The Seven Year Slip

Berkley. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780593336502. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Clementine West was not expecting to wake up in the apartment she’d recently inherited from her aunt to find a surprise houseguest name Iwan, and she certainly was not anticipating that it would change her life. Her recently deceased aunt had always claimed that her apartment had contained a sort of magic, one that played with time itself. Iwan’s presence in Clementine’s life—and the fact that he is literally living seven years in her past while she’s seven years in his future—is a complete surprise but might just be what she needs. Her grief over the loss of her aunt, her stress-filled job, and the lack of true joy in her life has been weighing on Clementine, but Iwan’s arrival in her life provides a new perspective on her past and her future. Perhaps the art and magic that her aunt always sought out, along with the heart of a fascinating man can help Clementine discover just what she needs.
VERDICT Poston’s latest (after Dead Romantics) is a carefully crafted blend of second chances and risk-taking that takes readers on a magical ride through time. Suggest it to fans of the film The Lake House.
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