Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready and why reading on the iPhone isn’t the best use of technology

Timeless Desire: An Outlander Love StoryTimeless Desire. Finished 2-6-13, rating 3.75/5, romance, pub. 2012

I added this to my wishlist when I read Mary’s review and then she posted again when the ebook went on sale for 99 cents.  Never one to pass up a deal I bought it.  Keep in mind that I received a Nook for my birthday in October and have read only a few books on it.  I got caught at the salon (having my hair cut and colored for the first time in over 6 months. Yikes!) with NO BOOK.  But I did have my iPhone and the Nook app so it took me seconds to download this one but forever to read.  So here’s my deal, I think the further away from actual books I get the less enjoyment that I receive from reading them.  I like my Nook fine and find it great when I have insomnia but don’t want to wake Jason or leave bed, BUT I’ll still choose a real, honest to goodness book given the choice.  As for reading a book on the iPhone, I cannot possibly recommend it.  Yes, I always had a book with me, but it really didn’t feel like a book.  It felt like I was reading in between important things and for mere minutes at a time.  I’m glad I tried it and I’m not crazy enough to say I will never do it again, but my expectations for enjoyment are low.  Okay, just wanted to share so that you understand that my thoughts on this one are probably influenced by ADD iPhone reading.

Panna is modern librarian who buried her much loved husband two years ago and is still resisting getting close to another man.  At least until she finds a passageway that leads her to Captain Jamie Bridgewater in the early 1700’s.  Jamie is living on the border of England and Scotland and has the heritage of both and Panna’s arrival is catalyst for change.

I thought this was a fun time travel romance.  The sex scenes were imaginative for sure but I really hate the ‘it’s all a dream or fantasy’ sex scenes.  What’s the point?  Anyway, other than that I thought it was fun and I will definitely read more by Cready.  In paper this time.

I can recommend this for any romance lover.  The characters are sexy and Jamie and Panna’s stories were both compelling and worthwhile.