“An Untimely Romance is a beautiful breakout novel where love is found in the hidden corners of time. A must read for fans of time travel romance!” ~ The Kindle Book Review
ABOUT AN UNTIMELY ROMANCE: Heather Richardson is a seventeen-year-old British girl whose life quickly becomes an emotional roller coaster when she meets Ruben Brown, a twenty-year-old man who works for her father at Freesdon Manor. As much as Heather wants to love Ruben, the cracks in their relationship begin to show as her eighteenth birthday draws nigh. In a surprising turn of events Heather is confronted by Frank, an intriguing man from a past that dates back to the nineteenth century. His untimely presence changes everything. When she’s thrown back in time by an unrelenting force, Heather realizes that her life is not what it appears to be. Her future has already been written, and it seems she cannot escape her fate, a fate determined by a love lost long ago. In her struggle to find herself, Heather must chose her destiny amidst a dangerous love triangle, vengeful lovers, and passions controlled by the hands of time.
Untimely is book 1 in a New romance series that you are going to love!
About the Author(s):
Laura Wells is a swimming teacher, with a love of books, animals and, of course, Jane Austen. Once a national swimmer, she now runs three swim schools of her own. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and two mad Shiba Inus. She lives in Staffordshire, England.
Judy Wells works at a school; in her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and novels, and spending time with her animals. She also lives in Staffordshire, England.
Laura and Judy are a mother and daughter duo; with Judy’s love of poetry and writing and Laura’s ideas, they work extremely well together. Time-travel and historical romance novels are their passion, and they hope that after you have read their books, you will feel the same.
Going into Untimely, I was a little skeptical. It’s really hard for me to get into some of the time travel novels because I absolutely adore Outlander. It has ruined me for other books with time travel elements.
Yet J&L Wells truly surprised me with this one. It had its ups and downs, mostly because I’m impatient and want to get into the nitty-gritty, but it was fun. I liked Heather, not only because we have the same name, but because of her personality. While I didn’t always agree with her choices, I tried to remember that she is only seventeen in the novel. Judy and Laura really captured the way a teenager thinks with this one, and that isn’t commonly found within a NA novel (at least with a seventeen year old protagonist).
This book is labeled NA, but it didn’t feel like that to me. Heather is still pretty immature, and the intimate scenes weren’t graphic. The story doesn’t revolve around ‘life after becoming an adult’, but more along the lines of the adventure she goes through. I would label it as a YA.
Speaking of the adventure! My recommendation: do not read this novel at night, when you’re curled up in bed with your e-reader and all the lights are off. Especially if you’re scared of the dark. I had a couple moments where I really felt a chill down my spine and had to look around my dark bedroom as if a creepy would crawl out from my closet. Yes…the creepy scenes are really awesome.
In fact, the Wells did a great job at capturing the emotions of their characters. The whole book is in Heather’s POV, but you could really imagine the feelings of the other characters as well. That is not an easy thing to do for an author.
I recommend this book to people who enjoy time travel with a little bit of creepy thrown in, and can look past some of the teenage angst. There is a second novel, but I didn’t feel as though the end was a cliffhanger, so that’s a good thing.
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