Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Dreamers’ Destiny
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Heroes: Liam & Cameron
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Liam Grady is the owner of the Feathered Quill, a quirky little bookstore in Asheville, and—though he doesn’t realize it yet—a dream walker. His last relationship failed almost a year ago, and he’s not had the interest or nerve to pursue anyone he’s met since.
Cameron Danu is a tattoo artist from rural Georgia. Cameron is left without a job after his boss, José, is forced to close the shop after a heart attack. When Cameron learns José has set up an interview for him at a small tattoo parlor in Asheville, he hopes for a fresh start in a new town.
Fate brings Cameron and Liam together, and they realize they’ve met before—in their dreams. A chance encounter and a winged tattoo might lead them to their destiny—if fear doesn’t turn their dreams into a nightmare.
Liam and Cam have been meeting each other in their dreams for years. When Cam moves to Asheville, he unknowingly moves to the same town as Liam and when Liam decides to get a tattoo, he ends up in the same tattoo shop Cam works in. Unfortunately, Liam’s had time to get used to thinking Cam might be real because of his dream walking abilities but Cam is blown away that Liam exists. And not in a good way. Unfortunately, Liam takes Cam’s rejection to heart and before he knows it Cam’s trying to save Liam from himself. Will they be able to make a relationship work especially when there’s a dark force trying to get rid of them?
I really enjoyed Liam and Cam in this one. I loved that they were complete opposites but not the typical stereotype. Like how Cam was the tattoo artist who you’d probably think was a beefy guy but he’s compact and thin while Liam was the bookish one but obviously more butch than Liam. Which is totally bad to think but I loved the contrasts between them. Together, I found them so adorable. I loved that they saw each other in their dreams for years.
I found the concept of this story very intriguing but I had a few issues with it. For one, I was a little sad that we didn’t get to see Liam training to control his abilities. I found the whole dream walking aspect so interesting but it wasn’t as explored as I would have liked. Add to that, there was too much sex for me and I also felt like the ending was really sudden. I would have liked more build up to who the bad guy was instead of it being such a random person that was instantly known. I also did not like that the whole issue with Liam and alcohol was fixed so quickly. I feel like there should have been more of a struggle for him.
In the end, I still enjoyed this one but I felt like it had a lot missing to it. I loved Liam and Cam together and I absolutely adored the concept of this story. I hope this isn’t the last we see of them because I really want a story about Bass!
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*