Dream Chaser's characters intrigued me. Sara Jensen is a brilliant, driven woman who has risen to the top of her field in advertising. We meet Sara as she risks all she's achieved to partner in a new ad agency with her friend Vicki, a brash character roguish enough to rival any scoundrel in contemporary literature.
When Ross DeLuca, the head of a major Hollywood movie studio, visits New York looking for an ad agency, Sara and Vicki take drastic steps to win the account. Ross's mega successful father, the founder of Lumina Studios, appears to dominate him and proves to be a tough sell for Sara and Vicki. However, Ross flies below the radar, and Ross generally gets what Ross wants. Ross sees Sara as a strong woman and believes she may understand his eternal love for Lily, his dead childhood sweetheart. Lily's spirit is trapped in the dark planes, and Ross senses he will die young so he can lead Lily out of the darkness. Sara deems this a skewed vision of reality, but best-selling author Sean Granger, her eccentric friend, views Ross as a man with a magnificent call to love.
Sarah finds herself haunted by flashes of memory linking her with both Ross and Sean in a past life. She faces difficult choices as her love for both men soars to the edge of eternity and back. Although I usually shun stories that veer into the mystical realm, Sara remains a strong presence in this world even as she explores the world beyond. I found Dream Chaser to be a rare and fascinating read.