Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ARC Review: Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready

Timeless Desire Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready

Synopsis:
Two years after losing her husband, overworked librarian Panna Kennedy battles to distract herself from crushing Grief, even as she battles to deal with yet another library budget cut. During a routine search within the library’s lower levels, Panna opens an obscure, pad-locked door and finds herself transported to the magnificent, book-filled quarters of a handsome, eighteenth-century Englishman.

She soon recognizes the man as Colonel John Bridgewater, the historic English war hero whose larger-than-life statue loomed over her desk.However, the life of the dashing Bridgewater is not at all what she imagined. He’s under house arrest for betraying England, and now looks upon her a beautiful and unexpected half-dressed visitor as a possible spy. 

Despite bad first impressions (on both sides), Bridgewater nonetheless warms to Panna, and pulls her into his escape while both their hearts pull the other headlong into their soul-stirring secrets.Very quickly Panna is thrown into a whirlwind of high-stakes intrigue that sweeps her from Hadrian’s Wall to a forbidding stone castle in Scotland. And somewhere in the outland, Panna must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband, or with the man whose life now depends on her.


Review:
The first impression I got from this book while reading through chapter one was that it was smooth and easy to read. I was engaged from page one and there wasn't even something extrodinary going on. She makes everyday dialouge into smoething interesting. She's that good!
So much history and mystery combined and after the first few chapters when she enters the mysterious door to another time. I was hooked.

Don't we all have a pining for the tourtured hero? ell, Captin Bridgewater is that and devine combined.

The funniest line in the book is when she's trying to prove she's from the future and she says.. "Let me tell you about iPods."
I laughed out loud. Then she starts naming many commonly known things that would be ludicris to anyone in the 18th centry. *laughs*

If only time travel were a thing possible to be enjoyed at least once in your life, right? Imagine the knowledge you'd gain within mere moments of walking into another time. The smells, the scenery, the people. It would be enchanting. Let's put aside the butterfly effect and just imagine the possibilities. I would be enthralled. And that's exactly what I was while reading this book.

The characters had fantastic emotion and dialogue. The banter between Panna and Bridgewater was fun and emotional as well. The "villian" may have been a pain in the backside, but they were a great edition to the story. They kept you on the edge of your seat.
I loved everything about this book. I highly recommend that everyone who loves historical romance or time travel romance, check this out!


My rating:
This is one book you don't want to miss!


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