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Two Worlds Collided Paperback – October 26, 2016
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"A Romance that will Rock Your World" ~Otherworldly Reviews~
"A woman travels back in time to prevent aself-destructive rock star from committing suicide in Nutt's (Stake andDust, 2015, etc.) romance.
Emerson Violet "Evie" Reid is the president of the fan club forthe band Civilized Heathens--a club that's still going strong 10 yearsafter its lead singer, heartthrob Bellamy Lovel, checked out of drugrehab and killed himself in a hotel room. (In his story, appearance, and persona, Lovel resembles the late singer/lyricist Michael Hutchence ofthe Australian band INXS.) Shortly before Lovel's death, Evie, a nurse,had a chance to become his personal assistant, but she refused theoffer. Now she wonders whether she could have saved him. It turns outthat Evie's friend Kelsey Parish knows a magical spell that could makeanother chance possible, so Evie travels back in time to her originaldecision point. After she agrees to work for Lovel, she has just threeweeks to convince him that life is worth living--but she can't revealwhat she knows about the future. As thrilling as it is to see her idolalive again, Evie's job won't be easy; he's moody, calls her "BookMarm," and makes remarks such as "You must have some nice tits underthat oversized blouse." Evie resists his attempts at seduction, whichonly serves to intrigue him, and as he responds to her care, he beginsto bare his soul. But is she in time to rescue him fromself-destruction? Nutt brings out some very creaky tropes here,including the glamorous, desirable hero whose bad-boy behavior disguises his vulnerabilities; and the girl-next-door type whose nurturance, good listening skills, and patience get through to him when leggysupermodels can't. It's all patent wish-fulfillment fantasy, and theprose style doesn't avoid cliché either, using terms such as "sweeturgency" and "slice of heaven" during passionate moments. That said,Nutt shows skill in making her characters' emotions feel plausible,romantic, and erotic--and they will strike home for readers who relate to the novel's fangirl scenario.
Time travel and late-1990s rock add a twist to a standard good-woman/bad-boy romance."
From the Author
Q.Where did the idea for this book come from?A.My daughter and I were listening to INXS songs, videos, and the live concerts available. We were sad to think the lead singer had died so tragically and there would never be another song written and performed by him. The fictional story of Bellamy Lovel took root, but I wanted a happier ending for my rock star. So I sent Evie back in time to try and save him.
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I love anything time travel but this book was different from the beginning and I loved every minute of reading it!
To be able to have the chance to change time, Evie unknowingly made this choice and made it her mission to help Bellamy. It's such a beautiful, heartbreaking, and heartfelt read.
I fell in love with this book and the characters!
It was such a satisfying read and I definitely recommend anyone to 1-click this.
This book was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. I wasn't sure about the whole idea of merging a time-travel theme with a rock star romance but damn... it really worked. So well, that I didn't want this story to end.
Evie can't believe that her friend has just suggested they perform a ritual that will send her back in time to save the life of a suicidal rock star. One who she had a short run-in with during her teen years and almost had a chance to work for, at one point in time. But when she lands in the past and gets a phone call five minutes later, she instantly agrees to work for Bellamy with hopes of saving his life.
Bellamy doesn't want a baby sitter. And he doesn't need a boring girl, with no sense of how to enjoy herself, raining on his pity parade. When she starts to make him question his reckless ways, he can't help but want to impress the girl who should be easy to ignore.
For reasons he can't explain, Bellamy's drawn to Evie like a moth to a flame. But flames are dangerous and their time is limited. Evie does all that she knows to do in order to help Bellamy see that his life is worth living. Because once she goes back to the future, Bellamy's fate will be in his own hands.
The beginning made me a little nervous because we learn a bit about the rock star who took his life too soon and just moments later we are already in the thick of the time-travel. I was worried that the rush would hurt the story but once we arrived in the past, I was enthralled in the story.
I connected easily with Evie. She was a straight-shooting character and didn't shy away from Bellamy's attempts to get rid of her. Bellamy blew my mind. He was raw and real and layered with so much regret and emotion that he artfully hid behind his I-don't-give-a-damn persona. I fell in love with both of these characters long before they fell for each other.
The way this story was written was nothing short of beautiful. There were highs and lows where I could really feel Bellamy's struggles with the ghosts that haunted him and the addictions that he fought to end. I could see the glimpses of his soul slowly being pieced back together as he found a kindred spirit in Evie. It was just fantastic.
But don't let all of this talk about emotions and depression fool you. This book had a lot of steamy sex and plenty of surprising moments of pure romance. I think I mentioned to my husband how much I liked this story about ten times over the five hours it took me to read it. I laughed, I teared up, I blushed, and I even bit one of my fingernails off while reading a certain worrisome chapter.
In the end, this book delivered things I hadn't even ordered, but I'm so glad I signed up to review it. I cannot praise this story enough. Five stunning suns!
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