Review: Time Stamps by K.L. Kreig
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Elle Woods PR.
"I love you today, Laurel Linnea Collins."
Mush. Out-and-out mush.
"And I'll love you tomorrow, Roth Warren Keswick."
Oh, my heart. My poor, battered, and bruised heart. It's been a little over four years since I last read something penned by K.L. Kreig--not including the two short stories that were part of two different multi-authored anthologies--and she's been sorely missed by many a romance reader, including myself. Well, she's baaaaack, and what a return it is, all thanks to her latest standalone, Time Stamps. This is a highly emotional read, one that I'm confidently declaring as one of the best novels that have been published within this year.
This is a love story, one that's told from the perspectives of its main characters, Laurel and Roth Keswick. Readers meet them in the present and whatever happens in the now is told from Roth's viewpoint, but the evolution of their relationship plays out through flashbacks told from Laurel's point-of-view. Their journey isn't necessarily an easy one, but it's one that I believe many can relate to. And see, that's the most magnificent thing about this book: it's a love story that feels like real life, and real life is all too complicated.
Allow me to make a couple of suggestions before you dive into this book. First, ensure that you've got no distractions. That means you need to block out reading time specifically for this gem of a read. Second, have tissues ready. Trust me, you'll need them. Or maybe I'm just a natural born sap who cries easily. It doesn't hurt to have the tissues either way. Once you're ready, jump in heart first and try to keep in mind that not all happily-ever-afters play out the same way. Time Stamps is a special five-plus-starred read.
Release Date: 17 August 2021
Date Read: 14 August 2021
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