Monday, 13 July 2015

THIS IS ONE MOMENT REVIEW

When someone’s pushing you away the hardest, that’s often when they need you the most.”

This is one moment
                         Mila Gray


Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 10th September 2015
Source/Format: Pan Macmillan/ e-book


Synopsis

A forbidden romance.

A wounded Marine who thinks he's beyond saving.  A girl who's determined to prove him wrong.  

Didi Monroe's waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one. While Zac's away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker. Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker's a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help. Yet Didi can't help but be drawn to him, and though he's strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them. As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn't believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be? Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.


My thoughts

This is One Moment is a beautiful page turner that leaves readers with some serious feels! I really loved the way the author used the topic of war and wounded soldiers and really got into their mind set on how the war and how fighting can affect them both physically and emotionally.

Walker really appealed to me, I think every woman loves the tortured soul in a man, it calls out to us, and it certainly called out to Didi!  Off course you have the actual man, Walker, gorgeous, built, although slightly moody.  But who can blame him!

“There’s no mistaking he’s a good-looking guy – in a gruff, stubbly kind of way.  He has thick dark hair, pale olive-colored skin and a slight cleft in a solidly square jaw…he’s wearing a white t-shirt that stretches across his shoulders and emphasizes an impressive build.  If this is how he looks after who knows how many weeks lying in a hospital bed, I’d like to see what he looked like before he was injured.”

The battle she fights between her attraction to Walker (I don’t blame her!) and her internship as a clinical psychologist would usually annoy me in a book but in this book, it doesn’t.  It’s masterfully done, a tension that really pushes the reader to encourage the characters to over-look their obstacles and just ‘get it on!’ LOL (Well, I thought that!)

What is also brilliantly done is the occasional snippets of the reason why Walker is struggling after being wounded, throughout the entire book the author builds up to the crux of the matter and I found it really added to the tension and spark between the characters.  

This book also made me fall in love with the secondary characters (apart from Angela!) and I really need to read their journeys.  They added so much to this story I would love to see where they have gone with their lives. So when is the next one out?? J

Wonderful, inspiring and thought provoking!  I have a new found respect for our service men and women because the battle doesn’t just end when they get home.









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