Title: The Dream Catcher
Author: Allyson James
In: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romance
Dates read: 30th December 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: “Very, very all right,” Natalie tried to say.
She’s considered unnatural because of her desire. But then she meets a man who might be able to make all of her dreams come true.
Everyone has dreams and desires. But, if you’re anything like me, you actually can’t solidly define them. There are so many thoughts, dreams, desires and wants rattling around in my brain that I can’t actually tell you what I desire. Which means that I kind of like the fact that the woman in this story actually knows what she wants. Even though it is something that she can’t actually have.
This story reminded me a little of the Psy-Changeling series in that it focuses on a society that completely removes any and all emotion. You can no longer have sex, but rather, you choose to formulate alliances and then utilise technology to have children. And wanting to desire a person? That is completely against their beliefs.
This was a super sweet and easy read. There was just something kind of wholesome about it. Although it’s ultimately about sex, it’s that sweet version of sex and sexuality that we all believed in when we were young and naïve.