Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.
As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
Time Between Us is a romance, but it’s not your typical love story with the typical complications.
Anna and Bennett are drawn to each other. They discover they have a lot in common. He makes her laugh. She impresses him without even trying to. They have fun together.
But then Anna learns that there’s one big thing the two of them don’t have in common: She lives in 1995. He lives in 2012. Bennett’s not supposed to be in her 1995 life and, what’s worse, the two of them never should have met in the first place.
Now, it’s that last line that made me do a lot of thinking as I wrote this story: The two of them never should have met in the first place.
I found myself sitting at my computer, staring out the window, and doing a lot of contemplating about the role of fate and destiny when it comes to love. Were Anna and Bennett supposed to meet? Were their lives somehow intertwined in another dimension and destined to reconnect? Were they “meant to be” together, but born in the wrong decade?
Now, you’re probably going to confiscate my “romance writer” card for this one, but here goes: I don’t believe that everyone has a soul mate. I don’t think there’s one person out there who’s our perfect match. I think there are many people in this great big world for every one of the different people we are at any point in time.
So yes, Time Between Us is a love story. But this isn’t a story about two people who were destined to know each other. Fate didn’t bring them together despite the fact that they existed in two different decades. They weren’t born to be together.
This is the story about two people who meet even though they shouldn’t have, feel a connection neither one really wants to feel, and have to figure out how to deal with the fact that they’re now in the most intense long-distance relationship that ever existed.
What do you think? Does that sound like a fun ride? I hope you’ll check out Anna & Bennett’s unique star-crossed lovers story and tell me what you think.
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