Author: Myra McEntire
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release Date: June 14, 2011
* Purchased on my own.
For four years now Emerson Cole has been seeing rips in time, people that only she can see and because of it, she's seen a bevy of doctors, specialists, and been on pills up until recently. These people are never solid and walking through them seems to make them disappear, or so Emerson has found. Due to this unique ability, she's taken an interest in history. Not because she likes the clothes, but because being able to identify clothing does help her figure out who is real and who isn't really there. Her brother, Thomas, hired Michael Weaver to--hopefully--help her; he's a member of Hourglass, a group of talented people that possess similar abilities to Emerson's. Fighting a powerful attraction to Michael, Emerson will learn how to deal with her unique ability, travel in time, and hopefully stop the current head of Hourglass from achieving his goals.
Hourglass is the third book that I've read this year featuring time travel and let me tell you, I loved it! And the absolute best part about Hourglass (asides, of course, from the plot) had to be the boys. There's Kaleb, the empath, who hasn't been the same since his father passed away. He's extremely good looking, a bit of a playboy, and Michael's best friend. Then there's Michael. Where do I even begin? If talking to girls was a sport, he'd have been benched for the season; or at least, that's how he is with Emerson. He tries so hard to keep her safe that he fumbles (a lot) and it pisses her off. He's sweet, overprotective, extremely good looking, and although he likes Emerson, he's trying to keep from getting romantically involved with her.
I absolutely loved the tension between Michael and Emerson! To me, an excellent romance can make my heart soar or plummet; needless to say, Hourglass did just that. Their relationship could literally make sparks fly and well, light bulbs pop (you'll understand what I mean if you read Hourglass). Asides from that, I really enjoyed Myra McEntire's writing style and the pacing was definitely good (being neither too fast nor too slow). I also enjoyed Emerson's best friend Lily whose grandmother owns Murphy's Law (Emerson's favorite place to grab coffee) and I'm really hoping to see more of her in the next book. Also, I completely love what Thomas and Dru do for a living! The Phone Company sounds like a gorgeous place to dine at and I loved the description of Emerson's room too (as well as Thomas and Dru's house).
And there you have it! If you haven't read Hourglass just yet and enjoy time travel with a dash of romance, I'd definitely recommend this book to you. Also, not only is the cover gorgeous but it's super soft too! For those of you who have already read Hourglass, who did you prefer? Kaleb or Michael? Admittedly I still can't decide!
Overall Rating: ★★★★★