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Dream Man

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  12,404 ratings  ·  372 reviews
Had she finally met the man she longed for...or was she dreaming?

Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing -- the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened -- had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

ebook, 368 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published 1994)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

No review for this one even though I loved it because:

1. I am uber-lazy
2. I'd rather spend my free time reading another Linda Howard
3. I am obsessed with Linda Howard
4. Linda Howard!!!!!!!!

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Written April 25, 2015

3 Stars - A nice and thrilling suspense romance but the audio edition left me blank

I've been listened to the 11:15 hrs audiobook commuted back and forth to work this week. A lot of friends rated this one high and I usually enjoy a good "old" LH's story so it was with quite big expectation I first pushed the "play" button.

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Sorry to say but...
Next to four solid star for the story but not more than two stars for this audio narration... I'm a bit dissapointed. It sucks!

This was a re-read and it was great.

4.5 stars.

Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her in his arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before.

Dane is a bit of an alpha ass! Yep, we sure do love
Amy (Foxy)
Suspense, Paranormal and Romance

Marlie’s a psychic who after a six years of having no psychic episodes is now seeing horrific murders through the eyes of the murderer. After the first episode she contacts the Orlando police department with the goal of helping them but knowing she’ll be their number one suspect since she can describe in detail the whole murder scene. Marlie is empathetic; she sees and feels the emotions of other people.

Dane’s an Orlando police detective who
Dream Man was enjoyable but not nearly as good as After the Night or Cry No More.

I liked Marlie a lot. She was strong and courageous in the face of a terrifying situation. Dane was gruff with no polished edges, but I loved that he was incredibly protective of Marlie. That is until the 87% mark where he does something so stupid and insensitive! I could've forgiven it more if Dane would've let Marlie know what he was going to do, but to make that decision without her input or consent, knowing her
DNF. Nope, I cannot stomach this psychic bullshit.
This is one of my favorite LH books. I love Dane and Marlee! Marlee is a psychic who sees a crime being committed. She goes to the police to help, where she meets Dane, a cynical homicide detective who thinks psychics are just people who forgot the "ot" in psychotic. The story is great and I loved the romance between Dane and Marlee. Highly recommended!
Yomi Milanesa
I thought the heroine was very stupid sometimes (especially towards the the end) and sure, I like alpha males but I thought the hero was a bit too intense. Plus that move he mad at the end was so messed up, personally I thought she forgave him too easily. But, overall it was an enjoyable read.
4.25/5 creepy bald serial killer stars

This is the second book I've read by Linda Howard. She sure knows how to write romance and suspense - where both will keep you at the edge of your seat. I'm not going to write a huge review about this book, because honestly - it would ruin the mystery.

I liked this book a little less than the first book I read by her - Mr. Perfect when it comes to the romance. I did like Dane and Marlie together, but at around 80% Dane does something that kind of ruins the r
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Sophie ♥
I'm giving this three stars because... this was murder/thriller with romance on the side. Not really romance, but sex actually. I wasn't expecting too much and in a nutshell this book had me enraptured by the mystery/crime which to be honest isn't my thing but 3 stars for keeping my interest. I have to say, Linda Howard's books are really a mixed bag... but most of the time the synposis gives you a really good feel for what you're going to be in for. I think I'm moving on from Linda Howard now. ...more
The suspense plot in this book is excellent. I don't love being in the mind of a serial killer, but Howard's twist on that was very well done. I liked Marlie's blend of strength and vulnerability. Howard walks the edge between those traits with delicate balance. Dane was a complex character, almost anti-hero at times. I liked that Howard didn't soften him too much, or suddenly jerk him out of character simply because he found "love." Dane was physical, elemental, and driven by his need to do his ...more
Kitten Mercer ❀Q's Esclave❀
Linda Howard is fast-becoming a favorite author of mine. After Duncan's Bride and Loving Evangeline, I'm glad I came across with this gem. I just love how she portrayed her characters in this book, the MCs as well as the secondary characters were likeable and endearing. Love the budding romance and intense sexual chemistry between Dane and Marlie, despite a psycho killer on the loose. The story was very suspenseful and I admit it gave me chills that I had to put the book down for a few hours and ...more
After Open Season I was afraid of starting new Linda Howard book, but I am glad that I picked up Dream Man.
I needed some time to get into the story, especially because of paranormal elements, but it turned out great.
3- I wanted to love it but couldn't Stars...

I read another book by Linda Howard, Into the Night and I LOVED IT. It was a book with all the right elements, there was lust, hate, intrgue and a little suspense to sort out and was a perfect package. I read the blurb on Dream Man and thought, this sounds good! I can handle a dusting of unusual now and then so when I heard this book had a psychic who helped find the killer when the close aid of one detective I was full in.

Marlie wasn't everything I wa
I really enjoyed this story, only my second of this authors's work. The story is about a psychic woman who becomes aware of an evil serial killler when he moves into her area and begins his hunting. The hero is a tough nut, married-to-the-job cop who is a sexy but unrefined.

I loved the strength of the heroine, especially given that she barely survived a horrendous experience six years ago. because she was a psychic, she was nearly crippled during the experience. Our hero, is a strong alpha male
Re-read April 2015

First released in 1995, (when I probably first read it), Dream Man was the criterion to which all paranormal(ish) romantic suspense, (heck, rom-suspense. period.), I judged the glutted market with for many years. (I don’t know if it was a first, but it sure became the standard.)

Marlie has a gift. Her strong empathic abilities, the source of great help for those in need, nearly destroyed her.

But it’s been dormant for awhile now and she’s just fine with that. Until now. Now a ps
This was a good read,adored Dane-Marlie a lot and enjoyed their romance journey,Dane is a good man but also jerk at the same time cause of his some jerk actions he hurted Marlie,Marlie is one strong willed woman suffered so much from the childhood till today but she never hesitated to step forward and help even though many of them made fun or have been rude,cause of her special quality she has she almost died but still when the visions start again she never backs out to help

but then in between t
Marlie Keen has lived the last six years in peace, no longer seeing the visions that shattered her life and took years to recover from. When the visions begin again showing her a ruthless killer who is just getting started, she knows she has to share them with the police.

Homicide Detective Dane Hollister does not believe for a moment that the woman before him is telling the truth, but a hint of doubt leaves him wanting to know more about the fiesty woman who seems to have no problem trying to pu
Lady Heather
This is the first book I've read from Linda Howard, and I'll definitely be reading her work again!

Loved this story!

The writing, characters, and story were fantastic!

Yay! So happy I've found another good author to read!
Ancak rüyada olur zaten Dane gibisi :D Offf her okuduğumda hayran oluyorum bu kitaba :D
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
Dane. Marlie. Oh, Dane and Marlie.

Marlie is an empath. A really strong empath but for six years her powers have been gone baby gone. And you know what? Marlie's damn happy about that. She had a traumatic experience and after that her empathic abilities blanked out. She moved, started a new life, she's "normal" now. Well, she was until one night on the way home from the movies Marlie is hit by a doozie of a vision. She's inside a serial killer's head while he's murdering a woman and Marlie can se
I am considering this book as one of my favourite of LH

This book has just the right ingredients for a great romance and the action balanced well with the romance part. What I like about his book is what LH did with the hero and heroine personality... speaking of which my hero to be likeable and desirable does not need to be a millionaire or a man-whore (popular theme in romance in these days), Dane was simply ordinary... not polished, paying no attention to his wardrobes, eating junk food... a t
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Punya edisi terjemahan dan buku aslinya..

Gw emang niat banget ya, hmpfh :)).. Untuk Dream Man, bisa dibilang genrenya paranormal thriller suspense. Kenapa paranormal? Karena Marlie, si heroine, adalah psychic, yang bisa masuk ke dalam pikiran sang pembunuh saat dia membunuh korban- korbannya. Marlie sendiri punya masa lalu yang sangat menyakitkan dan menakutkan, sehingga dia mengasingkan diri dari dunia luar. Tapi ketika penglihatan itu datang, Marlie langsung melaporkan kejadian itu ke polisi,
I am a Linda Howard fan. Several times I have read this old book, and now -- jumping onto the audio bus -- I have listened to a flawless narration by Phil Gigante. He's perfect.

A paranormal romantic thriller. The story is bloody, violent, and disturbingly detailed. (I skim over the murder scenes. Wish they weren't so explicit.) Marlie is an empathic clairvoyant. She sees murders as they take place, through the killer's eyes. At first, Orlando PD Detective Dane Hollister feels only contempt and
Another masterpiece by Linda Howard! I LOVE her books so much! She really knows how to write a good mystery.

I love reading romantic suspense and Dream Man was really unique! I won't say much more because it's the best if you go into this book blind.

I rated it 4 stars instead of five because I couldn't really feel the deep, romantic connection between Marlie and Dane. BUT IT'S REALLY A MUST READ!
Rachel Regina
I have to give this one 3.5 stars. The formatting was horrendous! Probably the worst I've ever read! The story was promising, although I think the ending could have been longer. Overall, it was an enjoyable read :)
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance
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“What?” he demanded testily.
Trammell raised his eyebrows. “I didn’t say anything.”
“You’re thinking something, though. You’ve got that shit-eating smirk on your face.”
“Why would anyone smirk while they eat shit?” Trammell asked rhetorically.”
“Minor detail. I’m going to kiss you, Marlie—”
“I’ll bite you again,” she swiftly warned.
He shrugged. “I always have had more guts than sense,” he said, and very gently brushed her mouth with
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