A Bend In Time
Never Without Her Book 1
by Anne C. Maxwell
Pub Date 02 Aug 2018
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A novel of action, deep love, historical -gossips, and true partnership. You’ll have to run fast to follow these characters through love and risks.
Elena Villiers, a beautiful fearless, straightforward, MI6 agent working in counter-terrorism.
Omar McGovern, the successful, handsome, and bossy CEO of a Saudi bank in London that the agency suspects of laundering money and funneling to terrorists.
How can she carry out her spying activities when she is falling in love with the man she is spying on?
There’s no way they can fit into each other’s lives. They find themselves drawn to each other though. He moves heaven and earth to win her. Torn between love and duty, she avoids him.
But they have something in common – they’re both experts in attracting trouble. And trouble always find them.
Danger follows them around the world and through time.
They can’t figure out if destiny has entangled them in time travel, or if they’ve suddenly crossed beyond our space and time continuum to live in a parallel reality.
The magic spell works when the reader comes across three different stories essentially with the same characters.
Early Reviews for ‘A Bend In Time’:
“This is a well weaved plot and page-turner action novel.”
“Interesting action romance. However, I see it more like a movie.”
“You won’t be able to put the book down. You’ll get inside the storyline and sometimes inside different times in history lines as well.”
I was impressed with the premise on which A Bend in Time: Never Without Her is based and was keen to see how the author would handle three different stories essentially with the same characters. Author Anne C. Maxwell did an excellent job of keeping the reader on-track throughout the narrative. The characters, Elena and Omar are both overachievers and extremely successful at what they do and it could be assumed readers may have some difficulty with identifying and empathizing with them. This was certainly not the case and Maxwell gave both characters enough flaws to make them vulnerable and recognizable as ordinary people. I particularly enjoyed the passionate love scenes in the story, of which there were a number. Her poetic word choices and deeply descriptive passages gave the scenes a sense of beauty and magic, rather than any tawdriness or crudity. What Maxwell has done here, in what I am assuming is a debut novel has beautifully set up her series with these characters. I cannot wait to find out where the "Bend in Time" might take this pair next. For me, I can pay no greater tribute than that to this author.
-Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite