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Lost Time

(Between Two Evils #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  56 reviews
If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back?

When a faulty time machine deposits Diego at the top of a pine tree, he knows he's in the wrong place—but has no idea he's in the wrong time. Naked and shivering in the chilly mountain air, he attempts to climb down, but slips, whacks his head, and falls into oblivion.

He wakes up inside a darkene
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published July 1st 2016 by Rocky Mountain Press (US)
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Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of time travel, what is not to love about this book. Well, I did love it, but I felt the frustrations of Diego as he is where he is not supposed to be and he is not able to connect with Isabel. I liked the doctor, but she was not Isabel.

The tension was stronger in this book and I felt more emotionally stressed reading this. That is great writing.

I am already reading book 3 and I can see where I am going to face a bit more tension and stress. I hope it is all for a good cause. Although
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

Diego is part of top-secret government project to change the past and prevent an apocalypse. However, the time machine malfunctions and sends him twenty years into the future instead of the past. And into a parallel universe. Landing in the wrong universe in a tree, buck-naked is just the beginning of Diego's problems.

This is not a standalone. You absolutely have to read book #1 Crossing in Time first. Ms Orton's creativity is evident once again in this well-written time-travel stor
My original Lost Time audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.
This is the second book in the “Between Two Evils” series, which consists of three books so far. Crossing in Time should ideally be read prior to this one.
Having listened to the first book two years ago, I was a tad worried whether it would be difficult to get back into the story. In book 1, the story line was very complex with several perspectives and different time periods. Here, we have a linear story li
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I said in my review of the author’s first book Crossing in Time, I am a fan of D.L. Orton and this book has only reinforced that opinion.

I enjoyed the focus on the intrigue of this book rather than the love story of the first book. Seriously, this was one of those books that I wanted to keep reading as each chapter built on the next while I become more involved with the characters wondering what would happen next in this future world. And, talk about a cliff hanger ending! I don’t know if it
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Malfunctioned time machine takes Diego to the future in a parallel universe where Isabel is thought to be dead. Like book 1, Ms. Orton’s creativity is clearly shown in how she explores the idea of time travel and parallel universe. I was totally psyched by the world building, storyline and characters in Crossing in Time, but I am having a hard time liking the direction of the plot in Lost Time it took, mainly because (view spoiler) ...more
William Bitner Jr.
Just finished reading “Lost Time: Between Two Evils Book Two” by DL Orton. I won a print copy of this book on a few months ago. This is the second book in the Between Two Evils Series. Book One was really good (a little heavy on the romance), but Book Two is so much better and gets more into the Science Fiction/Time Travel and backstory of some of the characters and the new locations in this somewhat dystopian society that reside inside bio domes to survive. Diego being the only ex ...more
My original Lost Time audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

This is the second book in the "Between Two Evils" series, which consists of three books so far. "Crossing In Time" should ideally be read prior to this one.

Having listened to the first book two years ago, I was a tad worried whether it would be difficult to get back into the story. The story line in book 1 was very complex with several perspectives and different time periods. Here, we have a linear story l
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah!
The Weather Girls.

So The Human Race is in a wee pickle: Bombs, balls and viruses (mostly a deadly virus) have laid waste to The Naked Apes and what’s left of us, live in big plastic bubbles called Biodomes.

We can go Outside, but only in our biosuits (sealed plastic duds - not good if you had a feed of curry the night before), and that’s where we find one hot, blonde Shannon - complete with raging hormones - who’s out near the forest on fishpond-checking duty. All o
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diego was meant to go back in time to try and stop a deadly virus from killing the world’s population. Instead of waking up in the past though, he seems to have made it to the future… and in a parallel universe. Is there still hope for his mission?

I must confess I was slightly worried about starting Lost Time after having finished Crossing in Time over a year ago. All it took was one chapter, though. Honestly, it felt as if I had never stopped reading in the first place. The consistency is beyon
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This made sense being shorter
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

I was not sure this could get any more intense but this time around things take a turn. Diego is stuck somewhere in time and without his Isabel. With all this he has to learn to live the life he was currently in. This was deep and challenging. Diego was lost and confused with out Isable and it was hard to see him feel so lost. I did like Dr. Lani but she was not who I came accustom to. I fou
Lynn Worton
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Between Two Evils series. I enjoyed this book more than the first one.

Diego is a fantastic character. I really liked him. He is kind and loving. There is a lot of cheesy/pun-y dialogue by him that had me rolling my eyes at times, but its all part of his charm. When the time machine (from book 1) malfunctions, he finds himself trapped eighteen years in the future. This future/parallel world has been devastated by a terrible event and the survivors are living in biod
Sally Lindsay-briggs
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book Two

I liked this free ebook from the author. It was not as great as book one. Yes, I missed the intense love scenes that it had. Those two people really cared intensely for each other! Diego, in this story was a lesser hero but a pleasant one. The ending irritated me. Two more books to go.
I loved this book, totally different to the first book, but loved it nonetheless.

This will contain spoilers for the first book if you haven't read it.

In the first book (view spoiler)
Rishabh Shukla
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am goin mad about this story. !

Someone who read this book and wanna cry with me? I can't help it. This is asoiaf all over again. :'(
J.L. Smith
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Orton formed the three components in a way that seemed seamless. I wasn’t sure how it could be done but Lost Time illustrates that flow very well.

Not only were the categorical rudiments fashioned flawless, but, just like in Crossing Time, the characters, as the plot, were well-developed and realistic. Diego and Isabel, the time-travelled couple, are back with their respective stories and points of view. Furthermore, Orton makes this novel very easy to follow with the separating of different van
Michael Golvach
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Although this book (The second in the Between Two Evils series) switches to different characters and story threads, and paces a little differently than the first book, I couldn't help but love it. The book deals more with the depths of interpersonal relations, and the characters are all fully fleshed out, relatable and (even though I didn't want to like some of them) lovable. This book dials back the "action" but it doesn't suffer because of it. The character studies and story flow smoothly and ...more
Jessica  Peach
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A man in strong plot and a delicious story too boot!

I thought this authors books couldnt get any better, but i was severely wrong! i was glued to the story. A story that followed characters on another journey that was emotional I got invested in his character. A strong confident male lead this time, who I could imagine was gorgeous. You just have to read this, you'd be a fool not to! I was so glad I bought this the second story in this series. Really can't wait to see her next offering in this s
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
The next installment of the Between Two Evils series. A top-star rated book!

Read my official OnlineBookClub review here:
Josie Jaffrey
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
The Gin Book Club received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.


The first book in this series ended on a cliffhanger. If, like me, you were expecting that this book would follow on from the first, then you're going to be disappointed. I was. At the end of the second book, the book one cliffhanger remains unresolved.

I should state upfront that this is still a well-written book, and still enjoyable and worth reading, but in this review it's really going t
Keith Moser
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, fiction
***DISCLAIMER - I'm one of DL Orton's proofreaders, so I received a (free) pre-publication e-copy of this novel to proof. However, I am also buying the e-book just to see how it changes (if at all) and to check out if the chapters still have those little drawings like the first book had***

Was excited at the end of Crossing in Time to see how our heroes—Isabel, Diego, & Matt—would fare when the time machine malfunctioned and Diego was sent who knows when but Tego was in the past with young Iz (po
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a bit different to the first book in the series, with a simpler story line but a reasonable amount of action. It doesn't follow on from the ending of the first book, but is the 'what happened to Diego' book, which I guess we need before we can continue with Iz's story. I am not sure whether someone would enjoy it fully if they hadn't read the first book. However, it would be perfectly readable as a standalone book.
There is less of the banter (and English idioms) that made me laugh when
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of,
This is book two in the series and follows Diego’s journey into the future, but in a different timeline. When he opens his eyes and finds himself up the top of tree. In a snow-covered habitat, that’s all he sees before he falls and breaks multiple bones.
Luckily he is rescued, and wakes up in a Bio dome being looked after by a doctor called Lani. It was then when he realised he is twenty years in the future.
This is a shorter book than the first, but no
Jennie Rosenblum
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Second in a five book series. If you were left hanging at the end of the first book - sorry - you are still hanging at the end of the second. This book does not start where the last one ended but instead takes you to where Diego was sent in the time capsule. It's an alternate universe in the future where things have gone differently but we see a few glimpses of continuation in characters. Very quick read and the introduction of some new characters. I was sorry not to see Isabel in this one but i ...more
Shanna Tidwell
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received book 1 in exchange for a review & purchased book 2 before I was done with the first one. This series is amazing! I love it!
If you like time travel, post apocalyptic, science fiction with some romance thrown in then this is definitely the series for you. I highly recommend this series. Starting book 3 today!
The narrators are two of the best!
Nina Everson
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from D L Orton!

I bought this sequel to the first book from Amazon. Another Great futuristic read from Diego view of the time travel and it leaves you wanting more.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved the second book! Diego's character was more developed and intriguing. Not sure what I think about Lani...moving on to reading the third book.
Barbara Latimer
Good read

Easy read interesting plot. Can't wait for book 3! Great love story between Isabel and Diego. Nice twist with Dave and Matt too.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I listened to the first book, but I quickly remembered. I couldn't stop listening, the premise for the story is so interesting and the execution is excellent, I loved every minute.

The narration was excellent, the two narrators worked really well together, the only time I noticed there were two was when both spoke at the same time, other than that they wove their parts together so well it was seamless.
Jonathan Reich
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book. Orton delivers again and is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. In this book she continues a storyline through Diego. He struggles to adapt to his new surroundings while trying to help the people in need without making them think he is crazy. I've said it before, and I will probably say it again, Orton brings romance to life in a way I feel it's real and genuine and believable. I love it. I will definitely keep reading.
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am wavering between 4 and 5 stars. It's a 5 star book that isn't finished yet. It feels to me like there are many scenes missing and the end felt very abrupt. (view spoiler) ...more
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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.



Ms Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Works

Other books in the series

Between Two Evils (3 books)
  • Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils, #1)
  • Dead Time (Between Two Evils, #3)

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