The Man of My Dreams’ by Gladys Quintal is written (and impeccably edited by M.R. Saxton) in the most classical style I have seen this season.
And Brava! to the author for that. Unlike ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ which I found highly touted but poorly-structured, ‘The Man of My Dreams’ handles scene transition and point of view beautifully.
Quintal has managed to braid the lives of four women in a way that brings the revelation – and involvement – of 'the Presence' (referred to actually as 'The Ghost' until the full extent of his powers are known) into their lives in such a way that the reader is treated to a ring side seat of non-stop drama.
This one’s a page turner. The first half of the book sets the main character, Cassie, up for an end of the book moment that is like symbols crashing at the end of a symphony.
This one is genre-perfect for vampire story lovers – and lovers of vampires…no! Really! If you have ever fantasized about having a vampire as a Lover . . . this one is for you! The dangers and rewards of such a dalliance is spelled out clearly on every page.
To the author, “We’re waiting for more, Gladys!”