Monday, February 23, 2015

ARC Review: A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill

Title: A Stolen Season
Author: Tamara Gill
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

One small mistake in the past will change everything about her future...
Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21st¬century equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah's device. Which means an entirely different approach is needed. It doesn't occur to the new Earl of Earnston that his charming acquaintance is responsible for his brother's death. He is merely swept away by a passion that threatens his very reputation. Yet he gets the distinct impression that Miss Baxter is hiding something from him. Now Sarah must find a way to steal back her device, hide the truth about the earl's brother and—most importantly— not fall in love...
Time-travel can be hard to write.  Especially when the time-travel changes present day situations.  Tamara Gill did an amazing job with the small details on this one.  While most of the story does take place in the past - one of the most moving scenes is actually in the present between Sarah and her father.  It was written beautifully and really helped make the story what it is.

Sarah has really managed to make a mess of things - and she continues to do so.  Even though she really only has the best intentions, she seems to have a gift of messing up the past.  When she finds herself falling in love with Eric instead of just trying to retrieve a modern day artifact from him, she knows that she's in trouble.  But they just can't seem to stay away from each other!  Events seemed to just spiral out of their control and it just reminded me so much of real life.

The past was brought to life beautifully.  I loved the people and even Sarah's small mistakes and how the ton reacted to them.  She seemed to make quite a few minor mistakes every day - but Eric just found them endearing (a trait I loved about him).  They were a very fun couple to watch and complimented each other amazingly.  This is the way a time-travel romance is supposed to be.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed A Stolen Season. xo


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