Second Chances - Time Travel

The idea of going back in time to make wiser, better choices has always appealed to me!! Like in that Jennifer Garner movie "13 going on 30"!
This list has female MCs who get the option of going back - already knowing what will happen! - but through smarter decisions make things better for themselves and others around them:)

All books must be romances - MF or menage is fine. Any subgenre - YA, NA, Magical realism etc.

No Harlequins or bodice rippers please.
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12 books · 11 voters · list created November 5th, 2016 by Talltree (votes) .
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message 1: by Lynn (new)

Lynn I'll have to look into some of the others on this list.


message 2: by Talltree (new)

Talltree Sure, the Cadence books are not safe though, just fyi!
I have a book hangover now from Kasie West/Pivot Point and now searching for YA books like these...not having much luck though:(


message 3: by Lynn (new)

Lynn I did the same and couldn't find much. If I remember anything I'll let you know. Plus, I saw you were looking into Catching Jordan and that one isn't technically safe either. I read it a long time ago but I think I liked some of the gender flips. Don't read it as much for the romance.


Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" I'll have to check these out. The Cadence books look interesting.


message 5: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Oh, and when I read about the Cadence books they identify something I've always thought about if someone did try and go back and relive time. That by avoiding all the mistakes you'd be heading down new lines that then wouldn't bring you to the same place in your future. But it looks too angsty and sad and since most of the reviews talk about how much they cried I think I'll skip those.


message 6: by Talltree (last edited Nov 05, 2016 07:27AM) (new)

Talltree Catching Jordan looks interesting for the gender flips for me too! I like sporty h's , but not ones that are tomboy ones that all guys friend-zone - thats too cliche, prefer ones with a normal dating life. The reviews mentioned a love triangle, anyway I've added the book to my TBR and will read for the h who's sounds refreshing!

Debbie, Lynn,
I'd be interested in what you both think of the Cadence books. They were set in Australia and had a breezy feel to them. Bk2 had a bit of (view spoiler), but both were minor for me. If a reader is okay with the concept of a h being able to love 2 men equally at the same time- which I'm okay with bcos I read menage - then they'd enjoy these books. The ending is a normal ending MF, but I thought the complex time travel concept was executed seamlessly and the books while not perfect were not bad. If you want more spoilers on these books, then feel free to msg me.


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn As for Catching Jordan, I'll warn you she doesn't have much dating experience but it's more about being the girl in the middle of boys she only sees as friends being too close to them and playing a boys game. You're right that there is a love triangle which I didn't care for. Plus, one of the love interests is a manwhore so be aware going in. I didn't enjoy the book for the romance. I looked at it as Jordan's coming of age story and figuring out who she was and what she wanted. I think I mostly liked it for a girl in a boy's world and having to deal with that and a different sort of heroine for a YA book. I rounded up because of that in spite of it having some misses for me.

As for the Cadence books I absolutely do think that someone can be in love with two people at the same time. Usually I am not okay with how authors bring that about (because to fall in love with a second person while in love with a first often involves at least emotional cheating). In the description of this book I don't think that is the case and it would be entirely plausible. As a matter of fact, I've myself wondered if people could really go back in time if they wouldn't end up in dilemmas like that.

Not sure how I would feel in the second book. I'm not sure I could handle the angst though I do think it sounds like a interesting book.

I also think that if you love someone and they pass away you can fall in love again and it doesn't invalidate what you had before or presently. That would leave you in love with two people at the same time. I don't think love is finite that you spoon out bit by bit until it is gone.


Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" Talltree wrote: ",,,I'd be interested in what you both think of the Cadence books.." I have these in my wish list. I had some books to add, but I don't think they fit the criteria, especially the "...get the option of going back - already knowing what will happen..." Will go through my list - I like this list.


Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" Lynn wrote: "...couldn't find much. If I remember anything I'll let you know. Plus, I saw you were looking into Catching Jordan and that one isn't technically safe either ..."Lynn - who wrote Catching Jordan? Do you have a review posted?


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