Dreaming of You Book Summary and Study Guide

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Faith McBride is a plus-sized African American woman living in Santa Fe and successfully running her family's hotel, Casa Serenidad. Although Faith has a wonderful life and two loving brothers, Cameron and Duncan, the one thing she is missing in her life is love. Ever since Faith was a teenager she has been madly in love with gorgeous Brandon Grayson, her brother's best friend. Faith can't forget all the high school dances that Brandon escorted her to when she didn't have a date. Although Faith loves Brandon with a passion, Brandon merely regards her as a friend. Brandon Grayson has no intention of settling down into marriage like his brothers Luke and Pierce. Brandon's mother is desperate to play matchmaker for him and find him a wife, just as she did with his two brothers. Brandon wants nothing to do with his mother's matchmaking schemes. Brandon is content running his thriving restaurant, the Red Cactus, and enjoying close relationships with his four siblings. Faith decides that she will wage a war to win Brandon's heart and to make him see her in a new light. Faith calls her plan Operation Brandon and begins pursuing him step by step. As Faith begins to dress in a more flattering fashion that compliments her curves and begins dating with a vengeance, Brandon suddenly finds himself jealous of Faith's romantic life. Suddenly, Brandon finds himself looking at Faith in a whole new light. As Brandon makes a move on Faith that leads to unexpected passion, Brandon finds himself falling for his childhood friend. Being Brandon's woman is bliss for Faith, until Brandon discovers that Faith "set him up" to fall in love with her. As Faith's dream crashes and burns it may take a little matchmaking to bring Faith and Brandon back into each other's arms.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Who:    -   brother If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by parent(s)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   sensitive If he's not white he must be...    -   black

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful If she's not white she must be...    -   black Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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