Time Travel Category

The Villian

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Left alone to care for her younger brother and sister, Rosemary Mayfield is determined to make a life for them out in the wilds of the west. With her parent’s death after a robbery gone badly, Rosemary takes Benjamin and Emily to the home where they were to live and starts a new life with them. A city girl from New York City couldn’t be more lost. However, fate seems to have a different plan in store for the little family when a very large and very hairy man falls injured through their roof. Deciding to care for the stranger may put the family at risk or might find them a guardian to help protect them and teach them the ways of the west.

When Nicolas Ekkridon wakes up to the sight of the three orphans, immediately he knows that no good can come of this, because he had a hand in the fateful robbery that killed their parents. As a time traveler Nicolas has lived many different lives and has been in several different eras and countries. He’s a tough man and has a past that would make rule living Rosemary shrink away. They are forced to live under one roof and make a life together in the Wild West.

This was a very different read for me, I received the book a while ago and I didn’t read the back synopsis so I was a little surprised when time travel came into the story. It was a very quick read and actually very entertaining, there was suspense and murder and mystery, and of course some time travel. May Nicole Abbey had a strong woman and an even stronger man as the main characters and they kept the story moving quickly. A very fun time travel story.

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Gladly Beyond


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Crazy Claire Raythorn is anything but crazy; however, that title seems to follow her everywhere she goes after one tiny incident involving a cheating man.    Trying to repair her reputation and start a new life, Claire accepts a job interview in Florence, Italy.  Only to Claire’s disbelief, not only has she been invited to the meeting, but also her cheating ex and one other playboy- Dante D’Angelo.

Dante D’Angelo is a triplet, and the three brothers share a secret and a curse that only their family knows about. This curse has led all the other D’Angelo men mad and forced them to an early death.  However, the curse was forced to change when the three brothers were born.  The curse, or their GUT as the boys call it, has been quite helpful in keeping their pockets lined and the family well provided for.  There’s only one problem, Dante is unable to see Claire the same way he see’s everybody else.  She’s untouched by his curse.

Claire is just beginning to feel somewhat normal, as long as she ignores the stalker that has made himself a permanent fixture in her life.  Warning bells begin to go off and threaten her sanity again when a man in a green suit keeps popping up in her selfies. Unfortunately, the man in the green suit could be Dante’s identical twin.  Before she goes completely mad, Claire must confront Dante and find out what’s really going on.

Together Dante and Claire are in a race against time: past, present and future.  With the help of the three brothers and their talents they must find the answers to so many questions that keep throwing themselves at them.  Everything is changing and someone isn’t who they claim to be.  Brought together by chance they find that they are interconnected through time.

This happens to be my second book I’ve read by Nichole Van in a very short period of time, and I can’t get enough of her writing.  Once I started reading her I had to stop everything and just keep reading.  She hooks you from line one.  There is so much going on with developed characters, intense story lines, and historical facts you can’t helped but to be captivated.  I will keep looking for more books from Nichole Van and I know I won’t be disappointed.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Power of the Matchmaker

Power of the Matchmaker

Mae Li and Chen Zhu have been in love for years, and now it’s up to the matchmaker to make their dreams come true and give her blessing for their marriage. However, the matchmaker has other plans for them. She recommends another boy in the village for Mae LI and Chen Zhu is promised to another. Devastated, Mae Li writes a letter to Chen Zhu begging him to run away with her. Unable to bring dishonor to his family, Chen Zhu stays behind to marry another. Setting off with only her clothes and the pearl embedded comb that Chen Zhu gives her in remembrance of their love; Mae Li starts a new life in Shanghai. However, life isn’t that simple and she must beg, plead, and starve before she’s given a chance to live as the next matchmaker.

This is a prequel novella to the Power of the Matchmaker Series and it was a quick read. Introduced to the magical world of matchmaking and it introduces us to the Matchmaker and her promise to never love again in order to keep the magical powers to help others find love. I definitely recommend this book if you are interested in reading the series.

*I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Renaissance Faire: Kilts, Highlander, Scotland, Highlands, Castle, and Return (Dall and Emily Book 1)

Renaissance Faire

Emily is a college student visiting the Renaissance Faire with her best friend when she meets, Dall a gorgeous man in a kilt. Immediately chemistry between the two is strong and the current between the two is visible to all those around them. A gentleman, a kilt, and a strong Scots accent has Emily hooked. Her suspicions start to arouse and she realizes that he is actually from the past. As time at the fair comes to an end Emily is worried she’ll lose Dall forever, but in a blink of an eye she is swept into the past with Dall.

The story moves along and there is suspense, romance, and mystery. However, I found it very hard to stay connected with the book. The writing style was very different that what I’m comfortable with. I felt like the story was choppy, it didn’t flow as smoothly as it should. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the story and the idea the author has. I just feel like it could have been written more smoothly. I do recommend this book, just be forewarned that the writing style is different.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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