Monday, April 21, 2014

The TIme Travelers Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 The Time Traveler's Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa

Claudia’s geeky boyfriend Adam has just invented a time machine. 

No, really—he has. She doesn't believe it either until Adam provides her with definitive proof that he does, in fact, have a functioning time travel device sitting in the living room of his Manhattan brownstone. 

But instead of getting ready to accept the Nobel Prize, Adam has very different plans for his groundbreaking invention. He wants Claudia to use the machine to travel back in time and stop the accident that landed him in a wheelchair over a decade ago, and prevent the trajectory of events that he believes ruined his life. 

When Claudia reluctantly agrees to become the first human time traveler, she knows she’s making a big gamble. If she succeeds, she could have the happy ending with commitment-phobic Adam that she’s always dreamed of. But if she fails, it could mean the end of the universe as she knows it.

 My Thoughts:

3 stars - The cover really fits this one!

First Impressions...

The cover really is cute and the blurb had my interest.  I enjoy a little sci fi thrown in with my story.  I haven't read this author before but I was excited to give this one a try.

The Characters...

Both Claudia and Adams are older.  They're in a committed relationship but Adam is reluctant to take the next step.  He claims he was ruined by events in his life before he met Claudia.  Claudia just loves him and wants to get married and have children.  Her biological clock is running at age 36 and her mother would like grandchildren.  I loved how Adam took care of Claudia when she had a migraine.  I loved how Claudia saw the sexy in Adam.  I enjoyed both of these characters.

The Story...

For a story with older characters, this one really has a YA feel.  The cover is perfect for that feel.  I expected BAM to come bouncing out of the book at any moment.  Very cartoonish, very cute.  But I could clearly see where this one was going.  Enjoyable and certainly different, it has more of puerile style than most adult books. 

Could I Put It Down...

It's pretty short, less than 200 pages so no need to put it down.  As for whether I wanted to, I could have easily.

In The End...

I think this is an adult book that teens would enjoy.  The characters are older but the themes are there and the feel is perfect.  So if you're an adult who loves YA, this might be a good fit.


  1. That cover is really adorable and eye catching. Sounds like a very cute read. Great review!

  2. I like the cover too. I normally really enjoy time travel novels. This is an interesting twist, going back to prevent an accident. Thanks

    1. For sharing the review! Sorry, it cut me off before I could finish!:)

  3. This one does look cute. I'm glad you liked it!

  4. Sounds kind of fun, since it's so short I think I'll give it a try :)

  5. This sounds like a sweet, fun, and cute read! I'm glad it was enjoyable, even if it didn't blow you away. Great Review Val!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. Sound like a fun read! I can't wait to see how things turn out in the end.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!