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Daring Time

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He sees her, wants her, needs her...

Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shifting shadow of the sprawling mansion he's recently inherited he can see her--tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope St
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ebook, 349 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Berkley (first published March 30th 2009)
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Auntee
Jul 07, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance who would enjoy a time-travel theme
Oh boy, can Beth Kery tell a story! I hardly know where to begin with this one. Except for a few passages and some minor details, I loved everything about this book. It was just so darned interesting, and even though at times it pushed my comfort level, I was on board all the way! Although I must say I wasn't quite sure if I was reading an erotic romance, a time-travel romance, an historical romance, or a romantic suspense--I guess it was all that rolled into one!

I loved the whole time-travel (w
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Shawna
5 stars – Paranormal/Fantasy Romance/Erotica/Romantic Suspense

What a truly fascinating, unique, intriguing, intoxicating, mesmerizing, captivating, and erotic (okay that’s a lot of adjectives, but it’s true) blend of several romance genres wrapped into one remarkable book. With equal parts paranormal/fantasy romance and romantic suspense, a bit of mystery and historical romance mixed in, and all with a time travel plot at the story’s center, it’s quite an exhilarating read.

Chicago vice cop Ryan
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Kathrynn
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Julie (jjmachshev)
May 02, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
Hmmm. "Daring Time" was quite different from the only other book by Beth Kery that I've read, "Wicked Burn". It's every bit as hot, but this one stars a cop and a ghost and time travel too. It gave the story a whole different 'feel' and I was pleasantly surprised the more I read.

Ryan is a cop that's inherited a mansion...and a ghost. He's drawn to her presence and the more he sees of her (and he sees a LOT), the more he wants her. When he learns of her fate, he becomes determined to fight for he
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Chicago cop Ryan Daire is gifted an empty old mansion by his university professor under somewhat strange circumstances. Inspecting the house with his partner Ramirez one night, Ryan is startled to see a beautiful woman in the ballroom – who vanishes. Upstairs, in the bedroom which contains only the frame for a brass bed and an old wardrobe with a gilt mirror on the inside of the door, he sees her again, in the mirror, wearing a flimsy scrap of a see-through nightie. It’s clear she sees him as we ...more
Kathleen
Jul 22, 2010 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was FANTASTIC! If you like book's with time travel, a bit of magic, a sexy and hot hero, a smart and brave heroine with scorching love scenes all rolled into a page turner of a story then I say you should definitely read this book.

Thank you very much AJ for the recommendation.
Jennifer Leighton
This was a great book that has a little bit of everything....contemporary, historical, paranormal...if you love time travel romance you should enjoy this.
Jane Stewart
4.5 stars. Nicely done creative time travel with a lot of erotic BDSM sex.

STORY BRIEF:
Ryan is a Chicago cop in 2008. He inherits a mansion from his former college professor. Through a mirror he sees Hope who is 25 years old in 1906. They are able to communicate and touch each other through the mirror. He searches historical records and learns that Hope was murdered in 1906. He tries to warn her but it doesn’t work, and she is kidnapped. Ryan finds a way to time travel to try and save her. The ba
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Sandy M
I should know better than to doubt Ms. Kery and her books. Early on in Daring Time there is slight reference to the hero being into BDSM. I gave a half-hearted groan, thinking that doesn’t bode well for me during the reading of this book. While I do read books here and there which contain elements of this lifestyle, the stories usually don’t work for me, mainly because sex scenes are liberally sprinkled with those elements just for the heck of it. Ms. Kery, however, gives the reader a good story ...more
Mojca
Oh, wow, what a good job at mixing genres. There was a bit of everything, contemporary romance, historical romance, suspense, erotica, time-travel...And somehow, don't ask me how Ms. Kery did it, it worked perfectly.

The pacing was wonderful (though there were a few slow spots here and there), the plot was well-plotted and well-written, the characterization was spot-on, the suspense was chilling, the sex was smokin' hot and light on BDSM (for those, like me, who aren't exactly fans of the genre),
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Wicked Incognito Now
I keep putting this book aside with the intention of going back to it. But I've finally decided I'm not going to finish it. I WANT to like it, but something just really grosses me out about it.

This is time travel erotica, and it's exactly as incongruous as it sounds.

Beth Kery writes erotica well. She writes raunchy, titillating sex scenes filled with incredibly graphic language, and her storylines are believable and well-told. But the graphic nature of Kery's writing just doesn't fit with this
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Anna
I try to avoid time travel stories but this one felt right to me, just like it happened to me reading Outlander. Ryan Daire inherits under somewhat strange circumstances an empty old mansion. There he begins to see, and afterwards to touch a fascinating woman from 1906: Hope Stillwater. He learns she is going to be murdered in three days and he decides it's not going to happen.

The chemistry between the characters is strong, the sex is steaming hot, and the intrigue and time-travel twist are good
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Lorelle
This book made me a Beth Kery fan!
Pamela(AllHoney)
Ryan Daire is a Chicago police detective and has inherited an old mansion. There is where he meets Hope Stillwater. Hope once lived and died in the old mansion. Ryan is determined to learn more about the woman in the mirror.

Definitely on the steamy side and does contain elements that are not for everyone's taste. But it wasn't too much for me.
Jacqueline
Time travel erotica. Didn't really hold my interest. Characters were not really developed in depth. Okay but rather forgettable. Should have been more touching but they hopped into bed before they fell in love and the angst of would they get to stay together just wasn't there.
Jackie
May 12, 2010 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
What I learned is that I need to read more books by Beth Kery, it was absolutely wonderful..... Great plot, great characters, great writing style and more importantly than anything a fast easy (happy) read for me today! I need more of them like this one....
Splage
A new twist on time travel with lots of hot sex scenes. I thought the story was very good, but it was more about the time travel and mystery than developing the romance between the characters. And... I am all about the romance.
Mitzi
Jan 21, 2011 Mitzi marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
Sorry to see that this book is now $12.99 for Kindle Ebook. Would love to read it, but I refuse to pay this crazy high price. Let me know when it goes on sale!!!
Bookaholics
May 04, 2009 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daring Time by Beth Kery
Contemporary Paranormal- May 5th 2009
4 stars

Beth Kery has written a superb novel that seamlessly mixes: paranormal, super sexy characters and high suspense. Her book was a wonderful surprise from beginning to end. At first I was astonished to discover it was a paranormal, time travel romance. For those who do not enjoy paranormal romances, please do not let this stop you from grabbing this book! It in no way detracts from the story but only adds to it’s vibrancy and orig
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Robin
Apr 18, 2009 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here's the blurb:

He sees her, wants her, needs her…

Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for the all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shifting shadow of the sprawling mansion he’s recently inherited he can see her—tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope Stillwater inhabited that mansion in 1906. Raw desire has formed a conduit between these two passionate souls
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Cindi
Jun 25, 2011 Cindi rated it did not like it
Shelves: weird
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Joanne Jones
Well this is my first review but bare with me so here it goes!!!!
I did really enjoy this book I am a Hugh fan of Beth Kery's and her writing style is great on so many levels. I'm just glad this wasn't the first Beth kery because then i would think that her books would be like this, I am not saying it was bad or terrible but with this book I found myself putting it down and not picking it back up for a few days but on the plus side its different from what she writes as so far from what I have re
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Lillie Roberts
Jul 22, 2010 Lillie Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hmm... rating... 6

Hope Stillwater is a woman beyond her time, fighting the what's right, one of the few women of the early 1900's to take a stand and conventions be damned. She's still a proper lady, corsetted, legs covered, and language demure. But, she's not afraid to take of the bullies of the her world. And that's just what she does.

Ryan Daire is a jaded Chicago detective, he's seen it, heard it, and probably done it all. He's not afraid of who or what he is, but maybe it's time to want more
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Kathy
Ryan Daire is a cop who's inherited a mansion...and a ghost. He's drawn to her presence and the more he sees of her, the more he wants her. When he learns of her fate, he becomes determined to fight for her and uses their passion to journey back in time.

Hope is a wealthy woman and for 1906 her thoughts are quite scandalous. Well, at least they are since she saw the handsome man in her bedroom mirror. Soon she's letting the mirror man introduce her to some wickedly erotic things.

I needed a fan
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Megan Tyldsley
Erm...well first off this book isn't a book you read for the story line. To be honest its just too graphic for my liking in fact it got quite monotonous and boring. After you get rid of all the sex scenes theres not a lot left. All in all not terrible because the vague romance was cute but its was definitely not great because come on do you really need a sex scene every 20 or so pages. The answer is no. Concentrate on the writing not the porn. Yeah it was ok...
Renee S
Mar 10, 2015 Renee S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan. Kidnapping, time travel, great sex...who could ask fir anything more?
Karla
Mar 19, 2011 Karla rated it really liked it
This book was really good. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the fact that I think the ending could have been a little better, even though I certainly didn't see it coming that particular way. The story was very good, sometimes it was predictable but sometimes it fooled you and became surprising. The similarities in the characters between times and the way things were put in motion as if it was always the way it was supposed to be left me a little stunned. Overall a very good read, like i ...more
ツ Renée
This was my first book by Beth Kery, and it will not be my last. I LOVED Ryan - he was sexy, protective, and dominant. The instant attraction between him and Hope, and his need to act on it was a catalyst for the events that occurred in both their past and future.

I particularly enjoyed Hope's transformation from a reserved and timid woman to a more confident and sexy one. She was absolutely adorable. Ryan, being who he was, gave her the strength, courage, and support she needed to open herself
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Molly Piscitello
like all her books
Jill Sorenson
My favorite Kery is still Paradise Rules. I didn't love the mirror scenes in this one. I thought it would be more voyeuristic than...interactive. It also bothered me that the hero called the heroine "witch" all the time. He dominated and controlled every moment they spent together. I felt like he was placing blame on/punishing her for being too sexy to resist.

That said, this is a unique time travel with an interesting hero and edgy, erotic sex. The writing is excellent, as usual for this author.
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Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.
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