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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Review : Flirting With Forever by Gwyn Cready

Title : Flirting With Forever
Author : Gwyn Cready
Publisher : Pocket Books
Genre : Time Travel Romance
ISBN : 978-1439107249
Series : Stand Alone
Release Date : March 30, 2010
Rating : 3/5 Stars - Liked It

Description from Goodreads

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. . . 


Campbell Stratford is sure to make a name for herself when she releases her sexy tell-all "fictographies" of famous seventeenth-century artists.  What her readers don't know, is that she is more intimately involved with her subjects than they could ever imagine.  It's all thanks to a time portal she accidentally discovered while in a frantic rush for information to make her book that much more memorable.  This portal leads her straight into the arms of playboy and seventeenth-century artist, Peter Lely.  It's easy to get caught up in the moment, and after posing for a portrait for a few hours on his modeling chaise, she ends up with a night of passion that one can not forget.

Peter Lely wants nothing more to do than paint, it is what makes up his world.  When the Guild of the Great Beyond come to him to in a frantic effort to thwart Campbell Stratford's plans against their reputation, he agrees to help them.  He sticks to the plan, and feeds her information that will surely sabotage her work.  Cam on the other hand, has other plans when she learns of Peter's betrayal, and now he must travel to Cam's twenty-first century life in order to set things right.

When I first saw the cover of this novel, I was instantly intrigued.  It looked magical, and like it was going to be filled with all sorts of romance.  Luckily, this time I judged a book by it's cover, it was sure to deliver.  In Flirting With Forever, we get not only romance, and heart pumping passion, but comedy as well.  I wasn't expecting this, but this book had me giggling and unforeseen moments.  I tend to get a lot of funny looks when I start giggling in the break room at my job, but I've grown accustom to this by now.

What I personally loved about this quirky novel was the fact that it was not only set in a modern setting, but a historical one as well.  The first quarter of this book you get teleported back in time to seventeenth-century London, while the rest of the book is centered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I happened to enjoy the descriptions of the historical setting far better, and itched to be relocated back to that time period.  Falling through time did not put a damper on this story though, as it was always up beat and ready to entertain. 

This was the first time-travel romance that I have ever read, and it has me itching to read more.  Luckily, author, Gwyn Cready, has a few more up her sleeve.  I've already decided that I want to read more of her work, and can't wait to get my hands on her other titles, Tumbling Through Time , and Seducing Mr. Darcy.  I can only hope that they will be filled with just as much romance, and humor.  She also has another title scheduled to be released September 28, 2010 by Pocket Books, and this one is going to be called Aching For Always, can't wait to see how that one will turn out! 

Read the first two chapters

Where did I get this book?

Received from Pocket Books for my honest review.

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