A Dance in Time – Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous Book Review

Rose Rating – Four Roses

Title: A Dance in Time 

Author: Leslie Hachtel

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Synopsis:

Lady Grace imagines escaping her cruel husband and miserable life. A portal into the past offers her so much more than she bargained for. Including meeting the man of her dreams whose life is at risk. Can she save him? Can he rescue her?

What I Loved About this Book:

I do love a good time-travel story! Pierce is a sexy, good-guy Pirate who falls for a woman who has traveled back in time via a magic portal in her home. Grace is a terrific heroine who is understandably a somewhat weak character in the beginning. She is abused and tormented by her husband (include off-page rape, which was glossed over a bit too easily I thought. Grace didn’t seem to suffer all that much trauma from being sexually assaulted, and that didn’t really ring true for me). By the end of the book, Grace really came into her own and became a fighter, which I loved. I also really enjoyed her friendship with Edward, her young time-traveling companion. The romance between Pierce and Grace was sweet and sensual, and worked well for me.

What Could Have Been Better:

This couple had a serious case of insta-love. They pretty much took one look at each other and decided they couldn’t live without each other. Individually, their characters were so well-developed that I would have liked to have seen more detail concerning their blossoming romance.

Sexual Content: Some hints of sensuality, but that’s it. 

Overall: A sweet, sensual, and romantic time-travel story. 

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A Taste of Wonderland – Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous Book Review

Title: A Taste of Wonderland

Author: Allison West

Genre: Age-Play Romance

Synopsis:

Alice Hall is a thirty-two-year-old writer at The Daily Chronicle. When Mr. White pays a visit to her boss and insists she visit Wonderland on assignment, Alice believes it to be a cruel joke. She soon discovers that Wonderland is nothing like what she read about as a child. The owner of the Queen of Tarts invites Alice inside, feeding her delightful sweets in hopes that Alice’s article will focus on her pastry shop. It is not only dessert that the owner of the Queen of Tarts feeds her but also stories of Baylor, the owner of the local pastry competitor, The Mad Batter. He may be hot and single, but he also has a reputation for having a secret club catering to special “Littles” hidden within town.

Will Alice be able to get an invitation to the secretive club and find the story that she desires to write? Despite the dangers, she is determined to satisfy her curiosity. Will her investigative skills be enough to keep her out of trouble, or will she find her bottom bared?

What I Liked About this Book:

This was quite a different read for me. Don’t be fooled by the innocent-looking cover. This is an age-play romance (something I have never heard of), and involves role-playing romance between “littles” and their “papas”. Though this was decidedly not my cup of tea, it was a well-written story with intriguing characters and a good story. This was also a spanking romance (which I have heard of but have never read before). Alice is a reporter in search of story, and gets more than she bargained for when she visits the town of Wonderland. She discovers that the owner of the Mad Batter bakery shop owns a secret sex club where adults can live out their fantasies of either being little, being both pampered and punished, or being a Papa or Mama, and remain in control at all times. If you’re in the mood for something highly imaginative, and perhaps slightly out of your comfort zone, you might want give this one a try!

What Could Have Been Better: This was a well-written story, but definitely not my kind of thing. Still, I’m I gave it a try!

Sexual Content: And how.

Overall: This was a fairy Tale with a helluva twist!

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