Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
In 1997 rock star Bellamy Lovel the lead singer of the famous rock group Civilized Heathens committed suicide, he was twenty eight years old. Now in 2007 Evie Reid and her two friends Lisa and Kelsey are running his fan club. Evie reveals to her friends that in 1997 her brother Bryce the photographer for the group asked Evie if she would agree to be Bellamy’s assistant and see to it that he got to all his appointments on time. She turned down the job but did not reveal the reason which was that at the age of fourteen she attended a concert for the group and somehow wound up with Bellamy almost landing in her lap. The security guards assumed that she was to blame and ordered her to never show up for another concert and she took it to mean stay away for good.
When Kelsey heard the story she revealed that her mother has a spell that can send you back in time and if Evie returned to just before she was offered the job and she took it could she somehow turn Bellamy away from suicide. Was it possible that if she did take the job in 1997 she could have altered the course that Bellamy’s life took? Lisa and Evie go along with Kelsey just to humor her but when Evie finds herself back in 1997 with her brother once again offering her a job as Bellamy’s assistant she realizes that she actually went back in time and this time she is determined to save Bellamy’s life.
Bellamy uses drugs and alcohol as a means of getting through the day. At the age of twenty-four an accident at a baseball game left him without smell or taste and after that his insecurities and depression got worse. A phone call to his father for help put his father in his car late at night to help his son only an accident would cost him his life. His death is something that Bellamy blames himself for and no matter how many times he tells himself it was not he can’t get his heart and head to agree.
At first Bellamy is not happy to have what he calls a babysitter but little by little Evie grows on him and their relationship turns physical. He has never had a relationship but for some reason he can’t separate himself from Evie. Evie hopes that her influence on Bellamy will keep him from taking his life and when her job is done and returns home she can only hope she has done enough. As soon as the job is over she is immediately zapped back to 2007 and has no idea if she did save Bellamy. I am not going to reveal if she did or not because that is something you need to find out for yourself.
Evie and Bellamy were wonderful characters and you could almost feel the pain he was going through in his life and the love she had for him. This was a beautiful love story and a genre I usually don’t enjoy but this book was the exception and if you love time travel then you will love this story.