One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Emerson is a headstrong character but tempered by this fragility and fear of her own powers making her an irresistible heroine to fall for. Michael, on the other hand, has all the makings of a good pararom male lead. Gorgeous, mysterious and attracted to Emerson. What more could you ask for? My favorite scene was probably when they first meet and Emerson surprises him with a punch in the gut. It helped to cement my loyalty to her as a heroine.
Well Michael can’t be perfect because even he is hiding something from Emerson. Why was he there to help her? Who or what was the mysterious Hourglass? And who’s that strange specter who knows Emerson’s name? So many questions crop up, but McEntire does a good job taking the reader along with Em on a journey for answers.
Side note: I loved the cover. It isn’t this 100% literal representation of the title or what the book is about, but it does a great job enticing potential readers to want to pick it up and see if it’s worth reading. And it is. Hourglass good first book and well worth a read for anyone who enjoys a strong heroine, a pararom, and some mysteries.
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