Marc reviews ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ by Monika De Giorgi. This book was published by eXtasy Books on June 8th and is about 200 pages long.
RGR received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I took this book with me on my summer vacation in Spain. It was my first dreamscape book, but I do love the power of our mind and subconscious. The power of imagination and the psychological aspect of encountering our dreams and nightmares to work through issues every night. This book intrigued me and I’m glad I picked it up.
Jesse meets a wonderful guy who is caring, attentive, lovable, and handsome to boot. Unfortunately, the only time he sees Cameron is in his dreams—dreams that are never flimsy and fast forgotten in the morning, but feel very real. And the longer they go on, the more palpable they feel to Jesse.
But what happens when these dreams have a bigger and bigger impact on Jesse’s daily life? When they begin to take a toll on him and make it harder to wake up every day? And what if they turn into nightmares and Jesse can’t get out anymore, if he never wakes up?
One day Cameron finds a heartbreaking poem in a small notebook, hidden in a used book. From the first time he reads it, the handwritten words resonate somewhere deep within him and when he goes to sleep that night, he meets Jesse for the first time—a sad young man who makes Cam want to give him reasons to smile and a shoulder to cry on. From that night on, Jesse is a nightly visitor in Cameron’s dreams.
But what happens when Cameron finds out that his Jesse is very much real? And what if a sinister presence takes hold of their shared dreams and Cameron wakes up? Can he get back to Jesse? Or will Jesse stay back forever in this dreamscape turned nightmare?
Have you ever had a dream that seemed to be real? Or a dream you wanted to be real, because it seemed perfect and wonderful at first, until after a few minutes it suddenly dawned on you how little sense it made? Dreams are so important for us, but we don’t always understand them. They are mysterious.
So Jesse is not really sure what to think when his dreams return him to the same place and the same man again and again. He feels safe there, feels like he knows the man and can trust him. And even after he wakes up, he remembers the man and the dreams. They seem so real, but how can a man in his dreams be real, if he has never seen him in his life.
I really liked how the dreams gave the two MCs a close and intimate connection that we normally only see with established couples, but readers can still feel the thrill of seeing them come together the first time in real life. I loved the atmosphere of the dreams, they seemed magical. However, when the dreams seem to be draining Jesse, they start to get a bit creepy. It’s harder and harder for him to return into the real world and the dreams seem ever more realistic, like they are becoming his new reality.
The erotic tension of the dreams make them very alluring, but I love that Jesse also has a best friend, who keeps him connected to the real world. The friendship and banter between them is wonderful, even as readers may get more and more worried about the increasing tiredness and exhaustion. His best friend is funny, protective and very likable. The kind of friend everyone needs!
The majority of the time is spent in the dreamscape, which is something that might not work for everyone. However, it really worked for me, because the psychological aspect of facing ones demons is made real here. It was fascinating for me and I wondered what my own mind could come up with if it turned against me.You never know what will happen next, because the rules in the dreamscape are different than in real life and everything is connected to Jesse’s past and thus very personal and gives readers an insight into his heart.
For me Jesse is the main character of this book, even though we get POVs from both him and Cameron. We can see him with his best friend and we learn about his past in a very unique way. I loved getting to know him and my heart often broke for him as I learned more about his past. I do wish, though, that I had learned more about Cam as well.
I’m really glad I gave this book a try. It is something different and I enjoyed it a lot. The author has a unique voice and has created loveable characters, caught in a very interesting scenario.
RATING: 8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
Monika De Giorgi is a nerd, bookworm and author of M/M-Romance. Her first book got published 2007, three more followed since then. Her favorite genres are Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy (with a healthy dose of Romance). She lives with two dogs and her cat in the suburbs of Rosenheim (near Munich) and works as assistant for a film team. She’s never seen without something to read and traveling without her laptop and several notebads is just not imaginable.