Time-traveling PhD student Sydney Dahlquist’s first mission sounded simple enough—spend two weeks in December 1810 collecting blood samples from the sick and wounded of Wellington’s army, then go home to modern-day Seattle and Christmas with her family. But when her time machine breaks, stranding her in the past, she must decide whether to sacrifice herself to protect the timeline or to build a new life—and embrace a new love—two centuries before her time.
Rifle captain Miles Griffin has been fascinated by the tall, beautiful "Mrs. Sydney" from the day he met her caring for wounded soldiers. When he stumbles upon her time travel secret on Christmas Eve, he vows to do whatever it takes to seduce her into making her home in his present—by his side.
Sydney always follows the rules when she goes on a mission. She isn't supposed to make friends with anybody when she travels on these missions. She is on a mission to collect data in a different time.
Trying to repair her machine, Sydney does everything she can to get herself home for Christmas. While she is trying to fix it she gets caught by her friend Captain Griffin. She knows she can't tell anyone who she is. Captain Griffin is in the Army while Sydney serves as a nurse. Captain Griffin starts to ask questions that Sydney can't answer as it will risk hurting the time line.
Sydney grabbed my attention because she seems like a very strong character. Captain Griffin grabbed me because he acted like he really cared about what happens to Sydney. The dialog to the story was really good. The interactions between Sydney and Captain Griffin were very believable. The romance was good there was some heat.
If you like Time Travel Romance this is the book for you. Will Sydney and Captain Griffin end up together? Will Sydney leave and go back to her time or will she stay with Captain Griffin?