Never a Dream Read by Dana Kaledin and Polina Traore

This was story of expectation, of looking at what you have, where you are and where you hope you are heading and taking steps, hopefully the right steps to take you in the right direction. But there are occasions where no matter how much you want or don’t want something, fate has something else in mind and in this story the impact of those other expectations had a lot to say.

Rain’s dreams weren’t only her imagination, they were depictions of her past, a place where she was not a viewer but an integral part of the story as it unfolded in her head, but what happens when her imagination isn’t content to remain contained, when the characters that keep her company as she lies asleep are ready to cross into her here and now?

There was more to this story than I had initially anticipated, I didn’t read any blurb prior to opening the front page and I think I gained from that, I had no expectations as I made my way through the book. I could take the journey that the authors had planned alongside the characters and because of that I found that the depth of character was much more entertaining.

This was about love, and it was one that was played on repeat across time.

I liked Rain, she was a survivor, a touching woman with a liking for antiques but I also found that the secondary characters were more than able to stand their ground. I don’t think for one minute that it was coincidence that these people were interacting in the way they were. But was I right?

I wasn’t sure about Matt; he was doing what he could to fulfil his dream of making it in the music industry but did he really have to absorb all the aspects of the lifestyle too. His extracurricular activities were exhausting but were his days numbered? When would it all come crashing down because I couldn’t help but get the feeling that he had another path to follow?

And then there was Ed, now I have to say out of them all I think Ed was the one I liked best, he had been around the block a bit, hit both the highs and lows in his time and all that meant that he was not willing to see life through rose tinted glasses, he called it like it is and as you would expect not everyone was going to like that. He was a lonely man and for the most part he seemed to enjoy that, it was just the way he was, I wasn’t sure that he was willing to make any changes but then again I didn’t actually think any of them had a choice.

Charlie, well there was a woman on a mission, ready and willing to take a new direction, she embraced the fact that and she had the foresight to make a change but at what cost?

You have to pay attention, while not a complex read this isn’t a story that you should skim through there are details, pertinent details littered throughout the pages and a story that will drag you all the way from start to finish.

I enjoyed this, I can’t say it was what I expected as I didn’t actually know what to expect but having finished the story I will now say that I am glad have.

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