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Posted August 1, 2013
What a delightful escape I found in Ms. Riley's "Wanted Across Time". I have always been a fan of time travel romance since I read "Both Sides of Time" by Caroline B. Cooney in middle school - this took me back there, except it was slightly more charming, a lot more adult and there was a man on a horse vs. a grandiose socialite.
The set-up was a little awkward to me, and if I'm being honest it took me a while to get into. But that is the beauty of it all, Time travel doesn't exist in real life (or does it?) and Ms. Riley can take her creative license and whip up whatever method of getting us back to 1800 Texas any way she wants. I just wish there was a little more explanation at the conclusion of the book into the how of it all - I had a hard time accepting the let the spirits of the wind carry you. I found the transition between time a bit confusing and slightly cheesy.
Still, technicalities of time travel aside, the fire between Sam and Annie was so hot. I loved their spunk - each of them equally stubborn and smug. The adventure and the banter between the two as Sam tries to round up Annie and take her to her sentence is down right sexy. Once feelings get in the way of duty, I was all in. I was invested and wanted to know how this would all work; would same and Annie live a life on the run, would Sam go back to present day with Annie, would Annie stay with Sam, hell, would the whole story go South and Sam turn in Annie. All questions you'd have to read to get the answer to.
I found the premise of the book to be unique and the writing to be solid. Along with awesome character development, I could push this books flaws aside and give it a solid 4 stars. When I am in the mood for time travel romance I will for sure find my way back to Ms. Riley.
(I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
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Posted February 7, 2014
I've read quite a few of Eugenia Riley's books and I'm sad to say this wasn't one of my favorites. That's not to say the book wasn't good. I truly enjoyed her bringing a western theme into her work, but I really love her romances that are set in 1800's Europe. Regardless, I think this is a must for those that love time travel romances and western romances.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 28, 2013
Posted April 23, 2013
Another of Ms. Riley's delightful time travel romances. Enjoy her puns and great research. Also, in this one, liked the care that was given to Native Americans' history and struggles - a sympathetic portrayal of a people whose treatment is a shameful blot on our history. Ms. Riley handled it well and saved preaching for the fake preacher, which was hysterical.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2013
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