Charlie and Alex have been friends since third grade so it’s only natural when they fall in love. But tragedy strikes turning Charlie and Alex’s world upside down.
I thought Time Will Tell might be an interesting read since it is about time travel so I dove in expectantly. The story is in the first person which isn’t a problem but what is a problem is that the author takes us through Charlie and Alex’s lives from third grade to college. I found this to be a little bit of the long way around the romance even though it doesn't take long. I just don't feel I got a chance to really know them that much. It is when the boys were in college that Charlie loses his grandmother and then his father. He and Alex move into Charlie’s family home that the status quo changes. Charlie is sorting through his father’s things which includes antiques and slowly he becomes erratic. He changes, stops caring about himself. Alex who’s in love with him confronts him and they get into a fight over a watch which Charlie’s father left Charlie when he died. As they fight over the watch, the watch throws them back in time where they are separated. Charlie realizes that he’s throwing away his life and he doesn’t want a life without Alex in it. So, he searches for him. Now, I am expecting a courtship from the blurb of the book and I really don't get that. Charlie finds Alex who is engaged to be married to a woman and more or less seduces him. He doesn’t make him fall in love with him, he just stirs feelings that are already there. The boys get back after some trouble which lands Charlie in jail. Charlie has decided to live his life in the present rather than being caught up in the time traveling which we only actually see that one instance. I am disappointed.
As the book goes on I’m expecting more time travel, or something to come from the past and wreck their happily ever after. I am even thinking one of two of the characters the boys meet as they’re planning their wedding while they’re planning to donate the antiques to a museum to be a problem. But nothing. The story that follows their return is sweet as Charlie and Alex’s love, caring and concern for each other is shown. They both do little things to make each other happy, for instance Charlie is planning the wedding with Alex’s mom and choose colors he knows Charlie likes. Alex learns to dance for Charlie. This is all sweet but not the story the blurb told me I am getting.
I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second but I can recommend Time Will Tell to anyone likes sweet romance with some hot scenes. But if you like a little more conflict this isn’t your story.