I’m a huge fan of Katie MacAlister and also a big fan of timey-wimey stuff, so when I saw that Time Thief, book one in a new series, was coming out (May 7), I just had to snag it. I can always depend on Ms. MacAlister to give me a light, fun read with sparkling dialogue and yummy heroes and she doesn’t disappoint.
Outcast due to their ability to manipulate time, shunned by the mortal and immortal worlds alike, a Traveller’s life is anything but easy.
Traveller Peter Faa is a member of the Otherworld’s Watch tracking down a murderer, and unfortunately, the clues all seem to point toward his own estranged family. Any of his cousins could be guilty, but finding which one is tricky when they’re all experts in the art of stealing time.
After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. And if that means taking a job as nanny to five pugs who live in a campsite in the Oregon wilderness, then so be it. It doesn’t hurt that the job comes with some pretty spectacular male eye candy, including her new boss’s gorgeous black sheep grandson. If only she didn’t keep having this strange sense of deja vu…
When Peter discovers that his own family is stealing time from Kiya, all bets are off. While she may drive him crazy at times, it’s clear to him that it’s not just lightning that’s creating some serious sparks between them. And he’s not going to let secrets, lies, or a devious murderer keep Kiya from where she belongs: at his side.
I love any book that can make me chuckle and this book delivers. Peter Faa is also one of her Alpha-Softies that she does so well–verbally protesting at length that Kiya is not a distraction, that he has control, and all the while his hands and actions are saying the exact opposite, making for some fun moments. And while it’s set firmly in the world of her other paranormal books, this one stands alone so you won’t need to have read any of those to understand what’s happening.
I like this take on time travel. Unlike her novel released last year, A Tale of Two Vampires, which does have the characters time traveling to another era, this one takes place in the present and the twist is that Travellers have learned the art of stealing time from mortals to increase their own life span, taking seconds here and there which puts the victim back that amount of time, reliving those seconds again. Which also explains that sense of deja vu 🙂
Are you a fan of Ms. MacAlister? Have you read this one yet? Do you also like humor and time travel in your paranormals?