Time Enough for Love
Originally published by Loveswept, #858, 1997
HERO: Dr. Charles Della Croce, physicist, genius, discoverer of the theories that made time travel possible
HEROINE: Maggie Winthrop
LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona
Read an excerpt
Could a love deeper than time be enough to erase the past?
The sinfully handsome stranger kept calling out her name, but how could Maggie Winthrop believe the wild things he told her — especially when he stood naked outside her back door? Chuck Della Croce knew his story about coming back from the future to prevent a disaster and save her life sounded crazy, but the attraction that sparked between him gave him hope. Would sharing his secrets and getting it right this time alter fate?
Daring to test the boundaries of reality when it comes to true love, Suzanne Brockmann persuades us to accept that anything is possible! Destiny had given him a second chance to win the woman who’d haunted his dreams, but was there time to make her understand that loving her always wouldn’t be long enough?
“Trust Brockmann to come up with a fiendishly clever time-travel twist to leave readers breathless.” 4 and 1/2 stars. Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times.
- Finalist for RWA’S Rita Award in the Paranomal Category, 1997
Note From Suz: I wanted to write a time travel story that was actually about time travel. So many TT’s start with a mystical, magical happening that isn’t scientifically explained. But TEFL is the story of the man who discovers the theories of time travel and invents a machine that will do just that. When his “Wells Project” (named in honor of H.G.!) is used to initiate a political coup, he uses a prototype to return to seven years in his past — to stop himself from inventing his time machine.
As I warmed to this idea, I realized I was writing a book in which the heroine would meet the hero for the first time not once, but three different times!
The story is a love triangle — it’s the story of a woman who loves and is loved by two men. The twist is that the two men are one and the same — the hero from the future and the hero from the past!
It was, without a doubt, an extremely fun book to write!
- I’ve written a screenplay version of this story called DOUBLE VISION
- I pictured Sandra Bullock as Maggie and Jeff Goldblum (anyone seen EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY?) as Chuck!
- Maggie’s last name (Winthrop) was named after Winthrop Paroo. At the time I was outlining this book, my twelve year old son, Jason, was in the midst of an 8-week theatrical run of THE MUSIC MAN. In fact, this entire book is heavily influenced by the fact that I sat through at least seven of Jason’s thirty performances of that show!
- When I was first married, my husband and I (life-long Northeasterners) virtually threw darts at a map to decide where to spend the first few years of our marriage. It came down to Sante Fe or Phoenix, and Phoenix won!