happen—but living her dreams is even worse. Kelsi always Knows when bad things are coming, but even she never thought she’d lose her husband at only twenty-three. Since he died, she’s been living her worst nightmare. Her nights are filled with dreams of a Dark-Haired Man, but her days are full of guilt, because the Man fills her with longing and confusion, promising to give her all she needs, all she wants, all she feared she’d never have again. If only the dreams would stay in her head where they belong. Kelsi starts seeing the Dark-Haired Man in her waking life, shadowing her wherever she goes. And when her mysterious new neighbor, Aiden Hardt, knows about the Man in her dreams, Kelsi worries she can’t trust her own mind. He’s not what he seems. But even Aiden’s cryptic words don’t frighten her as much as the way she feels around him. Kelsi must sort through her emotions and figure out what’s real before she can ever hope to have a normal life again.
REVIEW - 4.5 STARS
Garren has a true talent. It says something when I can cry over a character that’s not even alive in the book. My heart broke for Kelsi when Jamie died. You can feel her pain, you can feel how much she loved him. As you watch her fall apart, you can understand how a pain that deep can draw a phasm, as we come to understand later in the book. Garren made my skin crawl whenever Kelsi saw the shadow or the Dark-haired Man. Garren also has the ability to take you to the height of one emotion and then lets you fall to the lowest of another. This book is a roller coaster of emotions that I am willing to ride over and over again. Anyone who is a fan of the unknown, paranormal, and having a “knowing” feeling when something is going to happen, this book is perfect. I can’t wait for the next installment. The only problem I had with the book (it wasn’t the story, and I don’t know if it was just my devices) was the spacing and separation. There were paragraphs that were cut of midway and then pick up after a page separation. It was really frustrating. Otherwise, this would be a 5 star read.
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