Received: Publisher for Review
Publish Date: March 30, 2010
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Book Blurb: Art historian Cam Stratford is about to make a name for herself with her sexy tell-all "fictographies" of 17th century painters, but she's more familiar with her subjects than her readers can imagine. Thanks to a time portal she's discovered, she has caused quite a stir in the Great Beyond. To protect their members' reputations, the Guild representing dead artists convinces playboy Sir Peter Lely, portraitist to Charles II and a man with his own dark secrets, to sabotage Cam's project. A few hours posing on Peter's modeling chaise lead to a night of seductive passion--then Cam returns home and discovers his betrayal. But before she can turn her angry pen on her lover, Peter makes a surprise visit, transforming Cam's 21st century life into chaos of classic proportion.
Book Review: I love time-travel romances, I have always had a special place in my heart for them since I read Teresa Medieros' 'A Touch of Enchantment' so when I get the opportunity to read a new one, I definitely go for it. As I started reading this book there were a few things that caught me off guard from the beginning, the cover, OMG I love the cover, it's beautiful. Next, the names of the characters, Ms. Cready definitely doesn't fall back on the old standbys...there is a guy in the book named Jacket for goodness sake. Then, that Cam is definitely not the conventional romance heroine, she is quirky, witty, hilarious, clumsy, and all around a big mess but I think that is what makes her so endearing to the reader.
The plot is excellent, always something new going on, although I would have shoved my sister in a bag and threw in a lake if she treated me that way, no doubt about it. I love Peter Lely, he is an all around romantic and makes me think of Mr. Darcy a bit. I did have to catch myself doing the skimming thing a couple of times but not too often. This is an excellent book and I adore it, now I must go find Gwyn's other books because they look intriguing as well. Titles are 'Tumbling Through Time' and 'Seducing Mr. Darcy'. Definitely read this book, it is great, you will definitely fall in love with Peter and Cam.
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