April 10, 2016

Review: When Time Comes, by Cat Nicolaou

Title: When Time Comes

Author: Cat Nicolaou

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Date of Publication: March 8th, 2015

Number of Pages: 114

Find it at: Book Depository

Disclaimer: The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!


Athena can't avert her eyes. Alex Dane is back in Greece. Her mind wanders in time, six years ago, to the island of Rhodes. Three lustful days with him and a precious gift he left her with. All she needs is a leap of faith, but will he fly? Dare they dream again When Time Comes?


We all have celebrity crushes. They might be actors, singer, athletes, or even authors. Athena, our protagonist, was lucky enough to experience a weekend romance with her favourite singer, Alex Dane. Naturally, after this weekend they had to part ways, never to see each other again. But fate had other plans for Athena. She would never forget Alex, not after the gift he gave her. Six years later, there was still hope for our young protagonist, as Alex would visit Greece again for a concert and he also planned to retire from constant touring. 

When Time Comes was a very cute novella. The plot had something of every fangirl's dream, the ending even more so. There is no surprise whatsoever as to what would happen at the end, but this fact didn't take away any of the enjoyment. On the contrary, it felt cozy and sweet. 

My problem with this book laid with the characters. There was very little to none character development, as well as backstory. At the end of the novella, I couldn't really that I knew neither Athena nor Alex. I could relate with Athena at the very beginning when she was desperately searching for a job. I know how it feels and it certainly felt very familiar to me. Another thing that I didn't really like was the fact that Alex offered his apartment to Athena for the weekend, even though he had just met her. It just felt too unreal. It was something that needed to exist to help the plot go forward and nothing more.

But I really loved that the story of When Time Comes took place in Greece and more specifically in Rhodes. I had been there some years ago and it was such a beautiful island and the town of Rhodes was so romantic, that it totally fit the mood of the story. Imagining Athena and Alex there was just perfect!

All in all, When Time Comes was a very enjoyable read. Sure, it had some problems, but if you're looking for something ideal for a cozy night in, then this is the book for you! 


  1. Sometimes all it takes is a great setting for a book to be enjoyable, it sounds like When Time Comes was just that! Too bad about the character development, that's usually the favorite thing about a book for me!

    Hope you're having a great weekend! Miranda @ Miranda's Book Blog :0)

    1. This is true! I loved that it took place in such a beautiful island :)

  2. Looks like you have a kind of mixed feelings for this one :)
    I hope you enjoy your next book! And have you read any classics lately?

    1. This book has problems, but it works as a light read! What can I say?
      I'm currently reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner for the Classics Club Spin and I will review ir shortly :)

  3. Thank you for the review! It was my debut! :)

    1. Thank you for giving me the chance to read your wonderful novella :)


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