. Davis, one of those forgettable men she’d rather not think about anymore, a geeky guy she never should have slept with, stalks her. Davis has other ideas. He still wants her, and he plans to have her—in the murky dream world they appear to share.

Something strange is happening to Adrianna. And it’s making her wonder about her dreams. Are dreams more than a random rehash of day-to-day images, repressed sexual urges, and memory fragments? Could it be that dreams are the entry way to another world? A real world? A hyper real world?

Whether she wants to or not, Adrianna is about to find out all about the dream world. After all, she’s landed her Dream Job. And she’s in love with the man of her dreams.

Some people think dreams don’t have any special meanings for our waking lives. Other people think every dream is meaningful. Which one should Adrianna believe?

Adrianna was such a firecracker. What was really interesting about this character, though, was how much more I liked her after I noticed her personality flaws. She definitely wasn’t a perfect person by any stretch of the imagination. Some of her biggest flaws turned out to be things that I usually find a little irritating in a main character, but they suited her so well that I actually kind of liked seeing them in her. They rounded out her personality and made her more relatable.

It would have been helpful to have more clues about what was going on in the plot. I was pretty confused about what was happening to the main character for most of the storyline, and the explanation that was given never quite pieced it all together for me. There were so many sudden breaks between the various locations, dream sequences, and points in time that I had trouble figuring out how everything should have flowed together.

With that being said, the dreams themselves were delightful. They used the sometimes wonky logic that only really makes sense to anyone who hasn’t woken up yet. It was especially charming to see how Adrianne reacted to all of the strange, wonderful, and threatening things that invaded her mind while she slept because of how well I’d gotten to know her.

Dream Job is a good choice for anyone who is in the mood for something unconventional.

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