Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: A Moment by Marie Hall

A Moment
by Marie Hall 


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…

My Review 
This is one of those books you want to force yourself to love. Force yourself because it has so many amazing components. But somehow, those components didn't quite fit together to complete the love puzzle.

The great pieces of this book were glossed in uniqueness. Ryan and Liliana have both had their past hardships, but it's Ryan who has the demons; the heartbreaking past to overcome. He's been hurt and for once the guy needs to be saved. The story revolves around his issues. It was refreshing.

Another amazing piece was Javi. Lili dealing with an autistic child broke my heart. It broke my heart and warmed it. It was written with realism and heart. Ryan's friendship with Javi had my tear ducts wetting themselves. It was a very emotional component that added depth to the story.

I guess what kept me in the "friend zone" with this book instead of a full on affair had a little to do with Lili. Call me a bitch, but I really didn't like her. I didn't hate her, but it's hard to love a story when you're indifferent about one of the main characters. Also, the puzzle didn't quite come together in a fluent way. Looking at the story a piece at a time, it was a really good book. But as a whole?? It just wasn't developed and written as well as it could have been.

It's hard for me to say whether I recommend this book or not because it had so much to love. So much I know you will love. In fact, I think a lot of people will connect and perhaps fall in love with this book. But it would be dishonest for me to say that I'm one of them. It was good though and I will definitely be keeping my eye on Marie Hall.


1 comment:

  1. That review sums it up. Im half way though this and Im trying...really trying to love it...:(