The Past’s Promise

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She finds the ultimate love of her life in another time…and as a man. 

Jessie Wharton is a teacher in the twenty-first century. Or at least she was. Taking her history class to visit the ruins of a historic fort in West Texas, the scorching heat turns her world upside down. Suddenly nothing is the way it is supposed to be. She is no longer Jessie Wharton. She is Jesse Webster. She isn’t a teacher. She is a private in the US army, stationed at Fort Callaghan, a completely functional outpost. And it is 1867. Worse, she isn’t a she any longer. She is a man. A man who is finding himself falling in love with a fellow soldier named Martin Parrish. Together they discover love in the scorching Texas heat, in a time when the merest breath of homosexuality is enough to have the accused whipped to death…if the native Indians don’t scalp them first.

1 review for The Past’s Promise

  1. Thais Dematte

    I didn’t know it would be such a heartbreaking story when I request this audiobook, but I won’t hold it against the book, it was my fault. So, this is a story about a woman who come back in time to a barbaric era, homofobia, lashes, war and everything that time has to offer. And there is two explicit scenes of torture where they receive 50 lashes for committing sodomy. It was harsh to hear, but it gave weight to the story. As far for the romance, it was pretty fast. The book could have been a little bit longer so the insta-love wound’t be to obvious, but it was cute and nice anyway. Their sex encounter… Was so underwhelming. One of the many reasons I tend not to read MF books because I find the sex boring, and that’s exacly what happen here. The sex between to men was treated like it was between a man and a woman. They use water (!) for lub, there is no preparation, he just stick his meat into Jess and Jess didn’t even felt pain, only bliss. Oh, it was Jess first time. I’m not gonna spoiled the ending, but it was bittersweet at least. This is the first time I listened to this narrator. His voice was suiting and calming, but I find he could use more pauses between the words, specially in the transitions between on scene and the other. He did a good job with making different voices for the MCs when it was a woman and a man, when Jess spoke in her mal body, I didn’t find difference between her and Martin. Overall, I like it and I would definitely hear more from him.

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