By: Tamara Ireland Stone
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?
Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us’s Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time. (From Goodreads)
Why I picked it up: I read the first book, Time Between Us, and really enjoyed it, so when I heard the second book was released I was anxious to read it. Anna and Bennett have a true long distance relationship!
Also, while the first book is written from Anna’s point of view, Time After Time is written from Bennett’s perspective which I found refreshing. The book picks up where Time Between Us ended so I would recommend reading it first.
Why I finished it: I really liked Bennett’s voice in this book, and was interested to learn what actually happened to him when he returned from time traveling. I also wanted to see if Bennett would decide to change events to help others or to stick with his ‘rule’ to only be an observer. I really like both Bennett and Anna and was rooting for them to find a way to make their relationship work.
I’d give it to: Everyone who likes time travel and romance novels. Both of these books are moving reads.
I’d give it: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Melanie (Parr Library)