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REVIEW by Ginny: The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale (Stormy Gale #1) by Christine Bell (@_ChristineBell , @puretextuality )

I’m a time pirate—born in 1810, now a 21st-century woman. I travel through time trying to right wrongs without disrupting the fragile balance between what is and what can never be.

That’s why it’s vital that I go to 1836 and find the man who conned my brother out of his Time Travel Mechanism as quickly as possible. If the technology falls into the wrong hands, it could change the world as we know it. The notorious Duke of Leister definitely qualifies as the wrong hands. An amateur scientist of the slightly mad variety, he’s bound to figure out how to use the TTM sooner rather than later.

I knew this wouldn’t be easy. But I wasn’t counting on him being as sexy as hell. Or winding up chained to his bed…

I wrote a review for this already… opened it this morning and wondered if I was suffering from a brain tumor when I constructed the piece of trash, and started over… you’re welcome.

The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale (which is just fun to say, by the way… ok… enough rhyming…) is the story of a woman, one Stormy Gale, time pirate. As the blurb says, she’s gone back to the Victorian Era (a time period she was actually born in, and doesn’t wish to stick around in) to retrieve the time travel device her brother, Bacon, lost.

Because goodness knows what will happen if someone figures out how to use it. They might muck about in time… No one gets to muck about in time except the obviously well qualified Stormy and Bacon.

I know, that sounds snarky and like I hated it, but really… I LOVED IT! I’m sure some people will view the time travel plot point as a convenient plot device, and maybe it is a little bit, but it was also kind of awesome. It allowed for the main character to talk about Starbucks and thongs and how much dressing like a proper Victorian lady sucks. It also gives a little leeway with the dialogue. I know that leeway shouldn’t extend to the other characters in the novel, the ones relegated to the Vicorian era, but Imma let it slide, because, you see, I’m in love with her.

I’ll give you a moment for your shocked gasps.

Yes, I adore Ms. Stormy Gale. How could I not, she’s a plucky time pirate devoted to her brother and the memory of the man who saved her, even if it costs her her heart. I enjoyed Looney Leister as well, and thought he was a good match for our little heroine. Sure, their romance was a tad rushed, but *spoiler, so I can’t finish that thought, just bear in mind that there is a method to Ms. Bell’s madess*

The only real complaint I have is that it’s too short. I want more. More Stormy, more Leister, more Bacon…

Luckily I happen to have an ARC for The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale on standby.

4 stars. It’s a fun short read, and I highly recommend it.

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