Title: Time After Time
Author: Michelle Houston
Publisher: Phaze Books
Buy Link: Buy Time After Time Here!
Reviewed by: Brynna
Rating: You Want to Read
Blurb: Sands of Time: After being diagnosed with inoperable cancer, Nicole can feel what time she has slipping away. Like many, she has told herself she would do the things she has always dreamed of "later." Pressed for time, later has come: she's going to see the world. She planned to start with Scotland, and go on from there, but once she arrives she meets a man she can't resist. Ciaran offers her a hope for the future she had given up on having, but it comes with a price. For Ciaran is not what he appears to be, and his race can't risk anyone finding out they exist.
Turning Back Time: Devastated at the news of her friend's supposed death, Julie rushes to Scotland to find some answers. What she finds instead is Roarke. Unwilling to let go of her search, Julie winds up figuring out what happened to Nicole. Along the way, she finds her own chance at happiness, if she can accept that Roarke isn't human.
Review: Sands of Time - When Nicole is abruptly diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately decides to spend what time she has left doing everything she's put off til 'someday'. While on a trip to Scotland, she meets Ciaran who offers a gift, if she can accept the cost.
Ms. Houston grabbed me with Nicole's illness. I felt so sorry for her and admired her courage. Ciaran was harder to grasp. The story is on the short side so I didn't really get a feel for the hero's point of view and it ended abruptly without giving the reader her decision.
Turning Back Time - Julie, Nicole's best friend, is heartbroken when told her friend is dead. To believe it she must see her for herself. Julie journeys to Scotland where she meets Roarke. Discovering what really happened to Nicole, she must choose to return home or stay with Roarke.
Another great story which gave the conclusion I was missing to the first book. Julie didn't pull me in as Nicole did and I felt like there should have been a more definite ending. However, both these tales are scripted with excellent imagery and very well written. I'd like to read more from this author perhaps in a full length novel.