Amy Daws: That One Moment Release Blitz & Review

Title: That One Moment
Author: Amy Daws
Release Date: April 12, 2016
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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.

She’s everything I am not…yet 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.
The follow up book to Not The One: Hayden’s Story
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5 gut wrenching stars – a journey of self discovery and hope.

Speechless, absolutely speechless – This is how I have been left by this emotional rollercoaster of a book that pulled me in right from the start and had me hanging on every last one of Amy’s beautifully written words right to the end.

I was so pleased to be getting Hayden’s story, especially after reading Not the One. I have to say that I am struggling to find the words to express my love for this beautiful man who had been through unimaginable, life changing, tragedy that took him to the brink only to be pulled back at the last minute. The book takes us on an emotional journey full of heartache, despair, anger and immense pain and you cannot help being deeply touched by the struggles Hayden endures just to get through the day, that is until he meets Vi.

I really loved Vi. Having lost her mother when she was just 4, she grew up with a famous football player father and 4 brothers all of which have followed in his footsteps. They smother her and in an attempt to gain some independence and space, she moves out of the family home. Vi has a great personality with plenty of fire and spirit and she has some really humorous moments during the book, quite a few involving her 4 brothers, whose relationship with Vi I really loved and also her mad St Bernard dog.

The chemistry between Hayden & Vi was hot from the start, the connection intense and consuming. Hayden struggles with his feelings for her, scared to let himself become emotionally attached to another person because it may pull him back into the dark place he has struggled so hard to stay out of. Vi having been hurt by every man she has become close to, fears rejection and believes herself unlovable but she never lets that get in the way of her feelings for Hayden, her desire to be with him and do everything she can to make him realise that the past is the past and that there is a future out there for him.

I felt emotional the entire time I was reading this book, choked up by the emotion that Amy evoked through her words which brought me to tears on more then one occasion. There are two particular scenes that I found tipped me over the edge but I won’t say anymore than that as you will need to read this fantastic book yourself to find out what they are. The relationships in the book are fantastic and it was great seeing my favourites characters from the previous books again.

This book had a wonderful blend of heartache, love, hope and a touch of humour, a heartfelt story of coming out of the darkness and into the light that shows you we all have worth, we all deserve love. In my opinion, this is Amy’s best book by far, a really poignant and emotional read that I would highly recommend

Not The One – Released Dec 7, 2015
On sale for $0.99 for a limited time!
As the only survivor of a rare birth, Reyna Miracle has never felt like she belonged. When a horrible tragedy strikes during her graduate courses at Oxford, she spirals down a dark and sexy path with Hayden, her deceased best friend’s brother. But when Liam Darby, a mistake from her past reappears, Reyna’s world begins to crumble as the two men fight for a love that she can’t even accept for herself.
“You’re so confusing, Hayden,” I reply, my voice embarrassingly breathy as he stands only a foot away from me now. His eyes are glossy with obvious lust. Pure, undiluted lust. “You kiss me and run away, then kiss me and tell me I can do better. I don’t know what you’re even saying.” 
He licks his lips thoughtfully. “I’m saying that tonight when you showed up looking the way you did…” he pauses as his eyes drift down my body. His heated expression makes me feel every drop of hot blood coursing through my veins. “I wanted to have you right then and there. But not in a club full of people. I wanted you in the privacy of your bedroom…where the curves of your hips, the rise of your chest, the moisture on your lips…are for me and me alone.”
I exhale at his guttural tone and am embarrassed when a throaty noise comes out of my mouth. He takes this noise as permission and moves in closer, his posture hunched as he looks down at me. “So, I’m sorry for some things, Vi. But I’m not sorry for interfering. To ask me to just walk away when a prat like Ethan Simmons worms himself within inches of your mouth…your fucking mouth that I’ve touched with my lips…lips that I have claimed as mine in a thousand different fantasies…No, Vi. No. I’m not going to be sorry for that.” 
 “But you said—”
“Stuff what I said. I can’t stay away from you.” The words rush out of his mouth as he harshly grabs me by the waist. His bruising, firm grip shoves up the stretchy fabric of my top as his lips find mine in a desperate, needy kiss. He greedily yanks the cups of my bra down and caresses my nipples in such a way that I rip my mouth away from his and let out a strangled cry. I’m not all together certain I’ve ever heard that sound come from my mouth before.
He releases my nipples to pull my top off over my head, revealing my lacey red bra tucked firmly beneath my breasts, pushing them up for his lustful perusal. He drops an open mouthed kiss on each of them before standing back up straight. Groaning in frustration, he pauses his assault and looks into my eyes. A warmth blossoms in his gaze as he wraps his arms around me, holding me close. “I’m terrified, Vi…of so much. But I don’t have the strength to walk away from you again. You make me weak.”
I exhale with relief and anxiety over his comment, feeling my emotions at odds. I’ve been wanting Hayden Clarke to let me in since he first kissed me outside my building. But what does it mean when he says he feels weak around me? Am I capable of hurting him? I lick my lips and guide him down to my level. “Maybe with time I can make you strong.”

Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired 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.

 

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