Lori Toland – Worth the Wait

Author: Lori Toland
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726556

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Henry is a scientist. A dedicated scientist. One who spends a lot of time poring over his work. The fact that he is also lonely is mainly due to the fact that he likes to talk about what he’s interested in, and what interests him is SCIENCE. This causes dates to get eyes glazed over and not many second dates. Henry’s mother is always trying to get him to go on dates. She wants her boy to be happy. During a lunch together, she also reminds him how much he looks like her brother, Tommy, who died in the military as a scientist. Henry had been very close to Uncle Tommy, who was key in guiding Henry’s love of science.

At his lab at Leaf Industries, Henry has been developing alternative power sources, self renewing energy. Accidentally, he also discovered the way to make a time travel device. He has perfected it into the size of a cell phone. In a fit of loneliness, he decides to go back in time, posing as Uncle Tommy, to encourage his younger self to be more social, get out more, be with people more. He figures this will translate into a more social present him. What he doesn’t count on is falling for his old science teacher, Ryan Green, who believes him to be Tommy. It’s really less confusing than it sounds. I loved that even as I thought “wow, how does that work, Tommy isn’t gay”, it is addressed by Henry in the story. I also loved that as he rewrote some history, he could feel the memory of it click into place.

This is an interesting, fun story with very likeable characters. You feel so bad for Tommy, even though he isn’t really in the story (but you know what happens). I liked the twist at the end, as well. Recommended.


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