Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book Review: That One Moment by Amy Daws

Title: That One Moment
Author: Amy Daws
Release Date: April 12, 2016
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Life is a series of reoccurring ripples in time.
The moment I saw her…something shifted. 
The moment my lips touched hers…life got messy.
The moment my heart got involved…everything changed.
Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. 
She is my test.
My challenge.
At a time when I should be focusing entirely on myself, this radiant woman with a bright, cheeky smile and a cracked sense of humor waltzes in and spins everything on its axis.
Vi has the potential to make me weak at a time when I’m determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am.
She’s everything I am not…yet somehow, she sees through my darkness.
My pain.
My despair.
She doesn’t see me as broken.
She sees me as the man I’m fighting so hard to be. 
The man that I’m still struggling to see myself.

The follow up book to Not The One: Hayden's Story

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“‘It was my birthday yesterday and I still have to have my cake.  There’s a bakery around the corner that closes in five minutes, and if you don’t shut up and leave, I’m not going to get my birthday cake and I bloody well love cake.’  I think I stamp my foot, but I’m too busy thinking about cake to notice.”

“I clench my jaw and wish the same wish that I wish I knew how to stop wishing.”

“I’m not crafty… at all.  Pinterest looks like prison to me.”

“I feel something in my body when I’m around you that I have never felt in all my life, Vi.  I want to dive in with your and figure it out.  I want us to be something.”

“Your forever is mine, Vi.  Your forever belongs to me… whether you’re ready to accept it or not.”

“I’ve loved you for so many moments, and I don’t want to waste any more time not telling you.”

My Review:

I love/hate Amy Daws.  She is brilliant!  Amy Daws writes enthralling, relevant, and steamy love stories with endearing and lively, yet deeply flawed characters.  However, she makes me cry…. and I do NOT like to cry.  I am no glutton for punishment, so it may seem ill-advised that I continue to allow her to wreck me… gut me… turn me inside out and upside down.  I continue to chase her work like a rabid fan-girl simply because I adore her addicting, oh so alluring, sparkling, and highly emotive storytelling.  She has mad skills as it is a rare occurrence for this cold-hearted cougar to stop reading and blubber into her wine goblet - and I will even confess it was not just once… but three times!   Sigh.  The only criticism I can offer up for her latest work is there were very limited Frank sightings.  Please Ms. Daws, we need more Frank and Beans! 

Empress DJ

Not The One – Released Dec 7, 2015

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As the only survivor of a rare birth, Reyna Miracle has never felt like she belonged. When a horrible tragedy strikes during her graduate courses at Oxford, she spirals down a dark and sexy path with Hayden, her deceased best friend's brother. But when Liam Darby, a mistake from her past reappears, Reyna's world begins to crumble as the two men fight for a love that she can't even accept for herself.

Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated romantic comedy series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It's emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle

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