The accidental death of his beloved wife sent Alex Morgan into a numbing world of suppressed grief and rage, eased only by a profound bond with his son. Suddenly his life is shattered again when a chance discovery propels him into a world gone horribly, terrifyingly wrong.
Piecing together clues in this new nightmare, Alex suspects a colleague of taking a few, meddling steps back in time, changing the course of history - destroying Alex's family and his world. Desperately clinging to his sanity, he searches for any evidence his young son still exists.
Jessica O'Neil is fighting a nightmare of her own, captured and facing execution for freedom-fighting heroics in her grim, oppressive world. When Alex rescues the feisty young rebel, she resists her dangerous attraction to him - a man who's clearly crazy, literally in a world of his own.
Bound together first by chance and desperation, then by growing purpose, respect, and emotion, Alex and Jessie must depend on each other to survive. More than that, they must find a way to prevent a terrible crime from taking place - a crime that plunged both their worlds into nightmare - over a hundred years before. To have a future, they will have to find their way to the past.
©2011 Lorrie Farrelly (P)2013 Lorrie Farrelly
It felt oppressive. But it did have a happy ending.
AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR: Keith Tracton.
He was the worst part of the book. He did weird or bad voices for most of the characters, men and women. As to general narration he did not have enough emotion or pauses. The worst was a kissing scene, it felt wooden.
AS TO THE STORY:
The overall ideas were good. Tad invents a time gadget. He goes back in time thinking he’s going to create a utopia. But what results is a fascist state with other horrible things. Alex accidentally time travels to the revised world. The reader hopes Alex will be able to change things back to the way they were.
Instead of enjoying the story, I felt depressed. It needed more interesting characters who would react in interesting ways. Instead the world was predictable and oppressive. Actions were things we’ve heard before. Every military guy/guard did evil things. The citizens suffered.
Alex meets Jessie in the new world. He is immediately calling her honey and sweetheart. It didn’t feel right. He didn’t know her long enough to call her that.
Genre: time travel contemporary romance
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