Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review: Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by PK Hrezo

Publication date: November, 2013
Pages: 267
Genre: NA Time Travel Adventure Romance
Source: Received Review Copy as a part of Blog Tour by CBB Book Promotions 


It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit—part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good. 

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. We’re a family owned and operated business with one hundred years of experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.

Anxious to attend some special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds? 

You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply

Use our Web conferencing to contact our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, who will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.

We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.

My Thoughts

The other time travel story that I read before this one was My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris(review) and I loved it, in fact I am always fascinated by the idea of time travelling and making changes in past so when I saw the chance to read another book in this genre I jumped to the offer and grabbed it. But then life happened! and I was not able to finish it on time for my tour stop (sorry). You can follow the whole tour here

This book is set in the future year 2069 where time travel has been commercialized (I so wish that this happens) with only five private companies and other government run facilities. And as we know government today it is same in 2069 which is trying to find a glitch in functioning of the company run by Butterman's- using there very own technology, to shut them down.

Time travel is the luxury that can only be afforded by upper rich society and Tristan Helms is just that, a super rich once a sensational tween band singer now a recovering drug addict teenager. With his career in drains Tristan hangs his last glimmer of hopes for his career on the only song which he wrote last summer and is now determined to get it back.
Bianca Butterman handles all the desk work for her parents company and is only one solo test trip away from receiving her time traveler pilot license. So when Tristan comes with a very enticing offer involving lot of money and a request for her to be his pilot/tour guide to take him ASAP to 2068 New York, Bianca can't just bring herself to say no and convinces her parents too, even though their company is currently under scrutiny by the horrifying govt. Agent Garth. 
But when they reach NY 2068 things spiral out of control with rules been broken and the future of her family business in grave DANGER!!! In order to avoid all this she goes back into past (and not near past they reach way back in past), into the era of amazing music which music lovers will love to read about. And this the time where Tristan gets to live his dream and gets Bianca (a control freak) to loosen up. 

Both the characters Bianca Butterman and Tristan Helms are very well rounded and relate-able. While Bianca is a control freak, always worrying and thinking about the consequences; Tristan is the Golden Boy with a easy going nature and likes to live in the present. Both the characters complement each other.Bianca loves time traveling, so she is always all about rules as she do not want her company to shut down, here is when Tristan makes her realize the importance of living in the moment once in a while. And Tristan loves singing but has zero confidence in his self post rehab so on this trip to past their surrounding and Bianca help him realize that he has that amazing talent inside him and he can create that magic again.

I really enjoyed this book, it is fast paced with not even a single dull moment and keeps the readers mind amazingly engaged, keeping you guessing what happens next. I can safely say that now I have one more name in my favorite authors list and I am definitely looking forward to what more this author has to offer. :)

Overall all if you like reading time travelling stuff and some amazing music combined with the cat and dog chase between Bianca and Agent Garth and well some science too, sprinkled with smoothly gliding plot. 

I give this stupendous book 5 out of 5.

About the Author: 
PK Hrezo is a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.
She blogs regularly at PK HREZO: Fearless Fiction 

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one too! It really was a fun adventure. Thanks so much for reviewing it and sharing your thoughts with us!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring Butterman (and me) here today Anubha! I am so flattered to hear your thoughts, and so glad you enjoyed Bianca and Tristan as much as I enjoyed writing them. They really took on a life of their own for me. I love that you "get" them.

    Totally understand missing the tour last week. No worries! Thanks for posting today. You rock. :D


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