I haven't gotten this emotional about a book in a very long time. I was so stressed while reading this because their situation was so tenuous and I diI haven't gotten this emotional about a book in a very long time. I was so stressed while reading this because their situation was so tenuous and I didn't know what was going to happen. At first I was a little turned off by how much it dealt with religion, but it ended up making this book so much more important. This is reality for a lot of people and I felt for Sebastian so much. There were times when I had to look away, literally put my book down for a few minutes, because I couldn't handle the stress of what was happening. And times when I cried from sadness, times when I cried from the sheer romance, and times I cried from happiness. I hung on every word of this book, and I can't even express how happy I am for Tanner and Sebastian. My only complaint is that I wish we knew a little bit more about what happened to Sebastian's situation. We didn't learn much about how his decision will affect his relationship with his family and his church. But besides that this book was pretty much perfect and everything that I hoped it would be. This one is going to get added to my physical bookshelves....more
This was such a great series. I might have to add this one to my physical collection. I love Gwyneth and Gideon as characters and as a romance. And thThis was such a great series. I might have to add this one to my physical collection. I love Gwyneth and Gideon as characters and as a romance. And the story is very intriguing. But I do wish it was a little better explained. Like where did the chronograph come from and why did it work the way that it did and why did it create a philosopher's stone? And where did the prophecies come from? Someone from the future who knew all that happened must have traveled back and made them, but who and why?
While reading this series I decided to watch the German movies as well and I really enjoyed them. I love the two leads. Gideon is super hot, and Gwyneth is lovely and suits the 18th century clothing even better than our own. The first movie was better than the second. And the timeline is a little different so there were spoilers. You probably shouldn't watch the movies until you have read all 3 books. I can watch the last one now which I will hopefully do this weekend.
Update: I watched the last movie and it was bloody awful! So they get consecutively worse you they go along. And the last one is by far the least accurate. They change a whole lot of major things regarding Gwyneth/Gwendolyn and the prophecy and how the story ends. At least I got to see more of Gideon's pretty face. Too bad I'm not likely to ever see the actor again. ...more
I enjoyed this more than book 1. It was very different. It felt more like a typical MM contemporary than Goodbye Paradise. It reminded me a bit of HimI enjoyed this more than book 1. It was very different. It felt more like a typical MM contemporary than Goodbye Paradise. It reminded me a bit of Him, and a bit of Love, Hypothetically. It didn't feel like the same world that Josh and Caleb were in at all, and I actually forgot about them. It took me half the book to realize they were Axel's landlords. I was glad to see them though. They seemed so happy.
I loved Cax in this one. He was so adorable, and innocent, and loving. His dad was such an asshole. They never did explain why his dad's reaction was so extreme. They mentioned a few times that he was being sloppy and he was usually smarter than that. But I guess we are just supposed to assume it was his anger and prejudice taking over.
I'd also enjoy another book featuring Jason. ...more