Saturday, July 10, 2021

Book Review: Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund


Book Review

While searching for her missing father, Marian accidentally goes back in time and falls hard for handsome knight William Durham. 

I've read and enjoyed a number of Jody Hedlund's books - mainly the YA ones - and when I saw that her newest was a time travel romance (a favorite genre), I jumped at the chance to get an ARC from the publisher. But, well ... I honestly didn't like this book very much. 

The romance moved too fast and wasn't based on very much. The characters didn't take very much time to get to know each other before rushing headlong into a serious relationship. Some of it was influenced by the circumstances, but I still think they could have gotten to know each other better and focused less on the heat.

What's more, the only characters who were three-dimensional were Marian and William. The others were pretty flat, and I especially didn't that William's kids were among the two-dimensional characters because the kids shouldn't be afterthoughts in a relationship. 

Lastly, the time-travel theory was the wildest, most unbelievable theory I've ever encountered. Kudos for creativity, but it was too far-fetched for me to appreciate it. 

So, yeah, I didn't like this book much. I suppose there were a few good points - the settings were interesting and I liked William's sister. But I will stick to Jody Hedlund's other books, which I liked a lot better. Perhaps if you take a chance on this book, you'll find you like it. But it isn't for me. 

I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for sharing them.