Emm Moser suffers from “fugue states” – seizure-like blackouts that cause her to hallucinate, the result of a childhood accident. As an adult, Emm meets Johnny Dellasandro, a hot-as-sin painter who starred in a series of raunchy films in the ‘70s, at a local coffee shop. Emm is almost thirty years younger than Johnny, but, during her fugue states, she hallucinates vivid encounters between herself and a much-younger Johnny in 1970s New York City.
While Johnny seemingly ignores her advances in the present day, the Johnny of her dreams can’t keep his hands off of her. The dream sequences are a great excuse to spice up the story with hot, unencumbered sex, which Hart excels at writing.
Besides slipping unconscious and slipping under the covers with Johnny (in her fugue states), Emm’s life consists of gossiping with her best friend at a coffee shop and chatting with her mother on the phone. The story really starts moving when Emm and Johnny finally “collide” in the present day.
While I’m sure some readers will be skeptical of a romantic hero who is nearly twice the heroine’s age, all I can say is that, in the context of Hart’s story, it works. Johnny’s not some creepy old dude preying on young women – in fact, if anyone is being a creeper, it’s Emm:
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