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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Loving On Borrowed Time By Olivia Cunning

Loving on Borrowed TimeLovers’ Leap #1
Lara Kensington is living a perfectly mundane life as a museum curator, when bad boy treasure hunter, Reece Jerhico, leaps into her life. Literally. Obviously distressed, Reece tells Lara that one year in the future she will be murdered. The evidence he uses to back up his incredible story doesn’t convince Lara. She thinks he’s crazy. Especially after he claims to be her future fiancĂ©. Lara would have remembered dating someone as delicious as Reece Jerhico. Hot as Reece is, Lara has a difficult time believing anything the man says until the broken amulet he wears around his neck transports them into different bodies, during a different time, in a different place--an ancient place, a cold place, a place where Lara arrives naked, hysterical, and... Norse.

On the run through time, attempting to escape a man who is hell-bent on Lara’s lack-of a-future becoming a reality, the couple must leap from one time and place to another just to stay alive. In the first volume of this sexy and humorous new series, Lara and Reece share an existence with a ruthless Viking and his captive bride and then with a noble medieval knight and the feisty lady he is determined to win.

Rens' Review:

 Lara Kensington is a museum's curator. One day she meets a treasure hunter, Reece Jericho. He tells her, he comes from the future to save his fiancee that had been killed. Reece's fiance, for her surprised, is Lara herself. Lara thinks he's nut, even though he's hot. But, when Reece makes her traveled through time to avoid Reece's friend that wants his magical amulet, want it or not, she must believe him. They traveled back to Viking time, and 3 days later to English medieval era. When they leap through time, Reece wants to make Lara love him again, and help people that become their vessel to find their happiness when they are leaping.

Olivia Cunning did it again!

Usually I never give a novella 5 stars (just once, and that eas for Heaven Can't Wait by Pamela Clare, another one of  my favorite authors), but this one is not!

Holy moley naked Batman! I never knew Olivia Cunning can write a story like this!! Sooo.. different from her Sinners on Tours series that's  full of sex scenes, and dirty acts *groan*. You will surprised this novella is more clean than Sinners series, just at a steamy level, not too erotic. But still sexy, humorous, with a strong heroine and too-die-for, drop-dead-gorgeous, I-want-to-lick-him-from-head-to-toe hero.

Reece Jericho, *sigh!!* Olivia once wrote on her  blog, Reece is like Brian Sinclair + Trey Mills but minus music (from her Sinners series) and I absolutely agreed!!. He makes me gooey and hope to have a lover like him. Alpha, yet humorous and so loving.Guy with name "Reece" seems perfect, my kind of hero!

Lara herself is strong and determined. Even she doesn't believe Reece at the first when he says she is his fiancee, later on her feelings towards him  grow. The historical setting at this novella are well written. We know about Viking history, about their habit to pillage and raping. And then at English medieval era,with their nobility and culture. My favorite is when they leap to English medieval. Think "A Knight's Tale" movie here ;-).

This novella has a cliffhanger, with Lara and Reece leaping  to Turkey harem, and I can't wait to know what happens next to them and what they do to the couple that become their vessel to find their own happiness!

My favorite part (contain a little bit spoiler here) :

“I wonder how sunburned my ass will be after I make love to you right here in the sand for hours and hours,” Reece murmured.
“I’m not sure that’s possible, sweetheart,” she murmured, snuggling against his shoulder.
“Why not? I thought you said you loved me.”
“I do, Reece. That’s not the problem.”
“Then what? This guy is totally head over heels in love with this chick. Holding her is so thrilling to him, I think he’s about to faint. He and I are both ready for some hot monkey sex in the sand.”
“Are you sure?” She looked up at him, trying hard to stifle a laugh. “Seems an unlikely activity for a eunuch.” 

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