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Dream Man

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  13,818 Ratings  ·  439 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!

Oct 07, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow! Another fabulous story from Linda Howard. A crime/thriller with a very unusual heroine. I wasn’t sure at first I was going to like the storyline. It was much different than I had expected. But it wasn’t long before I was fully engrossed in the story.

It does have a bit of an unrealistic quality to it, especially if you are skeptic of psychics. But the subject was handed quite well, almost scientifically.

So we have our sexy detective, Dane Hollister, who is a committed bachelor, liki
Mar 15, 2015 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Another FABULOUS Linda Howard re-re RE-read! LH does creepy so good... and her lead guys are always totally alpha, rugged, take what they want type of men. In this case.. it was a hot detective .. a little rugged around the edges .. but all M-A-N. No one does romantic suspense like Linda Howard. Period.
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!
Jan 01, 2016 ♥Sharon♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No time for a full review so just a one liner today.

Another Linda Howard book that I enjoyed so if you are a fan, then this one is definitely worth reading!!
Mar 18, 2016 CC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, pnr, audible
This book was not what I expected. It was a lot of a suspense / horror story. The murders were gruesome and I spent enough time in the killers head to be creeped out. But I thought that part of the story was really good. So scary parts aside, there was the "romance" side. But I found that totally lacking. Yes Dane fell into insta lust. Really, really uncomfortably weird. Like it should have been a shifter book kind of insta lust. He was rude, crude and a bully. I did not hate him, but I am nowhe ...more
Jun 25, 2010 Cindi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: linda-howard
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DNF. Nope, I cannot stomach this psychic bullshit.
3.75 stars

I can't believe I have never read DREAM MAN before now. It was a typical Linda Howard romance originally published in the mid 1990s with an uber alpha male. Dane Hollister would have been right at home with dominant cavemen if he had lived thousands of years ago.

But he didn't.

He was a police detective in the ever-growing city of Orlando, Florida, near Disney World. His partner, Alex Trammell, had known him for years. They were opposites in appearance but when push came to shove, they

3 to 3.5 stars

I really liked a lot of this and it had great potential to rate higher than where I ended up. The plot was interesting. The characters were likable. A few things just diminished my mood though and unfortunately brought my enjoyment down. Those were:
-- the repeated references to Dane's past women. There was no one in particular but it was referenced several times that he pretty much always had a woman and several of them had moved in with him over the years. He never loved anyone b
My review from 2013, somehow disappeared?

Likewise, I liked the book enough, but one thing bothered me enough that kind of affected my overall enjoyment! The Hero was buying new furniture to his house prior to the heroine moving in with him and staring a relationship, BUT? He did not buy a "new bed" So, that mean he was sleeping with the heroine on that "very same bed" he had sex with other women? Just gross!
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
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
Yomi Milanesa
May 28, 2015 Yomi Milanesa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kitten Mercer
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
Dec 09, 2014 Laylaw rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
 Eden Creed
Jan 03, 2016 Eden Creed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quirky female lead, a strong male, and a total psychopath = adventurous, hot, edge-of-your seat Linda Howard reading.

This one was no exception, and I had a good time going for a ride with this story.

The epilogue. Oh the epilogue. Just priceless. Dane makes up for a great time; just delicious, hilarious and kind of adorable.
Oct 07, 2014 Glass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense
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.
And now for something Completely Different. This is one of only a handful of books that have received an A+ grade on AAR. So, to say I went into it with high expectations is sort of an understatement. I don't really know what to make of what I just read. I wish I could just post a selfie of myself with a smiling WTF face and leave it at that, but that'd be lazy. I thoroughly enjoyed this and so it gets four stars (it's probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4), but it was nuts and far from perfect. ...more
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
Paige  Bookdragon

Holy *censored* *censored*
That was one *censored* book!

Review to come after I wash my mouth with a soap.
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
Mar 20, 2016 Eve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've got mixed feeling about this one. I loved the heroine. The serial murderer plot kept me interested. The side characters were interesting. It was all really good.


Then we have the hero. He started out as a self important douche noodle, and I was thinking "Man this dude is such a prick" But then he got better, and I warmed up to him. That's until we find out that he had been basically planning (view spoiler)
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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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