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5.0 out of 5 stars : Another great read from Tamara Allen, 16 July 2011
This review is from: Downtime (Paperback)
May Contain Spoilers: Having read 'Whistling in the Dark', I was curious to see if Ms Allen could follow it up with her latest offer, 'Downtime, which sees a 21st Century NY crime fighter, transported to London in 1888. WITD was a great book with engaging and warm characters, so could she do it again? Absolutely! 'Downtime' is a wonderful book.

Once again two distinct and intresting male leads. I loved Ezra's gentle dry wit, and he was a good foil to our hero 21st century Morgan. In fact Ezra, IMHO, is the real star of this story. The other characters , especially Derry, felt real and added texture to the story.

The only thing that I felt was not successful about the book, was Morgan's pursuit of Jack the Ripper. In a book with so much going for it, this was superflous, and did not add that much to an already great story. The sexual content was gentle and tasteful, yet still very sensual. I liked the way she built up the relationship between Morgan and Ezra. It felt like a love worth fighting for. Allen does not write one dimensional characters, and it one of her strengths as a writer. All of them have shades of dark and light and it is wonderful to watch the evolve.

Unlike a lot of m/m fiction this not a quick shallow read. Allen has taken care to give us a sense of time and space, and the story unfolds slowly. Stay with it, as with WITD you will not be disappointed. I was sad to leave these characters, and it almost begs a sequel (hint, hint):-) Highly Recommended.
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