My Rating- 4 STARS
Synopsis- Katherine Nicole Jamison never imagined when she took a job at a prestigious auction house for the summer, that one moment of impulsiveness could change her life forever. When she "borrows" an ancient amulet she inadvertently sets in motion a series of events which results in her waking up in 18th century England, betrothed to an arrogant, self-centered Earl.
Katherine and Sebastian are thrown together by forces unknown, and are unwitting participants in a legend as old as King Arthur’s Realm. As these two very different, but very real people succumb to their hidden desires, they find in each other what no one else can give them, an everlasting love which time cannot forget.
My Review- When I sit down to review a book I try to be honest and constructive. I won't lie. Lorraine Beaumont's Forgotten Time has a few editing issues and there were a few noticeable slips in to first person from a third person point of view. These errors, in my opinion, were minor and didn't detract from the story but is was one of the reasons I couldn't give a full five stars. As a self published author I can completely relate to problems concerning editing and finding good editors.
So now moving swiftly to the reasons this book deserved a 4 star rating:
Katherine was a thoroughly enjoyable character to read. She is funny, hopeless, clumsy and about as normal as a person can be! Which is lovely. As a reader I was able to relate to her more than characters with super powers or teens in YA books that fall in love with a boy at first sight. She is a little naughty, makes bad choices and is flawed. We learn she is beautiful through the eyes of the gorgeous, yet arrogant, Sebastian, though I liked that she was not skinny and perfect. She is also disastrous romantically and has no clue how to seduce a man such as rich, brooding Sebastian.
I admittedly didn't like Sebastian as a character. He is arrogant, selfish and cared little for the women he slept with. Katherine, though he believes she is his estranged fiance Marguerite, brings out all his
best and worse traits. There romance scenes were frustrating, written well and left you wanting them to be together yet hoping Sebastian would shake off his demanding, selfish side.
The plot itself kept me riveted. So much was going on behind the initial romance story. Katherine, through the power of an old magical necklace, is sent back through time and takes the place of marguerite a has a riddle she must solve in order to set right a mistake that was made long ago. But beneath this is a twisted tale of debauchery, murder, sex, lies and torment.
I thoroughly enjoyed Forgotten Time though the quick POV changes sometimes confused me. At first I found them a little frustrating but by halfway through I was used to it and found I enjoyed dipping
in to the mind of every character, especially Katherine and Sebastian. This is a great book with a few naughty moments. I would suggest ignoring minor errors and just enjoy the fun story being told. I look forward to reading book 2