The Color of Spring Lightning by Jackson Cordd

Title: The Color of Spring Lightning

Series: Time Is Eternity

Author: Jackson Cordd

Genre: Time-Travel, Historical (1898)

Length: Short (58pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st June 2012)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Kody Higgins is crossing the park in a spring thunderstorm when – kapow! – he suddenly wakes up in 1898. The turn of the century may not be the ideal age for a graphics designer/gym bunny to surface in, but when handsome tinker Jarvis Banks takes Kody under his wing, Kody decides that Victorian-era America just might have some perks.

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Review: Kody wakes up sprawled on the ground, with a strange-looking gentleman offering to assist him. Kody quickly realizes, as his senses return to him, that there are some major changes that have occurred. Like buildings missing, fashion changed and *shudder* mutton-chop sideburns. Jarvis helps the man who was struck by lightning, never realizing the revelations that he will discover could just change his life.

Kody and Jarvis meet in the park after Kody is struck by lightning. Jarvis just thinks that the poor chap is unlucky and that half his clothes have been destroyed by the lightning. It isn’t until slightly later that he begins to suspect that Kody is a visitor from another time. Kody is befuddled when he wakes up and nothing is the same. He takes Jarvis’ offer of help and the two become rapidly close.

The story line was quite good; someone struck by lightning finds himself over a hundred years in the past and meets the man who will become everything to him. But, he has to be careful. What he tells him as he is a ‘tinkerer’ and could change history if not careful. The romance or relationship was extremely fast, less than a day and they were in love. I found this story a little hard to follow as the perspective changed rapidly from Kody to Jarvis. Sometimes over the course of a few sentences, so I had to re-read it just to make sure who had said what. It smoothed out and was less choppy, but the speech still seemed a bit choppy and stilted.

So in all honesty I will recommend this to those who love time-travel, some hot sex, a hope to do the right thing by history and a happy ending.



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