Lay Me Down
by Erin Kellison
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
I got into this series because of Darkness Falls in Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Maise has been working in the illegal side of Reve as a courier in an attempt to earn enough money to start her own business. Steve is the head of Chimera, an organization attempting to police the Reve.
What is the Reve? It is dreamscapes-personal and collective, and with the right hardware, or the right talent it is possible to link up with others to share dreams.
Honestly, I did not get quite the same buzz from this as I did Darkness Falls, because I knew what the setting was and some of what would happen. There were still a few new surprises that opened this world up though, plenty to keep the reader intrigued and wanting the next book.
Maise is such a fun character; she's strong, tough, practical, and vulnerable. Steve though, he's the mystery man. He has all kinds of complicated layers and secrets. I can really see Maise and Steve, as different from each other as they are, doing well together.
But Vincent must have some pretty serious skills and secrets too, and I'm really hoping the next book is his.
This fast-paced novella gives the reader a slice of what looks to be a very complex world. There isn't any of that onerous info dumping, so you really need to read these in order to understand what is happening. Thoroughly enjoyable, I am giving this book 4 stars.