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Tiempo atrás

(Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,623 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Caleb Hornblower era un viajero del tiempo que se había quedado atrapado en el siglo XX. Pero su mayor problema no era volver al siglo XXIII, sino marcharse dejando atrás a la inocente Liberty Stone. ¿Sería capaz de olvidar el tiempo al que pertenecía para quedarse con la mujer que amaba?
Published 2002 by Harlequin (first published 1989)
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I'm embarrassed to add this to my list of books read. Wow, this was almost appalling. It's very well told--I wouldn't keep listening to Nora Roberts if I didn't find something to like about her books--but there is so much ick factor in this one. It's one of her earlier books from the late 1980s. So. Much. Sex. between two people who have only just met each other and seem to fall in love based on nothing more than physical attraction. And the guy is not very nice. He nearly forces himself on her ...more
Nora Roberts seems pretty awesome, often stepping in as the voice of reason whenever there’s a romance fandom kerfuffle (it happens more than you might think). I wish I could have felt as positive about this book, but it was just…bad. On a technical level, it was far more competent than a lot of romance novels I’ve read (and than a lot of novels, period), but it suffered from many of my typical problems with the genre.

An accident knocks 23rd century pilot Caleb Hornblower (yes, really. Am I miss
La Mala ✌
Mar 17, 2015 marked it as desafio-no-recomendaciones

No-recomendado por Veronica


Propósitos de este desafío: Leer de principio a fin libros considerados "malos". Mi intención es encontrar al menos UNA cualidad buena en ellos y reseñarlos objetivamente siguiendo 20 puntos a desarrollar brevemente. (Los puntos varían según el género del que se trate.)

Si tienen ganas de No-recomendarme otros libros pueden comentar
por acá o ACÁ. ¡Cualquier género es bienvenido! Cuanto más variado, mejor :)
Jan 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-eres-para-mi
Puuuuf que libro más malo, no he podido pasar de la página 11.
Es un insta love en toda regla nada creible... Con deciros que en la primera página el tio estaba fatal porque habia tenido un accidente y en la 4 pagina ya esta ligando con la otra.
Fatal fatal que libro más malo.
Habia escuchado hablar muy bien de esta autora pero como todos sus libros sean como este... Por ahora no leere más sobre ella.

¡Felices lecturas!
Preethi Venugopala
Nora Roberts is definitely the master of telling intriguing stories. In this story, love blossoms between two individuals belongong to two different time periods. The hero Caleb, is a space traveller from 23rd century who gets pulled back in time to the 20th century while he tries to escape a blackhole.
The heroine Liberty is a scientist, an anthropologist, who studies human behaviour.
The story hooked me from the beginning.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary romance with a hint of sci-fi.
Shelves: read-in-2011
Space pilot crashes in a time not his own and falls in love. Anthropologist falls in love right back. No evil villain, no spies or criminals, nothing but two individuals meeting.

This scenario could be ho hum in a less talented author's hands, but Nora Roberts makes us proud to be readers. The personalities and plot are very good, the setting wonderful. I especially like the secondary characters, who happen to be her parents.

I'll read this again and again. Don't miss the companion story, Times Ch
Cathy Ryan
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As Liberty Stone stood on the cabin’s porch watching the storm rage overhead she had no regrets about being tucked away in the Oregon mountains. A cultural anthropologist, she was spending time at the place of her birth to write her dissertation on the last five years of extensive research. She was looking forward to the solitude. Then she saw the light shoot across the sky and the unmistakable sound of a crash.

Caleb Hornblower, a freelance cargo pilot from the 23rd century, is on a routine flig
A time travel novel that does it for me.
Amazing sci-fi quality. You can tell Nora is a fan or have done her research.
Amazing characters that, once again, convinced me love can happen, no matter how little time you have spend together. That when two people match, it can be so perfect.
This is one of the reasons I love Nora Roberts' books. She's so good at writing relationship, writing people, it's not hard to believe the characters really love each other, even as they are getting to know each oth
Stephanie Tracy
One of Nora's older short stories, I was skeptical about this one because of the time-travel element. There just doesn't seem to be an obvious happy ending to one of these stories, and I'll admit, she impressed me with the way she handled this one. However, because it was older, the language and overall tone of the novel was dated enough to distract me from what could have otherwise been a relatively cute love story.

Caleb Hornblower accidentally finds himself back in the 20th century, after cra
"Diesseits der Liebe" erzählt eine schöne Liebesgeschichte, die sich zwar sehr schnell entwickelt, aber trotzdem glaubwürdig wirkt. Die Protagonisten harmonieren gut miteinander, die Chemie zwischen ihnen stimmt und es gab zwar Missverständnisse, aber alles in allem gab es kaum Kommunikationsprobleme und das ist immer ein Pluspunkt.

Ich fand sowohl Libby als auch Cal sympathisch, aber Cal war für mich definitiv der interessantere Charakter. Da er vollkommen unvorbereitet in den 1990ern gelandet i
Angela Simmons
Liberty Stone’s an anthropologist who’s more interested in learning about the past than living in the present but when she witnessed what she believes to be a plane crash, she finds herself enchanted by the man she rescues. Caleb Hornblower’s not what he seems. He’s from the future and he’s determined to find his way to his own time. Although his future doesn’t seem so appealing when he has to leave Libby in the past.

This one, while not awful, just didn’t work for me. It wasn’t horrible but it
Guerra dos
O que eu mais gosto dos livros da Harlequim é que são leves e pequenos e assim são ótimos para levar na mala. Adoro os livros da Nora Roberts mas este deixou um bocado a desejar. Não que tenha sido uma má leitura mas simplesmente não me prendeu. O livro é sobre Caleb que sem querer retrocede mais de 200 anos no tempo. É no século XXIII que ele conhece Liberty uma historiadora do passado. Será que Liberty acredita que ele é um viajante do tempo? O que mais gostei foi das personagens mas acho que ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a sucker for time travel romances. There I said it. I haven't read one that I don't like yet, however, this one was just OK for me. It was predictable and not all that believable which sounds silly when you're talking about time travel because of course it's not believable, but The best ones are the ones that make you question if you're positive that that it could not happen. The book was well written and entertaining. It was a quick read and worth the time that it took to read it.
Cal has unknowingly traveled back in time to the twenty-first century where he meets Libby, a scientist on holiday at her family's cabin. Cal is hurt when she finds him and thinks he has a concussion when he starts acting strangely due to his time disorientation. They find something in each other that they never expected to find. This book had an interesting concept, but did not draw me in. It is a light quick read.
Cláudia Martins
3,5 Deverei chamar ao livro regresso ao passado ou uma visão do futuro? Pois não sei, apesar do livro ser de 1989 acho interessante como a autora conseguiu ter uma visão daquilo que poderia vir a acontecer no futuro. Foi o primeiro livro de "ficção" que li da Nora, e foi interessante apesar de não me ter própriamente cativado, talvez pelo meu cepticismo com a "ficção". Estou curiosa para ler o seguinte...
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished listening to this and the end surprised me a shade and made me gasp out loud.

The narration was sleepy at first as was the story. It picked up.

Caleb is the male lead in the story. He is rough and grumpy at times.

Lindsey was the female lead and was soft and demure at first but once they started connecting on an emotional level she opens up some.

Overall a good story. It’s definitely one of her earlier writings though.

Jan 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received this as a present, as seems to be the norm, it was repackaged and updated with a new cover, with the sequel “Times Change” and so the person who gifted it to me thought it was her newest book.

To be honest, this is crap, an earlier book of NR first published in 1989, it really is a dreadful storyline.

It annoys the life out of me how publishers repackage older books as new books.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't have high expectations in terms of plot for a romance novel but the story was so minimal in this book that it was just boring. There was no real conflict between the characters, and there weren't any supporting characters (other than a brief parental drive-by), so there was no tension -
romantic or otherwise. I know there's a second book with this one but I won't be reading it.
nancy hines
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

TIME can change lots of things -- people, events, customs, and historical context ; but can it change that spark between two people? That spark that's different, more than attraction, more than lust/ desire? Maybe that spark is holding close that which defines what mankind is really about. I hope so, fervently!!!
Sashiel "Shy" Gawerecki
This story wasn't my favorite Nora Roberts story but it wasn't bad either. Apparently time travel just isn't my thing in romance. Plus this had a little too old fashioned a feel to it. The narrator was ok, but he didn't feel right for this in my opinion. Maybe had it been dual narration it would have been a bit easier to listen to, but the story just never really sucked me in.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this was written in "the olden days" (before cell phones). It was pretty well written (hello, it's Nora Roberts!) but it's pretty much just soft porn, of which I'm not a big fan. If you like soft porn, time travel, or anything written by Nora Roberts you will probably like it much better than I did.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you go into this book thinking it’ll be ridiculous you’ll be fine.
I made it through because the narrator for the audiobook created such funny voices for the two main characters that it was hard to not listen to the crazy plot line.
Patricia Bay
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting to actually look into the future

It was so interesting and you wonder if this could actually happen. I'd love to jump start my life 100 years to see what life is at that time
Alice Peterson
Bought this on sale. Not bad enough to stop reading, but would not recommend. Way too much eye-rolling.
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan
Donna B. Gee
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book

I enjoy these quirky plots. This author is great at weaving such a great story. Would recommend to others. Loved it!
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have read and enjoyed many Nora Roberts. books. This one was a disappointment. Way too much implied sex and not enough plot for me.
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I live time traveling and such a love story.
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quirky enjoyable listen. Enjoyed both Libby and Caleb's characters. Picked up the next one in the series to see where things land.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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