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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Past Her Time by Melissa Jarvis

Past Her Time by Melissa Jarvis
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (269 pgs)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Sunflower

Agent Alex Raines takes no prisoners—in her job or in her personal life. But all of that changes when the time travel organization The Lineage sends her to 1793 Revolutionary France. Used to a "get in, get out," modus operandi, she finds her heart and will tested by local English nobleman Lord Gabriel Huntington, whose reasons for being there are as deceptive as her own.

In the midst of revolution and betrayal, can these two learn to take off the disguises and trust each other? Or will the fate of the world and time travel rest on Alex's ability to betray the one man she has come to love?

Many people have a job they love, whether it's a high paying job that gives them power, or traveling around the world; performing on stage for thousands of people, being on the movie screen, or having the kind of job that helps people. Alex Raines loves her job. Not only does she travel the world, she travels through time. Yes, I said it, she is a time traveler.

Alex was recruited into The Lineage. She's a good agent, and good at her job. Her latest assignment sends her over two hundred years into the past. Alex is a kick-butt heroine that doesn't let anything or anyone stand in the way of getting the job done. She'll go in, do what she needs to, and get out. Not this time. She's attracted the attention of Lord Gabriel Huntington. To be honest, he's caught her attention as well, but Alex isn't supposed to allow anything to get in the way of what she's come back in time to do. Does her heart listen? No, not really. The deception she keeps from Gabriel may be the kicker that keeps them apart. How could they ever be together when she doesn't even live in his century?

Gabriel is curious about this feisty, strong willed woman. She's not anything like the other women he's known in his life. Amidst all the action and danger, he loses his heart to this woman. Both Gabriel and Alex are well crafted characters that found their way into my thoughts when I wasn't reading.

Past Her Time isn't like most time travel stories out there. Ms. Jarvis has taken an interesting new spin on the element of going through time and has made even more fun and exciting. There's a well blended mix of things in this story that will take readers on a whirlwind journey of action, deception, and of course, love.

I enjoyed reading this novel very much. The plot has plenty of twists, and some surprises at the end. The characters are bold and brave. Each has their own important role in the story. I loved the author's take on this type of story. It's said that there will be a sequel. I hope that The Lineage turns into a series. Reading more about this group would be a blast.

Readers, if you enjoy a story that has it all- and an exiting new twist, then Past Her Time is just the book for you!