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Enjoyable Time Travel
on July 8, 2010
Let me start off by saying, I don't like time travel. Karen Marie Moning being a notable exception. However, this book did a lot to make me more open to reading more stories built around men and women zinging through time and space to find their true loves ;-)
I won't replay the book as it's already been done quite well by other reviewers. I thought the opening was choppy and read a bit like "See Jane get lost, see Jane see her likeness in a portrait, see Jane wind up in bed with the hottie whose portrait she just lusted after." However, from the moment Jane a/k/a Ali landed in the MacLeod clan, I was absorbed.
So absorbed, in fact, that I completely did NOT see a particularly entertaining plot twist. Now, I may not be as intelligent as other readers/reviews. I may have been so into the story that the "Ah ha! I know where the author is going with this" just never kicked in. In either case, to be completely shocked by a particular happening in this, one of my favorite genres, is rare. Ms. Mazzuca accomplished it and for that, she has my most sincere thanks!
There was very little stumbling over editing issues. I had only a couple of instances where I had to re-read a couple of phrases when it seemed that the language didn't make sense. I loved the secondary characters and was able to suspend my disbelief enough to thoroughly enjoy Ali's exploits. I very nearly stopped reading during the wedding night scene, but the writer gracefully avoided my defection. I will read this again!