The day of my first romance novel review is almost upon us! As previewed in this week’s craptastic quote, I’m tackling A Moment in Time by Deb Stover (or as I like to call it Mounting her on Mountains).
I have my work cut out for me because flippin’ A, this one’s a doozy. Time traveling, gold miners, and a saloon singer named Lolita Belle. I wish I were joking.
Here’s the intriguing plot synopsis on the back of my book:
Destiny swept her back in time…could love keep her there?
After a romantic mountain getaway ends in disaster, Jackie Clarke finds herself hiking back to civilization alone. But a wrong turn soon lands her in an abandoned ghost town, where in one moment she’s staring at a risque portrait of saloon singer Lolita Belle, and in the next she’s transported back to the year 1891! Now everyone in Devil’s Gulch, Colorado, assumes Jackie is Lolita, including the rugged Mel Gibson-look-alike who’s just kidnapped her!
Cole Morrison has spent five long years digging in that damned hole he calls a mine (that’s what she said!), and he’s still barely scraping by. So when a saloon-keeper offers him a small fortune to bring the legendary Lolita Bell, he agrees to it. But what’s supposed to be a business transaction soon turns into anything but when desire flares. Now Cole is left to wonder how a man forges a future with a temptress from another time.
Don’t lie, you’re intrigued.