Falling Awake [Jayne Ann Krentz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Isabel Wright, a Belvedere Center for Sleep Research analyst and Level Five lucid dreamer, meets the man of her dreams in bestseller Krentz’s. This is a Jayne Ann Krentz novel. So, back to the plot: Isabel fills Cutler in on the dark doings that have shadowed Belvedere research.
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Return to Book Page. A red-hot, suspenseful novel about a free-spirited dream researcher-and the gorgeous man who brings her dreams to life.
Martin Belvedere, a pioneer in the field, recognized her unique talent for what he calls Level Five lucid dreaming – and rescued her from a dead-e A red-hot, suspenseful novel about a free-spirited dream researcher-and the gorgeous man who brings her dreams to life.
Martin Belvedere, a pioneer in the field, recognized her unique talent for what he calls Level Five lucid dreaming – and rescued her from a dead-end job at the psychic dreamer hotline. It’s satisfying, lucrative work, but it can be emotionally draining at times. Especially when one of her anonymous subjects, known only as Client Number Two, captures her imagination through his compelling dream narratives. Secretly, she thinks of him as “dream man. A loner who learned long ago not to let anyone get too close, he works for a highly classified government agency with an interest in the potential value of lucid dreaming.
And he has just been ordered by his boss to make contact with Isabel, who’s been fired after the sudden death of Dr. Heading to California, he pushes his own fantasies out of his mind, determined to maintain a professional relationship with the woman who reads his dreams, the mysterious figure he has come to think of as ‘Tango Dancer. And a waking nightmare begins – when a suspicious hit-and-run leads them into a perilous web of passion, betrayal and murder, and forces them to walk the razor-thin line between dreams and reality.
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published October 25th by Jove first published Isabel WrightEllis Cutler. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Falling Awakeplease sign up. See 1 question about Falling Awake…. Lists with This Book. Nov 17, Brett rated it did not like it. I really did not like this one, for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, it needed another editor to clean up the language and events.
There was no normal dialogue among the characters. Everything seemed a little too scripted, too wooden, including the fully-qualified names for things, such as the Belvedere Center for Sleep Research.
Rkentz got tired of hearing the need for “context. There has to be another way to say asake. And while I can appreciate a pun, the “dream” and “nightmare” puns were a bit too thick for me. I kept wanting the story to end, but it dragged itself on and on beyond the point where I had any interest in what happens next. Particularly at the end, the author needed to return to a “show, don’t tell” mantra.
There was far too much telling. Ultimately, the sense I got from it was that it was the first draft of some housewife’s daydreaming fantasy put to paper. View all 3 comments.
Jayne Ann Krentz First published: Paranormal ish – Lucid dreaming and dream reading. An interesting idea that didn’t quite make it. It felt like Krentz wanted to explore an idea she had a few years ago and didn’t want to waste her research or the manuscript that was stashed in a bottom dr Author: It felt like Krentz wanted to explore an idea she had a few years ago and didn’t want to waste her research or the manuscript that was stashed in a bottom drawer so put everything in.
It lacked the flair Krentz has since developed. Good enough, but could have been better. Isabel is a dream analyzer in a smaller division of a big company. When the promotion she expected turns into search for a new employment, shes disappointed. Good thing she has family that will help.
Ellis, an independent contractor, depends on the help with analyzing his dreams, so when it gets shut down theyll have to solve it, asap. Now Ellis is sent on the mission to convince Isabel to start working for his agency instead. When a conspiracy starts entangling them both theyll have to work tog Isabel is a dream analyzer in a smaller division of a big company.
PNR Romance, action, suspense and smutty fluff in a great combo. Listened to the audio version and the narrator was great as well. Everything is like in Krentz’s books should be: Dec 18, Mari Smut Duchess rated it really liked it Shelves: I listened to this book with my Romance Unlimited subscription.
It’s the typical Jayne Ann Krentz book. She seldom deviates from her predictable krnetz. There’s mrentz comfort in that though. A dream analyst and a lucid dreamer from a secret government agency team up to solve a murder mystery. I’m actually kinda surprised how much I liked this book. Jul 27, Mojca rated it really liked it Shelves: Isabel Wright, herself a Level Five the highest level of lucid dreaming is the one in charge of interpreting their dreams. She is so intrigued by the Client Number Two that the man eventually starts appearing annn her dreams.
She dubs him Dream Man. After so many books, with other authors I’d say “been there, done that, have the bookshelf to prove it”, but that is never the case with Jayne Ann Krentz or her alter ego Amanda Aaake. Though the plots might be similar, there is always a different twist to the storyline to make it interesting. Falling Awake is no exception.
It’s her usual cocktail of suspense, action, and romance that will keep you at the edge of your seat and turning page after page, because you have to know just what happens next. Though the “technical” descriptions did slow the pace down. What I like most about her contemporaries is the fact she never ffalling a detailed visual description of the male lead, leaving the better part krwntz the reader’s imagination. In this case, the dark sunglasses Ellis Cutler can’t seem to take off just add to the mystery, qwake, and his appeal.
Feb 23, Kimberly rated it really liked it. It almost seems like this is a early writing that was maybe the start of the Arcane family. Honestly with a name change it could easily have been one of the books in the series. Isabel is a dream analyst but not what we normally think of when we think about our dreams. This is not the “this symbol means this” type of answers.
This goes much deeper. She works for a man who believes she can do this but is hiding her talents u If you love the Arcane Series from JAK then you will love this book awae. She works for a man who believes she can do this but is hiding her talents under a “research sleep center” and she is being used by a gov’t agency to read dreams which then help solve crimes. And she has fallen for the “Dream Man” who calls her for help.
However when the owner of the company she works for is found dead she is fired. Ellis has vivid dreams and calls “Tango Dancer” with his dreams for her to work on and has taken a liking to her.
He works for the gov’t agency as a detective of sorts when they need him.
So when they call to say that he needs to find and secure Isabel how can he say no? The suspense never ends in the book and while there is alot of conversation about the belief of “level 5 dreamers” it is not boring. The connection is instantious between Isabel and Ellis as if they really had been communicating before the reader picks up the book.
Detailed Review Summary of Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz
I had this book on my TBR shelf for a fallig now but hadn’t picked it up and man am I sorry now. I love JAK’s Arcane Series and while I love all her books they do not all have that Arcane feeling to them and I thought this was one that would not and falliing I would hold off to read the romance book but this is certainly as much suspense as romance and not to be missed!
Dec 01, Robin rated it it was ok. This book was cheesy, simple and almost a waste of time to read. I thought it had potential during the part where it explains dream analysis and psychic dreaming to solve crimes.
But honestly everything that was supposed to be “Top Secret” was spread around candidly and for as few of people as there was supposed to be who were “Level 5 Lucid Dreamers”, they were sure popping up everywhere, seemed like everyone was by the end of the book. There was a lot of oh brother kind of stuff from the dark This book was cheesy, simple and almost a waste of time to read.
There was a lot of oh brother kind of stuff from the dark shades so nobody can get close to the fallingg eating, the expensive taste in clothing, furniture, cars and well everything.
I thought the mystery was solved all to easily and just dorky. Aug 31, Shelly rated it liked it. There was a lot of good things about this book. The characters were probably the best part. They we really well developed and I liked them both.