- Mass Market Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (June 1 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0515119482
- ISBN-13: 978-0515119480
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3.2 x 17.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Day Dreamer Mass Market Paperback – Jun 1 1996
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From Library Journal
Celine Winters escapes suspicion of a murder she has not committed by exchanging places with another young woman desperate to avoid marriage to Cord Moreau, whose cruel Creole grandfather is making him marry her in the place of his dead cousin Alex. Too late Celine finds herself married and on a ship leaving New Orleans en route to the West Indies, Cord's happy childhood home. Landis (After All, Jove, 1995) fashions an interesting blend of Creole social history, the tropics, and false identities revealed in the collision of past and present lives. Cord's alcoholic melancholia certainly places him in the wounded hero gallery, but his failings are more than offset by Celine's resourcefulness and the hilarious scheming of his two male servants.-MKC
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I usually prefer a character driven romance where it's heavy on the dialogue. The plot, settings, action and adventure are rarely important to me. Day Dreamer showed me that I just needed to read the right book to open my eyes to what a well rounded romance is all about. This book has it all. And this author can handle it so well that it's never overwhelming or chaotic. Which is what I expected (having been disappointed by other lesser authors) but was so pleased to find I was way off base. Her writing is so smooth and tight that nothing feels half-right or half-done.
She made me slowly fall in love with Cord. The Hero. I thought he was pathetic at first. And credit must be given to the author when he can call the heroine a nag and can make it sound endearing. He is definitely not a one or a two dimensional character. Both Cord and Celine are complex characters. She gives back just as well as he can throw it at her. ( but it took me longer than it did Celine to forgive him for...well, I don't want to spoil it but suffice it to say she wasn't entirely blameless and he does such a nice job of making up for it)
The back cover just does not do justice to describe this book. Heck, I'm having a hard time attempting to convey what a treasure this book is.
And oh the steam they can generate. Yes, I've saved the best for last. For what is a romance without romance? I usually prefer the R to R-17 rated books. Day Dreamer is sensual but I'd rate it at PG-13 to R. But would I change a word? Never! Will I read this book again in the near future and need a fan to cool me when I read the love scenes again? Absolutely!
Personally I don't feel like running from the law is the smart choice, but in Celine's case I couldn't help but cheer her on. Even if she would've waited for the police it wouldn't have mattered. They wouldn't have believed her side of the story. So, for her running was the only choice. But as you find out, you can't run from your past or hide from the future. The past eventually catches up with you. You'll hold your breath during the last sixty pages, but the ending will bring a smile to your face.
Cord Moreau was to have attended his cousin, Alex's wedding -- now he is dead. And Henry Moreau, their grandfather, intended to make Cord pay.
Cord was to be married to the daughter of Thomas O'Hurley to fulfill Henry's contract. Alex would have, as Henry's heir, even though he loved Juliett and their children.
You will meet also, two distant cousins, twins, Stephen and Anton Caldwell who were barely eighteen.
Collin Ray was a trouble maker and afraid of Persa, who according to rumor had the gift of second sight.
Cordero took Celine to the plantation, Dunstain Place, where his Aunt Ada lived. More secrets to be uncovered.
It just gets better and better -- you won't be able to put this set down. The characters just pull you through the stories and you don't want them to end.
Definitely recommended and keepers all.
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