Crossing in Time

D.L. Orton

Between Two Evils
Sci-Fi Romance
The past isn’t over, it’s an opening. The future isn’t hidden, it’s a trap. If she ever wants to see him again, she’ll have to take the risk. Fall into this “Funny, Romantic & Harrowing” (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) dystopian love story and prepare to encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, some swearing, some violence, but no vampires and absolutely NO ditzes!) When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present–and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heart breaker, save the world or not. This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it’s the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn’t have the proper footwear. It’s a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.

Welcome back everyone, Dave over at The Write Reads knows how to find me good fantasy and sci-fi books. And this isn’t any different, how does he keep finding books that leave me wanting more?

I’m a fan of time travel, especially when it’s about finding your lost love. It just screams amazing, epic, love story. What other kind of story can give you all the feels and leave you wanting more?

Based on the blurb, I thought more time would be spent in the past. I thought the way time travel would work would be different.

One of the great things about time travel is that every author can make it their own thing. I’ve seen quite a few different types of time travel of the years and explored the laws surrounding it. And still I was totally surprised about how this works!

Before I talk about the ending, I want to say one thing. The prologue doesn’t seem to fit with the story and when it occurs. The information in it felt conflicting once I got to the part of the story it sat in. I’m not sure if this was just something small that got overlooked, but a couple of sentences really made it feel weird to me. And it’s something that can be easily fixed so I wanted to call it out.

Ok. The ending.

What an ending!

Of all the twists and turns we’d already experienced in the story that ending was NOT one I saw coming!

I got to the end and all I could think was “But…but…wait…no…what? What just happened?” Obviously, that means I need the next book. I need to know what happens next. I need to understand which of the theories going through my head might be right!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review; on Friday I’ll be starting my reviews of the Boys of Jackson Harbour series by Lexi Ryan with Straight up Love. Continue to read further down to find out about the author.

Author Bio

DL ORTON, THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the BETWEEN TWO EVILS series, lives in the foothills of the Rockies where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.‍

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.


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8 Replies to “Crossing in Time – D.L. Orton”

  1. Okay, I must admit that I am not a fan of time travel. Mainly because it scares me hahaha. I always think of The Prisoner of Azkaban and it stresses me out 😉 But I am happy you like it! :)) Do you enjoy Outlander as well then?

    1. Love Outlander!!! I’m SLOWLY working my way through the books and I’ve decided to stop watching the show until I catch up with the books just so I can binge and compare at the same time lol!

  2. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Crossing in Time, Anthea. 💕

    I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the story, but I’m wondering what about the prologue set you off (in a bad way)?? If you have the time and inclination to share more feedback, I’d love to know.

    If you’d like a copy of book 2 as a thank you, just get me your kindle-direct email (and approve my email as a sender). (If you’re not sure how to do that or want more info, email me at dlo at dlorton dot com.)

    Stay safe and well! 😷

    1. I’ll shoot you an email when I get a chance (and remember!) about why I thought that. Don’t want to ruin things for anyone who hasn’t read it here 🙂

      I’m locked in and ready to go with book 2 thanks to your generosity! Can’t wait to begin reading them 🙂

  3. I love love time travel stories. They’re honestly the best ! and I’m glad you enjoyed this book. You always suprise me, everytime you review a book it’s always something I’ve never heard of. it’s really refreshing tbh and I get to be exposed to books i would have probably never checked out. great review ! 🙂

    1. Awww! Thanks! I feel the same with other peoples blogs when I check out what they’re reading and reviewing. I will admit, I do tend to steer clear of the hyped books and the ones that win a lot of awards. That could contribute to why you haven’t heard of the books I read lol

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