"An Untimely Romance is a beautiful breakout novel where love is found in the hidden corners of time. A must read for fans of time travel romance!" ~ The Kindle Book Review ABOUT AN UNTIMELY ROMANCE: Heather Richardson is a seventeen-year-old British girl whose life quickly becomes an emotional roller coaster when she meets Ruben Brown, a controlling twenty-four-year-old man who works for her father at Freesdon Manor. As much as Heather wants to love Ruben, the cracks in their relationship begin to show as her eighteenth birthday draws nigh. In a surprising turn of events Heather is confronted by Frank, an intriguing man from a past that dates back to the nineteenth century. His untimely presence changes everything. When she's thrown back in time by an unrelenting force, Heather realizes that her life is not what it appears to be. Her future has already been written, and it seems she cannot escape her fate, a fate determined by a love lost long ago. In her struggle to find herself, Heather must chose her destiny amidst a dangerous love triangle, vengeful lovers, and passions controlled by the hands of time. Untimely is book 1 in a New romance series that You are going to love! Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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Untimely by J & L Wells in perfect in every way. The cover is perfect, the characters are perfect, and the story line is beyond perfect. There just aren't any words to describe how much I totally love this book. It is time travel, mystery, love triangles...four of them, and a well deserved HEA. This is the first book I have read by J & L Wells, but it most definitely will not be my last. The web of mystery and intrigue is woven so tightly, I never put it down.
What if the love of your life may not be of your time? DISCLAIMER: I was given a copy of this book by the author (via Goodreads/Shut Up and Read/Read It And Reap) in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. (I received a revised/updated copy directly from the author, which is the version that I am reviewing at this time.) ADVISORY: This book contains sensuality and abusive situations Synopsis: Heather Richardson is a 17-year old English girl who has spent the past several years living on an estate that has been under renovation, but now the day fast approaches when the estate will be open to the public for tours and events, and staff is now being hired for all the upcoming bookings. It is here where she first meets Ruben Brown, who she swiftly becomes infatuated with. But her sheltered upbringing has not prepared her for the likes of Ruben – a demanding, possessive, emotionally unstable man, who is way out of her league and comes with a history and a lot of baggage, including an ex-girlfriend who is still very much in his life. But love is blind (and occasionally stupid.) Plus the sudden reappearance of an old friend, Frank, adds to her confusion. But hidden agendas and secrets abound, and not everyone has Heather’s best interests in mind. Then Heather begins to experience strange things at Freesdon Manor: ghosts and visions of times past, people only she can see and hear, and the unmistakable sound of a gunshot. When the visions of the past start to turn into reality, she needs to figure out just where – and when – she needs to be. Can Heather repair the errors of the past, or are they doomed to be repeated? Comments: This book had an interesting premise – one which was occasionally fulfilled, but fell short at other times. I was given a revised copy to read, which purportedly had expanded character development. First off, I thought the heroine, Heather, was extremely immature and who was easily misled by the first man who showed her any interest (Ruben). She made excuses for his abusive, manipulative behavior, which irked me no end. However, I have known girls (and women) who have been in abusive relationships, and there is a sad ring of truth to some of the ways that Heather made excuses for Ruben’s behavior. And what a manipulative bastard! Ruben’s primary interest in Heather is for a notch on his bedpost, and it irritates him that she is making him “wait”, even though she is underage and it would be statutory rape (at least, in the U.S.). Yes, he was damaged goods, but there is no excuse for his continued jealousy and jackassery. I wish there had been a little bit more character development with Frank, though what was there certainly advanced the story along without giving too much of the plot away. I enjoyed the people from the past more than those from the future (especially Florence), though some of the “future” folk grew on me as their characters became more filled in (including Beth, Amy, and Heather’s parents). Then there are all the people whose bad choices bring about the events that caused the ghostly visitations, and whose actions have impacts on both timelines. Some issues are resolved by the end of book one, but others are left open for exploration in book two – Untimely Return. (Which I was also given by the author, but I have not had time to read and review yet.)