Initially, Blue Aspen seemed to be a cheesy romance novel. As Dulcee's dreams progress into something more, I started to become skeptical about what was going on. The mystery of Blue Aspen just doesn't quit; the whole story twists and turns upon itself until I was unsure how to separate the dreams from reality myself.
I felt that it ended rather abruptly. There were several unanswered questions at the end of the book.
Blue Aspen was an interesting story that really held my interest to the very last page.
Seventeen-year-old insomniac, Dulcee Elders' mother dumps her at her uncle's house and leaves without a word. Dulcee is forced to adapt to life with her reclusive uncle and his isolated mountain mansion. Insomnia has plagued Dulcee since her father died. Once at home at Uncle Jack's, inexplicably Dulcee now can sleep; sleep brings not only strange and intricate dreams, but a shadow she's compelled to follow. At first, Vincent Sands is only the silhouette of a man. When Dulcee is asleep, Vincent can give her anything she wants, even the ability to talk to her dead father. When Uncle Jack leaves town for business, Dulcee's dream world and reality collide. Once she is alone, the silhouette is no longer content to remain only in her dreams. Nevertheless, Dulcee and Vincent are torn apart when Uncle Jack returns. Spiraling into withdrawal, Dulcee experiences the high price of loving Vincent-an addiction rivaling that of any hard-core drug. Desperate to bridge the gap between them, Dulcee faces a crucial decision that carries irreversible consequences.
*Stand alone novel.