Tuesday 12 April 2016

✪ That One Moment (Lost In London #2) ✪ Amy Daws ✪

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.
s everything I am notyet 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.

ARC received for an honest review

^^ That there was me pretty much from the beginning of The One Moment. What we got of Hayden's story in Not The One hurt my heart, but now that we have his whole story, well I was an emotional wreck.

There are so many things in That One Moment that I can relate to. I have had those thoughts. I have done those things. I have felt the helplessness that Hayden feels in his journey.

Yes, there were plenty of tears. But they were not all sad tears. There were sad tears, heartbreaking tears, but happy years, and tears of hope. Hope is a big emotion that I felt whilst reading.

I loved Hayden and Vi together. The one who thinks they are unlovable and the one who thinks they can't give love. They are each others hope, their salvation. That one in a million that we all search for.

Their story is not just 'that one moment' - it is full of little moments that can seem insignificant, but make them whole.

I loved the banter with Vi's brothers. I don't know how she put up with their interference, it would drive me batty. But I could feel the love they all have for each other.

So while for most of the story Ms Daws made me feel like this

she made my heart lift, made me smile, made everything I felt in my times when I was going through issues like Hayden's feel more normal.

Thank you Ms Daws for tackling such a taboo kind of subject with such empathy.

This is by far Ms Daws best book in this series (and that is saying a lot as I have LOVED each and every one of them so far!)

I can't wait to see what she brings us next.


Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, and miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and 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. 

For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com