Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review: Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. by C. A. Gray @AuthorCAGray

Dreamscape Adventures, Inc.
by C. A. Gray
Published: May 15, 2019
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy


Workaholic insurance attorney Luke Darringer has it all: money, looks, ambition. Sure, he hasn’t taken a vacation in over a decade, and his personal life is almost nonexistent—but that’s a small price to pay in order to maintain strict control, and minimize his vulnerabilities.

But then Luke’s firm, with the help of his cheeky administrative assistant Charlotte, strong-arms him into becoming the first-ever client of the new Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. The new company promises fantastical vacations to wealthy clients, as well as controlled therapeutic experiences to individuals suffering from various forms of mental illness, such as autism and PTSD. They’re a potentially huge client for Luke’s firm, but they need liability insurance before they can get off the ground. Luke expects he'll have a quick little canyoneering adventure like he did back in his college days, and then get right back to the grindstone.

But Luke’s adventure doesn’t quite go the way he planned. Eli, the entrepreneur in charge, assures Luke that the glitches are nothing to worry about, and they’ll have things under control again in no time. Instead, Luke soon finds himself in a wilderness of questionable reality, where he is responsible not only for his own safety, but also Charlotte’s, Eli’s, and that of a nonverbal autistic boy whose vulnerability strikes a bit too close to home. Forced to confront his past and his deepest fears, Luke must decide whether to rewrite history and become the man he's always wanted to be—or whether instead he is doomed to repeat it.

My Review:

Luke Darringer an insurance attorney has not been on a vacation in a very long time but that is about to change when he gets a new assignment to evaluate a new company, Dreamscape Adventures, Inc.

Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. is a new company where you can book the vacation of your dreams literally. If your dream vacation is being an elf, a princess or a fairy in another realm or rock climbing then Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. will make that happen. Luke is invited to go on the vacation of a lifetime in order to evaluate the company and then decide if his firm will take them on as a client.

Luke’s Dreamscape Adventures is not quite the vacation he was promised as it reminds him so much of his past. Luke must face his past so he can move forward in his real life. Luke knows that his vacation of a lifetime with Dreamscape Adventures is not real but when things take a drastic turn he is no longer certain if it is real or not especially when everyone’s life is put in danger and he puts himself in charge making it his responsibility for getting everyone out alive and blaming himself if he does not.

Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. took off at warp speed and never let up it just got faster and faster until the next thing I knew I was turning the last page. I loved all the characters and the world building was astronomical I mean imagine a real place like Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. and getting to go on a vacation of a lifetime, anything you could imagine to any place you could imagine now that would be so awesome.

The characters pulled me into the story making me feel everything they felt. One minute they would have me laughing with them and the next I would feel fear for them or so sad that I was choking up and even at times I was sniffing trying to hold back the tears which I don’t think I was very successful at doing.

 If you are looking for adventure filled with lots of twists and all running at warp speed then give Dreamscape Adventures, Inc. a try it is an amazing story. I know the author said this was a stand-alone but it would be awesome to continue with someone else’s adventure or dream come true now wouldn’t it?

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