Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc from the author
Series: book 4 of the Timeless series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29965520-thursday
It doesn’t happen very often where I like the ‘secondary couple’ of a series but in this case, Axel and Marie are quickly and permanently becoming my favorite couple of the series. This story only solidified that fact because Axel becomes the man who can open to the possibility of love and Marie gets her dream come true.
After a one night stand of passion, the pair come together to help their friend (Frankie) survive her break up with Hawke. Initially I will admit that I was very annoyed with how she handled everything but seeing her through Axel’s eyes I began to understand her more. She is acting the way her father did when her mother died. The psychology major in me is cheering out loud because Todd perfects the art of how kids pick up traits from their parents. More often then not in books, that doesn’t happen. A father will be a jerk (for lack of another word I can’t use) and we don’t see any of that residual on the character. I like how Todd uses the experiences of the characters past to dictate their decisions. BECAUSE THAT IS REAL.
Now on to what I like to call the money shot of the book. The love scenes. You thought it was hot with Hawke and Frankie. That was lukewarm compared to Axel and Marie. They have so much lust for one another you don’t want to believe it because it can’t be real. Oh but it is people. It is!
Axel by far is my favorite character in the book (though that might change after I read Kyle’s book). He is what I expect to be that average joe kind of guy. He likes sports, makes inappropriate jokes, and thinks with one head (if you catch my drift). Marie forces him to see his flaws and on his own he decides to change for her. If that’s not love, then I don’t know what is.
For the ending, if you read the first book you probably expected it to happen. And the fact that you know that they end up together in the end doesn’t make it that surprising. They needed some kind of bang in their relationship. What I am looking forward to is how Axel gets his head out of his butt and tries to woo Marie over again. And the question will be, how long will it take? Will it be like Tuesday where Hawke and Frankie don’t get together for 80% of the book? While its realistic I hope not. Axel and Marie are my favorite and I need them together for every single page.
About the Author:
Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.
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