Book Review | The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend

The Time Traveler's Boyfriend *I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*

Title: The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend

Author: Annabelle Costa


Claudia’s geeky boyfriend Adam has just invented a time machine.

No, really—he has. She doesn’t believe it either until Adam provides her with definitive proof that he does, in fact, have a functioning time travel device sitting in the living room of his Manhattan brownstone.

But instead of getting ready to accept the Nobel Prize, Adam has very different plans for his groundbreaking invention. He wants Claudia to use the machine to travel back in time and stop the accident that landed him in a wheelchair over a decade ago, and prevent the trajectory of events that he believes ruined his life.

When Claudia reluctantly agrees to become the first human time traveler, she knows she’s making a big gamble. If she succeeds, she could have the happy ending with commitment-phobic Adam that she’s always dreamed of. But if she fails, it could mean the end of the universe as she knows it.

My Review

It’s always nerve wracking when you pick up a book that has to do with time travel. If the author spends too much time focusing on the science it gets overwhelming for the reader, but it’s also important for the author to cover the science behind it otherwise it’s unbelievable. Costa really did a great job balancing the need to make it believable without making my head spin.

I don’t think the synopsis does it justice. When I read it I felt like it could be a very corny story. Thankfully Amazon lets you read the first part of the book. After reading the first few pages I knew it would be better than I anticipated. I’m glad I took a chance on it.

There was much more of love story here than I was expecting, which I loved. There is so much I want to talk about but I don’t want to share any spoilers. There were quite a few twists that I wasn’t expecting and then one that I caught on to and I was eager to find out if I was right. I ended up reading the book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. I love when a book pulls you in, excites you, and gives you goosebumps. I experienced all three with The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend.

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Kimmel is a stay at home mom of two little girls. She moves all over the place as the wife of a United States Airman. She is an aspiring author who loves to write, read, watch movies, and bake delicious things!

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