Title: Dream Man
Author: J.D. Walker
Publisher: JMS Books
Characters: Michael, Christian
Sub-Genre: contemporary, Erotic Romance
Michael Stein has a recurring dream of Mr. Muscles — a tall, strong, sex machine who pounds him into oblivion and makes his sheets wet. Unfortunately, Mr. Muscles doesn’t really exist.
But who needs reality when the best sex he ever had comes every night? He doesn’t need a real man, right? Such a man doesn’t even exist. Life is good — no messy relationships, hot nocturnal encounters, and he only has to clean up after himself.
One day at work, Michael finds himself face to face with the man of his dreams in the form of Christian Bolster, who is six feet tall and full of solid muscle. To Michael’s surprise, Christian invites him to dinner, and he can’t help but say yes.
As the evening progresses, Michael is drawn to Christian’s charm and relaxed nature. Suddenly he starts to panic. This can’t be real. Things like this don’t happen to him. What was he thinking? Should he take a chance on reality, or hold out for the man in his dreams? Or can Christian be that man?
An erotic quickie with lots of hot sex, both in dreams and awake, but a falling in love too quick and a rather stereotypical gorgeous main character.
Told in first person, Michael has fantasies at night about a hot guy. Lo and behold, the guy—Christian—is apparently a client at the business where Michael works. And he seems interested. You can guess what follows.
The story is too short for good character arcs or development, and since we don’t get Christian’s point of view, he has very little depth, just a glossy image of a perfect hunk. But considering this is an erotic quickie, it delivers. I did like the fact that the real sex does not go exactly as Michael imagined it, as it gave a touch of much needed realism. Still, this is basically nothing more than an erotic fantasy.
So, overall, a good and hot quickie, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Reviewed By: Susan