So corny predictable, inarticulate, and ridiculous...I can't even get through it!! …bought it based upon popularity and reviews…ughhhh,,,waste of a credit!!!
A basic romance novel with an implausible fantasy ploy. Belabored dialog and scene descriptions drag the story out to unbearable length.
I would recommend this book to my friends however a quick note to the publisher. lol I can hear everything happening in the hallway of the recording room... lol coughing, sneezing, muttered conversions. lol I found myself trying to figure out what was being said in the hall. when the book was slow.
I was really looking forward to this book after all the good reviews it received, but I found it boring and lacking. The threads I thought might be really interesting were only glanced upon and then dropped, while other story lines, while tragic, dragged on and on. It could have used more historical elements and more passion between the characters. It was neither a great romance story or a great historical novel. Not on my list of books to recommend.
I was under the illusion this was a book about time travel. Don't be fooled, that is how the story starts off but its just the spring board. This is a romance novel.
The most disappointing thing is the books homophobic undertones. Also the sex scenes in this book are over the top. I felt like I was reading soft porn several times and was rather annoyed that I thought I had bought a book about time travel and was stuck with a very long boring predictable graphic hetero love story.
poetic and obnoxious at the same time. I tired if hearing her accent at about 8 hours.
Im so very disappointed in how often writers create gay characters and they end up mentally ill or perverted in their stories. This is classic homophobic writing and its really stale.
one of my favorite books. this story has everything. history, mystery, action, suspense, romance. great characters. davina porter is a perfect narrator for this title. I've lost count of how many times I've listened to and read this over the past 15 years. it never grows old.
The basic story of the this classic novel is a fun fantasy period piece and I would have enjoyed it very much, except that the plentiful sex scenes are so graphic, with borderline S&M, that I didn't enjoy it. A lot of people seem to have enjoyed that, but I didn't. I wish I had read the paper version instead, so that I could skip the parts I didn't want to read.
Also, if you're reading this book hoping that it will come to some satisfying resolution in the end, remember it is the beginning of a series, and it doesn't do that.