Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery By Monique Martin

So I love time travel. A lot. I’ve gotten into long heated discussions about it; I’ve asked the question would I go back and kill Hitler; I use the concept of time travel in my everyday conversation,

“Man if I could I would so go back and see Elvis live before he got fat.”

If a TV show, movie, or book has time travel in it I will look at and probably read/watch it. So I almost immediately noticed this book in Monique’s signature on the kindleboards. I downloaded the sample a long, long time ago but wasn’t able to get to it until now. As soon as I started reading it I did not want to put it down. At 2:00 am I finally had to force myself because my husband would not understand if I slept away the sunlight on one of our last days in Tokyo. I read it obsessively on the subway in between destinations and had to fight to keep myself from reading it while I was supposed to be enjoying my surroundings.

“Yeah, yeah Japan whoohoo. Whatever let me sit here by myself surrounded by beauty and a foreign culture and bury my head in my kindle.”

I resisted. Barely. As soon as I got back to the hotel though I went right back to it and finished, and I’m so thankful the hotel has wi-fi so I can download the next one.

Out of Time is about a British professor named Simon and his grad student assistance Elizabeth; both are secretly in love with the other but haven’t let on because of various reasons. While she is dropping off graded papers one thing leads to another and they find themselves in 1929. While not my favorite period in time it is definitely an interesting one. Speakeasies, gangsters, oh yes and a vampire. I’m kind of getting burnt out on vampires and werewolves, but he didn’t sparkle so at least it was the right kind.

Elizabeth and Simon were almost too perfect but I still really enjoyed them. Elizabeth was spunky and smart and didn’t wait around on Simon to save the day. Simon had just enough moments as a caveman protecting his woman to balance out his professorness. King as a villain was great. He oozed scary. The ending kept be guessing, not sure if everything would end up happy or the next book would be about overcoming deep loss.

Overall I really enjoyed it. I gave it a 5 star rating on goodreads but leaning more toward a 4.25. Either way I’ve got When the Walls Fell waiting on my kindle and can’t wait to get started.

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