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Dream Man by Linda Howard

Dream Man (edition 1998)

by Linda Howard

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Title:Dream Man
Authors:Linda Howard
Info:Pocket Books (1998), Mass Market Paperback, 341 pages
Collections:romantic suspense, Your library, Favorites
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I loved the labor scene in the epilogue - if only men could experience the birthing process ( )
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
Barely remember this one but I think I liked it. Old book. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Feb 7, 2016 |
For several blissful years, Marlie Keen has lived a normal and quiet life as an accountant in a bank. She's kind to her neighbors, doesn't date, enjoys going to the movies, etc. For most of her life prior she sequestered herself from others because she was often bombarded by clairvoyant visions and by the hypersensitive ability to pick up on others' emotions. She was considered a freak and relied solely on a friendly relationship with her doctor who studied her abilities. After a traumatic event six years prior, she thought the ability had left her.until she "sees" a murder as it is happening.

She goes to the police hoping she can share information which will help track the killer. Of course, Det. Dane Hollister is attracted to her, even though he thinks she's kooky, and he insults her like the big galoob he is. But then a body is found and the evidence matches her vision. She's now a suspect.

How frustrating for the detective that he still wants to sleep with her. No matter, he'll just start showing up at her house, pushing her for a physical relationship even though she's reluctant (and for good reason, asshat), moving into her house after a few days, and then ultimately pulling a complete d*** move putting her in danger, which should have been unforgivable but of course, was not. She saves the day but he, of course, is her hero. HEA.

Exciting suspense novel, but as for the romance portion, the H was terrible and the h was portrayed as a very weak character. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Oct 11, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this chilling, engrossing and steamy story. I felt such sympathy for the heroine and liked the hero's sensitive take charge attitude except for one time he got off the hook too easy, nevertheless it was still a great book. Psychic Marlie sees a violent murder and when she tells the police, detective Dane is skeptical.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Marlie Keen only wanted to be normal and live a normal life and for six years, she had achieved it. Her dormant 'gift' is suddenly awakened when a murder occurs on a Friday night and Marlie, even if hurt and fearful of a terrible past, decides to go to the police with the 'info'.
Dane Hollister is a good cop, a cop who follows his gut and rarely comes out wrong but when he hears Marlie's 'story', he not only doesn't believe her but put her on the suspect list, even if he's powerfully attracted to her.
Using all the excuses he can get, and as soon as he cleans Marlie from the suspects list, Dane moves with her, steamrolling her and changing her life. While keeping an eye on her as well as taking care of her and protecting her from the killer, Dane manages to bring Marlie to the world of the living.

This was an intense book. I adore the way Linda Howard captures the essence of the killer and manages to keep the suspense all the way into the story. It was creepy and wonderful for it.
Dane was a Neanderthal jerk but all that hardness and bluntness worked for Marlie. Even a strong woman, because of her past, she needed someone to take care of her, because everything is so much harder when we are alone, and she needed him.
Once in a while is refreshing to read something like this. This is not the typical heroine/hero, they have flaws and are content with them. I must confess, thought, that this is one of the best from Linda Howard; I don't know how many times I have read it. ( )
  Lost_Lenore | Jul 29, 2013 |
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Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing--the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened--had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop .

Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her in his arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before. But not even she could foresee where their passion would lead: a hungry quest for the elusive, dreamy ecstasies of love ...and a dangerous journey into the twisted mind of a madman who would threaten their happiness and their lives ....
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Setting: Contemporary Orlando, Florida
Sensuality: 8

Never comfortable with her fame as an empath, lovely Marlie Keen has led a life free of clairvoyant incidents for several years. But her quiet, ordinary existence is shattered when the unwanted ability to read a murderer's mind returns with a vengeance. Knowing that publicity is sure to follow, Marlie nevertheless tells the police what she knows. Tough detective Dane Hollister first scoffs at her claim that she "sees" the serial killer who's terrorizing Orlando, but it doesn't take long to convince him that she's telling the truth. It takes even less time for him to recognize the attraction between himself and Marlie, but Marlie is incredibly vulnerable to the visions assaulting her and Dane must put his fierce desire on hold while he tries to track down a bloodthirsty madman.

A perfect example of why Linda Howard is a leading author of romantic suspense, Dream Man offers a plot that unfolds with precision, suspense that is taut and spine tingling, passion hot enough to peel paint, and breathtaking romance. This is Howard in top form. --Lois Faye Dyer

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In Orlando, where a serial killer is on the loose, Marlie Keen, a psychic who can see the murders through the killer's eyes, offers police her help. Detective Dane Hollister has her move into his house where they live some harrowing--and passionate--moments. By the author of Heart of Fire.… (more)

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