When Time Falls Still by Brenda Margriet
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Holiday, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (353 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Stargazer
Professor Charlotte Girardet is focused on one thing – securing tenure at a large, prestigious university.
Her career is firmly on track, but her life is complicated by her attraction to rough and rugged security guard Justice Cooper. It isn’t only Charlotte’s heart in danger, however. Tensions blaze on campus after several students are viciously attacked.
Struggling to balance her ambitions and her growing passion, Charlotte takes a leap of faith, and trusts Justice with her deepest secret. As they attempt to redefine their relationship, Charlotte is kidnapped by the assailant that has plagued the university. Trapped and tormented, Charlotte must use all her ingenuity and strength to escape her attacker. Will she have the chance to decide between her long-held dreams or a new life with Justice?
Everyone has secrets; what happens when we allow those secrets to dictate our life?
When Time Falls Still begins simply, Charlotte, an English Professor works to secure tenure at a large University and so takes some time at a smaller University to focus on expanding her Doctoral Dissertation into what will be her crowning research. While working later evenings she meets Justice, a rugged and handsome security guard with a heart of gold.
Over a mixture of time and recent assaults on campus, Charlotte and Justice find that their mutual attraction has become stronger and their hearts are more open. But, when family, history and even ex’s come into the picture, life is never as ideal as it should be.
When Time Falls Still is a great story about family and the perceptions that society places on the family unit. Charlotte and Justice are deep characters, they have secrets, a past and fears that they do not want others to know about. Yet, in the end, are they willing to trust the other with the secrets they hold? This story causes the reader to become invested in what the characters choose; the reader is drawn into wanting what is best while at the same time studying the campus assaults knowing that something more sinister is going on.
Brenda Margriet is a great story-teller and is able to explain the most primal of instincts in such a way that the reader feels that they are experiencing them first hand. The roiling emotions and stress of the various situations and decisions that must be made tie the reader directly into the story line.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of When Time Falls Still; just as the title suggests, you will wish time could fall still so you never have to put the book down!