Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

This story’s premise (see summary below) intrigued me, and I enjoy this author’s work so I was glad to read this title for review.

Let’s begin with the summary:

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it’s already too late.

Sounds interesting right? And now my review:

Brock has a lot of regrets, especially in regards to his relationships. He’s made several mistakes in his life as a result of not valuing people. I’d say that is the overarching theme of this story. Readers will relate with carrying regrets and wishing there was a way to go back and advise your younger self. The hitch? What if she doesn’t listen? The hope? What if she does and your whole life changes for the better?

The story was unpredictable and kept me hooked. There were times I was confused reading this ARC, even though Jim used dates to help orient us. I enjoy reading Jim’s voice. And his premises are oftentimes outside this normal, physical world, which is fun. Looking forward to his next book.