Pocket, March 2010
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Read an Excerpt Chapter 1
In RITA® Award–winning author Gwyn Cready’s fun and sexy new time-travel adventure, an ambitious writer discovers that bad-boy painters are as timeless—and irresistible—as their art. . . .
Art historian Campbell Stratford is about to make a name for herself with her scandalously sexy tell-all “fictographies” of famous seventeenth-century artists, but she’s more iintimately familiar with her subjects than her eager readers can imagine.
Thanks to a time portal she accidentally discovered, she has caused quite a stir in the Great Beyond. To save their reputations, the Guild protecting dead artists convinces playboy Peter Lely, portraitist to the king, to sabotage Cam’s latest project.
A few hours posing on Sir Peter’s modeling chaise leads to a night of seductive passion—then Cam returns home and discovers his betrayal. But before she can turn her angry pen on her lover, Sir Peter makes a surprise visit to the future and transforms Cam’s twenty-first-century life into chaos of classic proportions. . . .
This was the first time travel romance I've read and I was impressed. I was surprised at the the length of the book, but I came to the conclusion that this was because of having to pop back and forth in time. I assume in time travel romance that this makes attention to detail very important.
Even though it was a longer book (for a mass market) Gwyn's writing is excellent, so that wasn't a problem for me. This was a "carry around in my purse" book...I'm sure you all have those LOL! I would read it here and there, and it was always easy to get back into.
I was happy with the characters in the story, and of course delighted by the end. My ONLY complaint is that I thought Peter should have had to face a bigger hurdle. *eh* (Not that I think character's should be tortured or anything)
Overall...I thought it was a good read and I enjoyed the time travel. It was a first for me, and I look forward to reading more of this type!
**Thanks so much to A. and Simon & Schuster for providing this review copy.