Review: Time Between Us

Monday, 23 July 2012
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Edition: Doubleday ARC
Release: October 25th 2012
Series: No, standalone
Pages: 368

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.


The last time travel book I read was over a year ago and I didn't enjoy it. From then on, I had always dismissed time travel books simply because of that experience alone. But I'm so glad I gave Time Between Us a go, as it proved to me that not all time travel books are like that - it was great!

Admittedly, it did take me a while to settle in to the book. I wasn't that glued at the beginning and was starting to think that maybe it would be a bit too slow-paced for my liking, but after the first one hundred pages everything picked up and I enjoyed every minute of it! And you'll be glad to know that that's all the criticism for this book that you'll be hearing from me! ;)

I really liked both Anna and Bennett as main characters and found I could empathise with both of them. I also really related to how much Anna wanted to travel the world. I have the same passion and especially loved the way she had a map in her room where she marked all the places she had been (I'm actually thinking about doing that)! Now on to Bennett. If you like sweet, cute and smouldering love interests, well this boy's for you! I adored him! He was just so... sweet and cute and loveable! And yes, I understand I just repeated myself but seriously, there's just no other words for him - he's adorable!

Unlike some time travel books where you can get confused quite a lot, this one was really easy to follow! Everything made sense and was tied up perfectly. I also liked how the beginning was incorporated near the end (you'll just have to read this to find out what I'm talking about! ;D). So yeah, you can safely say that when the last page was turned, I was left satisfied and a little sad that I had to say goodbye to the characters.

Overall, Time Between Us turned out to be a great read that even included a couple action scenes! I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be looking out for this author again. Characters you can empathise and love? Check. An awesome storyline? Check. A cute romance? Check. Should you get this book? Check.

A big thank you to Random House, Doubleday for sending me out this review book!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. I haven't read any time travel books...I don't think, but Time Between Us sounds like a good place to start! Great characters, a cute romance, and even some action scenes? Sounds perfect! Great review :)

  2. Super sweet review, Rachel! It's too bad that your previous time-travel-experience wasn't too positive. To be honest, the first time-travel book I read was Tempest XD But I like that this one seems to have a more emotionally-driven line, so I'm definitely intrigued. Thanks for sharing this review!! <3 Oh, and Bennett sounds like such a sweetie!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  3. I'm so SO excited for this book - why is October so far away?

    Great review! :)

  4. Bennett sounds AMAZING! Yes, I do love "sweet, cute and smouldering love interests"!!! I do! Other than the slow start, this sounds perfect. I really need to read a time travel book, and this one sounds like the right one to start me off.

    Argh, you've got me really eager to read this now, Rachel! It sounds so ASDFGHJKL.<3

    Thanks for a wonderful review, Rachel.(: <3

  5. This looks amazing!
    I haven't read many time travel books - most of them children novels too - so I'm really interested in this!
    Bennet sounds adorable;)
    Thanks for this brilliant review, I agree with Ria - you have made me really eager to reaed this now! :D x

  6. I got an arc of this book a while ago but have yet to read it... I'll probably get to it soon though especially after seeing this review!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  7. Squeee! This sounds amazing! It's sucks that you've had bad experiences with time-travels books but I'm soo glad that this one was able to redeem the whole genre for you! To be honest I haven't read any time-travel books before so maybe I should read this one first so I won't feel disappointed by them haha! Anyway, I love that you were able to relate so much to Anna, and wow, I can't wait to meet Bennett! He sounds incredibly sweet and charming x) The slow pace at the start kind of worries me but since you said that after that, it gets so much better I think I'll try this anyway :P Fabulous review! So glad that you liked it <3

  8. I'm a new follower. Great review. I really want to read it.

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  9. So... I love a cute romance with a great story, BUT- usually time travel romances end sad or have too much sadness in them for me.

    I dont want to cry when Im reading a romance... haha

    But, since you gave this such a high ratiing, Im going to hope there isnt a sad ending, and maybe Ill have to check this one out! :)
    Great review

  10. Ahh great review! I just found your blog and will definitely be following it from now on! Btw, I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award! I don't know if you do awards but if you want to accept and pass it on the instructions are on my blog:
    :) Have a great day!

  11. Time Between Us looks excellent. I can't wait to read this one - thanks for your excellent review :}. You might also enjoy Turkoise by Joan M. Sargent, which takes you on an amazing 3,500 year old journey. I was completely enthralled by this book!

  12. Rachel, I've tagged you for a super fun "Would You Rather" Tag! <3

    Here's a link
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  13. Sounds like one I should check out! I found you through the Friday Follow blog hop and love your blog - very cute. I followed on GFC and Twitter. Hope you'll stop by my blog:
    Thanks, Teri

  14. Thanks for the brilliant review!! :)
    This book looks.....AMAZING!! I haven't read many time travel based books, but this book looks amazing! Thanks for the awesome review, you have made me want to read this even more! :)

    Beth xx


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