Last night I read Untimely by J&L Wells (a mother daughter duo, cool!). This was another book I was given through one of my book clubs, for an honesty review to the authors.
My original review is posted on goodreads and I can't wait to read the second book.
The beginning of the book was hard to get through and I found myself angry at Heather and her childish antics quite a few times. She is highly immature, has the sex drive of a teenager... and well...I guess she is one. Hmm... So really, I was annoyed that the authors pegged a true characterization of a young adult who has grown up sheltered. When I think of it that way I guess they did a fantastic job.
The modern day romance was far too quick for me and it portrayed Heather as a needy floozy, her past romance interest she felt more like a heroine that I'd want to read more about and with that being said I would love to read a historical romance from these authors, but ditch the abusive boyfriend and blind neglectful parents. They detracted from the strong heroine created when she was in the past.
The writing felt more like a beefed up outline in some places rather than a fully developed novel. And often the character's mannerisms and accents would roll on and off.
Overall, the visions, trips to the past, and Heather's (past) love connection is what kept me reading. I was kindly given the second book in this series to read as well and I look forward to read and reviewing that one too.