Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review: Crossing In Time: The 1st Disaster (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton

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24934981Title: Crossing In Time: The 1st Disaster (Between Two Evils #1)
Published: April 21, 2015
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, romance, science fiction
Pages: 402
Format: eBook
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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 rapidly deteriorating present--and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their 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 offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it's the last life jacket 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-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.
Love conquers all. (Unfortunately, it's not going to be enough.)

I have never been a big reader on time traveling as it has never appealed to me, but when I read the blurb of this book I figured I would jump out of my norm of reading and give it a go.

Now I wasn’t disappointed in the book as it was good, but I felt it had more romance in the book than anything and maybe this is what was intended. We start off with the story in a post-apocalyptic world where our main character Isabel is buying a gun and it makes us wonder oh what caused this scene. After that chapter of the buying of the gun we are then thrown into the present world where we meet Diego and him saving Isabel after a fire has started. Now these two have a past and a future together to where when going back in the past Isabel has to work on her relationship with Diego when he is twenty something years old. Because of these fires something was uncovered which has caused the government to kidnap people who might know about it, one of the characters being Matt then later on Diego because his name is mentioned.

There are some sex scenes that I wasn’t too impressed with as it was going back and forth between Diego and Isabel when she went back into the past. It didn’t feel real in a way I guess you could say along with all the puns though at times they were funny sometimes they seemed over used but that is my opinion.

We start each chapter with a different P.O.V. it is either Isabel’s, Diego’s or Matt’s which it wasn’t hard to understand what was going on with three different views as it went together very well and it was not confusing.

With the help of different people Diego and Matt are able to build a time machine to go back in time to fix the world before it is gone to hell in a hand basket, though the question is will it work? I see this book is part of a series so I can only hope in the other books we learn if it works or not and what exactly does the relationship between Diego and Isabel have to do with saving the world. The characters are okay I did enjoy them until the future Isabel came back into the past to see Diego. Just the way they acted and talked bothered me, only thing I can guess is because of the ages? I honestly can not put my finger on it. I do plan on reading the rest in this series to see if we get some answers to the world being saved by love.

D.L. Orton

D. L. ORTON lives in the foothills of the Rockies where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived triops.
When she’s not reading, writing, playing tennis or helping with algebra, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.