Aaron drove to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up his wife and two boys, who were returning from a two-month summer trip to Israel. In contrast to the balmy evening, his thoughts were a hurricane of turmoil. He felt guilty that he hadn't missed his sons as much as a father should. He wasn't looking forward to seeing his wife. He felt she was just a thorn in his life... Especially when he compared her with the woman he thought might be his soul mate-the woman he'd been having an affair with and with whom he was blindly in love. Katherine Mauer. Like many people in today's society, Aaron Moussaieff has 'the dream' of finding his ideal mate-some call it a soul mate. Aaron thinks he's found her in Katherine. But he's been married to Dorit for fourteen years and has two sons he loves dearly. Aaron desperately wants to do the right thing. Being 'crazy in love' causes Aaron to enter a nightmarish dilemma of indecision. He tries not to hurt anyone and, in the process, hurts everyone. Should he follow his narcissistic tendencies and sacrifice his family unit for his need to be with a more compatible woman? Or should he follow the altruistic path: sacrifice his personal needs for the sake of the family? Michael A. Mason's The Dream and the Awakening is a story about relationships that you won't want to miss out on.