Dangerous Reflections, A Historical Fantasy through Time, Karla Tipton

Dangerous Reflections, A Historical Fantasy through Time, Karla Tipton
Genre: fantasy/paranormal romance.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I enjoyed Karla’s last novel, which had the same time travel premise as this one. However I didn’t feel the historical part so well here, didn’t feel I was actually back in 1910.
Its a fun read, but there were too many odd things for me such as Rose. Both Alastor and Martie know she’s in real danger at one point, and yet she seems to get forgotten until she’s next useful for them…I didn’t feel that fit with the personalities of either. Likewise Martie’s reluctance to tell Alastor about her true reason for being there – at first it made sense but then once he knew more why withhold it? It fitted the story being discovered later, but I needed a reason why she didn’t tell earlier. There were too many disconnections of that sort for me to rate higher, and I needed more of the historical side, more reference to the time, to feel I was with her back in history as with the last book, but I didn’t, I just felt like a voyeur…
The magic too – it was fun reading about it, I do love stories that include magic, but there was a bit too much for me of Martie just knowing what to say, the correct incantations etc. and that’s always one of my pet peeves, when a MC gets some superpowers or skills just at the right time. I need them to be referenced earlier, to have been worked for not just an easy fix.
Its a fun read though, easy to follow and has an interesting plot that I needed to finish to see where the story went. I did feel Alastor was a little too ready to fall in love yet again – he seems to make a habit of it given the past ladies he’s loved, and not because he’s long lived either. Martie got quite caught up in the present ( 1910 past) of course, but she didn’t often give much thought to what was happening to her nan and dad who were so ill….and I couldn’t see her as the sort to just abandon them, so I expected her to worry more about them even though she suspected time stopped when she left them, so she would return at the same time – she guessed that but didn’t know for certain.
Stars: Three, its a fun read but I struggled with the uncharacteristic (IMO) behaviours and the new found talents at times.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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