Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What I Read Last Week

On Saturday I finished reading TIME'S ENEMY by Jennette Marie Powell. While it started off just a little slow, by the second day (well, actually second hour, since I was reading this during my lunch hour) it picked up. And by Saturday, well, I don't normally read on Saturday so that should say something – I just had to finish it! It's labeled as a time travel romance. Here is the blurb on the back of the book:

Tony Solomon never wanted to be a time traveler. But when a freak accident gifts him with the ability to travel in time, he becomes an unwilling initiate in the Saturn Society, a secret society of time travelers.

Determined to prevent his daughter's murder, he violates the Society's highest law and becomes a fugitive. But the Society refuses to tell Tony how to time-travel within his own life, so he seeks help from Charlotte, the woman whose life he saved during a prior trip to the past.

When Tony arrives in 1933 looking for answers, Charlotte is both thrilled and terrified to see her childhood hero. Loyal to the society, she is honor-bound to bring to justice those who manipulate time for their own gain. In giving Tony sanctuary, she faces a terrible choice – condemn the man she loves and to whom she owes her life, or deny her deepest convictions by helping him escape and risk sharing his sentence.

Part of what I really enjoyed was learning some of Dayton's history, as the book is set in Dayton, Ohio. And I can only imagine the kind of chart Jennette had to have to keep track of all her time travel changes (and I couldn't find any oops's either). I do wish the romance started sooner, but there is a sequel, so I'm hopeful there will be more in the next book. And yes, I do want to read the next one. It was a fun read.

If you're so inclinced to purchase (or just want to check out her books), click here and it'll take you to her website and links to purchase the book (either e-book or paper). You won't be disappointed.


The Happy Whisk said...

How come you don't read on a Saturday?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Whisk - Good question! I love to write more than read and that's what the night and weekends are all about (besides housework - ugh). Since I don't write during my lunch hour (because I would definintely be late back to work - I lose track of time too easily when I write), I use that time to read. About the only time I read on Saturdays is if I have a hair appt or I'm waiting on my husband for something, or in this case, I wanted to finish the book!

The Happy Whisk said...

That makes sense. Thanks for the drop-in as well. Happy Reading, indeed.

Just waiting on the snow day off.

Love those.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I am waaaaaay behind on my blog reading, so this was a lovely surprise to find as I'm catching up! Thanks so much for your kind words - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And yes, there's definitely more romance in Time's Fugitive, which I'm still pushing to get out by year-end. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Your welcome, Jennette!
And I'll be getting one of your paper copies when they're available! Make sure you take enough to the meeting this time!! :)