Author: D. L. Orton
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press
Publication Date: May 1, 2015
Genre: SciFi, Romance
Rating: 4/5 "I liked it."
Description from GoodReads
Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love?
Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat.
This is a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will make your pulse gallop and your palms sweat, have you laughing out loud through your tears, and leave you flush with the sublime pleasure of falling in love.
Before I discuss this book,I would like to point out that this book is rather mature and does contain some sexual content.
My absolute favorite thing about this book was the true effort that Orton put into making sure that all of the plot holes were sealed very tightly. Despite two different time travel trips, the story maintains a coherent sense of control and is easily understood. I liked this because it would have been very easy for other authors to lose their audience at these parts by making the story too confusing. Instead, Orton does a fantastic job pulling her audience closer and closer into her story until they are trapped by the sheer need to know what happens next.
Diego is, by far, my favorite character. He was easy to relate to as he reminds me so much of the man in my life, and I think that he will be easy for many other women to relate to. I loved how human he was as well as the amount of wit and sheer emotion that he brought to each situation. Tego, although a younger Diego from a different universe, demonstrates these same characteristics. I was impressed by Tego's qualities because they were truly the younger version of the Diego that we meet in the original universe.
Overall, I felt that this story was truly enjoyable. Orton creates terrifically realistic characters who draw the audience in. She keeps her audience interested in this story through sexual tension, true love, and a clean, well-written plot. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series.
About the AuthorAWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops. In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.