October 27, 2013

Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Title: Time After Time (Time Between Us #2)
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: October 8th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4.5/5

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You can read my review of Time Between Us - here
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

I love romance books like this one, where the romance is not so heavy, there isn´t a lot of drama without some sense, there isn´t much anguish or everyone suffers (or at least I did not feel it like that compared to some other books that I've read lately). It was very refreshing to read a book like Time After Time.

And what I loved the most is that this book from Bennett´s POV, personally I prefer books from the male point of view. Time After Time picks up shortly after the end of the Time Between Us, ** spoiler alert if you have not read the previous book ** Anna and Bennett are finally together and decide to live a long distance relationship for about 17 years apart, since she is in the year 1995 and he lives in 2012, so it's not like they can send emails, text messages or phone calls to keep in touch and because of what happened in the previous book Bennett can not be in 1995 for more than a few days at a time, so they decide to see each other sporadically and at special events, because after all, Bennett must continue his life in 2012, go to school, spend time with friends, etc. So the main problem in their relationship is the distance and the little time they can be together.

But meanwhile Bennett has other problems, because he decides to break one of his golden rules, that one about not intervene and change events or the future of any person, but he does it and by doing those changes they start to have an impact on him physically, it felt like he was paying for the balance that the world or time must have.

Overall, Time After Time is a light read, fast-paced with a beautifully written, captivating, refreshing story and a very cute romance. I really liked this book! even more than its predecessor, it has its sad moment that broke my heart for a moment, but perhaps the only detail that I found was the ending, it felt a bit open to interpretation and I wish it were a little bit more closed, but despite that little detail I just LOVE IT!. This duology definitely worth reading.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.


  1. I love the excerpt and I like your review! Another treasure goes to my TBR list! Thank you for sharing this! ^_^

  2. I loved getting Bennett's POV, I felt so bad for him! You realize how hard this is for him, basically just existing in his time, waiting to go back to Anna. I agree, the end was a little open and it's still hard to understand how it's all going to work, but at least there's hope. Great review! ~Pam

  3. This book is already in my tbr list ! Thanks for your honest review !

  4. I've been eyeing Time Between Us since Time After Time release. Everyone was reving about this series that time and I'm so tempted. And the 2nd sounds great, I added TBU!

  5. Still haven't had the chance to read this one, but Time Between Us was absolutely amazing, so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pick it up soon. Great review! :)

  6. I haven't read the first book in this duology, and to be honest I wasn't sure I was going to for a long time. I have read several books where time is the main plot point, and they weren't all that great so I generally don't bother. But then I ran across this little gem of a time travel series called the Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier and my mind has changed completely. So now, I think I would really enjoy this series. I am at least more than willing to give it a shot!

  7. I have yet to start reading the books but I keep hearing great reviews about them. Love your review! :)

  8. Time Between Us is one of my favourite books of this year! Love, love, love! Awesome review! I can't wait to read this one.

  9. I really want to read this book .. long ago. Thanks for your review .. and also I love the cover :)

  10. Wow, this review has me wanting to really go read this series. It has put me more at ease on the romance level and a few other things. Thanks!