Time After Time – Tamara Ireland Stone

15 Sep

Time After Time coverTime After Time
By Tamara Ireland Stone
Time Between Us – Book 2
Available Oct 2013

Don’t forget to check out the first book in the series, Time Between Us, and my review.

Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us’s Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

This Blonde’s Review:
I really enjoyed the first book in this series. Anna was fantastic and I was so eager for this book to come out. It’ll be out soon but luckily I managed to get a review copy.

Anna and Bennett are trying to live their lives in two different time zones. Bennett has promised not to go back any longer so he has to sneak around to do it. He claims to have plans to do things that would make him unavailable, such as camping in remote areas, then goes to Anna. He also starts to help others in ways he refused to in the past. Between Anna and helping others he believes his life can be something more. Until he starts to lose control of his time.

I enjoyed the romance of the first book, seeing things through Anna’s point of view and seeing her strength made me care for Anna and Bennett. In this book I got to know Bennett better by seeing what was happening through his eyes. As hard as it was for Anna to not know what was going on, imagine how much harder it has to be for Bennett trying to live a double life.

At first I didn’t think I liked this one as much as the other, but Bennett’s story was needed to really show us the true strength of the story. When you can’t see a happy ending in sight, what do you do? With Bennett we don’t see the happy ending, but I enjoyed watching him figure out what the best path for him to take would be.

If you enjoyed the first book in this series you have to read this one. It doesn’t have the same magic and romance, but this isn’t about the first blush of love. This book is about the difficulties that can happen when life doesn’t line up the way you want it to. If you want to see what real love is about, difficulties and all, then you’ll get a great story out of this book.

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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in Book Review, NetGalley


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