Some writers end their novels with the protagonists trapped in Time-travel romances are a version of the classic "fish out of water" story. Some writers end their novels with the protagonists trapped in different time periods and unable to be together—to the displeasure of many readers of the genre. More most read this week tagged "time travel romance" Popular Time Travel Romance Books. More popular time travel romance books Well, that fit with the lyrics and Domhnall words.
Domhnall lived through years of threat from enemies. His stories and epic poems were all full of death, glory, love, battles, dying and more One hand clutching his robe, she tugged him downward. Make me burn like you did a few moments ago. I want you touching me, sucking on me I want you to fuck me until neither one of us can move. Future Date by AJ Menden. Some stories were great but there were more that were just average. I won't go so far as to say this book disappointed me but it was close. At least in my humble opinion. View all 4 comments. Nov 08, Maureen McGowan rated it really liked it.
I'm biased, because I did write one of the 20 stories in this anthology, but there's a fabulous variety of fun voices in this book. Sep 18, Bea Charmed rated it liked it Shelves: The usual anthology mix of good, bad, and meh. No real standouts but no real clunkers either. One thing that annoyed me was the frequent mixup of American and British terms. Most of the stories take place in the US with American characters but many, or maybe all, of the authors are British.
So you'd get American characters talking about tyres and kerbs or using British expressions. That was careless editing. Feb 06, Lexie rated it liked it Shelves: For the record I've read 8 of the authors listed above previously. In the introduction by Telep she mentions how time travel romance flourished in the 90's and early new millennium, but how paranormal romance has sort of shoved it away. I know that Brenda Joyce had several with her Time Guardians series--which was also a so-so series in my opi For the record I've read 8 of the authors listed above previously.
I know that Brenda Joyce had several with her Time Guardians series--which was also a so-so series in my opinion. If you count e-books, then Emma Lai's 'Mates of the Guardians' stories are also time travel the Guardians protect time and such , both of which I enjoyed quite a bit. So if you're like me you're wondering why I would buy a book about Time Travel Romance when I should have bought the Vampire Romance anthology, or the second Paranormal Romance anthology and the truth is that I want to like Time Travel Romances. I was unfortunately tainted by all the ones in the 90's however and grew very cautious of the concept.
Did I enjoy this anthology? I was disappointed more often then not, and felt that some of the endings to the stories were too 'And you can guess what happens next' for my tastes. I'm shallow, I like my romances to end with something along the lines of 'happily ever after' if they're not going to end with 'and they all died'. Give me syrupy sweet or give me bitterly dark. In it a man comes back to stop the woman he loves from making a choice that will ultimately kill her spirit.
She'll have everything she wants for years, but then one moment in time happens and her world crumbles around her feet. He offers her a choice--take the road you know will lead to success or take the road that may lead to lasting happiness. This was the perfect short story; it tied up loose ends, had development and tension, and didn't end as if it should have had three chapters more to it.
A young teacher in Scotland travels back with five of her charges to a Glen that is almost too good to be true. But for a woman who has always done what is expected of her, will she take the chance to have something for herself finally? Sara MacKenzie's "Stepping Back" was a fun read, though the ending left me unsatisfied. A young woman with no past begins to dig up the history of young woman who had disappeared a century earlier. Hands down the story I enjoyed the most was A.
Menden's "Future Date" about a a dating site that measures who you're compatible with across time itself. It was quirky, it was a cute and it was witty--much like her Elite Hands of Justice books are. For the vast majority of the other stories however they didn't hold my interest very long. Am I glad I read it? Yes, because these aren't the same sort of tawdry bits of fluff from the days of yore in Time Travel Romance Writing so they did give me hope.
I just wish that more of the stories had held my interest. Jan 30, Deanna from Deanna's World rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this collection of stories. They have been great for when I was short of time but wanted something quick and complete to read, and they were also perfect for times when I was waiting on an appointment or for the train.
The stories were all well written and well edited, although for some of the stories, the eBook formatting was a little off and some words ran into each other - not too much of a problem as I was able to figure out the words. As to the stories themselves, I enjoyed I really enjoyed this collection of stories. As to the stories themselves, I enjoyed all of them, perhaps some more than others. They were also great introductions to authors that I had not read previously and there are a few that I might go check out from having read their work here.
I can't review each story individually since it has taken me well over a year, perhaps even two to get through the entire collection, so the earlier stories have faded from my memory, but lots of Highlangers and hunky Scots - they seem to lend themselves to time travel stories well.
I'm definitely planning on reading other "mammoth books" by Trish Telep. Jun 15, Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it liked it Shelves: Some stories worked, some were just okay, and others didn't hold my interest. These were the best: The Eleventh Hour by Michelle Maddox- Enjoyed this one; however the falling in love happened quickly but then given the length, what did I expect? Pilot's Forge by Patrice Sarath- Interesting start, it kept my attention. I loved Edith's profession Farrier.
The Troll Bridge by Patti O'Shea- My favorite- no insta-love in this one, just insta-like and a willingness to let's see what happens me Some stories worked, some were just okay, and others didn't hold my interest. The Troll Bridge by Patti O'Shea- My favorite- no insta-love in this one, just insta-like and a willingness to let's see what happens mentality. I liked the idea of hunting criminals who go back to the past to alter history and those who hunt them and fix it. Future Date by A. Menden- Well, this one was a favorite too! The storyline has some reality to it not the time travel, but a future with limits on children and the obvious preference for boys leading to a large gender gap.
Sep 19, Robin Van Der Maat rated it it was ok. ANother mammoth mess of some good, some awful time travel romances. Happily, this contained quite a few unique to me at least perspectives on time travel storyline which I found to be more interesting than the S-steamy romances. Since I didn't expect much I did not take note of the actual good contributors. This one gets a recommendation if you like reading unique takes on time travel. Jul 03, Michelle Tempted By Books rated it it was ok. Half of these were good stories that were too short and half were just oddly creepy, plain old boring, or just didn't make any sense.
Aug 30, Taylor rated it liked it. So far my opinion on this book is the story lines are very creative given the length. The relationships on the other hand though are very unrealistic to me. It feels like in every single story the couple meets very strangely followed by making out the very next day. I understand its a romance anthology and they only have some pages to write the story but come on. If it were me who were these characters, I wouldn't be making out with some guy that I found in my horse stable in an astronaut suit t So far my opinion on this book is the story lines are very creative given the length.
If it were me who were these characters, I wouldn't be making out with some guy that I found in my horse stable in an astronaut suit threatening me with a gun a day after knowing him. All the stories are pretty much like that. I think it would be a lot better if the stories show at least a little bit of the couple interacting. The first story in this book was amazing however, it showed bonds of characters and feelings for each other.
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It had a great storyline and I liked how it didn't involve kissing but it was still really romantic. I'm not against kissing in books or anything but I do like it being somewhat realistic. Some characters show bad past relationships, yet they aren't at all cautious about this guy they barely know? Lol idk, the first story just made me think this book was going to be just as good if not better then Ghost Romance which so far it isn't even close and its just been a let down. Except the first couple I have 11 stories left, if this continues with my reading, I may have to put this book down: Dec 23, Karen L rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is like any other anthology; some good stories along with some boring ones.
The good stories in this book, in my opinion, did not last long enough and they were only a few of them. Jun 10, holly quigley rated it it was ok Shelves: Since this is an anthology, I figure I'll start my review now. So many Time Travel romances I've read are just kind of happenstance stories, whereas this one is very specifically about a character trying to go back and change something.
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I really liked it, although I think the short story format is about the only place that kind of arc would work that easily. Good thing it was a short s Since this is an anthology, I figure I'll start my review now. Good thing it was a short story, since I couldn't have dealt with a novel in Scottish brogue for half the narration. Plus the 'falling-in-love' was too fast and easy and it felt like it only worked because the heroine had nothing better to do with her life.
Not sure how well it worked in a short format, but I also can't see how it would work in a novel format, either. Okay, I'm giving up trying to review all of these, because frankly most of them after this point were kind of a disappointment. I think it's because the genre doesn't really fit well into the format.
You need more buildup and plot to make a Time Travel Romance really work. Apr 20, TinaMarie rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Intimate details skipped for the most The Key to Happiness - Gwyn Cready - 4 Love travels back in time to prevent her making a mistake.
Intimate details skipped for the most part. Feb 09, Christy rated it did not like it Shelves: There were a few good stories in this anthology that would have brought my rating up if the rest hadn't been so awful. I know "romance" was in the title and should have warned me, but too many of the stories relied heavily on characters thinking "I know I just met you, but I'm soooo attracted to you, I think I love you" which is just lazy writing - how about some characters with actual chemistry?!?
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A lot of the stories started with a good time travel story, but as soon as the characters hooke There were a few good stories in this anthology that would have brought my rating up if the rest hadn't been so awful. A lot of the stories started with a good time travel story, but as soon as the characters hooked up and declared their love, the story was over.
I think I was looking for time travel stories with a dash of love story Feb 01, Lauren marked it as to-read Shelves: Mar 28, Beth N added it Shelves: I originally borrow this book to read only one story The Walled Garden by Michele Lang but the others intrigued me. I do plan on returning and seeing what else this has in store.
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As for The Walled Garden, I really enjoyed it. It was nicely paced and not the perfect fairy tale. The damsel-in-distress is flawed and not your average cookie cutter damsel. She has already survived a life-altering altercation that both broke her and made her stronger. For this much character development it is amazing I originally borrow this book to read only one story The Walled Garden by Michele Lang but the others intrigued me.
For this much character development it is amazing it was in a short story. The hero is very subtle at first and leaves you wondering but at the end he is quite direct and strong.
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All in all, I really enjoyed this story. Feb 27, Jane Mercer rated it liked it Shelves: Vastly entertaining 20 tales of Time Travel and Romance. On average these are highly entertaining stories and mostly not from your usual supernatural writers. There are one or two a little slow but mostly pack a delightful punch for short stories I especially like the one that actually dealt with the paradox it would create by changing a timeline which most seemed to ignore.
Jan 26, Maggie Bermann rated it did not like it. Book is 24 short stories Novellas. I feel each one is too rushed, or to slow then wham, thank you mam, its the end, and you are left going huh, wtf happened next! Some of the stories have such good potential to be more, but ending is ruined by being over so quickly. Maybe im just so used to proper novels lol Ive got Mammoth book of Irish romances and Scottish romances to read.. I will give them a go as love them stories but if stories start to annoy me the way this book did then will hear me screaming rather loudly!
Aug 26, Carrie rated it did not like it Shelves: If you ever need a cover that will elict smirks and possibly mocking laughter on the bus, this would be it. Not that I experienced this personally, although now I kind of wish I had tried. There were three stories I liked. The rest was crap. Not just oh, kind of bad mediocre romance. No, so bad that I still can't justify giving this book more than one star, even though those three storie If you ever need a cover that will elict smirks and possibly mocking laughter on the bus, this would be it.
No, so bad that I still can't justify giving this book more than one star, even though those three stories really deserve a solid three. Jan 19, Reannon rated it liked it.