Tuesday, September 4, 2018

One More Moment by Samantha Chase

Julian Grayson is taking a break
...from his cheating fiancée
...from his band
...from his life in the spotlight

Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
...to save the world
...to help the homeless
...to get a broken man back on his feet

When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson's coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can't resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He'll have to tell her... eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there's something about her that gives him what he hasn't felt in years: hope.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
There is so much I could say about this book, and it would all be true.

Julian's character has been hurt so many time and goes out of his way to step up and be the person that everyone can depend on. On his wedding day, he decides he needs a break and does the unthinkable. He outs his fiancée’s cheating on him to everyone just before they say their vows. Needing a much-needed break, he leaves town on the back of his bike seeking solace in the unknown.

Charlotte Clark is a social worker who helps people who, for whatever reason, that have lost their way. Growing up, she watched her father struggle after losing his job. Knowing that the pain of that loss affects more than the adults, she does her best to make sure the entire family finds stability during trying times.

When she meets Julian, she sees that he's struggling with something, but not sure what. Julian can't help thinking that everyone wants something from him. When Charlotte buys him a coffee when he forgets his wallet, he can't help but think that of her. He can't seem to accept that she wants nothing in return.

As he gets to know her better, he sees the kindness in her and begins to believe again. Then his ex shows up and reminds him that he can't trust those who supposedly love him.

A great book that I highly recommend. I couldn't put it down.

This is the third book in the series, and somehow I missed the earlier ones, but will be rectifying that when I find the time. I have, however, read many Samantha Chase novels and enjoyed them all, so was certain this would be good. If you are a big fan of rock star romances, like me, then you will definitely enjoy this one.

Julian has spent the last five years with someone that he now finds himself about to marry... but he has a plan to ensure that he doesn't. A really dramatic start to a book, and an act which it turns out affected him almost more than anyone else. As the book develops, we get to understand what type of a guy he is and why this was such an uncharacteristic act, and such a damaging one. Luckily, he has some great bandmates, and meets a woman who has nothing but good intentions at heart.

Charlotte is a normal woman, with an important job helping others. She just can't help herself, which is how she comes across Julian, and the whole misunderstanding gives them a chance to get to know each other. I love that she is so self-aware that she worries about how she will survive afterwards, as she will not be able to help going all in. She is not fearful, just a realist.

The author cleverly piles the pressure on Julian and gives us both their viewpoints, so that we can appreciate how even the kindest exchange of words can trigger bad reactions, and pick at the underlying issues. Obviously, there is a master plan, and the reader just has to be patient and hopeful that both of these people will get the future they deserve.

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Since then, she has become a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of One More Moment (Band on the Run #3) by Samantha Chase to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - that review was an emotional roller coaster for me! LOL! Thank you!! And thank you for sharing today!!


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