Book Review: Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons

June 16, 2013 Adult Book Reviews 6

ceoTitle: Dream Nights with the CEO (Secret Desires #1) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Kathy Lyons
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC
Pages: 276
Release Date: May 27, 2013
In My Opinion: Don’t even touch it!
One Line: Gasp! A Brazen I didn’t like in the slightest, this one had a ridiculous plot and characters I couldn’t care less for.

About the Book: Hotel chain CEO and millionaire Wyatt Monroe is a stick in the mud. Sure, he’s hot as sin, even with the tie, but free-spirited assistant Megan Bradford refuses to jeopardize their perfect working relationship. Why mess that up with sex? She knows he’s the love ’em and leave ’em type, and she’s determined to find a family man. Wyatt would never cross the line between boss and employee with Megan, no matter how hard it might be to resist the temptation. But when they visit a mysterious B&B in a bid to acquire the property, he starts having erotic dreams about the sexy brunette that make it hard to resist her in daylight. Soon the line between reality and dreams further blurs when they learn they were sharing the same erotic dreams…

Well, I didn’t think it would happen, but it finally did. There is a Brazen title that I don’t love, that I don’t even like. That, my friends, would have to be this book, Dream Nights with the CEO. Of all the cheesiest, pointless, and unbelievable books out there, this one definitely takes the cake. You know I am a serious Brazen fan, but this one just doesn’t even feel like a Brazen book.

When I read the title, I thought it would be the girl’s and her boss having wonderful, passionate nights together because they’re secretly attracted to each other. What I got instead, was a whole lot of lame, choppy comic book-esque dream sequences that made absolutely no sense that stemmed from a paranormal aspect of the book that completely felt out of place in an otherwise contemporary setting. The dream sequences kept jumping from one thing to another, it was really annoying and even those moments where the author wanted you to feel the heat and passion between these two character, fell flat to me.

Maybe you’d think that the characters could save this book? Not really. Yes, their attraction and relationship was believable because they spent so much time together and really clicked personality-wise, but I didn’t feel anything for them. There was just too much interaction with them in their ridiculous dream sequences and not enough in the real world, I didn’t care for them as a couple. Not to mention the whole story arc with Megan’s family was a total bore and, really, was annoying at best.

If you’re into underdeveloped paranormal with cheesy love scenes, then this may be the book for you. But if you want a book with substance, romance, passion, and a even moderately decent plot; then you won’t find that in this book. The only postive thing I can say about this book was that it was a quick read. But, given the fact that it was due to his choppiness and lack of an actual interesting plot, that’s not saying much. If this is the only Brazen you don’t read, don’t worry because you’re not missing anything!

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6 Responses to “Book Review: Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons”

    • Vivian

      Lol, yea the whole “I’m in love w/my boss” thing is a bit played out. Def not a good one in this otherwise fab imprint.

  1. Leanna

    Yours is the second review for this book that I have read. Both you and the other reviewer did not like it. I eill pass on this book.

    • Vivian

      Yea, usually I love all Brazen titles, but this one was absurd and I just didn’t care for it at all.

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