Weekenders Romance Watch
Author: JoAnne Myers
Genre: Mainstream Romance (Anthology)
Buy: Melange Books
Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.
I don’t know why I wanted to save the life of a person I never met. Maybe it was because I was a chemist and the unusual, fascinated me. Or, maybe, it was because I was obsessed with this twenty-year-old, named “Ginnie” Wade I had read about.
I drove to the bar to meet my best friend Will.
I immediately recognized the “waitress” as one of the latest “do-everything-like-a-wife” robotics. Robot manufacturing had become a booming business.
“I don’t know why you waste your time flirting with non-humans,” I said.
“Because, dear friend,” Will began, “beggars can’t be choosey, and ladies are in scarce supply. Beside, these ‘girls’ are all pink inside.”
“Ugh!” I said.
“Come on, Alex, loosen up. ” Don’t let your beautiful mind go to waste. This world needs people like you. People started treating me like a god once I became an entrepreneur, and I love it.”
Only I can find a wife for myself. I certainly won’t ask Will to hook me up. His sense of values are as artificial as the women he beds.
I wanted that spark that unites between two people madly in love...like my parents. That’s the kind of love I want…never ending.
Abruptly, I asked, “What do you think about time travel?”
“Are you serious?” Will asked. “Scientists have tried to conquer time travel for hundreds of years, and failed.”
“Maybe they failed because they weren’t Doctor Gabry and me.”
Will looked at me in awe. “Oh, my god, you’re serious!”
“We discovered something today in the lab,” I said, giving him an arrogant smile.
“We believe this is the answer.”
“So who is to be the Guinea pig?”
“That could be suicide.”
“Or the biggest discovery of the thirtieth century.”