I’m always a sucker for time travel stories. From the zany Bill Murray in Groundhog Day to adventures through time like Timeless, I love me some time travel. So, when I saw A Second Chance at Life on NetGalley, I was all in. It was categorized as romance and science fiction, but the romance elements are pretty light. There was a little bit of violence and some sex, but nothing more than a PG-13 movie. The story had strong mystery elements, and it was definitely full of action and adventure, including a twist near the end that I did not see coming.
I read the entire book on a 6-hour road trip. I enjoyed the aspect that even with foreknowledge, Elaina still managed to find herself in compromising situations. I was hooked from the first chapter, and devoured the story as it unfolded. I relished in Elaina’s strength, but shuddered at her bumbling over and over again.
Although the time period and location are not known, the vibe I got from the story placed the characters in a pre-Victorian patriarchal society, so there was a lot of sexism in the story. I’d imagine that more than one reader would find this off-putting, but unfortunately, most of the sexism and androcentrism portrayed in the story is not too far from the truth even in the year 2017.
I enjoyed the story, and look forward to reading more installments by Kassandra Lynn. A four-star read worthy of your time. Kindle Unlimited readers can get it for free.