Saturday, April 21, 2012

Book Review: Overseas

Author: Beatriz Williams 
Title: Overseas
Description: Kate and Julian meet during negotiations between his high-powered hedge fund and her stock-trading employers, and he seems to fall for her immediately, though he soon cools off. As their on- again, off-again courtship proceeds, we find ourselves following a parallel narrative in which Kate finds herself in WWI France.
Review source: Library Thing Early Reviewers
Plot: As you may have guessed, it involves love and time travel. The time travel mechanism was fairly odd-- mostly it was a plot device.
Characters: Julian is too good to be true, and drop-dead gorgeous. Kate is the girl next door who can’t understand why this stunning billionaire is pursuing her.
Writing style:  A lot of angst about why he is pursuing her, why he wants to protect her, and how very much they love one another.
Audience: It’s a romance. I imagine it would appeal to fans of The Time Travelers Wife.
Wrap-up: My only objection to the book is that it goes on a bit long. It’s a sweet love story, though, and everyone lives happily ever after. 4/5*

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