Sunday, 26 September 2010

Being With Him by Jessica Inclan - review

I got this book at Tote Bags and Blogs from a very generous author - Jessica Inclan. If you haven't been to this blog I urge you to go there; it is a very interesting and fun blog.
Here is a little bit about the book:
Mila Adams has always known she was different. It’s not just that she’s a Mission District bohemian artist in rarefied San Francisco society. No, it’s that for as long as she can remember, she has had the ability to shift time, and who would believe that? Certainly not the obnoxious blind dates her mother keeps foisting off on her. Mila can’t help feeling there’s someone out there for her, a soul mate who might understand her unique ability. And when she looks into the dark eyes of financial whiz Garrick McClellan, time feels as if it has opened up on its own—and this time, Mila has nothing to do with it.
Any man would lust after a beauty like Mila, but the moment Garrick touches her—feels her shifting time just as he can—he recognizes her as his partner in power. Their connection is immediate, passionate, raw, and beyond anything either has ever experienced. But who are they? What is this gift that joins them so intensely? Are there others like them? And why do they feel that time is running out?

This book is a first in a trilogy. I didn't do a lot of research on the Internet about it, I liked the sound of it (and the cover is pretty great). I thought it's another fantasy or paranormal story. Was I wrong :) It is actually SCI FI book. I was very surprised how things turned out in the end.
But to start from the beginning. I liked two main characters Mila (which is pretty common name in Croatia, btw) and Garrick. They sounded very believable and real. Their instant connection bothered me a little, but these things often do bother me in any book - I just don't believe in instant attraction :( sorry. Halfway through the book things started to become very interesting and intense. Who are Mila and Garrick, why do they have all those special powers etc? I got hooked. I love Sci-Fi books, movies ... name it. So I read the other half of the book in one evening or should I say night. At first there aren't many side characters beside nosy mother and aunt but later on we meet many interesting people who will be explored more in other two books.
The time travel always intrigued me, and I really enjoyed how Ms Inclane explored and explained it.
All in all I love this book, I love the style of writing - it was very smooth. I like how story involved and became more and more believable. I like the connection between.... ah, I can't say between whom because then I would ruin all the suspense :)
And I liked the cover, although I think that cover and back cover blurb should have given some kind of indication that this book is Sci-Fi not paranormal, so that people who are buying the book wouldn't be mislead.
If you want to find out more about the author and other books in this trilogy (INTIMATE BEINGS and THE BEAUTIFUL BEING) I suggest you visit author's page.


  1. Great review. I do love time-travel too, a fav of mine :D

  2. Thank you Blodeuedd! You should try this one, it is very interesting :)