Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lay Me Down by Erin Kellison [Review]

 Lay Me Down by Erin Kellison
Lay Me Down (Reveler #2) by Erin Kellison
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 4, 2015

1. Darkness Falls
2. Lay Me Down - Kindle
3. Darksider
4. Night's Deep Hush
5. Bring Me a Dream
6. Delirium
7. Sandman

Erin Kellison
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Able to navigate sleep’s vast dreamwaters, wild child Maisie Lane makes easy money as a courier delivering packages from one dream to another. So what if her employers are on the shadier side of the law? Her sister thinks she’s living for the pleasure of the moment. Pleasure is involved—why shouldn’t it be?—but every step Maisie takes is part of a careful plan. That is, until she crosses into a dream so evil, she has no choice but to run.

Special Agent Steve Coll is tasked to recruit Maisie for Chimera, the organization that polices shared dreams. At first he’s taken with her funny and carefree spirit, then brought to his knees by her tough and passionate soul. Touching her is forbidden ecstasy, but Steve can’t resist breaking the rules with Maisie. A darkness is gathering, evil preparing to strike, and only Maisie stands between it and innocent lives. No matter what happens, Steve won’t let her stand alone—he’ll die before he leaves her side.
Thoughts on Lay Me Down: When I read book 1 in this series, I remember LOVING the world but wanting more closure on the relationship. Well, wait. Not closure, exactly. I wanted more, umm, time spent with Jordan and Rook after they'd finally realized they were meant for one another.

I'm still loving the world -- the idea of shared dreaming opens up so many intriguing possibilities for future books -- and I didn't feel that this book ended as abruptly. In other words, total win!

As an aside, with the book clocking in at just over 100 pages, the relationship does move quickly. It definitely worked for this particular story because Steve and Maisie were both so *irritated* by one another that you KNEW there was something brewing there. Overall, I enjoy fast paced romances, so I had no issues with it. I'm just, you know, pointing it out.

Anywho. Here we have Maisie and Steve. Maisie is Jordan's wild sister who's managed to get herself in a not-so-fun spot with her ability to navigate the dreamscape. Steve is her handler (for lack of a better word) and he's hiding just as many secrets as Maisie is. Which, naturally, makes their partnership rife with tension.

We got a few answers to who and what are behind the weirdness Jordan and Rook found in the first book. We got to see some of the abilities that make the Lane sisters so coveted by the various groups out there. The world is getting bigger and the answers are only leading to more questions. I can't wait to see what's uncovered next.

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