I've been waxing rhapsodic about this book to friends since I finished it a week ago and now I'm bringing the love-fest to a more public forum because I want everyone to know what a wonderfully unique, charming, and memorable read Daydreamer is. I instantly connected with Libby, the fantasy-prone heroine, and appreciated that the author gave her such a rich and complex backstory. She wasn't just some immature flibbertigibbet who didn't have a handle on reality; she was working through some major issues and escaped into her fantasies to find the companionship and happiness she craved. When Libby gets a shot at real-life romance with the hot, new architect in her office, Jude Weatherington (Yes, he's British and did I mention, HOT?), things start to get really interesting.
Kudos to author Brea Brown for developing the romance between Libby and Jude in such a realistic and compelling way. I felt like I went through all the important stages of their relationship with them, the fun flirting, the getting-to-know-you dates, the fights, the secrets they shared and held back. It was a roller coaster ride that I didn't want to get off! I was SO invested in these characters and wanted them to triumph over all the obstacles (both internal and external) and find peace and happiness together.
Daydreamer is one of those books that you hate to finish because it's so amazing and you don't want to let the characters go. I've actually been in a reading funk for the last week because I know it's going to be difficult to find another read that will capture my imagination and heart the way Daydreamer did. It's such a pleasure when you find a new author whose work is a revelation to you. And that's exactly what this funny, romantic, intelligent, emotionally profound book was to me - a revelation. I encourage anyone who loves Chick Lit, Romance, Women's Fic, or just a darn good story to read Daydreamer. You will not be disappointed.