Friday, October 21, 2016

Rendezvous with Yesterday by Dianne Duvall

Series: The Gifted Ones #2
Offshoot series from: Immortal Guardians
406 p.
Published: 10/17/16
Source: From author for review
On sale as of this writing: $4.99 ebook
Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time. 
As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?
My thoughts:

I don't know what it is about time travel, but I usually find those kind of stories enjoyable even if they aren't successful. However, this one is quite successful and had me smiling quite a bit while reading it.

Bethany finds herself thrust backward in time to meet the Earl of Fosterly, Robert who we met in the last book. I really liked Robert so I was happy to get his story. Plus, the man is quite swoony! He is a gentleman to Bethany in every way and also very honest and forthcoming. I really enjoyed his character even more in this book. He is a hero to his people and is also a good leader who cares deeply about everything he does. He strives to keep his lands safe and despite the medieval upbringing he is accommodating to the independent strange lass who comes across his path. Yea, you can safely say I really loved this character. :) Even those who love a bad boy will enjoy this character as he is fierce in protecting those he loves and his people.

Bethany is no shrinking violet, but she is quite innocent in much of life experiences. She has had to endure a few things in life that had made her grow up and she seems fearless. She does get scared quite often but she doesn't let it stop her and there is such strength in forging ahead despite being thrust into a world so foreign to her. Her strength feels real and also feels like someone learning about life in general. She is such a likable character and both feel right together in their romance.

The sexy scenes are quite balanced. In that I mean that they are quite hot but do not overwhelm the story. My favorite parts are actually shocking everyone by Beth hugging Robert and kissing him in public in a time where that wasn't allowed, even with married people. Robert's response to this unusual behavior was perfect and made me swoon a bit more. They were such a good couple together.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really loved the romance within this one and it also held quite a bit of humor. You will smile, swoon and have a lot of fun with this addition to the series. The time travel was handled quite well and there is a scene that was cut added to the addendum at the end. I suggest you read that and if you didn't already want to read the Immortal Guardians, you will after that excerpt. I understand why it was cut, but it makes such a good case to read the other series. And speaking of which... you do not have to read that series to enjoy this one, but I do highly suggest you do for your own reading enjoyment. :D

Bloggy Note: I was a mention in the book! Whee! This is from my review of the first book, A Sorceress of His Own (review linked) which I did on audio and loved.


ALSO, currently there is a giveaway going on with the release of the book. You can access the blog post below to enter to win various prizes. Do check it out. Excerpts on the page as well. You can also access it from the left sidebar where I keep notices of all giveaways on this blog.

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27 comments:

  1. that's great that you had a great time. It's been a while since I haven't read a traveil time story like that

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  2. I haven't read all that many time travel ones, and YAY for TX, love seeing TX in books :D

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  3. Oh dear, as I don't deal with the whole concept of time travel very well this probably isn't one for me. Still, glad you enjoyed it.

    Well done on the mention in the book, its always such a thrill.

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    1. You might enjoy it. Just skip the smexy parts. :)

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  4. I do lov etime travel books, and I appreciate that the sexy scenes don't overtake the story. I really need to read this.

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  5. I do love time travel. Congrats on being mentioned!

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  6. I love a good time travel and this sounds like it balances the sci-fi and romance. I need to check this out. Great review :)

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  7. This sounds exactly up my alley, Melissa, so I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! I'm really looking forward to checking this out as well as this author's backlog. Wonderful review, dear! :)

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    1. I think you'd like this one... and especially the Immortal Guardians! :)

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  8. First of all... *SQUEE* It's so awesome when you get a quote in a book! yea!! This series sounds great. I don't recall if I read your review of the first book, I probably did and forgot about it! UGH. Thanks!

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    1. TY! :D

      NP... just know I enjoyed the first book too! :D

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  9. oh wow grats on being quotes isn't it awesome!
    I didn't know that public display of affection was frowned upon in that era o.o I love time travel romances, will need to give this series a shot

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    1. TY! :D

      It was cute how that part of affection was used in the book.

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  10. Ooh, nice review! I really enjoyed the first in this series and can't wait to read this one too. Being quoted is awesome!

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  11. Aw yay on being quoted! It does sound fun. I haven't read a time travel in ages!

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  12. I am not a time travel fan but I am digging the cover, and the sound of the story. And, yes! for the mention. I love that!

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    1. This one was fun and you might like it for that alone. :) And TY! :)

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  13. I love a good time travel read and this sounds like it was done perfectly. I think Robert sounds like a great character for Beth... The romance sounds perfect! I think I'll be on the prowl for this one!

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