Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion, 368 pages
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?
Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.
Time Between Us was one of my favorite books and I was really excited when I found out there was a sequel, although I was a bit worried because I was afraid for Anna and Bennett. At the end of Time Between Us, there's hope for them, but you don't know how their relationship is going to work. It's such a unique premise with the time travel because you have Anna and Bennett living 17 years apart. Anna is a teenager in 1995 and Bennett is in 2012. He can visit, but he can't stay permanently and sometimes it's difficult for him to visit when he wants to. So this book is more about the realities of their relationship.
This book is from Bennett's POV and I fell in love with him all over again. He has it so rough. Whenever he's in his own time, he's just waiting around until he can get back to Anna. How sad is that? He's trying to figure out how to make this relationship with Anna work, and he's also struggling with whether he should use his time travel ability to change the past and help people. I'm not sure this sequel was really necessary (not a lot happens, actually), but it's a sweet, romantic, moving, and emotional read and if you want to know more about Bennett and Anna, definitely read it.
Posted by: Pam