The name Dr. Pickens may be familiar to those who have read her debut, A Family Curse, and this name returns more prominently in Imaginary Playmate. Demeter Pickens, the doctor's daughter, finds herself teetering on the edge of a dream world and reality. Plagued by the memories she can't conjure and narcoleptic fits of phantasm, Demeter believes at first that she is having a lucid dreaming experience that she can no longer control. In her dreams she is visited by her imaginary playmate, Marcello, and he becomes larger than life when he walks her through the halls of her innermost desires.
Imaginary Playmate is an intense look into the unknown realms of time, dreams, memories, and the universe as a whole. Filled with erotic love scenes and underlying themes of forgiveness, this was an enthralling read. I love Breaux's look into the supernatural, and enjoy the way she weaves her tales, intermingling her characters' existences. With a touch more editorial polishing to tighten up the sequence of events and minor grammatical errors, this would have been a five star book. I am looking forward to the next installment of this series (which is hinted at within the text of Imaginary Playmate).
Reviewed by CandaceK
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