Book Review: Caving into You by Bess McBride

Posted April 3, 2020 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fantasy, Review, Romance, Time Travel, Western / 0 Comments

Book Review: Caving into You by Bess McBrideCaving into You (Love in the Old West, #1) by Bess McBride
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: Love in the Old West #1
Published by Self-published on 03-14-20
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Time Travel, Western
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
Overal Rating: four-stars

From the author of the bestselling Train Through Time series comes a new time travel romance series, Love in the Old West, set in the late nineteenth century American West
Caving into You is Book One of the Love in the Old West series.
Can two lovers from different centuries find a way to live together? Do they choose the past or the future, or is there a place in between?
Hilly Creighton never expected to find a man when she peered into a cave near Tombstone, Arizona. Clint Woodrow had no idea how he was pulled forward in time from 1881, and he has been trying to get back home ever since.
He doesn’t realize that the cave is the answer—the cave and Hilly. As the fates throw Hilly and Clint back to Tombstone’s wild and untamed early days, Hilly fights to survive, and Clint struggles to protect her against the harshness of life in the desert.
Coming 2014: Book Two of the Lost in the Old West series

Hilly Creighton likes to write romance novels, although there is not much romance nor thrill in her life. She passes by Tombstone on her way to visit her brother, when a cave just outside town suddenly draws her attention. Some months later, she decides to visit Tombstone again with the intention of getting inspired to write a book. In Tombstone, meeting Clint, a reenactment actor, will change her life forever.

I am not really into romance, but the time travel and Western elements in this book were what got me decided to listen to it. Okay, the fact that the book is narrated by Michelle Babb was my first reason, but those two details were also important. I have listened to other books by McBride and, although I prefer her cozy mysteries, the setting in this book was quite appealing. I missed having a bit more action, but Hilly and Clint’s story was entertaining, and there were subtle suspense moments that added to the story.

I have already said that my main reason to listen to this book was that it is narrated by Michelle Babb. I have nothing other than good things to say about her performance, not only of this audiobook but all her other works. Babb has a special talent to transport you to where the actions are taking place and bring the characters to life. Bab’s style is fresh and her character interpretations sound natural, like you were listening to real people. Each character has a distinctive style and voice, which makes following dialogs easy and effortless.

It was a light and pleasant listen, just what I needed during these difficult times that we are living. Something to take my mind off the current world problems.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars