A lover from another time...
When Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it's all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man.…
What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.
But Ted doesn't understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time - and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it's too late.…
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Can't even get through it to rate it!
Got my heart racing a bit, it did
I don't usually get so caught up in stories. I hardly ever feel anxiety about the ending when I read a romance, since most romance publishers require a happy ending. This story is well-written and gripping, and feels different than the normal genre-conforming romance short stories I've read. I became so invested in the characters that I had to skip ahead to the end before I could continue with the story.
I think Ted is a great character, and much of the reason I felt so much anxiety during the story is it would be just as easy for him to break completely as it would be for him to find redemption. I also quite like Jem, and find him sweet, though he is not as convincing as Ted.
He did a fantastic job with the accents in the story, using slightly different tones and inflections for each character. It was a little difficult to get into his reading of the story at first, however, as his voice is not my favorite, hence the four stars instead of five. He's a talented voice actor, though, and I think most people will enjoy his reading of this.
Wish there had been more sex, but as the story is only about 3 hours long, I GUESS it was a reasonable amount.