Once again Deb Stover has delivered a sexy romance guaranteed to put fire in the blood. This romantic time-travel is will certainly keep you warm on a cold winter night.
A romantic mountain get-away results in Blade absconding with Jackie Clark's car, money, and credit cards. Determined to leave the cabin that lacked plumbing and electricity, Jackie begins the long trek down the mountain. Caught unprepared for a snowstorm, she takes refuge in a ghost town where she's plunged backward in time to the year 1801. In a hilarious case of mistaken identity, everyone believes she is Lolita Belle, a famous salon singer expected by Rupert P. Goodfellow of the Gold Mine Salon. As Jackie flees the salon, she plunges right into the arms of a Mel Gibson look alike by the name of Cole Morrison.
A widower, Cole is raising his son Todd alone. But mining only nets him enough to keep Todd fed and clothed. Desperate for a better life, Cole contracted to kidnap Lolita Belle in return for enough gold to buy a ranch in Oregon. But he wasn't anticipation the fierce attraction he would feel toward the woman he believes to be Lolita. When he kidnaps her, Cole quickly realizes that his raging passion for this woman is matched only by his raging guilt for having taken her against her will.
Bu Jackie's problems aren't limited by being transported back in time. Her red dyed hair convinces everyone of giving her Lolita's identity, despite lacking the heavy curves, or the voice of the salon singer. Indeed, the salon keeper believes that every "miner in this area will spend his paycheck in the establishment" to enjoy her entertainment, and will go to any length to ensure his profits.
Appropriately dressed for her own time, Jackie starts out only wearing a thin tee shirt and a pair of jeans--tee shirts are non existant and jean worn only by men in 1801. And when she leaves half her clothes at an artist's bungalow, things only go from bad to worse. Covering herself with feathers only results in a nasty rash. And when a Blade look-alike shows up, who identified himself as Rock, Jackie feels more threatened than ever.
This delightful time travel has it all: kidnapping, mistaken identity, romance. Deb's unique talent for characterization and plots keeps readers satisfied. If you love time travel and romance, A MOMENT IN TIME is a must read!