Title: Timelost Lover by Susanna Stone
When Tannis first sees an iconic painting by Irish nationalist artist Brendan Pearse, she’s stunned that the naked woman in the picture looks exactly like her, even down to the intricate Celtic tattoo on her breast. Seeking answers, she travels to Castle Tullamore, an ancient Irish stronghold steeped in magic, where the artist lived and worked a hundred years ago. Inexplicably, she is whisked back in time and meets him face to face.
Brendan doesn’t know what to make of this otherworldly woman who seems to have come out of nowhere to be his model. But he knows she’s exactly the woman he needs for his Irish Freedom trilogy. At the risk of endangering his master work, and against all his own rules, he knows he can never hope to capture her essence on canvas without first possessing her body in the flesh.
But their time together will be heartbreakingly brief, because Tannis knows Brendan died tragically young, and there’s nothing she can do to change history.
Author: Susanna Stone
Series: Emerald Isle Fantasies
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Lord Griffin's Prize, Ghostly Persuasion, Crimson Lust , Irish Allure
Published: May 14, 2014
Genres: Romance, Time Travel
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Do you remember that old movie, Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour? (Am I showing my age here?) This book kind of reminded me of that – sweet and romantic, but a roller coaster of emotion. It even happens in at roughly the same time period, 1910-1912, except the contemporary part happens in 2013 instead of 1980.
Now, imagine finding yourself looking at a famous, almost nude, painting of – you. You are almost positive it is you because that tattoo is identical to yours, located in the exact same spot as yours, and they just didn’t have those vivid colors for tattoos 100 years ago when that painting was done. This is what happens to Tannis Romilly.
From there the story is just a pure joy to read. If you, in anyway, like to read a time travel story, (or even just love a good historical/contemporary romance) especially one with some heat, then this is a must read. Not only is this a beautifully romantic story, but the eroticism of the story is *sigh* off the charts. I’m not usually one to do quotes, but:
“Relentlessly, his fingers circled and manipulated her, scraped and squeezed and pinched her, penetrated her, driving her to the edge of pain and torment and heady, dizzying pleasure.
Their reflection seemed to shimmer out of focus as he reached her innermost point of vulnerability and took her to exquisite surrender and her sense of self took flight. All insanity and beauty and light and explosion.
Then tranquility, as she melted back against his solid strength, helpless and gratified.”
One of my notes stated – “Sex is graphic but not. Very sensual.” No matter. I found it very erotic. Another fine example:
“Her tongue on his cock, swirling around him, licking him, nipping him. Biting him.
Sweet Saint Brigid. Sucking him.
The room spun around and grew hot and bright and she drove down harder and his torment spiraled upward and outward and out of control until at last he plummeted into a vortex of life and death and light and dark and heaven and hell and sheer, mindless rapture.”
As you see, dear reader, Ms Stone is a very descriptive writer. I don’t know about you, but I need a cold shower.
I loved this! This was a one sitting book for me.