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Perfect Timing
Crystal Inman
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Rachel Brooks is a small-town librarian. She is finally content in her life. She has a nice house and good job. She spends her days reading, gardening, and loving Pumpkin, the cat who would be queen.
Kyle McClain enters the library and turns Rachel’s life upside down. The handsome man with impeccable manners wants to live with her. He claims he is doing a study that will ensure his career. The study is all about Rachel.
Rachel lets Kyle into her life under certain conditions. But when she sees his form emerging from her hallway wall, all bets are off. Or are they?
Kyle is from the future. Rachel comes to accept this, and they grow closer. But problems arise. Kyle is not matched, and refuses to become attached to Rachel. She has no place in his life. But the heart has a mind of its own. In any time.

Rachel Brooks was being watched. She continued typing for another minute to finish her thoughts. She pushed her chair back from the computer and looked around. She expected to see a child standing there. Small hands held out for a bookmark, to have a pencil sharpened, or for extra drawing paper. There was no child. Only that persistent feeling of being watched. Rachel slid back over to her computer again, but before she began typing, she took a look around.

Her children’s area had two moms and a dad playing with their young ones. The dad had a three-year-old boy who was listening intently to a Clifford story. Dad was acting out the voices, and his son was delighted. The brown-haired mom sat reading a magazine while her baby napped in her stroller. The red-haired mom was busy with her two-year old twins building a skyscraper. The twins, one boy and one girl, took turns stacking the colorful blocks. Their mother would nod and then BOOM! The twin giants would collapse on the blocks, laughing.

Rachel glanced towards the circulation desk. Everybody was busy, and no one was trying to get her attention. That left the adult area. Deidre was at the adult reference desk. She appeared to be ordering books. Rachel mentally shrugged her shoulders. She must have been mistaken. And then she saw him.

He had a hardcover book on his lap, and he was staring at her. Her eyes met his, and he nodded. She nodded back and then went back to typing. A couple of minutes later, she saw him get up and approach her desk. She looked up and smiled.

“Can I help you, sir?”


“Pardon me?”

“My name is Kyle.”

“Okay, Kyle. Can I help you?”

“It’s Rachel, isn’t it?”

“Yes.” She was getting a little exasperated now. “Can I help you find anything in particular?”

His teeth flashed, and he smiled. “I’ve found what I needed, Rachel. Thanks.” He turned on his heel, strode over, and sat down in his chair again.

Rachel shook her head to clear it a little. That conversation made no sense to her. My, but he was pretty. Black hair cut short, and dark, brown eyes. He must have been at least six-foot-three, but it was hard to tell since she was sitting at a desk.

A dark complexion enhanced his bold, striking features. He was clean-shaven, and he had what women would call bedroom eyes. His eyes were framed with thick eyelashes and his generous mouth caught her attention. He had high cheekbones and a straight nose that flared slightly at the bottom. He was darkly exotic and very distracting. Kyle wore black jeans and black, leather boots. His dark green T-shirt was tucked in.

Rachel waited a full ten minutes before getting up and taking her morning break. She straightened her papers on her desk and then headed for the back. She had no sooner stepped into the break room, when she called Deidre at her desk.

“This is Deidre. Can I help you?”

Rachel laughed. “Yes, Deidre, you can. Don’t look now, but there’s a beautiful, dark-haired man sitting against the back wall. Do you know anything about him?”

“Cool your jets, honey. I saw that one walk in. He’s hard to miss. I haven’t seen him before, but he could be new in town. I’ll kind of check around and get back to you. And I’ll tell you this; if I weren’t happily married, you’d be doing your own information gathering. Bye!”

Rachel finished her break and went back to her desk. Mid-morning during the week was always slow. She caught up on her book orders and checked on her spring programs. Every fifteen minutes or so, she glanced up to look at Kyle. He appeared to be engrossed in whatever he was reading. His hands moved over the pages, and he appeared to be concentrating heavily.

Crystal Inman’s Perfect Timing is a time travel romance with a charming difference from the others I’ve read. Kyle McClain and Rachel Brooks are never sure they can have what they have began to crave and neither is the reader. There is a skillful use of humor and dialog that keep the pace quick and entertaining. All together this is a great choice for your next romantic purchase.
Overall rating: 4 hearts, Yvonne Murray The Romance Studio


Perfect Timing is a wonderfully written story that has remarkable characters and a heartfelt plot with a few twists and turns along the way. With each turn of the page, readers will be left wondering how the story can get any better, only to be pleased to see that it does. Crystal Inman has done an outstanding job creating a sentimental romance sure to please anyone that loves a true love story.
Five Angels, Jessica Fallen Angel Reviews


"Perfect Timing made me laugh. Rachel Brooks is a tough, cynical, crazy woman that other women can identify with. She is so totally honest with her feelings and desires. Kyle is the perfect foil. He is sweet, caring and considerate. Whilst there is great humor in this book, there is also sweetness, sadness and passion. Two people who cannot be, separated by time and fate, who just want to be together. I totally recommend Perfect Timing when you need a good laugh to brighten up your day."

Reviewed by: Janet Fallen Angel Reviews 5 Angels and RECOMMENDED READ


"I can only say really good things about this book because Ms. Inman was able to take me away from reality into a world of her choosing and play out a story that was packed with suspense, riddles and a whole lot of romance. I send a thank you to Ms. Inman for creating a world of fiction that I thoroughly enjoyed, so get your copy today."

Reviewer Sheryl Ecataromance


Perfect Timing is the newest release by author Crystal Inman. Crystal Inman is a new voice in the romance field that everyone should hear! So, romance authors everywhere, watch out! Ms. Inman is coming on strong! When you open this book, you will be amazed at the clarity and well-developed premise. The characters have an immediate pull at the reader’s heartstrings. The ending is what brought this story to a complete and beautiful closure. This is truly a happy-ever-after love story!
Rating: 4 hearts, Janalee Love Romances


Crystal Inman’s Perfect Timing is a time travel romance with a charming difference from the others I’ve read. Kyle McClain and Rachel Brooks are never sure they can have what they have began to crave and neither is the reader. Crystal Inman’s world is truly fascinating but what she did with her character development is more important. That is the gift that Ms Inman's world in Perfect Timing gave me and could give you. There is a skillful use of humor and dialog that keep the pace quick and entertaining. All together this is a great choice for your next romantic purchase.

Reviewer: Yvonne Murray The Romance Studio


Fiction Books :: Romance Books :: Time Travel Books

ISBN: 159374353X
ISBN(13-digit): 9781593743536
Copyright: 2008
Book Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 300
Paper Weight (lb): 12.6

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