Sunday, March 13, 2011
Reverie by Candace Gold


Title: Reverie
Author: Candace Gold
Publisher: First Lyrical Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781616502430
Genre: Romance/paranormal
Length: 118 pages
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Rating: 5 Diamonds
Heat Level: Sensual
Other: small oral sex, many sex scenes but only where in context
Reviewer: Martha Andrews
Date: 3/13/11


What do you do when a ghost mistakes you for his wife?

Furious with her boyfriend, journalist Nikki O'Connell visits Paris while reassessing their relationship. What she doesn't need complicating matters is the ghost of Claude Debussy crawling into her bed every night. Yet that's exactly what happens when the dead composer believes Nikki is his wife.

Journalists deal in facts, not in the supernatural, and it's that guiding rule that forces Nikki to doubt the possibility her rented apartment is haunted. Instead, she's confronted with the possibility that she's inherited the insanity that destroyed her mother.

I love classical music but that has nothing to do with why I loved this book! This book was really good because it showed a flawed woman who loved a man who was “real” too. (Not perfect LOL) She was jealous of his work and unsure of herself.


It was paranormal with a resident ghost but not just any ghost, the ghost of Claude Debussy. This story took you to Paris and you saw, tasted, and smelled Paris.


Since in the novel Debussy would go to Nikki in her dreams and make love to her each night there was sex some very explicit but not enough to get in the way of the plot or enough to be over-powering.
The novel progressed in a way that you were compelled to go on and on to see this couple solve their own problems and also to solve the ghost and problems he caused.

This book had a wonderful flow and the only frustration I had was that they didn’t go back to tell the ghost about the wrong assumption he’d made. (Don’t want to give anything away). I should show how real this book was to me that I'm worried about letting the ghost know his error!


I couldn’t get away from my computer (don’t have an e-reader) because when I played my music on auto-play—sooner or later “Reverie” or “Le Mer” would play and it was “back to the book” for me.
My husband is very happy I finished this book as I’ve been absent-mindedly humming and whistling Reverie for three days! This book is really good and except for the one frustration with the ending--I really enjoyed it from start to finish.


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Review of Reverie
Author: Candace Gold

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Ghosts

Reviewed by: BugsAndBells


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Review Date:
Apr 05, 2011

ISBN:
9781616502430
Publisher:
Lyrical Press
Print:
eBook: $4.50
Published:
2011-03-21

Nikki O’ Connell is a journalist in New York
and is in a relationship with psychologist
Dr. Jonathan Greene. It seems like Jonathan
is always working and that is taking him away
from her. Nikki has always had trouble coming
to terms with your parent’s death. Can Jonathan
help her with accepting her past or at least
understanding? Or is it something more than
they both realize?

I just loved Reverie by Candace Gold. Nikki
O’Connell reminded me of myself. Gold really
brought both Nikki and Jonathan alive and you
really get a sense of where the stood, even
though they themselves had no idea. Both of
these characters were complex and simple at
the same time. I felt that there could really
be a series with these characters. I would be
the first one to read it.

Candace Gold really knows how to make you fall
in love with her characters and leaves you wanting
more.
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"Paris suddenly turns perilous for Nikki O'Connell when a ghost mistakes her for his long-lost wife."
Nikki O'Connell is a conflicted woman. Successful as a journalist, her personal life is less so. She knows she is in love with her psychologist boyfriend Jonathan, but she is reluctant to share with him the issues of her past, and she is unsettled by his over commitment to his profession. Nikki is also troubled by her severe mood swings, and fears she may have inherited a madness gene from her late mother.
After another no-show by Jonathan at an important event, Nikki decides they need a break and heads off alone to Paris-a city where her parents were happy for the last time before their untimely deaths when Nikki was a little girl.
Almost immediately upon arrival at her rented Paris flat, Nikki begins to experience vivid dreams of a bearded man making love to her, and her sudden ability to play a certain piece of piano music called Reverie. Unnerved by the events, but convinced it's all imagination, she strikes up a brief friendship with a charming Frenchman named Robert.
Jonathan soon arrives in Paris, determined to make things right with the woman he loves. After a brief misunderstanding, Nikki admits to Jonathan the peculiar series of events that is happening to her. Jonathan is skeptical, but soon eerie things make him realize that Nikki, as well as himself, are being haunted.
Nikki and Jonathan set out to solve the paranormal episodes happening to them, and soon discover that the former owner of the flat, Claude Debussy, an outrageous, womanizing, composer, still inhabits the flat and has mistaken Nikki for his beloved wife, Emma. It also becomes apparent that Claude may have had a hand in the mental breakdown of Nikki's mother, as well. But as the paranormal activities increase, both Nikki and Jonathan soon realize that Nikki's life is in grave danger from Claude Debussy.
Reverie is an interesting little ghost story, inside of a mystery, inside of a romance. The character of Nikki is an intriguing one. She is a woman searching for self-discovery. I liked her immediately. Jonathan, though, is rather perplexing. His intentions toward Nikki are good, but his over dedication to his profession and his patients make him a bit unlikeable. The relationship he shares with his patient, Alicia, is downright bizarre. The minor character of Robert is superfluous; I could have done without him completely. Still, Candace Gold gives us an intriguing story with a clever mystery that ties up very nicely by the end. Ms. Gold also offers her readers an exceptional guided tour through the streets of Paris. Overall, a very lovely read.

Filed Under:
" Lyrical Press
" March 2011
" Reviews
About the Book:
Genre: paranormal
ISBN: B004SYBCSS
Page Count: 118
Price: $ 4.50
Reviewer: Stesha

Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Author's Website: candacegold.com

Reviews for Reverie
A Haunting Love Story

What do you do when a ghost mistakes you for his wife?

Furious with her boyfriend, journalist Nikki O'Connell visits Paris while reassessing their relationship. What she doesn't need complicating matters is the ghost of Claude Debussy crawling into her bed every night. Yet that's exactly what happens when the dead composer believes Nikki is his wife.

Journalists deal in facts, not in the supernatural, and it's that guiding rule that forces Nikki to doubt the possibility her rented apartment is haunted. Instead, she's confronted with the possibility that she's inherited the insanity that destroyed her mother.


EXCERPT


"Nikki…Nikki, please don't throw that!" Jonathan Greene shouted, ducking to avoid being struck by a crystal vase. "Have you lost your mind?"

"Ironic question coming from the likes of you," she fired verbally at him this time, eyes lit with anger and nostrils flaring as she stood there, hands on hips, panting. Her face turned a bright crimson, nearly as red as her hair, while her blue eyes darkened to the color of thunder clouds. Jonathan had never seen her so angry. His hopes of placating her with some good-old-fashioned psychology had been doused by the cold water from the vase.

"You knew how much that damn awards dinner meant to me," she shot her words at him like staccato bullets between ragged breaths. "I was counting on you to be there."

"And I would have been if I'd not had a last minute emergency to tend to."

"Lately, you always have some kind of emergency," she countered, glaring at him.

"I'm a doctor, for God's sake."

"You're a psychologist. It's not like you're an obstetrician on call."

Jonathan laughed at her glib reply. "I'm there to save suicidal women, so they live to have babies."

"Don't you dare use my own words against me!"

Jonathan moved closer to her, wanting to enfold her in his arms and defuse her anger with kisses.

"Stop right there! Don't you dare come any closer, either," she said, fending him off with outstretched palms.

"Can't we talk this out civilly?" Jonathan tried to reason with her.

"No!" She shook her head, her long red hair whipping about her face like angry tongues of fire. "Just get out of here and leave me alone."

Jonathan made one final attempt to reach her, but she shook her head. "No! What part of 'get out' don't you understand?"

He sighed, conceding there was no way he'd be able to reach Nikki tonight. She was too upset. Perhaps he'd speak to her tomorrow, after she'd had the chance to cool off. He grabbed
his trench coat off the arm of the chair and headed toward the door. Opening it, he turned to say something, but she screamed, "Get out!"

As Jonathan closed the door behind him, he heard her yell, "Damn you, Jonathan!" The words were punctuated by the sound of glass shattering against the door.

A HAUNTING LOVE STORY