Thrust back in time to Regency England, American Cassandra Kelley finds a friend and guide in Marcus Pendleton, a devastatingly handsome aristocrat who is dedicated to scientific inquiry.
I was so NOT IMPRESSED with this book and I'm only giving it a 2 star because it's Kasey Michaels!! I'm only on pg 100, but I'm having to force force myself to pick it up again. I love time travel books, but this just isn't good. I could care less about the heroine, when she starts talking I just want to tell her to shut up! because she rambles on and on, and ok it's understandable that she is from a different century and things are done differently, but can't she get over her hysterics and respect the century she's in? Considering she's an Editor of Regency Romances, you'd think she'd know better then go off on some tirade in front of a minister! And then she gets called a she-demon? a witch??? Ok so the minister is certifiable, but please can anyone believe this?? I just can't get into the storyline either-I can imagine someone from the 20th century remotely thinking that time travel is possible, but someone from the 19th century?? Not only does the hero think it and readily accept it, but he was searching for it? ya right. I know this is supposed to be fiction, but it's incredibly unbelievable! Also you don't really know what everyone is thinking, even though it's in 3rd person. So far he's gotten upset because she quizzed him on his mistress and he might be upset over her birth control pills-and she just keeps hounding about her being liberated.
Kasey Michael's other books all have zany, wacky, off the wall characters-and I LOVED THEM, but the only character I like in this book is Aunt Corny. If this is your first Kasey Michaels read-DON'T GIVE UP!!! Try her newer ones...
I really don't recommend this book. As I'm reading this I keep rewriting parts in my head, thinking "god I wish she wrote it like this..." or "why'd she put in this part....?" or other times I just catch myself thinking "geeez what was she thinking????" AND I'm only on pg 100!!! can it get worse? One last comment, I know some books are slow to start, but shouldn't there be some iota of a plot line by now?