Monday, April 25, 2016

Momentary Lapse by Toni J. Strawn


Any man can get down and dirty. A real man cleans up his own mess.

Madison St James’s life is a glittering fairy tale until her Prince Charming turns out to be Prince Cheating. With the help of a sexy stranger, Madison becomes someone she’s not for just one night. Confident, uninhibited, and up for no-holds-barred sex.

It’s hot. It’s sensual. And so real that Madison doesn’t see how she can ever return to her superficial life. But with no money of her own, no job and no experience, Madison is trapped. Just like her manipulative mother planned.

Cole Langford has one of the most powerful names in Maryland, but none of the money and prestige that go with it. But he knows first-hand what it’s like to get kicked to the curb by power-wielding megalomaniacs.

Lately Cole’s libido’s been on holiday. Even his old hobby of seducing rich social climbers and leaving them begging has lost its appeal. But Madison is like decadent candy, and Cole isn’t satisfied with one tiny taste.

Even if going back for seconds has disaster written all over it.

Warning: Contains an appetizing one-night stand in a hotel, saucy sexcapades in a deserted stairwell and proof that sometimes you have to strip down and get naked in front of the mirror to truly see yourself.


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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
4.5 hot stars
Having read book one – which is Marcus and Abby's story – I was delighted to get a chance to read another in the series. Ms. Strawn has a good turn of phrase, and deals with interesting issues head on. Her characters have looks and brains, and will change their views if given enough prodding!

This installment pitted two fundamentally similar, yet superficially different people against each other – but with a level of chemistry that neither had the strength to resist. Cole is in business with Marcus from Moment of Weakness and Marcus is supportive when needed, although he doesn't feature in the book otherwise. Cole has a huge chip on his shoulder, and it takes a lot to get him to rethink his opinion of anyone who has grown up entitled. Therefore, when he meets the very beautiful society belle, Madison, things get interesting.

We read the story from both their viewpoints, and so can see the car crashes as they pile up – but also know that they are two really decent human beings, who need to catch a break! The side characters such as Logan and most definitely Jess, Cole's sister, are great, and Madison's mother is easy to visualise if you have ever watched Cruella de Ville! (at least that is who I saw her as!)

Some lovely funny moments, some sad ones, and some very, very hot ones. This is a good read, and I am now looking forward to the next one in the series!


Also Available in the One Moment Series

Book 1
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Samhain Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Moment of Weakness post.


Book 3
Releases May 24th

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Samhain Publishing



Toni Strawn lives in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, the adventurers’ playground. Like all writers with an overactive imagination, Toni would prefer to throw her heroines off a cliff with a book of matches, string and a rusty Swiss-army knife, than do any adventuring of her own. A self-confessed tom-boy, Toni likes her heroes tough and her heroines tougher.

While not furiously trying to wreck her heroine’s lives before finding them a happily ever after, Toni can be found feeding her addiction to paranormal romance novels. Get Toni’s must-have reading list of paranormal romance series here.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Momentary Lapse (One Moment #2) by Toni J. Strawn to read and review.

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