Series: Pushing Limits #1
on April 5, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Rocker, Romance, Suspense
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Reading Challenges: Read New Authors
Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.
When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.
Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?
With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.
I was provided a review copy by Loveswept, Penguin Random House; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
‘This One Moment’ is a story of second chances, with a bit of suspense thrown in.
This is a painful review for me to write. Because throughout the first 1/4 of the book, I was loving it! But then somehow I began to disconnect from the story and the characters. Miscommunication or total lack of communication, caused these two to be separated the majority of the book — having only a sexual relationship. Never really sharing their true feelings, they pined for one another. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this to be endearing, but exhausting.
Determined to leave his past behind, Nolan left town to chase his dreams of being a musician. Five years later, it is the assault on Hailey, the girl he has loved all his life, that brings Nolan back to town. When he finds out that she doesn’t remember what happened to her, he makes it his mission to keep her safe, while figuring out who assaulted her.
Nolan doesn’t remember the details of the horrific tragedy that rocked his family, Hailey doesn’t remember her attack. Both are determined to help the other remember. Inevitably, sparks fly between the two as they find comfort in each other.
What bothered me was they both have loved one another for years. Even for the five years that Nolan was gone. Nolan stopped all communication with her when he left town. Now he’s back, they both feel the chemistry, experience the feelings of love, yet each is afraid to tell the other. She doesn’t believe he wants her because he is now a big-time rock star, he doesn’t believe he is good enough for her. I wanted to smack their heads together to knock some sense into them.
While I found some parts frustrating, I did enjoy the suspense element and even though I guessed who did it, I had no idea why.
Have you seen the trailer for THIS ONE MOMENT! If you love trailers filled with videos and sexiness, you’ll want to check it out.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Read New Authors