by Dianne Duvall
Series: The Gifted Ones #2
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 12 hours and 37 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time. As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group-until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?
Rendezvous with Yesterday by Dianne Duvall is the second novel in The Gifted Ones series and this time Duvall adds time travel and humor to the tale as she delighted us with reveals and a swoon-worthy romance as our heroine finds herself in medieval times.
Bethany Bennett, a bounty hunter, is with her brother in a forest outside of Houston, Texas chasing two fugitives when they are gunned down. Losing consciousness she sees her brother severely wounded and then there is a cloaked man above her. When Bethany awakens, she is covered in her own blood, but her wounds are healed. Beside her, she finds her backpack and a tent, two items she thought they left in the car. Her brother is nowhere to be found. Panicked she begins searching for him and runs into three men wearing chainmail, on horses speaking of all things Middle English. Thus begins a delightful tale as Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly helps Bethany search for her brother and takes her back to his keep.
Rendezvous with Yesterday was such a joy on audio. Kirsten Potter narrated, and she nailed Bethany’s confusion, the chemistry that develops between her and Robert as well as his men’s shock and awe at this odd little woman! I laughed so hard at times; I had tears streaming down my cheeks. Just imagine a gun-wielding modern woman clad in jeans who is shocked at discovering she is in a medieval keep. It was a difficult transition, and we shared in her vulnerability.
The chemistry and banter between Bethany and Robert was perhaps my favorite part of the story. The romance was slow-building, and Duvall delivered hilarious moments that turned heated making me grin in merriment. The romance had sweet and touching moments that pulled at my heartstrings. Since Bethany time traveled, we weren’t all that certain if she would pop back or perhaps choose to go home. These elements added a little sadness and tension, but leave it to Duvall to deliver an ending that satisfied.
We learned some interesting things in Rendezvous with Yesterday, and boy am I eager to find out more! While this is part of a series, I see no reason why anyone cannot grab their earbuds and listen. Dianne Duvall is a master storyteller and does an excellent job of presenting the overall arc while giving each book a full romance.
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This sounds like a great read! I can’t imagine waking up in a different time, that would be scary! But to find love there, that’s awesome!
Right. I personally would have thought I had a brain injury.
The Bibliophile Babe
I really want to try this series!
Sweet, I am excited to hear your reaction to them!
Oh I am definitely interested in this one. Great review and wow what a premise!
Yes, you would totally love these Debbie
“The chemistry and banter between Bethany and Robert was perhaps my favorite part of the story.” — and will always keep a reader reading! Thanks for the post!!
I don’t read a lot of time travel because I’m still not over the ending of A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux. *cringes* But I do love and re-read one author’s time travel series and that is KMM’s Highlander series. That’s an old favorite of mine.
With that said, I’m not all that interested in time travel but after reading your review for this book, I’m curious. Damn you, Kim! Haha, just kidding. My list of books to buy grows more and more every time I visit your blog. Keep up the good work! 🙂
Oh lord, now you have me curious about the ending of A Knight in Shining Armor…lol Start with book one because it takes place in the same medieval world, this way you will feel at home when Beth travels back there.
I love a good antagonistic romance with plenty of hilarity. I have long wanted to try this author. Need to do it. Congrats on being a new grandma again!
Thanks Heidi. I love this author and hope you try her.
Oooh, this looks like a fun time travelling paranormal romance! I’m definitely liking the sounds of the banter and the slow-building romance! So is it standalone as part of a series than (i.e. same universe, different characters each book?).
Great review, Kim!
Same universe, brother of hero from book one, new female.
Great cover and thanks for sharing a new to me author.
I love Duvall, and hope you try her Sherry.
Oh wow, there’s time travel and then there is time travel. I love that there is an adaption period for both of them and that it’s humorous, too.
You must read these Sophia, they are both books I think you would enjoy.
I can’t imagine waking up to hear people speaking Middle English! LOL I really like the sound of this series and since Kirsten Potter is one of my favorite narrators, I’m thinking audio will do quite nicely for this one. I know this is a new series from Duvall but I can’t remember – is it helpful to have read her Immortal Guardians prior to starting this?
Nope, you can dive in, I think she gives you enough. Of course, you MUST read the Immortal Guardian series because it is awesome! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Brandee!
Quinn's Book Nook
I struggle with time travel stories but I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!!!!!! It does sound like an interesting read.
Duvall is a favorite and I think she handled it well. Thanks Quinn
Dang it, I can see I have another series to add to my list. 😉
This one sounds really good. There’s something about the Title and Cover combo that intrigued me from the get go and your review has sealed the deal. Humour so funny that you cried? I’m in for that!
Sweet, I look forward to your thoughts Di
I will definitely enjoy the differences in values, imagine a power woman meets a chauvinistic gentleman. cackling right now
LOL, thankfully this Lord is a good one.
This is another series I’ve missed that started well I was on hiatus. I love a good time travel book plus if it has some giggles thrown in I’m sold. Bethany sounds like a really good character that I should get to know :
I hope you pick them up Kimberly
Time travel and humour you say? That might work for me, so I’ll have to check the first instalment as well 😀 Thanks for the suggestion, Kimberly!
Sweet, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
This is a series I think I’ll enjoy too, and I believe I have already added it to my shelves thanks to you, Kim 🙂 I’m glad the audio worked so well, too.
Have a terrific Thursday and happy reading.
Thanks Lexxie. <3
A lot happening in that cover
Right, I keep noticing new things