As I write this review, this ebook is selling for 99 cents. It also happens to be one of the few 99-cent novels I've picked up where I could get past the first chapter. I got past the first chapter and I wanted to read more!
The writing is professional and flows along smoothly, and the text is well-edited (not always the case with indies).
Simon and Elizabeth, the romantic leads in the story, are familiar types, but I enjoyed the dialogue and the humor their differences brought to the tale. The novel wasn't one that opened with a bang, but before I got too restless the characters were thrust back into time, and that's where the adventure really started.
I'm not an expert on the 1920s, so I don't know how authentic everything was, but it felt like the author got it right to me. Though the action didn't come until later in the novel, I didn't mind because I enjoyed watching these two figure out how to make their new existence work together. I also enjoyed the side characters we were introduced to along the way. A fun cast overall and the author has a sense of humor that comes through on the page.
A couple things kept this from being a five-star read for me. First is the pacing, which dragged at times. If the novel had gone through regular channels, I'd guess some pages would have been shaved off here and there. The second thing is the vampire element. Even though we were told that these guys studied vampires and the occult in the opening chapter, the vampire didn't feel set up that well to me, like maybe the author was just trying to cash in on the popularity of vampires right now. It's just one reader's take, but I would have preferred it as purely a romantic time travel story. Others may feel differently though.
I have no problem recommending it, especially at 99 cents.