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Corrinne Dunn, captain of the starship the Avery McKenna, was sent to Adhara VII to support Dr James Winston, archaeologist, in the search for evidence of previous intelligent inhabitants. Five years ago she walked out on fellow pilot Devin Tremaine--who was picked out of the gutter at age ten by philanthropist Carlton Starkey--choosing her career over him. Curious as to why Dr Winston was going there, Carlton sent a reluctant Devin to Adhara VII ahead of Corri. Devin hated that Carlton was withholding information, and that Corri Dunn would be right there behind him.
Working in close quarters, Devin and Corri met, fought, had sex, and discovered evidence of an ancient culture. Corri dreamed of Ori-Arkee, the Bird Man, who showed her a city. Taking her in his shuttle to find it, Devin used the ploy of running out of fuel to spend the night with her. Ori-Arkee appeared again, warning Corri about a man that Devin had brought with him, John Marks, who was looking for a super-conduit ore. But before they could find anything, Corri was called back to her duties.
Corri realized that she loved Devin, and that she dreaded losing him more than she dreaded losing her ship. Returning to the planet, they found the remains of John Marks in a cavern, and Corri unknowingly put things in motion to shift time--and bring them into the mysterious and alluring Ori-Arkee's timeline.
Forrest has created a strong, capable, playful and unpredictable character in Corri, and an ideal hero--patient with Corri, protective and masculine--in Devin. From the first moment they clash, the tension between them is palpable, and as characters they leap off the screen and become real. With witty dialogue, a twisted plot, and sex scenes that will make your screen sizzle, Across Time is one erotic romance that you won't be able to put down.
Reviewed By: Melinda Stanners
© August 2004
This review is of a previously published version of this book.