by D.T. Dyllin
Publication date: February 20th 2014
Category: New Adult (18+)
Source: eARC provided by author
in exchange for an honest review
Dezdamona Kabinosh is on a mission—a mission of love. And she traveled back in her own timeline to complete it. After being betrayed by her husband she’s seeking a second chance at love, and Dez has come up with the perfect plan.
One problem though… Jaxson Kabinosh, her future husband, has also traveled back in time and he’s determined to keep Dez for himself. Who will win the ultimate battle for Dez’s heart? Jaxson, or her possible rebound guy?
Rewound is a story about love and whether it can stand the test (or tests) of time. It’s a story full of passion and conviction and if it doesn’t blow your mind and drop you to your knees, there’s something wrong with you.
We meet Dez briefly as an old woman in the beginning, but somehow she is able to go back in time for a do-over. We learn that her husband, Jaxson, who she’s known since college, is not the love of her life she believed him to be all this time. He betrayed her and kept that betrayal locked away in a drawer for years. Or did he? Dez wants to go back and do things right this time. She wants to pick Owen instead of Jaxson so she can live a very different life and end up happy this time. But when she arrives back in her college dorm room with her best friend, Shona, things don’t go exactly as Dez had hoped.
Holy. Freaking. Crap. I love this book and I might just be in love with this author now. This isn’t the first book I’ve read by D.T. Dyllin, but this is the first time she’s made me feel like this. I expected a good story going into this, but I got WAY MORE than I bargained for.
Rewound is such an easy book to fall into, with its intriguing storyline and engaging characters. At first I feared it might get confusing because of the time travel aspect, but it wasn’t at all. There were a few things I stumbled across along the way that I didn’t grasp at the time, but it was OK because I knew I wasn’t supposed to understand them yet. The story was so brilliantly paced it was easy to slide right by those moments without straining my brain to figure them out.
The characters are awesome. Dez and Shona’s friendship feels so real and timeless, and the “boy issues” Dez runs into when her new timeline begins had me chuckling. I love Dez and Jaxson, and I kept cheering Jaxson on, even though if I was Dez in those moments I probably would’ve wanted to punch his smug face right off. But no, he has become my answer the next time someone on Facebook asks, “Who is your current book boyfriend?” I never seem to have an answer to that question.. my mind always blanks.. but not anymore. Jaxson’s long, lean body and sparkling blue eyes will be seared into my brain for quite some time. And it’s not even just his hot body, blonde hair, and magical tongue that appeal to me. (Ooh, did I really just say that?) Maybe I should stop there before my descriptions travel any lower. *swoon*
So, besides the super hot alpha male, the incredibly steamy sex (and just the perfect amount of it)… this is a story about true love. I mean the truest, most profound love you could possibly imagine. The kind of love you might find in The Notebook. 😉
The ending. *sniffle* Oh, God that ending… *SOB* …it’s a punch in the gut that rivals anything Nicholas Sparks has ever delivered. I never saw it coming. I was totally blindsided, and when the realization of what was happening hit me, I completely lost it.
OK, I’m done. I just… I can’t go on. I need to ponder this a little while longer. Like, a month or so. I feel so sorry for the next book I read.
My recommendation: READ. THIS. BOOK. Do it now! Then come over so we can discuss it over a couple bottles of wine and a few strategically placed boxes of Kleenex.
Rewound has officially made my Favorite Reads of 2014 list.
~About the Author~
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Romance Junkie. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.
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