Blog Tour: Time by Penny Reid with Review & Excerpt

April 27, 2019 Book Reviews, Book Tour 0

by Penny Reid
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A (brokenhearted) physicist.

Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician.

The worst has already happened.

Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are.

Just when she thinks things can’t get any more confusing, Abram returns . . .

What happens next? Only TIME will tell.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

 

Time – it is one of the most valuable commodities in our life. It is also the dreaded seconds that plague your thoughts when your feelings are involved. For Mona – time is the one thing that Abram asked for before heading out on tour. What no one could have predicted was the way TIME can suck your soul when uncertainty fills the seconds on the clock.

Mona knows that her past with Abram is rocky at best. Now that they had time to air out their unresolved feelings, the attraction has only grown. With a quick getaway on Abram’s part, Mona is left with a heart full of fickle feelings. The uncertainty of what was to come was a constant reminder of the way their attraction began. Abram is determined to find a way to have it all. Mona is fueled by her desire to be with the man that completes her. Can they both devote themselves to a career and a relationship?

TIME is the last installment in the Law of Physics series by Penny Reid. To say that this book is long awaited by fans of the series is an understatement! The story picks up right in line with the events that unfolded in SPACE. From the very first chapter, fans know that things are not exactly perfect in the lives of Mona and Abram.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the series, I found a few things that made me pause while diving into this highly anticipated novel. In the beginning the relationship between Mona and Lisa is not at the same place where the siblings left off in previous books. There really wasn’t a buildup of trust between the two, but we dive into a relationship where two individuals that have had a rocky road seem to have overcome their issues and act as though there was never a rift in their lives. I found it strange at times to know the history between the two, yet now the sisters are in a place where they can seek comfort in the others presence.

The other thing that pulled me away from the story a bit was some of the unrealistic interactions or maybe reactions that occur around Mona and Abram. There were some high strung moments that just didn’t jive at the times they occurred in the novel. Another thing that changed my rating of the story was the feeling that the climax of the story came to early for the ‘wrap up’. It’s like soaring up in the sky and then plummeting to the ground. When I turned to the last page…I thought there was more coming. The lack of an explosive ending just seemed out of place given the explosive way these two individuals came together in the first book.

While my assessment of Mona and Abram’s journey is far from perfect, I did enjoy the final book in the trio. The secondary characters that show up throughout the book are the icing on the cake! I loved the cameos from some of my favorite KITC and Winston Brothers series characters!! Take a leap and enjoy the nuances of the Law of Physics series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

 

I wrapped my arms around her body, lifted her off the ground, and kissed her lips.

She was warm, and soft, and tasted like peppermint and honey. I bit back a groan.

God, she felt good. Great. Celestial. Heavenly. I may have surprised her, but she responded immediately, enthusiastically, twisting her arms around my neck, opening her mouth and welcoming the invasion of mine.

It wasn’t enough.

It was a crumb, and I was starving. Desire—to tighten my hold, devour, take, keep, cherish, to never let her go—obscured thought and sight, and I slipped a hand under her shirt to touch the silky skin of her back, sliding my fingers upward until they rested under her bra strap.

Mona lifted her chin, breaking our mouths apart, and I kissed the point of it, the elegant line of her jaw, the tender spot beneath her ear, the hot skin where Mona’s graceful neck met the slope of her shoulder. I was so hungry for her, I couldn’t stop myself from tasting every exposed inch.

“Abram,” she said, her voice a breathless, disbelieving whisper, followed by a little laugh. Her fingers flexed at the back of my neck, pressing me closer. Every part of my body hummed and vibrated, unable to contain the immensity of now, of this divine feeling.

“You’re here,” she said, her soft voice full of wonder and happiness, soothing the ravenous panic holding me hostage for the past six days. It had been a peculiar kind of madness, not being able to reach her while pretending all was fine, pretending she didn’t occupy my mind every second of the day. But receding now, it left a new kind of turmoil and urgency in its wake.

We had no time.

No, I corrected myself, We have time. We have the rest of our lives.

“I need your fu—your phone number.” I spoke gruffly against her neck, squeezing my eyes shut and breathing her in, again and again, the heat and sweetness of Mona.

I’d missed her, and that was a gross understatement. I’d been speeding toward this moment for days and being with her now felt like the aftermath of a head-on collision. Stupefied, frantic, but determined to enjoy every shared second remaining. My hands were shaking.

We have time. Calm down. Calm down.

Mona laughed lightly, the sound melodic, beautiful, and she pressed a kiss under my ear. “Why didn’t you just ask Leo? Or send me an email?”

Leo.

I worked to keep the darkness of my thoughts from showing on my face as I leaned away, letting her slide to the ground but unwilling to release her fully, fisting my unsteady hands into her T-shirt. “I couldn’t find an email for you anywhere, and neither could Marie. She tried calling your department for me. They told her all media requests had to go through the PR department at the university and it would take two weeks to a month for a response.”

“Ah, that’s true. My email is on lockdown, otherwise it gets out of hand.” She nodded contritely. “But what about Leo?”

“Leo.” I forced my jaw to relax and I lowered my voice but couldn’t completely disguise the intensity of my wrath. “Leo wouldn’t give me your number.”

Mona’s hand moved to my face, her palm pressed against my cheek, the pads of her fingers softly stroking my beard. “What? Are you serious?”

“Yes,” I ground out. “He said he was doing me a favor. So I flew to LA.”

“You flew to LA?” I felt her body tense, and the moment realization dawned, her beautiful eyes growing impossibly large as they moved over my face. “You must be so tired and—but I wasn’t in LA, I was—”

“Here. Yes. I found that out yesterday when I stopped by your department at Caltech and they told me you weren’t due back until Friday,” I rushed to explain, multitasking, using the time to devour the sight of her, soak and submerge in the reality of being here with her.

Calm down. We. Have. Time.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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