In This Moment
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4
Publication: January 4, 2017
Read: July 22, 2017
Pov: First-person alternating perspectives
“Our lives are made up of moments, and I used to think it was only the big moments that made an impact, but now I know even the smallest of moments can change your life forever.”
Two years ago, tragedy struck for Elizabeth Shea, ensuring her life would never be the same. Unable to let go of the past and unwilling to face the future, she closed herself off from the world and the people who loved her most.
“It’s strange how the worst day of your life can become the very thing that changes it for the better.”
Brenden Scott chose to embrace the ugliness life can offer and help others find their way through the darkness, but it took a near fatal night for him to truly begin to embrace life.
Now, he lives his life in the moment, enjoying it to the fullest and taking nothing for granted.
When Elizabeth and Brenden meet, they’re drawn to each other and an unlikely friendship forms. Brenden breathes new life into her, while Elizabeth heals parts of him he didn’t even realize were broken.
Though Brenden knows pursuing her is a bad idea, he can’t resist her pull. When emotions get involved and the lines start to blur, they find themselves standing on opposite sides of the tracks.
Elizabeth is desperate to put the pain and heartbreak behind her—to find herself again—but will she be able to let go of the past or fears holding her back and learn to live in this moment?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars to In This Moment by A.D. McCammon.
This book had my emotions all over the place. It was emotional, intense, angsty, sexy, sweet, and even frustrating at times. I’ll add this book was well written and flowed nicely.
What frustrated me was Lizzy’s inability to make up her mind regarding Brenden. Lizzy has issues that stem from the loss of her husband. Because of that her fears of commitment are understandable for a number of reasons. I understood her actions and how she felt, but after a while the constant hot and cold became frustrating and I found I could easily put this book down.
That said, Brenden was great and he saved this book for me. Was he perfect? No. Brenden had his own fears however, he realized much sooner that a relationship with Lizzy was worth fighting for.
There are a number of secondary characters that add charm and wit and even a touch of mystery which led me to believe there would be more books in this series.
I was thrilled with the ending and even more so that Lizzy and Brenden were able to let go their fears and give into their love.
This is my honest and unbiased review.