Posted July 30, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Tempest (Tempest, #1)

Goodreads blurb:

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

I have to say that I’m impressed and slightly intimated by the few debut author books I’ve read. Over a week ago, I finished Under The Never Sky and this week I finished Tempest by Julie Cross. Both great novels.

Tempest is a suspenseful, romantic adventure that will have you falling in love with Jackson.

Jackson is a wonderful character and everything a girl could want in a boy. He’s sweet, funny, determined, and just wants to protect the ones he loves. The romance in this novel is beautiful from the rocky start to the sacrificial end. It’s hard to nail a male’s POV, but Julie Cross does. Jackson has his typical guy moments and I loved his interactions with his sister and Holly.

If you haven’t read Tempest, I suggest you start. Jackson is one guy you don’t want to miss out on.

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6 responses to “TEMPEST

  1. So glad that Jule Cross writes a convincing story from a male POV. That is tricky stuff for a female author! 🙂 It sounds really good, though! I think I may need to read my copy soon. 🙂

  2. I'm mixed on Tempest; I liked it for the most part but some of it left me scratching my head. I think I wanted to like the characters more and something didn't quite pull me in. Such a great cover, though!