Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Book Review


From the nationally bestelling Teresa Medeiros, author of "Fairest of Them All," comes this bewitching time-travel romance that shimmers with love and laughter. An enchantress from seventeeth-century Massashusetts collides with a future beyond her imagining...and with a handsome cynic who's about to learn a lesson in the power of love.

Arian Whitewood hadn't quite gotten the hanG of the powerful amulet she'd inherited from her mother, but she never expected it to whisk her more than three hundred years into the future. Flying unsteadily on her broomstick, she suddenly finds herself among towers of glass and metal, then tumbling from the sky to land at the feet of a man with frost-gray eyes and a seemingly flint-hard heart.

Reclusive billionaire Tristan Lennox didn't believe in magic, but he had his own reasons for offering one million dollars to anyone who could prove it existed. Now he finds himself beseiged by fakes, frauds, and an old nemesis ready to leap on this opportunity to destroy him. But the smoky-voiced beauty who appeared to fall from the clouds into his climate-controlled existence is something else entirely---a woman able to enchant his lonely heart with wonder, but who can't possibly be what she seems...



A very suck-you-in kind of story. I'll admit when I first started it, I did not like Tristan. So hard, so removed from anything he was a block of ice. Hell, he locked his best friend in his sensor-locked closet! Supposedly on accident but...

When Arian literally fell from the sky, he was convinced it was all a ploy, a hoax. A way to dupe him in his search for magic. Real true magic. The depth of the plot was very well wound through the story. Deception, yes, but not from the one person Tristan accused throughout the entire story. His lack of faith to the very end was a little tiresome, especially because he kept going after her, which is the vehicle of the book's pacing. The final "rescue" however, was turning enough when he finally accepted his feelings. And it was a fun rescue, so I forgive him for being a jerk. Yes, he was one of those "jerks through the whole story" kind of hero.

Arian was cute. I'll give anyone that. Her fiesty ability to assimilate to any situation thrown at her, and there were some doozies, proved that women can be strong no matter what era they are from.

If you enjoy magic, witches, the occasionally hard-boiled hero, and mischief, with a little time travel for adventure, then definitely look this book up.

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