Fans of Payback’s a Witch and The Ex Hex won’t want to miss this charming and humorous novel featuring a South African writer facing her past and literally living her dreams—and conjuring a real-life hero.
A Goodreads Most Hotly Anticipated Romance
A USA Today Best RomCom of 2021
“An ambitious story of magic, romance, and healing from past trauma…Anxious Gaia’s difficult background and social awkwardness will endear her to many readers.” —Publishers Weekly
“A sweet reminder of the connections between love and magic.” —Kirkus Reviews
One unexpected kiss . . .
Successful romance author Gaia Anders has a secret: anything she dreams at night is magically written into her bestselling novels. After a lonely childhood in foster care, her dream life is the only one she trusts. Gaia’s waking life just can’t compare—until she gets caught in one utterly surprising, crazy-passionate, real-life kiss . . .
One near-perfect guy . . .
Workaholic businessman Jacob Scott has had a crush on his brother’s best friend, Gaia, since forever—but he never expected to literally share her dreams. Living out their magical nighttime fantasies is explosive, but it’s their waking desire turning his single-minded ways upside down. It’s making him want a future he didn’t think was possible . . .
One dream that could come true . . .
But Gaia has secrets from her past she won't reveal. And Jacob's attempts to keep the peace in his own fractured family puts him up against her deepest fears. Soon, they’re facing hard truths about who they are and what they’re running from. And the only way to break this curse is realizing true love's real-life power . . .
Beharrie (Awakened by the CEO's Kiss) delivers an ambitious story of magic, romance, and healing from past trauma. Gaia Anders has been escaping into romance novels since she was a preteen in the foster care system. As an adult, she both writes and reads the genre—and, through some magic she does not understand, the stories she writes during the day become vivid dreams that she can manipulate at night. Whatever changes she makes while sleeping miraculously appear on the page the next day. Gaia's best friend's younger brother, Jacob Scott, has always nursed a crush on Gaia, "fascinated by the way her mind worked, by her unconventional sense of humor." Now Gaia's finally seeing the workaholic do-gooder for the man he's grown into. When Jacob starts starring in Gaia's dreams, the pair develop an intense nocturnal connection—but can their romance survive in the waking world? Anxious Gaia's difficult background and social awkwardness will endear her to many readers, but all should be warned that they'll need a high tolerance for secondhand embarrassment to make it through some of her misadventures. This quirky paranormal rom-com is sure to find an audience.