#BookReview of When it all goes still by Allison Mullinax @allsnmllnx @FierySeasPub

Posted May 25, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

When It All Goes Still by Allison Mullinax
Published by Fiery Seas Publishing on May 15, 2018
Pages: 238

Traveler is arrogant, rebellious, and the most skillful Observation Agent within the division. His refusal to follow the agency rules finally catches up to him and a girl witnesses him timetravel.

Johanna Martin is a witty adventurous runner recovering from the tragic loss of her parents. Confused by the dark-faced stranger and what he was doing at the local state park, she is unable to ignore the effects it has had on her.​With his life and reputation at risk, Traveler must choose...Johanna or his life?

I must admit that this book did confuse me at the beginning when I was trying to get my head around all the time travelling and the different divisions within the Observation agency. Once I got passed this and got deeper into the story, I fell in love with Johanna and Traveler and did not want to put this book down and I am really not ready for it to be over!!!

Traveler is sent on a mission back in time from 2365 to 2016, to observe the passing of an old man, no one of any importance. However, this mission means so much more then we could ever know… this is where he meets Johanna and he smells the citrus fruits of her hair before she drops her wallet on the floor and he is mistaken for a wallet thief. Traveler is the type of guy who does not like to follow the rules, hence going back to find Johanna, so you know that this won’t end well!

Johanna, living in the present day 2016, is dealing with the loss of her parents four years prior, living with her brother and pregnant wife. Said wife is also the sister to her ex-best friend Katie whose engaged to her ex-boyfriend Max, still with me?

This chance meeting starts a catalyst that should never have happened. Electricity is literally flying when these two meet, and when they touch the atoms whizz around her body and they can feel reactions, they are connected without knowing how or why.  Traveler ‘herded’ Johanna into the future and he should not be able to possess this ability – so how? All he did was let go and kiss Johanna. Well, that was obviously just a bit silly! They really can’t stay apart even though they are eons of years apart.

The book alternates from Johanna’s point of view to Traveler as we watch them fall deeper in love and in danger. With this type of writing, it allows you to get to know the characters and to connect more with them. I love stories like this, and seem to be reading more books like this without even realising! I love the insights into other people minds, and this book allows this, I just wish I could have got into Arden’s head!!  We have the main story and a few separate sub-stories which just completed this book. These stories helped solidify the two times, the world we know and creating a completely new world, giving the reader the ability to visualise it, as if you were a part of it to.

There are a few twists and turns in this book to keep you hooked on this book. The pace does not slow down and the love story..well it is definitely one for the ages…literally

About Allison Mullinax

North Alabama native, Allison Mullinax, grew up in the small lake town of Guntersville, AL. She discovered the escapism and addiction of writing at an early age. Today she remains a lover of reading, all things outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

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