Time travel romance

B+
Waking Romeo

Romeo and Juliet – but in space, with the addition of some Wuthering Heights thrown on top of the pile.  That’s the theme of Kathryn Barker’s Waking Romeo, which plays with and modernizes the play’s tropes.  It’s dizzying, it’s messy, but it’s nonetheless compelling because it’s fu ...

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Forget Tomorrow

YA Dystopia is a crammed genre, but also one I truly love when it’s done well - and Forget Tomorrow blasts right past ‘well’ on its way to ‘brilliantly’. The best authors build originality within a genre framework (romance readers know this better than anyone!). Forget Tomorrow has the dys ...

B-
So Wild a Dream

Reading Beautiful Wreck in 2014, I was blown away by Larissa Brown’s dreamlike writing style and the romance within. When I read the first part of the follow-up in 2016, I enjoyed the story but wasn’t left with that lovely breathless feeling I craved. Luckily, while I wasn’t floating weightles ...

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A Knight in Shining Armor (#40 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 8, 1997 Back when A Knight in Shining Armor first came out in hardcover, I bought it, read it, loved it, and immediately started reading it again. I was at a friend's house sitting by her pool one afternoon and was pronounced "anti-social" becaus ...

B+
So Wild a Dream

Two years ago, I declared Larissa Brown’s Beautiful Wreck was one of the Best Books of 2014. Last year, we raved about her novella, Tress. And I was so excited to read So Wild A Dream, set in the same world as Beautiful Wreck, that when I got the chance to review it, I was literally breathless. Ma ...

C
A Love Beyond Forever

A Love Beyond Forever is rather a mixed bag. At times it made for good reading, but when the romance turned into "the awakening of a young witch," I wondered where the entertainment had gone. Kristy Sinclair, an up-and-coming, modern, young career woman, is thrown back through time with the aid o ...

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Beautiful Wreck

First things first - don’t judge this book by its cover. From the official cover, I was expecting something a bit childish - definitely with Vikings, but still childish. This is the author’s first work, after all, and it’s unusual to read a first romance that fully moves the reader. Well, cons ...

C+
Time and Forever

On Sherry Southerland’s sixty-third birthday, her friend Lorena gives her an unusual present: a visit to a virtual reality studio in Hollywood which can replicate two weeks in any time period. Sherry, nostalgic for a missed romantic connection from her youth, chooses 1969 London. But to their surp ...

B
Overseas

I've been using the 12 in 2012 Reading Challenge on the Potpourri Board to encourage me to clear off my TBR pile and to read new to me sub-genres. Lovers lost in time is not exactly new to me, but it is a sub-genre I don't read very often. I'm glad I picked it for this round as I would have hated to ...

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The Rose Garden

I have very few authors on my auto-buy list. Susanna Kearsley - who writes haunting, lyrical works which combine romance and history - is one of them. In her latest novel she mixes time-travel and history to tell us a tale of love and murder. It's a compelling story and one I am thrilled to be able ...