Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Disturbingly Beautiful (A Paradox in Time #1) by J. Wells


Is it really possible that somewhere in time, the perfect paradox could be created? Does romance really stand a chance, and could it ever flourish amidst so many intricacies and broken lives? How can a nineteenth-century governess unknowingly cause so much devastation?
As Nell’s world opens up, we follow her on a complex journey, on which she discovers love, loss and betrayal, and is forced to play a dangerous game from which there appears to be no escape.
An intricate family plot slowly begins to unravel, in which she finds herself centre stage. She was never supposed to leave Haunchcroft estate, and he will do everything in his power to keep her there…
Could a possible rip in time be the salvation that Nell seeks?
“I find you disturbingly beautiful,” are the contradictory words bestowed upon the governess by her master.
Mr Buchannan’s infatuation is a shadow from which Nell cannot escape. The feelings he holds for her are not reciprocated, and though his lust soon turns to love, Nell’s feelings towards him turn to hatred. Dreams and a love of literature are Nell’s only escapism from the downtrodden life she leads as a governess in the nineteenth century.
One night, an intruder on the estate catches Nell off guard, but she gives chase; a decision that leads her through an opening in time between the centuries, where she finds equality, true friendship and a completely different outlook on life.
Despite using this to her advantage to escape the advances of her unwanted suitor, she is somewhat perturbed when she unexpectedly finds him at her side in the twenty-first century. Will love conquer all, or will time always stand in their way?

My Thoughts
I received this book via NG in return for an honest review.
This is a joke right?
Stockholm Syndrome anyone?
I'm not into the whole time travel thing, and thanks to this book, I don't think I ever will be. There were way to many characters so you don't get to have a bond with any of them. All the men seem to be nothing but pigs and Nell had no backbone. She was weak and got kicked around and never fought back. It all just irritated me to no ends! And honestly through most of the book, it was information overload. There were thing just thrown in there to be there for no reason. It honestly put me to sleep. I wouldn't recommend this book. Even to time travel lovers. Sorry.

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