October 7, 2013

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Release Date: October 8, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Description: 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.

My Review: I had been in a sort of reading slump lately, and this was just the book I needed to bring me out of it! I flew through it and finished it in a day, which is rare for me.

It was great to continue Anna and Bennett's story, and I have to say that I enjoyed reading from Bennett's point of view even more than Anna's. For some reason I just connected with his character more, and it was really interesting to be inside his head as he grappled with difficult decisions about how to use his ability.

Sometimes I get nervous about reading time-travel stories because the plots and timelines can confuse me, but this story was easy for me to follow despite Bennett's shifting between past, present, and future. I think I'll be more likely to pick up stories featuring time travel in the future.

While the plot was interesting, my favorite thing about this book was the characters and their relationship. Anna and Bennett's romance felt real and I was really invested in finding out what would happen to them and how Bennett's ability would affect them. If you're looking for a satisfying, emotional love story with a time-travel twist, look no further than Time After Time!


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