Book Review/Giveaway: Aching For Always by: Gwyn Cready

Aching for Always

Publisher: Pocket

Publish Date: 28 September 2010

Origins: Publisher for Review

Format: Paperback

Blurb: RITA Award–winning author Gwyn Cready continues the “sexy fun” (BookPage) of her charming time-travel adventures with a high-spirited tale of a modern-day mapmaker and the eighteenth-century English navy captain she can’t resist. Ambitious and feisty Josephine “Joss” O’Malley has spent years fighting to keep her mother’s map-making company alive. Just when she finds herself considering taking a risky next step with bad-boy entrepreneur Rogan Reynolds— whose generosity has helped keep the business afloat—Joss meets dark and mysterious Hugh Hawksmoor. Hugh’s deft touch and old-world seduction stir Joss’s desires like a storm at sea, and she has no clue that he has sailed three hundred years into the future to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of her father. Or that she holds the key to a map that will help him undo the destructive changes her father wrought in the past. When Hugh lures Joss into a treacherous journey through time, there’s not a twenty-first-century trick that can save her. But when she applies her own instincts to a course she thought was set, she discovers that the high seas hold some scandalous surprises.

Review in 5: Naval-men, Time-Travel, Drama, Steam, and Cute Shoes!

Review: Lets get the somewhat less positive out of the way, this book didn't keep my interest locked in, I had to make myself read at a few spots and my love for this author's work is what made me keep on trucking. That being said, this book is pretty good and has some pretty awesome elements.

This is the type of book I like to say has something for everyone: betrayal, sea-men, cute shoes, vengeance, fashion, lust, babies, there is a ton going on in this story. I love Joss, she is pretty awesome, and the way the book starts out, your mouth will be agape, trust me. Oh, Joss, she is a strong women who learns to listen to her heart and her head at the same time, something a lot of romance heroines are unable to do and something I admire. The dashing Hugh is also very appealing, he is handsome, large, a naval captain, and he knows his way around a female's body.

The plot is what makes the book hard to hold on to, it felt sort of like it skipped around a bit and I had a problem understanding a few scenes, like the writing was a bit jumbled. Overall please don't let that stop you, give this book a try, you won't regret it!

Also if you haven't heard Ms. Cready is giving away a wonderful Kate Spade bag (reminiscent of the shoes the heroine is wearing on the cover) on her website. To enter, just go to The giveaway ends October 4, 2010.

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  1. I've been dieing to read this book I'm glad you liked it.

  2. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  3. Hey hon... Great review! I have the first book that I have yet to get to! And with your review, I will be getting there! Hugs!


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