Sunday, 6 October 2013

Review: Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone

Title: Time After Time (Time Between Us #2)
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Published: 8 October 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
Source: Disney-Hyperion via Netgalley
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: ****

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:

Time After Time is the companion novel to Time Between Us which starts off the story of Anna and Bennet, all from Anna's perspective.  This novel is the continuation of this story but this time it is told from Bennett's point of view.

I adore time travel stories and these two seemed to pin point everything I love about them; The cause-and-effect, the paradox, the romance and the impossibleness of a whole relationship that some how works.  And it is the romance that I think I love the most in these two novels.

While novel one was how Anna and Bennett got together, this novel is about them fighting to stay together.  After reconnecting during Anna's stay in La Paz, the two are then faced with the reality of having a relationship with someone in another time.

I loved the direction this novel took and the fact that we got to see it from Bennett's perspective.  It added a whole other dimension to the novel seeing Bennett dealing with issues both in Anna's time and his own and reconciling to living a life in one time when his heart is in another.

Even though I liked where this novel ended up, I am disappointed that I will no longer get to spend time in the Anna/Bennett universe, I loved their story that much. 

This novel will appeal to those who love a good YA romance novel and if you love time travel romance, well you will be in heaven.

I give this novel 4 stars.

Sapphired Dragon xx

1 comment:

  1. I just finished this one recently and I agree, I loved getting the perspective of Bennett's POV. Seeing how much his "gift" takes from him.