I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Reid's Deliverance by Nina Crespo
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Song #2
Published by Kensington, Lyrical Press on March 15, 2016
Can their bond withstand the test of time?
Lauren isn't looking for love when she spends a scintillating night with Reid, the sexy keyboardist of Thane's Redemption. While their passion may be off the charts, her trust issues--and Reid's secret life as a time-traveling covert agent--makes any chance for a relationship impossible.
When operatives involved in a mysterious project begin dying, Reid defies orders and travels alone into the future to find the cause. But when things go dangerously awry, it takes all of his strength to get himself back to safety--and directly onto Lauren's doorstep. While neither of them remembers their night of passion, their intense connection leads Lauren to help him. But as Reid's memories reignite, will he be forced to sacrifice everything to finish his mission--including the woman he loves?
I love a good time-travelling romance so when I read the synopsis of this book, I was definitely intrigued. There’s just something romantic about finding love through time, although in this case, it’s a little bit different, but still very interesting.
Quite honestly, I was a little bit confused for the majority of the first quarter of the book. It probably has something to do with the fact that I did not read the first book of this series, and Reid’s Deliverance dives right into it. We more or less meet the two main characters, Reid and Lauren on a one night stand that they both should never forget. They’re in sync and the night they spend together feels perfect. In reality, things aren’t perfect because Reid is a time traveller, and every time he jumps into a different time frame, everything about him, whether it be physical or a memory, disappears. Ultimately, after an amazing one night stand, Lauren forgets everything about Reid.
Reid is more than just a simple time traveller. He and a bunch of operatives were saved from a potential death by a mysterious being named Dalir, who provided them with the ability of time travelling. In essence, they’re secret agents that travel in time to put a stop to devastating events. Reid has never had an issue with this quandary, until he meets Lauren. Unfortunately, when he leaves on his next mission, Lauren will forget everything about their amazing night. I had a hard time understanding the time travelling concept in this book mostly because of this particular thing. Also, these secret agents can only exist in one time frame, while any other normal person can be present in multiple time frames. Also, the biggest flaw in my opinion is that if a normal person dies in the future, they risk the chance of disappearing in the past. To me, that just doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t follow the linear concept of time.
Despite my problem with the time traveling, I really adored the relationship between Lauren and Reid. As characters, they aren’t over developed, but personally I would have liked to have known more about them. Ultimately, we had enough background information to understand where they were coming from, and how their relationship worked.
In general, I love reading scenes where characters meet for the first time. In this case, because of Lauren’s selective memory loss about Reid, and a time travelling incident that has Reid forget everything about himself and his mission gone wrong, we are fortunate to have two first meetings. Lauren is dedicated to help Reid, despite the fact that he doesn’t seem to want her help. Their chemistry is obvious, and they can’t seem to figure out why they are so attracted to one another.
While the book lacked information on the time travelling and on more or less all the characters (main and secondary), I still really enjoyed the story. We ultimately end up finding out more about the time travelling (however not enough to satisfy my tastes), why Reid literally ended up on Lauren’s doorstep, and what went wrong with Reid’s mission in the first place.
I wouldn’t say this book is amazing, but it does have its charms. I’m curious about the first book now because we do spend quite a bit of time with Celine and Thane, the two main characters of the first book. To appreciate the series and Reid’s Deliverance, I think I’m going to have to go back and read book one. Ultimately it will explain the origin of the time travelling abilities and provide more information about the many characters. I guess I’ll be going back in time to find out more!
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