Title: Timeless Love
Author: Karyn Gerrard
Source: Own Copy
Genre: Paranormal Romance - Time-Travel
Release Date: March 23rd 2012
1969- Underworld enforcer Joey Indelli didn't expect an English Regency era carriage to appear before his very eyes in a thunderbolt of light. Inside he discovers a disoriented beauty, the Honorable and delectable Catherine Worthington.
Catherine finds herself immediately attracted to her rough and very masculine rescuer but is determined to return to her home in 1821 Cornwall, England.
Seeing the carriage appear in front of him, Indelli believes her story but is convinced she has no choice but to stay in 1969.
Will the love that develops between them fade with their parting or somehow keep them together and prove...timeless?
My Review -
Karyn Gerrard does it again by giving readers a charming romance that blossoms before the reader's eyes and gives the reader those "sigh" moments and wish for our own moments where we feel that love is the only thing that matters and the world drifts away.
Ok I have to say I am a little bias being Canadian as I get a thrill reading a story that is set in Canada (in this case the beautiful Maritime province of New Brunswick). It gets my blood pumping thinking that a drop-dead gorgeous guy like Joey, who has a heart of gold, and is so giving to the woman that he cares for may be walking around near me LOL.
This is the second book in the series that focuses on another rider in the carriage that gets thrown back in time, this time a young aristocratic woman who decides to runaway from her family to defy their request to marry someone she has no interest in.
Catherine finds herself in a warehouse in 1969 and standing before her is a tall, dark-haired gorgeous looking man dressed all in black (and in black leather pants YUMMY). The next thing she knows she is in the man's apartment trying to figure what has happened.
Joey wouldn't believe if he hadn't seen it with his own eyes the carriage appearing before him and the beautiful woman inside it. Not knowing what to do he takes her back to his meager apartment and tends to her setting the stage for an encounter that will change both their lives.
Catherine may be from 1821, but the way she checks out Joey would be scandalous in her time (who wouldn't check him out he is sex on a stick). Joey in turn seems drawn to Catherine for some reason that he can't explain. I have to say what made this such a touching story was Joey's background for me.
Joey grew up an orphan, had nobody and was forced out into the world at the age of 15. He found work with a criminal head and now many years later he feels he has nothing to offer to Catherine. No money, (just enough to cover the rent and buy some food) and a meager existence that is too dangerous to include Catherine in. It was during these moments that my heart ached for Joey, especially when Catherine would voice her need to get back home. Of course Catherine had feelings for Joey but she didn't know how deep they were since she has never been in love, but still the unintentional hurt made towards Joey made him feel even more alone.
Catherine couldn't deny that she would never meet a man like Joey again (I love how she described the way he walked like a black panther stalking his prey), but sometimes her need to go back home made me want to scream at her.
This is a wonderful book to read if you enjoy historical romances or time-travel. Believe me this book will not disappoint as it will put a smile on your face and make you believe that anything is possible if you listen to your heart.