Review: Dream Machine by Jayne Rylon
The best dreams are made of naughty and spice.
Rebecca Williams is about to achieve her goal of graduating from a prestigious university and winning a coveted spot in her mentor’s cutting-edge psychology practice. She just needs one more qualification: sexual experience. She never dreamed it would come at the hands of the man she’s admired and wanted for six years. Dr. Kurt Foster.
Kurt, a brilliant psychologist in the field of sexual therapy, is a scientist to the core. Attraction and lust are nothing more than chemical reactions, in his clinical opinion. Love? It’s just a figment of the imagination born of nature’s directives. He’s on the brink of proving it with a new machine that uncovers latent desires.
In short order, Becca’s forbidden lust for her boss is exposed. As Kurt continues to enlighten her on the darker facets of her sexuality, the student unexpectedly becomes the teacher.
And suddenly Kurt is confronted with the irrefutable proof that love is so much more than a societal construction.
Oh, my stars and stripes. This story is a conflagration. I was hooked from the very first page, which didn’t start with the love interests, but a conversation between two men who’ve known each other for a long time. They’re discussing the experiment that is the basis for everything that happens in this story. And, boy, is it a doozy.
When you read a lot of romance novels, like I do, you tend to become blasé about the sexual encounters of characters. Oooh, he’s dominant, she’s a natural submissive. So what? He’s hung like a moose and she’s practically a virgin. Big deal! But the way Ms. Rylon approaches every encounter, with the freshness and vividness of first-time occurrences – for both characters – grabs the reader’s attention and holds it firmly in her grasp. I’m still trying to calm my pulse from the last two or three intimate scenes (heck, all of them). Then you add the natural reluctance of characters to share their feelings for fear of rejection, and you have a rich bouquet of emotions and dialog that enhance the overall experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I can’t wait to read another one by this author. And I really hope that Luke gets a story of his own, if it hasn’t already come out. ~ Monica, www.ireadromance.com