"An Excellent Romantic Sci/fi that will keep you thinking..."
Ellen Fisher has definitely thought this through. Never
Love a Stranger is an excellent Sci/Fi romance of what
I can't count how many times I pondered her concepts and
paradoxes as she unfolded her story. And while my mind
couldn't stop debating the theories, there was always the
wonderful and sensual love story that unfolded to help
your mind and release a little tension.
Annie is a woman who has lived the last year of her
on autopilot. Her husband passed away and she finds the
only way she can continue to move on is to
keep her day-to-day routine. Go to work, come home, eat,
watch TV, and sleep. Repeat. However her life is about
to change and the autopilot is about to be replaced by a
naked man found in her kitchen.
James, a tall, gorgeous, blond, is from three hundred
years in the future. Where everyone has moved underground
and convenience is paramount. And what better way to live
easier than to have your own personal slave? Tired of
being oppressed he leads those of his kind in a revolt to
free the slaves. Unfortunately the affects result in
on both sides and he must flee for his life. Thus taking
his last chance at survival and possibly preventing death
of his people, he transports himself back in time to
Regrettably, there is an organization, called the
in the future that is set up to track him down with out
altering the future. To make matters worse one of their
agents has a personal vendetta to settle with James. So
only hope is to convince Annie of his plight and hope that
she will not abandon or judge him as a lesser person like
those of his future do.
So what's a girl to do? She buys him some clothes so as
not to internally combust from how totally sexy he is and
tries to have an open mind. Unfortunately that mind is
quite distracted by the attraction he awakens in her.
Feelings she thought long since buried with her late
husband. But James is no ordinary man, and Annie is about
to be stretched to her limits.
Ms. Fisher does an excellent job grabbing our attention
by approaching the situation with a real down to earth
character like Annie. And as such it is easy to step into
her shoes and imagine what she must be going through. Just
as you start to feel comfortable with the events taking
place, Ms Fisher starts to twist the plot and ask the
reader to open their minds up further. And just when you
think you can grasp on to where you think the author might
be leading you with this story, she takes a completely
different turn and blows your mind away. I truly don't
want to reveal much more as it will ruin the spontaneity
and thought provoking experiences this book will invoke.
take a chance. How far are you willing to go to help a
stranger, especially one escaping from the future?
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006