Trick of Time

Author

J.L. Merrow

Publisher

Carina Press

Release Date

January 28th, 2013

ISBN/ASIN

9781426895005

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A lover from another time

When Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it's all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man…

What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.

But Ted doesn't understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time—and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it's too late…

27,000 words

3.5

Good

Book Cover

  • Meh

Engagement

  • Too brief to put down

Likes

  • This story turned out to be pretty sweet
  • The time travel aspect was cleverly done
  • Ted was a very likable and relatable character

Character Depth

  • Chest deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy

Grammar

  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Decently hot
  • Decently sweet

Dislikes

  • Smoking, ugh
  • I wish this story was longer because I wanted to learn more about Jem

Emotional Depth

  • Moderately emotional

Content Warnings

  • Character death (major, one, past)
  • Character death (minor, three, past)

This book was sad, but it actually made the happy ending even happier. I guess the movie Inside Out had something right, after all 🙂

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