- File Size: 836 KB
- Print Length: 165 pages
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (March 7, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 7, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B085B883V1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,127 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
When Are You? Kindle Edition
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When Are You? By author, Addison Albright is a very confusing read for me. I did like the names of the chapters, I thought that was cute and creative.
But there are huge time jumps I am not talking about the time travel aspect yet. I will get to that in a minute. But the time jumps from when Vinnie first meets Leo to when they get a child, those made me lose the character connection to Vinnie and Leo. I felt their love story was rushed through to get to what the author really wanted the story to be about.
If this book were split into two books, I think the character connection would be better. As it stands, I felt no connection to the characters because I felt they were rushed.
I do believe there is a great story here, it just needs to more something I wanna say more emotion, but the end of the book has that, I just wished the beginning matched that. I would say pass on this story. It just was not for me.
Three Red Stars
While I’m not a big fan of time travel romances, the majority (and possibly all) of my exposure has been in the M/F romance genre. That said, I am a big fan of Addison Albright’s writing and thought I’d take a chance and dip my toes into M/M time travel romances. While I wasn’t sure what to expect, I am beyond pleased that I decided to give When Are You? a go.
Albright is one of those authors who writes time jumps well and that skill paid off in Leo, Vinnie, and Oscar’s story. The book begins with Leo and Vinnie’s meet-cute, which was so grin-inducing that my face is still sore. Readers are then treated to some of the more significant moments in Leo’s and Vinnie’s – and eventually, Oscar’s – lives. For me, this allowed me to fall in love with and to connect with the characters and care about them in such a way that when Oscar disappeared, I felt Leo and Vinnie’s confusion, horror, devastation, and grief, as well as their determination to get their son back.
Could this story have been longer? Yes, I’m sure Albright could have added more scenes showing how Leo and Vinnie’s relationship developed, the early years of their marriage, them deciding to become parents, and Oscar’s entry into their family. There was plenty for the author to expand upon and turn this into a much-longer book, but the romance between Leo and Vinnie, while pivotal, was not the driving force of the story – at least not to me it wasn’t. I felt the real focus of When Are You? was the length to which two fathers would go to insure their son grow up happy and to keep their family intact. I’m trying very hard not to give out details about the actual story as I feel potential readers should be able to experience Leo and Vinnie’s journey for themselves.
On a final note, I’ll be forthcoming and say I didn’t expect to give this story five stars, largely because I didn’t expect that I would want to re-read it after I knew how their time travel played out, assuming the element of surprise would be gone. However, I’m dying to read it again already to see what clues I may have missed on the first read through, hence the five well-earned stars. Not only did Albright keep me guessing, keep me entertained, and made me a bit weepy eyed, but she also left me wanting to check out more m/m time travel romances.
Please note: My review is of an unedited, pre-release copy of this book and assumes that any errors were corrected prior to publication.
How wonderful it was not being clobbered by concepts I didn’t have a hope in hell of understanding. Instead, I found myself treated to a story that made time travel seem a reasonable proposition, and a tear in the air, as credible as lightning. A feat my utter lack of left brain was convinced could only be pulled off by the twinkle in David Tennant’s eyes.
This is Addison Albright’s first novel-length release since the fabulous 'To Love and To Cherish', one of my very favourite reads. The trilogy it completes is a brilliant, beautifully written castaway tale in which Addison’s incredible attention to detail and charming characters craft a story as fresh as it is captivating.
Thus, I was thrilled that she was again dipping her toe into waters she excels at. A world away from formulaic; Addison takes a trope and makes it her own with a unique tweak that reinvents a well-worn wheel. It was a delight to discover that in Where Are You? she has done it again...with utmost aplomb.
We are introduced to Leo and Vinnie on the day they meet, an irresistible encounter complete with incorrigible wingmen who all-but frogmarch Leo into Vinnie’s life. I was charmed from the first chapter: a superb introduction to our characters, the spark that flares between them and an insight into what makes them tick.
Although there is romance inherent in the depth of their love, this isn’t a ‘romance’. It’s an enthralling story about an established relationship that explores the boundlessness of unconditional love. Encapsulated by time travel. I loved it