Fire and Ice, I was given the privilege of joining the Hourglass ARC Tour and honestly, my head is still spinning! Hourglass was like love at first touch, 4th of July, Bungee Jumping blindfolded, then pulling off the Italian Job! Myra McEntire pours out a story that keeps you on edge, makes you fall in love with the characters and weaves science and time travel together in a way the keeps your mind on its cerebral-toes.
First off we meet the recovering emotional-wreck Emerson. She's unique in that her life's circumstances have placed her in an emotional bubble with only one friend, and her extremely protective brother and sister-in-law to relate to. She's sarcastic & witty, gorgeous, fashionable, and so adorably vertically challenged. Oh, and one tiny detail - she sees people from the past!
Buckle your seatbelt, because next comes the romance. Michael, sigh, Michael is the most selfless, self-sacrificing character ever. The minute their fingertips touch for the first time, they generate enough electricity to make Tesla emerald-green with envy. Then add Michael's best friend Kaleb and his deeply hidden emotional gift and wow! Emerson, Michael and Kaleb were like a scalene triangle - with three unequal sides.
The only thing I had trouble with was that for never even having a date in her life, Emerson was a bit agressive and eager around Michael and Kaleb, but who could blame her? Towards the end though, she grew into her character traits and stole my heart too. Ms. McEntire takes those colorful characters, mixes in some mind-melding time travel science and descriptions that make you feel like you could step into the portal yourself. I wish I could read it again, but alas I must send it on to the next reader and buy my own copy. I cannot wait for the sequel!
Thank you Fire and Ice for sharing your copy of Hourglass!
Hourglass receives 5 time-rippling stars!