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 doomed present—and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives 20 years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned 19-year-old guy to change his 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 genre-defying adventure is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it's the last lifejacket 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 fall in love guide for diehard singles, and a laugh out loud tragedy with a hopeful twist. Love conquers all. (Unfortunately, it's not going to be enough.)
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Fun story with romance and science fiction
Crossing Time is the first book in D.L. Orton's series. Is is a thrilling, page-turning novel with romance, post-apocalyptic sci-fi themes, and steamy erotic scenes. The chapters' names, titles, and illustrations also add a nice touch to the story.
Outstanding dystopian sci-fi that will pull you into the story right from the start
"Crossing in Time" blends strong characters, sci-fi adventure, and romance to create an exciting, original story that could easily be imagined on the big screen. Orton delivers complex characters with many layers to their personalities. In presenting the story from multiple first person POV it allows you to sink into each character's experiences and emotions as well as visualize their dystopian world as they see it.
Ordinarily I'm not a huge fan of time hopping tales. Too often they get jumbled and confusing and leave me annoyed. However Orton makes it work. Diego and Matt build a time machine with the idea to go back and fix the things that led to the ruined world they know now. The primary focus isn't on the time travel aspect though, but on the love between scientists Isabel and Diego. This is a love that transverses time, and may hold the key to the world's salvation. The romance here leans strongly to the erotic. I thought they were well done and enjoyed reading them, though readers who prefer romance be limited to chaste kisses will doubtless be shocked at the steamier scenes.
As the first book of a series, it gets off to a great start and hints at plenty of excitement and intrigue to come in the next book. The writing flows beautifully and it took no time at all to get lost in the story. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book.
Makes you believe in true love and time travel
This story revolves around the concept of time travel. At first it is more of a general fiction piece, but the elements of science fiction and romance come into play and create an interesting story. Isabel and Diego loved each other, but they had a fallout in their relationship that led to drama in Isabel's life. And then there is an attack in Denver. Though the lovers reunite, it does not end there. There comes a point that there is nothing more to live for, and they take part in a high risk project that could destroy them. The love story makes readers want to believe that love is the most powerful thing in the world. The science fiction element of time travel and quantum physics remind us how delicate the process is and how uncertain it is. I loved the couple and their strength in times of fighting for their love and fighting for their life as the end off kind becomes more likely. It's a well-written book and worth the time to read it.