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by Olivia Cunning
Released: June 15, 2011
Series: Lovers' Leap #1
Published by Createspace
Truth be told, this is my very first read by Ms. Cunning and I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of reactions that include “OMG, ARE YOU SERIOUS!?” and many smacks on the ass for not getting into the whole Sinners thing, but I’m getting there!
With LOVING ON BORROWED TIME, I got a feel of the Olivia Cunning writing style and I did enjoy most of it. However, I’m sure her Sinners books are quite different and up the ante on the sex part. Rest assured that I’ll be reading those soon.
Now back to this book…Lara Kensington is a museum curator and when a mysterious man approaches her in the museum, informing her of her impeding death, Lara is a little more than shocked. It turns out that this mystery man is no other than Reece Jericho, a treasure hunter that she has tried to contact for awhile with no avail….until he finds her.
But he brings bad news, informing her that if she doesn’t go with him, Carl will find her and that will be the end of Lara.
Reece explains that she is his wife and that he wants to save her from her death before he loses her again. And with his magical amulet, he can do that as they travel back in time.
While I did enjoy the time-travel aspect of this book, I thought the time spent as a Viking and as an English knights weren’t as long as I would have liked. I appreciated the historical mentions, but I didn’t feel the change in scenery. I think part of it had to do with the fact this is a novella and short books means less descriptions. I only wished there was more.
There was good chemistry between Lara and Reece, but sometimes their modern idle banter took away from the historical aspect of it. I know they are still Reece and Lara “inside” but as Arabians, I want them to play Arabians!
I did feel that it was really rushed in the beginning and there was an abrupt ending as well. I want to read more and hopefully, get the answers I want. Will Carl find them?
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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