Author: Libby Drew
Narrator: Dorian Greyhound
Publisher: Carina Press
Cover Artist: Unknown
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 01/27/2014
Length: 09 hours 05 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Science Fiction
Time-travel tour guide Reegan McNamara’s job-taking eager tourists to whenever they want to go-is usually a breeze. A trip back to 2020 to watch a world-changing speech seems no different, until a woman runs away from his tour group before the jump home. Now her tycoon husband is demanding her safe return-or Reegan will lose more than just his job.
P.I. Saul Kildare’s business is running on borrowed time. Due to a messy break with the police, he can’t get a referral to save his life. When an enigmatic stranger bangs on his door one night and promises a windfall for a missing-person case, it seems too good to be true. But the two men have an immediate connection, and Saul can’t pass up the chance to spend more time with Reegan, even if he’s clearly hiding something.
Saul knows he shouldn’t trust Reegan, and Reegan knows he can’t get involved with Saul. But as their attraction evolves into feelings neither can deny, will they have the strength to take a leap of faith-together?
I love sci-fi and time travel is one facet of that genre. I haven’t read many but Paradox Lost stands out as a great example of a well done book. A lot of thought went into how the mechanics of time travel might work – as far as repercussions for going back in time and the possibility of going forward. Added to this are well rounded characters and smoking hot chemistry.
I loved how Reegan was fascinated with the “antiques” of the year 2020, which, by the way, was really no different than today. That was my only disappointment – that the computers and tech in 2020 were only on par to the computers of today. In fact, the one Cammi is described as proud to have is almost exactly like the one I am typing on right now and mine is several years old. The year 2145 did however have quite a few new gadgets and it was great to see how things might be.
The dialog is witty and helped to keep things light despite dealing with the topics of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. It kept it from being depressing and yet doesn’t make these topics trivial.
The romance is definitely there. I would have liked to see more of the couple when not facing danger but was glad to have the epilogue. The feelings were intense fast but they address this issue as well.
This is the second book I have read by this author and also the second I have rated over 4 stars. I will definitely be reading more!
This is my first time hearing the voice of Dorian Greyhound, and it was a treat. I loved his voice acting and the portrayal of all the characters. I felt the emotion in his voice and it lead greatly to my enjoyment of this book. I definitely recommend listening to this production of Paradox Lost.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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