Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FLIRTING WITH FOREVER: REVIEW AND BONUS ENTRIES

FLIRTING WITH FOREVER
BY GWYN CREADY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In RITA® Award–winning author Gwyn Cready’s fun and sexy new time-travel adventure, an ambitious writer discovers that bad-boy painters are as timeless—and irresistible—as their art. .

Art historian Campbell Stratford is about to make a name for herself with her scandalously sexy tell-all “fictographies” of famous seventeenth-century artists, but she’s more intimately familiar with her subjects than her eager readers can imagine. Thanks to a time portal she accidentally discovered, she has caused quite a stir in the Great Beyond. To save their reputations, the Guild protecting dead artists convinces playboy Peter Lely, portraitist to the king, to sabotage Cam’s latest project. A few hours posing on Sir Peter’s modeling chaise leads to a night of seductive passion—then Cam returns home and discovers his betrayal. But before she can turn her angry pen on her lover, Sir Peter makes a surprise visit to the future and transforms Cam’s twenty-first-century life into chaos of classic proportions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gwyn Cready is the RITA Award winning author of sexy, funny, romantic romance novels. Publishers Weekly called Tumbling Through Time, her debut, "a joy," and Seducing Mr. Darcy was named Best Paranormal Romance Novel of 2009. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. www.cready.com

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MY REVIEW:

What happens when the past and the present collide? Many books have been written about time travel and Gwyn Cready has taken on the theme in her latest novel, FLIRTING WITH FOREVER. In a exceptionally creative romantic tale, based on well-researched facts, Cready gives readers two delightful characters who play off each other in Campbell Stratford and Peter Lely. This “modern-time-meets-the-past” tale is filled with numerous amusing adventures and touching events that keep the reader entertained and enthralled.

Campbell Stratford has just become the new director at a famous museum in Pittsburg and her success there depends on whether or not she can get a book deal. With her favorite era being artists of the seventeenth-century, she decides to write historic fiction on the life of one of those famous artists. In the process of researching the artist, she is mistakenly sent through a time portal to another artist’s studio from the same period of time. Here she meets Peter Lely, who is the official court painter. The sparks fly and continue as these two get to know each other until finally the love-hate relationship turns to a night of uninhibited delight.

Ah, but we know this can’t work out just tied up in this neat little package with a pretty bow! Enter THE VILLAIN: An Art Guild Supervisor in charge of artists’ souls found out that someone in the future is going to write a book a la Campbell and he had already enlisted Peter to stop this project. And here is the twist as Peter finds a way to go through the portal and change up things for Campbell on her end of reality. All these pieces will come together as you read FLIRTING WITH FOREVER with the celebration of a wonderful romantically historic, almost paranormal, tale! Cready hopefully has many more in this series planned as I for one found it a trip I’d like to take again and again!

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14 comments:

Margay said...

I like how you set up the book without giving too much away. And the fact that you're eager to read more in the series is a good recommendation!

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Colleen Turner said...

Wow, thanks for the review! The twists with this time traveling story, with a romance in the past and the past changing the main character's real time life, makes it seem like something different and enjoyable to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.
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rubynreba said...

I think the book sounds like a good romance story.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the addition of the villain.

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Lisa R said...

I love a good time travel romance. Sounds like the historical references will be pretty interesting,too. I just loved the book "The Girl w/ the Pearl Earring" as I'd never read any novels about painters before so this will be a treat.

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scottsgal said...

I like the time travel aspect - you don't see many books like that
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Virginia said...

Great review! I love that this book is historical and a time travel. I use to love time travel but have not read one for a while!

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Pamela Keener said...

I really like the fact that the heroine goes to the past and then the hero comes to the future. What a neat twist. Your review & the fact that you are asking for more makes me want to go right out and devour the book.
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Wrighty said...

You write great reviews! This story sounds very good and I like that it's a mix of romance, humor and paranormal. It sounds awesome!

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CherylS22 said...

What I found interesting is that this novel is about time travel & seems to be set in Pittsburgh. I'm hoping many places will seem familiar to me!
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Francine said...

I like that it is about time travel and the paranormal.

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