In His Sleep

In His Sleep by Hollie Brooks
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Scarlet Rose
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Hibiscus

Is it possible for the man of your dreams to find you in his sleep? Angie Thompson is desperate for a hot, male–a last minute replacement model for the most important shoot of her photography career. When she stumbles upon Chad Gregory wandering the halls of her hotel in nothing but a pair of boxers, she can’t believe her luck. Not only does Mr. Sexy agree to help her out with the shoot, but he gives Angie the best orgasm she’s ever had…right there in the hall…up against the wall. The catch? He won’t remember a thing. Chad is sleepwalking.

What a novel concept for a story. I can honestly say I have never read a story involving sleepwalking as the major story point.

I liked the character of Angie Thompson. She was a no nonsense photographer who needs a replacement model, stat. I thought it was hilarious when she stood up in the bar and introduced herself and said she was looking for a man willing to pose in his underwear. I could just picture it at a busy hotel bar where there is a conference going on. I liked how she handled Chad in the hallway when she thought he was drunk, she was still Ms. Businesswoman. I enjoyed the struggle she had with herself when she felt like she wanted Chad for more then just a model. Angie seemed to me to be a soft hearted person who wants to be respected for her work but also just wants to be loved.

I thought Chad Gregory was a beautifully written hunk. He seemed to be a quiet reserved man who does not really think he is anything special. I liked the fact that he could only remember bits and pieces of what occurred when he sleepwalks. I thought it added to his imagination of what could have happened since he couldn’t remember and made for some cute dialogue with others. I also liked how he was hesitant about posing. I thought it made Chad seem more real.

The minor characters in story were pretty good. Chad’s sister Gretchen did not do too much for the story except be there for Chad to talk to. The gruff, all business sponsor, Robert Winds helped with the pressure that was building around Angie and the shoot. Kirk, Angie’s assistant, I believe was the best minor character in that he helped relax Chad at the shoot by talking to him. I felt that Kirk also had a lot of really good lines.

I found it interesting at how toward the end of the book, Angie and Chad found some common ground.

When I read In His Sleep, I was definitely awake and enjoying each word of this delightfully different story.

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