Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Never Leave Me
Author: Jody Hedlund
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Release Date: January 4, 2022
In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.
When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.
Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.
I had a wonderful time in this novel. Time travel is one of those genres that I always enjoy, no matter how strange the mechanics behind the traveling. Jody Hedlund’s version which uses the holy water as both a healing implement and as the ability to slip through time is rather ingenious. Ellen’s character was a bit off to me from time to time, but I loved seeing Harrison’s side of things. His endearing love for Ellen pushed through the story and had me grinning like a fool several times as I read. The start of Never Leave Me set the opening for the story before things pick up and the chaos truly begins. Danger seemed to lurk around every corner and the impending doom lingering over Ellen’s head pushed the ticking clock ever forward. Overall, a swoony romance that will tug on the heartstrings and leave you with a satisfying conclusion.