Wrong Place, Right Time by E. B. Roshan

Wrong Place, Right Time by E. B. Roshan
Published: 2020
Publisher: Self Pub.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 130
Available: ebook only

Sex: None
Violence: set in a war zone

Reviewers Note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I will also note that Romance novels are not really my thing. Still, I liked the blurb enough to give it a try. 

Author Bio: E.B. Roshan has enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle for several years, living in the Middle East and Asia, but is now temporarily settled in Missouri with her husband and two sons. In addition to writing, she enjoys sewing, gardening and reading to her boys.

My Review: Right off the bat, the setting caught my attention.  The characters live in a violent city on the edge of war. Where was this place? I tried googling the name of the city, the ruler, a river named in the book, to no avail. This was gonna drive me to distraction. Luckily, I could email the author who explained that the city of Dor and the conflict were an amalgam of conflict zones around the world. Great idea and great job creating this world, I was convinced it was real!

The story explores a budding romance between Anna and Boris as they navigate a disintegrating world. Both have excellent conflicts in their lives that have the potential to botch the developing romance. Neither are perfect. I like that Boris is not the best looking guy on the block. The author does a great job of bringing out their fears and their humanity. Life goes on, even when missiles are flying overhead. 

Overall, I thought the book was well written and well edited. The characters are realistic and believable. I enjoy the story from start to finish. The book is pretty short, only 130 pages so I was able to read it quite quickly. I would recommend this to contemporary romance readers who appreciate a different yet realistic setting. Non romance readers will also enjoy this book. It's a window into a world that many of us in the West have not looked through in many decades. 

I give this book 4 Stars 


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