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message 1: by Gina (new)

Gina I think "emotional ratings" are the best kind. They tell me what I most want to know about a book. I loved this book.


message 2: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Would you say that this isn't a book for someone that is sensitive to both sex and language?


message 3: by Lara (new)

Lara Yes Rebecca. Don't read it if you're at all sensitive to those things. Really strong language especially, and I think I would have stopped reading if the story hadn't been so intriguing.


message 4: by KIKA (new)

KIKA LOVED your review. All my thoughts exactly


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Your review was right on. I almost stopped reading it because of the language, I skipped alot of pages. I had to finish because of the sweet love story, I too bawled at the end.


message 6: by Deb (new)

Deb Roby I believe the language and sex was true to life, as were the everyday things in life. This was an adult book after all.


message 7: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Thank you for putting into words my thoughts on this book. I loved the foreshadowing and the masterful way she wove the story.

For me, using the sex words took away from the "love making" and made it more about sex - not romantic.


message 8: by Elisa (new)

Elisa This is a fantastic review of this book. I was enthralled with the story line and concept of time travel. However, I really felt that the grapic details of their sex life was totally unnecessary. Why? Couldn't he have just eluded to what they were going to do, and let the Adults fill in the blanks? The details were unnecessary and did NOT move the plot forward. Nor was it necessary to drop the "F" and "C" words. That added nothing to the story line at all.

Great review!


message 9: by Hollie (new)

Hollie Done Great Review. I agree with everything, especially the diss-likes such as 'Grocery lists' and the swearing. I also thought there was too much describing about Clare's art work, that made me kind of wonder off in my own mind while reading.


message 10: by Clif (new)

Clif Brittain I don't read many romance novels. I was not turned off by the sex or the language, but I wondered why sex plays such a prominent part in the book. I think it is linked to Henry's gratuitous violence as he travels (it never happens in the present when he is with Clare).


message 11: by Doug (new)

Doug Chaffin Elisa, twas a woman writer.


message 12: by Terresa (new)

Terresa I didn't mind the language or the sex, but then again I'm a librarian (that may/may not have something to do with it; let's just say Henry is my cup of tea). I'll let you decide just how sarcastic I am being here.


message 13: by Rosalba (new)

Rosalba I agree with your review COMPLETELY!!And think that Henry and Clare's relationship WAS kinda based more on sex han real, profound love.


message 14: by Kim (new)

Kim Spot on Lara!


message 15: by Rochel (new)

Rochel This is totally how I felt. The love story was beautiful and yet the language was immature at times and also totally inappropriate and disgusting. It was like trying to mix trash and beauty and although it left me in tears, I can't say I would have read it knowing it contained all the lewdness that I usually stay away from.


message 16: by Hannah (new)

Hannah If you had such a problem with the language and sex in this book, I would hate to see how you would rate the 50 Shades series. I thought this book was wonderful and I would highly recommend it to other readers.


message 17: by Ella (new)

Ella Johnson I totally agree with everything you just said, especially that it was a really slow read for the first half and then I sped up for the next bit. Plus, I also felt at times like their love was based on sex and the c word seemed harsh and unnecessary, especially coming from Clare after she had the baby. But overall the story wa extremely gripping and the ending was unbelievably sad, my head still hurts from crying. The whole idea that his future was his past was also very surreal and I loved it.


message 18: by John (new)

John Devlin I've read enough reviews and this has finally bugged me enough to comment. A book rating should never be based on the reviewer's Puritan mind set about what language is appropriate. Would the character say these words. If so, there's nothing more to be said. Truth is the final arbiter. False notes might be a jane Austen character swearing like a sailor; otherwise, keep your parochialism to yourself.


message 19: by Molly (new)

Molly Adams GIRL! I agree... I loved this book but all the COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY and arbitrary curse words REALLY got to me... Especially when (after she had given birth) she said "My breasts hurt, my C___ hurts" I was like... okay it would be one thing if you said "tits" and the c-word, but you said breasts... therefore you darn-well should have said "vagina"... it made me so uncomfortable... it was tacky and crass... Ugh, yea I agree. There are times when curse words are effective, they have a meaning... but yea, these didn't.


message 20: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Loved this story as well, but like so many of you I found the sex and language to be really unnecessary. Not sure what the point was. like someone else said, I would've stopped reading it if the story hadn't been so compelling.


message 21: by Molly (new)

Molly Adams Hannah wrote: "If you had such a problem with the language and sex in this book, I would hate to see how you would rate the 50 Shades series. I thought this book was wonderful and I would highly recommend it to o..."

I don't think anyone here thinks much of 50 Shades... however, I can't speak for others, so I will say, for myself, that I wouldn't touch that "book" with a ten foot pole. Of course I wouldn't like it... it's rubbish.


message 22: by Mona (new)

Mona this review completely captured my feelings about this book. hated hated the movie (although I love Eric Bana); there outta be a law against hijacking an author's work to Hollywoodland!


message 23: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Absolutely agree!


Carole Ann etchen I,'ve read worst crap.it was at least a great love story. To the very last moment.


Carole Ann etchen All you sensitive postutours of the common vernacular of the common jargon..get over your self


Carole Ann etchen Bring it on


Carole Ann etchen Did you like hotel New Hampshire.


message 28: by K. (new)

K. I totally felt the same about the last half of the book! I cited in my review that the last 200 pages flew by. And yes, the language felt very unclassy. Henry spoke so eloquently and it didn't match. The sex was really pornographic and I feel it didn't serve the plot.


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