Evie runs the fanclub for Bellamy Lovel, the late lead singer of the band Civilized Heathens. She had been a fan of his since she was 14 and mourned his death when she was 24. Now, 10 years later, her two closest friends help her manage the fanclub and they are planning a memorial ball. When a night of story telling shows that Evie had more than a few chances to know Bellamy, her friend whips out the idea to do a time travelling spell. A little bit of witchcraft passed on from her mother could send the fangirl crazy Evie back in time to save the rock stars life. Can Evie stop Bellamy from his path of destruction that leads him to take his own life, and can she hold onto her heart in the process?
This was a strange book for me. Ignore the unspecified witchery that allows any old person to cast a time travel spell, and you still have a strange story. This book does have a few of the cliches that I dislike in a romance. The woman who everyone considers less than attractive, until someone styles her hair, and the drug addicted bad boy who is really just misunderstood. But looking past those, the author does seem to be reaching for a heartfelt story about pain, loss and the power of love and acceptance to overcome them. Throw in some sex and cheese factor and this book actually works.
The author created interesting scenes, though would sometimes go a little more in depth on peoples clothing than was necessary. I liked how Evie was a strong character. Though at times her responses were juvenile, when fangirling that is believable. Bellamy was a sexy character, his banter and cockiness were enough to pull of the bad boy thing without moving fully into asshole territory. I appreciated how the relationship was reasonably progressive. Starting with lust that evolved into love but built a strong friendship, instead of the instant soulmate love many stories of this genre embrace.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”. You can also check out her published cover art designs at Victory Tales Press and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
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Evie stood in the center of their clasped hands like they were going to play a game of London Bridge is Falling Down. The nursery rhyme seemed almost fitting. However, she wouldn’t be repairing a bridge, but a life. Making it stronger in hopes that despair didn’t weaken the mind where irrational decisions lay in wait to destroy. Evie stood nose to nose with the cardboard cutout of Lovel. It seemed creepy to be staring into those baby blue eyes and smiling face when she was about to take on a mission to save him from killing himself.
“If you zap us to oblivion, I’m going to be so mad at you,” Lisa grumbled.
Kelsey ignored her and began the spell, “Send Emerson Violet Reid back to August 3, 1997, before Bellamy Kendrick Lovel drew his last breath.” She went on and recited something that Evie didn’t understand, something old and foreign, but as Kelsey spoke the words, the air around them felt different, heavy and charged. She gripped the necklace tighter and her gaze shifted to the cardboard Bellamy lookalike. The world tilted, making her dizzy and Kelsey’s voice grew farther away. Then she felt a surge of wind around her, and a light so bright she shielded her eyes. Darkness blasted her senses next, and her body felt weightless as it zoomed through a black void. Sounds blasted her from every side and she wanted to cover her ears but couldn’t move. She was at the mercy of whatever force was driving her away from her friends.