"Dream Guardians are every woman's fantasy"

A day without exhaustion is what Lyssa seeks. She's been exhausted for as long as she can remember. Her family and friends are worried about her and her exhaustion has affected her work at the veterinary clinic. It's in that exhaustion and sleep that Lyssa finally lets herself dream. And those dreams bring her the man of her dreams, Captain Aidan Cross.

Captain Aidan Cross is a Dream Guardian; a warrior against the Nightmares. In an alternative universe he patrols people's dreams, protecting them against the Nightmares. Lyssa wouldn't allow herself to dream until Aidan cross showed her how. She was afraid to dream, afraid of nightmares.

Aidan and Lyssa's relationship was so passionate and such a strong force that Aidan became Human in order to protect Lyssa from harm. Little did Lyssa realize when Aidan showed up at her door that she was about to fight for her life. Her emotional state was warring with herself, while Aidan was warring for her life!

Sylvia Day has been a favorite of mine and this book is no exception. She is an expert at writing women's fantasies. The sex is HOT, HOT, HOT. The emotional turmoil that the characters go through drives the reader from page to page as they become involved with the characters. Aidan is such a hunk, as he is, after all, every woman's fantasy. Lyssa is very likable and is immediately a friend to the reader. Her fantasy of beach life is definitely a fantasy of mine!

Lyssa's mother, Cathryn Bates is a wonderful supporting character and Lyssa's assistant at the veterinary clinic, Stacey, needs a story of her own! Watch out for the pepper spray.

I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of an all encompassing love. Through universal spans, love protects Lyssa. That is every woman's fantasy. I cried with Lyssa as she struggles and fights for her fantasy.

Ms. Day has left plenty of opportunities for other stories and I hope they come quickly. I want to know more of the Guardians and the dreams that they protect!

Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted May 24, 2007


In the Twilight between sleep and consciousness, a battle rages between Dream Guardians and Nightmares. Captain Aidan Cross is a legend, as skilled in fulfilling erotic dreams as he is with the glaive that kills his enemy. Women see Aidan as part of their fantasies…except Lyssa Bates. Exquisite, desirable, enigmatic Lyssa perplexes this immortal seducer because she sees him as he really is. And as he attempts to unravel her secrets the unthinkable occurs: Aidan Cross falls in love.

Lyssa has been having the most incredible dreams about a man whose blue eyes hold the promise of decadent pleasures and tempting intimacies. And then he appears on her doorstep! This intoxicating stranger is just as irresistible as the man of her dreams… but with her surrender there is also grave danger…

Because Aidan is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them body and soul could have dire consequences. Loving the mortal woman prophesied to destroy Aidan’s world is not only impossible… it is forbidden…

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Pleasures of the Night
(Dream Guardians: Book 1)
by Sylvia Day

Avon (Red)
April 1, 2007
Available: April 24, 2007
ISBN #0061230987
EAN #9780061230981
304 pages
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