It was during this lesson that she used the pitch she had for The Hourglass Door. It was fantastic, so of course I had to buy the trilogy!
This book was super cute. Cute, because the love story was super cheesy. Like, dripping in cheese, but that's okay, because it worked. The book opens up with Abby dating her oldest friend, Jason, but then super sexy, Italian Dante shows up. It was fantastic.
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Not only is Dante a hottie, but he was once Leonardo Da Vinci's personal assistant. Crazy, right? And not only was he a friend of Da Vinci's, but he was a key part in building a time machine. Which of course, causes a whole ton of problems which lead to him and Abby falling in love.
The bad guy is really intriguing too. I like him. Books that contain great good guys, as well as bad guys make up for the best stories, especially when the bad guy isn't simply bad because he was meant to be bad. We get a glimpse of his past and why he did what he did, which makes him all the more interesting. He was unpredictable, which I appreciated. It makes for a ton of issues that Abby and Dante have to go through--and it's sort of fun to see how they handle things.
This was pretty slow in the beginning, not much happens, but the end makes up for it. It was a fun read and the second book (which I'm almost done with) flows much faster.
Mangum writes really well, and although the first book may be slow, it flows. It is a nice, cute, easy read!
I give it a 4 out of 5!