Time After Time
(Time Between Us #2)
By Tamara Ireland Stone
Publication date: Oct. 8, 2013
Disney-Hyperion, 368 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Anyway, I love time travel books so I’m thrilled! And this series by Tamara Ireland Stone is one of my favorites. Time Between Us and Time After Time really stand out from the crowd by making me FEEL SO MUCH.
A lot of time travel books really get technical, but these books are more about relationships. I’m attached to Anna and Bennett, and I worry for them – both emotionally and physically. I’m a romantic, so the love story here? Ahh, it melted me. And the moral ambiguity of Bennett’s situation is so intriguing: Can he change events? Should he? What are the consequences? Does he even have the right to be in Anna’s life?
It took me a few chapters to remember all of the deals of how time travel works in Tamara Ireland Stone’s world, but it all came back quickly. No need for a reread of book one here, unless you want to just because you love it!
If you liked book one, please please please read on to the second book. The ending! The beautiful writing! Gah. I read both books in one sitting on separate plane rides a year apart and just gobbled them up. Good stuff.