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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time Slip by Caroline McCall

Time Slip by Caroline McCall
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Iris

Shocked by the brutal murder of her colleague, curator Ingrid runs for her life through the dark exhibit halls of the museum where she works—straight into the arms of Temporal Agent Strom. He’s been sent back in time to stop a twenty-sixth-century criminal who is stealing artifacts from the past.

Falling in love with Ingrid wasn’t part of the mission. Strom knows they can have no future together. Five hundred years separate them, but the attraction that flares between the couple is impossible to resist. Their brief, passionate affair has consequences. When Strom returns to his own century, Ingrid must find a way to send him a message across time.

Nothing like a time-traveling superhero of your very own to make life the fun side of interesting! The tried and true plot of heroine in peril being saved by her white knight gets the time-traveling treatment in this short and yummy book by Caroline McCall.

There are no surprises here – heroine is in trouble, hero saves her. Heroine is hard-headed and gets into more trouble. Hero is half in love with her already, so saves her again.

Don’t think I’ve ruined the story for you -– the sweetness and meat of the story are in the details! Ms. McCall wrote characters who were interesting and who drew you right into the story. Although this was by no means a “suspense” novel, it did keep me turning pages.

A word of warning, the violence is a bit graphic, and those with sensitive imaginations might want to skim through those sections. Conversely, while sometimes it is enough just to know there was violence, sometimes you need to hear just how totally awesome your hero is!

I can wholeheartedly recommend this book for just about everyone! From the folks who like time-travel, to the folks who like some action in their romance, to those who need some “steaminess”, to those who need a tearjerker. There is something for everyone in this book!