Lark Braithwaite thought she had the ideal life with a great job, a flat in London, and being engaged to a handsome man. Life has lost its luster, mainly her relationship with her controlling fiancé, Charles. For the past six months she has dreamed about an enigmatic, Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives it to her. In the middle of a corporate merger she is hit with the news that she is needed in Oregon as her father has died. The last thing she foresaw was to see her dream lover in the flesh.
Niall O’Hagan is a friend of the family and also happens to be their attorney. When he meets Lark for the first time he is stunned, first by the instant and intense connection that forms between them, secondly because it has been years since he felt this way about a woman. He is the exact opposite of the controlling Charles, wanting only what is best for her and anticipating her needs. Despite the short time they have together he spends the bulk of it pointing out who would be the better man for her.
Lark, full of grief, heads to Oregon, never expecting to meet the object of her erotic dreams. When Charles joins her later, his controlling ways are more evident as he is out of his habitat and his true colors start to show. Along with their explosive chemistry Niall shows her how much he cares by showering her with the care and affection she deserves and was missing. Just as she chooses to embark on her new life a rainy storm heralds the arrival of an unexpected visitor. Instead of coping with the beginnings of a new life, a sudden attack and the threat of blackmail stops her in her tracks.
This story was so much more than the typical erotic story and I loved every part of it. Yes the love scenes were smoking hot, and I mean “omg” hot, but the romance and story itself stole the show for me. Niall’s tender care of Lark was marvelous, he coaxed the real Lark out, showing her what love really was and how holding a grudge is basically pointless. This book is one of those rare erotic books that,along with having intense, delectable sex scenes, also come with a beautiful romance with fully developed characters and an enticing plot full of twists and turns. I highly recommend it!
London fiancée Lark Braithwaite should be dreaming of her beloved and their new life together – not some sultry Irish stranger. But in reality, her betrothed, Charles, is already controlling and less desirable than the stranger in her erotic dreams: a fact that puts the damper on her marriage ideals.
When You Close Your Eyes traces the evolution of her mysterious dreams and how they juxtapose with the difficult realities in her life, bringing her to a slow, simmering reality that what she’s experiencing with Charles is less than she might hope for.
As a busy businesswoman, Lark doesn’t have time to make her dreams a priority until something changes, and suddenly she’s called home to Oregon to attend her father’s funeral; there to meet the elusive, passionate man in those dreams, handsome stranger Niall O’Hagan, in person.
Though it should be mentioned that When You Close Your Eyes is filled with graphic sexual scenes, these are part of a greater plot’s appeal; not the heart of the story. Forced to confront family relationships and issues of the past, evidence of long-distance infidelity, and the rising need not only for a special, different kind of lover but the kind of lasting relationship that forces her to be more open and honest overall, Lark discovers that everything is changing in her life.
When You Close Your Eyes employs a combination of sexual power and emotional growth to fuel its special brand of intimacy and revelation, following Lark’s progression and growth not only sexually and emotionally, but as a more engaged, active participant in her life.
Opening her heart to Niall involves more than being exceptionally candid – it requires the kind of maturity Lark never experienced with Charles, and comes with a new set of decisions. Her journey brings readers along for a heady ride into these revised possibilities, creating a story that is high-powered on more than one level.
Sexually erotic, emotionally compelling, and spiced with evolving passion, When You Close Your Eyes is recommended reading for anyone who likes their romance stories steamy and powerful.
When You Close Your Eyes releases January 28th, 2019 with The Wild Rose Press.
Dreams are the perfect shelter for fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren't as ideal as her long-term relationship with her controlling fiancé Charles has hit a dry spell.
When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father's funeral, she comes face to face with the demons from her past, but she never expects to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O'Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of her fiancé's betrayal and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark's awareness of her superficial existence and reawakens her sexuality....and her soul.
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