The Applicant (Ariel’s Review)

Title: The Applicant
Author: Aidee Ladnier
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Genre(s): Time Travel
Page Count: 47
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

2nd Edition

How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.

Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.

If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.

First Edition published as The Applicant (or Virgins, Robot Bears, and Other Disasters) by Torquere Press, 2012


Love Squared

This is a beautiful short story. This is about love crossing time, capturing that which was lost, and igniting a fire of love that will last forever.

Due to this being a short story, there is not a lot of action in this book. There’s no epic battle or a complicated plot. There’s none of that. This is simply a love story. This is a story about a man from the future going back in time to meet his partner and ensure that the time he lost is recaptured.

Forbes and Oliver are electric together and there is an instant attraction. Their time behind locked doors is very hot and tender.

I also loved how Oliver is very protective of Forbes. His love for Forbes is obvious and beautiful.

The ending reminded me of an Oreo cookie. It was so sweet, but it also contained a surprise. I didn’t know there were ‘why’ questions to be answered. So you’re going to love the ending.

I highly recommend this book. If you want something short and sweet and with a loving couple; and if you like a time travel story without the complications and confusion, then I recommend you get this book.

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Galley copy of The Applicant provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

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