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Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.

My Review
Wow.  And that’s “wow” in the very best sense of the word, not the “wow” I said after finishing Allegiant.  In fact, I chose Time Between Us the day after I finished Allegiant because I wanted something new, fresh and hopeful to read and based on the synopsis, this sounded like exactly what my broken heart needed.

The concept is fresh and fun the the book is as warm and inviting as a hot latte on an early spring evening in a Chicago suburb. I curled up with this story and let it envelop me in its promise of something magical and utterly romantic. I love Anna and Bennett’s story and the possibilities it brings. I found the characters rich and fascinating and the plot riveting, but not grueling. It was more like a slow gentle run that gets the endorphins flowing rather than a gritty obstacle course that leaves you exhausted.

Plot
I adore the plot to this story. It’s unique and delightful, combining everything I love about stories and romance. And because it involves time travel, there was nothing formulaic about it. There was no given that things were going to work out one way or another. A love story that keeps you guessing is the best kind.

Characters
I can’t say enough positive things about the characters. All of them. Anna is the girl I wanted to be my BFF in high school and Bennett, well, any boy that time travels is beyond cool, and the fact that he loves the same music I do and travels through time to see these bands in concerts all over the world, well, lets just say I’m in love with a fictional character.

Bottom Line
I generally love all things time-travel related. My favorite Disney movie is Meet the Robinsons, I’ve seen Time after Time a dozen times and all three Back to the Future movies more times than I can count. So a book about teen romance and time travel is a book written for me, whether or not the author knew that’s what she was doing. Throw in two of my favorite bands, Pearl Jam and Phish, and this book is at the top of my five-star recommendations.

Title: Time Between Us
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 384
Category: Teen and Young Adult, Romance, SciFi
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Links to PurchaseAmazonBarnes & Noble, iBooks