Hello dear readers, I hope you are doing well on this fine day. Have you ever been so in love, that the love transcends time itself?
Maybe you have, but likely you haven’t time travelled yet which is too bad.
Today’s book was given to me by The Write Reads and D.L Orton in exchange for an honest review.
I’m sure you’ve seen this book floating around a bit lately, and its deserved because this book is a quick and fun read.
Title: Crossing in Time
Author: D.L Orton
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Is This What Romance is Like?
Romance is not my forte. I don’t often read books with romance in them, and when I do they are often the side stories. I find that romance in any storytelling is often forced or the effects of traumatic experiences together, and that’s not real romance in my opinion.
I found that Crossing in Time‘s romance was definitely rushed. The two love interests had some chemistry it seemed, but we only got pieces of it. Days, weeks, or even months would pass by and we just had to assume that a the relationship has no issues.
I don’t like that concept, but it is the way it is written. It seems sloppy to me, but my bigger issue is with the romance when we do get to see it.
It’s forced and seems more lustful than romantic. It just does not come off as a relationship that would actually work in the long run.
The Time Travel Paradox
I hate time travel as a story telling device, but I figured I would give this book a shot anyways. I find it is lazy, there are too many “rules” that people follow, and they almost always break those rules whenever they claim what they are.
Crossing in Time is mostly about building up to time travel and the scientific discovery of how to do that.
I am mostly fine with that, but unfortunately we do get a bit of time travel itself and I didn’t like it. It opens up doors for terrible storytelling that makes little sense and yet things always work out well.
The parts that were before the time travel were good. They were pretty fast paced, and at times graphic, but overall they were good.
Audiobook or eBook?
I was about a third of the way through Crossing in Time when I got an audiobook version of it, and it was a life saver.
Listening to it was a lot more fun and interesting than I was expecting, and I think that is why I enjoyed this book more than a 1 or 2 star review.
I will give credit to the narrators, they did a good job of really showing the emotions that the characters were feeling. Their voices seemed to perfectly match the idea I had for each of their characters, which I find is hard for audiobooks to do for me. Too often their voices don’t match my idea of them and it takes me some getting used to in the story.
Crossing in Time is a fun listen, and an okay read. It is relatively short read, so even if you don’t like parts of it, you can get through it pretty quickly.
I would recommend it if you are a Romance reader. It seems like it might be a good romantic book, with two lovers unable to see each other and tell each other how in love they are, but that isn’t the aspect for me.