Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Time Travel, Romance
An obsession with the past becomes his love story.
Obsessed with RMS Titanic from a young age, Lucas Thompson has spent his life studying the shipwreck and turning his passion into a career in marine archeology. But, on the one-hundred-year anniversary of the voyage, he’s drawn to the ship’s resting place by a strange sonar ripple that hurtles him back in time. Luke wakes in the year 1912 as a passenger on the grandest ship in the world.
It’s there that he meets Quinton Hawthorne, the man who sacrificed himself to save passengers during the sinking, including Luke’s great-grandmother. He also comes face-to-face with Lucinda Hughes, the very woman who raised him on her stories of the ship. With his inside knowledge of the impending disaster, Luke feels a responsibility to change history and develops a plan to save the doomed ship and its passengers.
Things quickly fall apart as Luke begins to fall for Quinton, knowing that it can only end in heartbreak. Though he’s determined to save Quinton, he’s also faced with a dilemma. Should he save the ship or allow destiny to play out?
I love time travel stories and have always been fascinated by the tragedy of the Titanic. I started reading this story, which combines both, couldn’t put it down, and read it in one sitting.
I liked both Luke and Quinton, and how the author used time travel to have these two men meet. I especially liked how Luke’s story tied into his grandmother’s and comes full circle. Very nicely done. I thought Luke’s reaction to being flung into the past was realistic as he realises that living it is very different to reading about it. I enjoyed his and Quinton’s attraction, and relationship, and the constant realisation that they’re running out of time.
I loved Lucinda. She totally rocks, and I liked how her spirit as a younger woman survives into her old age when Luke originally meets her.
The historical part of the story is obviously well researched, and was easy to visualise, taking me as a reader back to that time. The desperation of the sinking and people realising they wouldn’t all survive came across very well.
I liked how the author handled the time travel aspect, and its consequences for Luke as he tries to change the past. I liked the resolution of his and Quinton’s relationship, which feels realistic, and the epilogue three years later is a nice touch.
5 out of 5 stars.