Title: Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Bk #1)
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Author: Monique Martin
Publisher: Amazon Digital (self Pub.)
Source: Kindle Free
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he’s been looking for, and the romance that he hasn’t.
Simon and Elizabeth’s developing relationship is tested by demons real and imagined. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city’s speakeasies. When the local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, day to day struggles become a fight for their very lives.
I thought this book a bit slow for a good part of the first half. But after that it took off like a shot. The writing here is very good and the characterization of the introverted professor and the outgoing assistant is beautifully realized. The blossoming of their love, and reluctance to acknowledge it, was written so well that I was actually feeling as frustrated with their situation as they were.
There was action and violence in the setting of 1920’s NYC. The scenic description of the boarding house and speakeasy, the prices of goods and the bustling street life was fascinating. The bad guy was scary, evil and surprising. It was suspenseful. I was often frustrated with the heroine’s flighty attitude but it did give our “Casper Milktoast” professor reason to develop into a superhero.
I recommend this well researched novel.
NOTE: This is the second book I have reviewed this year with the title OUT OF TME. Both are Time Travel books.