Published January 8th, 2017 by Patrick Khayler
Amazon Kindle: 77 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotica, LGBTQ, Lesbian
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS
Assistant Principal Becky moved to Houston for a new start but as Valentine’s Day approaches, she can only think about the couple she left behind and that life-changing night they allowed her to share. So when a breathtaking woman suddenly appears and melts Becky’s panties with just one hot look, newly awakened Becky can’t wait for what their next encounter might bring. Hiding her desire to be with another woman is hard enough but dodging her work duties to be with the mysterious, almost unearthly, object of her desire might just end her career. The enchantress promises Becky a Valentine’s Day she’ll never forget but first Becky has to be brave enough to seek out Valentine Dreams of limitless pleasure.
I loved Becky in The Present, which was the first reviewed book of 2017 in this blog. Now we have more Becky in Valentine Dreams by the incredible Patrick Khayler.
This book is narrated in third person again but through Becky’s point of view. I loved it because it was a great way to keep me engaged with what was happening in the moment.
There is a reference, it seems by accident but I don’t think so, about the next book Bound by Cotton. Even though it’s not exactly the word “bound” used in the sentence I was fangirling when I caught it.
What I found pleasing was that Patrick didn’t change his writing style in this book. It was as descriptive as The Present but… it was different. For some reason, when in the previous book I could have gone with less description, in Valentine Dreams the amount was perfect.
Becky fights against herself in this story, to learn what she really wants and go after that. I believe the message was loud and clear, also beautiful: Go after the life you want, no matter what. Be happy, because you only have one life.
I was not happy with the rules because I felt for Becky a lot of feelings, good and bad. I wanted the book to end on a different note but I have another book ahead so I’m not complaining… much.
Valentine was a surprise for me, not because of the character or the paranormal aspects of her. What surprise me was the final twist when she actually reveals what she is (and yes, Valentine is a she). I was wondering during my whole reading time “who is Valentine?“. Patrick didn’t disappoint. I got my answer and I had to do a double take because I was not expecting that.
Like I said in The Present review, this is an erotic novel so you can’t read a book in that genre without the sex. Let me tell you, that this book was a tease! The amount of times I was all hot and bothered because of what I was reading it was not funny, specially because it was not until the very end they both got what they wanted.
The reason why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is because even though I love Becky and this story, I was not completely satisfied with the end. It was great for this particular book, don’t get me wrong, but for what I was expecting… I wanted Becky to have her happy ending and my heart went out to her at the end, even if she was happy when the book ended.
I would recommend this book left and right but I also would recommend to read the stories in order. First, The Present, then Valentine Dreams and I have to pick up Bound by Cotton.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for reviewing purposes.
Thank you, Patrick Khayler!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrick Khayler lives in Texas with his wife of many years and two children. Together, they enjoy active family vacations to exotic locations with diverse outdoor activities such as camping, biking and SCUBA diving. He enjoys reading everything, regardless of genre, in any subject that manages to hold his interest at the time.
In fiction, Patrick enjoys stories with detailed character development. Those few gems in which the author has pulled the reader in so deeply, the reader can no longer determine where their own life ends and the protagonist’s begins. Stories where the reader is engrossed the entire time, turning page after page just to find out what happens to themselves. They have lived every moment of each character’s background or know others who have. They can actually see themselves acting in the same way and know it is themselves living the fantasy. Hoping it will never end.
Patrick Khayler’s first book, The Present, was written as a gift to his wife for her birthday. Written in the erotic romance genre that she enjoys so much, he wanted to compose a story set within the realm of probable while still providing an absolute and total escape from reality. Two people, parents, who love each other completely, actively searching to fulfill their own sexual fantasies… Together.