RATING : 4.5 HARRISON & DOMINIC STARS!!
I really enjoyed Melissa’s first instalment in her 'Time Spirit Trilogy', I thought it was quite a 'cool' story. I think this series needs to be published and on book shop shelves.
What a wonderfully original tale of a time travelling family who are led or controlled, depending on how you want to look at it, by their father Alistair and loving husband to Penelope. I do have trust issues with Alistair and Penelope and also by the time you finish this book I think you are starting to realise that all is not what it may appear.
There are secrets.
1 Minute in the present is approximately 1 Hour in the crossed over.
I loved Gemma, the black Ducati riding younger sister of the twins Ruby and Dominic Hart. Dominic is six ft three inches of gorgeous, and totally loyal to his sisters. His nickname for Gemma is ‘Slim’ and it suits her.
Gemma is unfortunately known as the ‘freak’ at St. Augustine High School, Florida. What she lacks in social skills, she makes up for in beauty and fighting skills.
Gemma has a secret that she must keep...... well, secret. Unfortunately, circumstances don’t always allow the opportunity for the cat not to get out of the bag, the chicken to fly the coop, the naked girl not to be caught in the nuddy....hehe!
Enter Harrison Granger, 17, blonde hair, drives a 1978 Corvette Stingray....have I got your attention yet? He comes from a loving family, mother Helen, stepfather Bryon, stepbrother Justin, stepsister Rosie and little brother Sam. Hmmmm, I have some thoughts there, but I shall see what ‘Black Blood’, tells me.
Jordan Monroe, I like to refer to him as Moron, has his eyes set on conquering the ‘freak’ and doesn’t take too kindly to Harrison. Now the ‘freak’ doesn’t want to be conquered by the Moron and lets him know. But he is a persistent little bugger.
Jordan and his inept minions are tracking Harrison down. Harrison ,keeping one step ahead of Moron and his Minions, smacks into the ‘freak’ , they shuffle through the door of ‘Camilla’s Closet’, nab some clothes off the rack, off into the change room for some hide and hopefully not seek , by the Moron and Minions.
* queue the music *
Let the ‘freak’ label peel away, and Harrison sees Gemma in a different light, one that smells like apple blossom shampoo.
And there begins the connection of Harrison and Gemma.
I am having some trust issues with the missions Alistair is sending the family on and why. I don’t want to give away, what they are, and where they go, and what they get up to as I thought that was wonderful to find out without being spoiled.
Melissa scatters little bread crumbs of intrigue about that have you picking them up and tucking them away in your pocket .
The last few chapters really got me chewing my finger nails as they are really, really good and exciting and nail biting, worthy.
The ending, well, that had me all grabby, grabby for, ‘Black Blood’, the second book in this trilogy , oh the intrigue will have you reaching for more.
“Your house. I would like to go there sometime.”
He reached for her hand and ran his thumb over her knuckles. “So I can picture you in it.”
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)