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Trick of Time

Trick of Time - J.L. Merrow I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. My thanks to the publisher, author, and NetGalley. This review is cross posted on my blog.I will admit that I have a unabashed love for romance involving time travel. It is one of my favorite romance genres when done well, and this story does it well. Ted is a man recovering from a tragic loss. He is a bit lost, but not completely broken. He has his moments of angst (which considering the depth of his losses is completely understandable), but he hasn't let his tragedy overtake his life, and he even let it inspire him to make some big changes in his life. The setting was interesting, and the theater sounds amazing. I like how the time travel worked, and that there wasn't any big, or complicated mechanism worked out. I like the simple mystery of it. I really like Jem. It was nice to see how strong he was, and that being a prostitute didn't mean he weak, or a victim. I also liked how the historical aspects weren't romanticized, or glossed over. The reality of the city, and the danger faced by men like Ted added to the feeling of the story. I like how the poem was worked in, and how despite Jem's background he wasn't presented as stupid in any way. The romance is well done, and I like the connection that the two share goes beyond the simply physical. The comfort, and the strength they find in each other is really nice. It made everything for me that much sexier. The ending was well done, and made me happy. A perfect winter read.