Live your best life today, who knows what tomorrow might bring?
Genre: Romantic science fiction
Bookxpert Rating: 3.5/5
A huge thank you to the author, DL Orton, and tour organizer Dave, for the review copy, and having me on the tour.
If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back?
When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present–and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heart breaker, save the world or not.
This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it’s the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn’t have the proper footwear. It’s a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.
The blurb of this one stated genre as science fiction, and it immediately made me apprehensive, since I’m not a fan of that genre. The romance between Isabel and Diego made it all worthwhile. The science fiction part isn’t too complicated and it’s interspersed with said romance scenes.
Isabel and Diego accidentally meet after a long gap, and immediately the sparks that used to fly between them when they were together are back. As they leave, a mysterious metallic sphere lands in the adjacent hotel, which becomes the center of attention for months to come. With doomsday fast approaching, something needs to be done to save the lives of all living creatures. What do they do to avoid doomsday?
The sci-fi parts in this story reminded me of Doctor Strange‘s character from Avengers’ Endgame movie. The way the problem of doomsday was tackled didn’t convince me, but since this is a work of fiction, I let that go. I would have loved more of Isabel and Diego together in the book though. They are both the main characters, and have a lot of time separately and with other people, but little together.
Since Isabel travels back in time, the sequences at the end involving older Isabel and young and clueless Diego together literally set the pages on fire!
This book is a good read for romance lovers. It isn’t very long, I finished it within a day!
About the Author:
DL ORTON, THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the BETWEEN TWO EVILS series, lives
in the foothills of the Rockies where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden
retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.
In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the
Other Stuff :
The Title:- Crossing in Time- Isabel and Diego both literally cross over back into time to change their pasts.
Genre :- Fiction
Final Thoughts :- Good and quick read for romance lovers.