Book Review: Time After Time (YA)

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review: 
I enjoyed this book, just not as much as the first book. This time the story is told from Bennett’s point of view, in first person again. I enjoyed the change in POV. It’s always nice to get inside another character’s head.

The plot picks up right after the end of Time Between Us. Bennett is having issues with his time travel and cannot get stay with Anna very long. It takes “long distance romance” to a whole new level.

I don’t know what it is with love stories after the initial falling in love. This story just didn’t hold my interest as much as the original book. It was more of a typical contemporary YA book. I wanted more action and plot.

I enjoyed reading more about these characters because I really liked them, and I was rooting for them to whole time. But I had a harder time looking past the obvious flaws in the time travel mechanics of this story.

My Rating: 3 stars
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