Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT NO TIME LIKE NOW by @JYoungWriter #SundayBlogShare

Today’s team review is from Suzanne, she blogs at https://suzannerogersonfantasyauthor.wordpress.com/

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Suzanne has been reading No Time Like Now by Jennifer Young

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No Time Like Now – Jennifer Young
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 258 pages
Review copy received from the author (via Rosie Amber’s book review team.)
Blurb:
Hiding away from a disastrous past, Megan McLeod is getting along nicely in her job as a housekeeper at a university field centre in Majorca. But the arrival of geological researcher, Tim Stone, throws everything into disarray – because Tim was the father of the baby she lost some years before and the two of them had parted very messily indeed…
First impressions:
I was drawn to the premise of a geologist and the location Majorca. I enjoyed the book from the start, the gentle introduction into Megan’s world at the field centre and then the impact of Tim’s sudden reappearance in her life. In her bid to escape him, she heads for the beach and stumbles on to something that will eventually put both their lives in danger.
The mysteries of past and present running through the book kept me turning the pages. I had to know what had happened in Megan’s past and how things had gone so badly wrong with her and Tim. There was a touch of menace in this storyline as well, which I hadn’t been expecting. I enjoyed the suspense element to the plot and how at times you weren’t really sure who to trust. I also liked how the author used the location and the elements to increase the tension and the danger.
Characters:
Throughout the book, I didn’t feel completely connected with the characters and at times it was frustrating that they kept refusing to talk to each other. There were also a few places where I felt both Megan and Tim acted out of character, but I can’t explain these points without spoilers.
However, when I reached the end where everything was revealed and the mysteries were resolved, I felt more emotionally connected to Megan. I even shed a tear or two for her and that is why I am happy to round up my star rating to 4.
Style:
I didn’t understand why the author chose to have Megan’s chapters in first person and Tim’s in third person. It didn’t detract from the story at all, but I don’t think it added to it either. I had no problem switching between both viewpoints and it was well written.
Summary:
An enjoyable read for romance readers, especially those who like a bit of added mystery and suspense.
My rating: 3.5 stars rounding up to 4.
Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
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5 thoughts on “Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT NO TIME LIKE NOW by @JYoungWriter #SundayBlogShare

  1. What a well thought out review, Suzanne! I carried on with this book because it was so perfectly presented, which gives such a good impression for the first couple of chapters – but then I found it flat. I think the author should work on giving her stories a bit more ‘punch’!

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  2. I’ve often wondered why some authors do one character in first person and the rest in third person. I think it must be intended to pull our attention more to the first person character. Not sure if it really works as intended sometimes. Otherwise, I’m glad to see you thought it was well-written. 🙂
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