Title: A Moment
By: Marie Hall
Series: Moments #1
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.
Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn’t been Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.
Ryan’s got demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she’ll not only save his body, but his soul too.
This is their moment…
This story was a full force punch to the gut. Ryan is damaged, but understandably. How can anyone overcome such abuse and neglect? It is terrible to see this knowing that things like this happen every day. I was an immediate fan of his character, and determined that this story would lead him to recovery and a happy ending. A Moment, was my first experience with works from Marie Hall. She is quite a talented author, and tremendously strong emotional author. I was so absorbed into this emotional rollercoaster it was almost reassuring to see it come to a close. I also felt that some of the reassurance was also due to the pace of the mid story. Being so talented it must be incredibly difficult to determine what is enough. That was evident with Hall dedication to the detail in the middle of this story. It almost seemed like she was so determined that every read feeling the emotion leaking out of the pages, and in doing so she ended up maybe dragging it out just a little further than was necessary. Rest assured with such a wonderful novel this does not alter the excellence of the story, but will leave readers ready for the end. A Moment is one of those story that doesn’t really leave you craving for me. It was so wonderful and enjoyable that as the story is winding down it leaves you with a comforted feeling of HOPE and LOVE. I look forward to seeing what other Moments Marie has for the series.