6 August 2015

Blog Tour - Extract & Book Review: This Is One Moment (Come Back To Me, #2) by Mila Gray

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Pan Macmillan
Published: 10th September 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance,
Main Characters: Didi, Walker
Date Read: 18th July - 22nd July 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.
While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker.
Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.
Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.
As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?
Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.

I was asked if I wanted to take part in a blog tour for Mila Gray/Sarah Alderson's new book a companion novel to Come Back To Me, and seeing as I absolutely adored it I jumped at the chance to read the next book and I wasn't disappointed...

I do like this cover as it ties in with Come Back To me, it's just that I after reading the book I don't feel like these models are fitting for Didi and Walker especially the male model as I don't feel he is big enough to be him.

This Is One Moment was an addicting book from the beginning even when it was harrowing. This book was nothing like the first book as this one was heavily war casualty related which I have never read about before, I'm still not sure it's for me but it was still beautiful and tactfully written. There was a lot of this book that broke my heart but there was a bit of humour that was able to balance it out. The thing that really bugged me about this book was that when someone was talking about someone they would switch between calling them by their last and first name, which did get confusing in the beginning especially when they would start off using their last names before throwing in their first names randomly I was wondering who on earth was they talking about, but in the end I was able to catch on with who they where talking about. The romance side of the story was a slow builder which was understandable with everything Walker had gone through. I really liked the ending as it was sweet and heart warming in a way, however, I would have loved to see what they were up too in a few years time especially Walker.

I loved all the characters in this book and even though Jessa was in it a little which was nice but I did miss seeing Kit. Didi was a fun loving character in Come Back To Me and she still was a little bit but mostly she seemed so much more grown up with a sweet and loving nature. I loved Walker even though he was mean at times it was completely understandable and he made up for it in different ways. Walker said he didn't believe in the whole love and romance of a relationship when really he was really sweet and romantic at times. I loved Sanchez he was so funny which considering what he has gone on with him it was very surprising how full of live he was. Dodds was another character that I loved and he broke my heart.

Overall, This Is One Moment isn't as breathtakingly romantic as Come Back To Me but it was a beautiful book nonetheless.

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Author Bio
Mila Gray is the pen name for young adult author Sarah Alderson.
Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and tutu-wearing daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home.
After almost a year spent wandering around India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali where Sarah now spends her days writing and trying to machete open coconuts without severing a limb. She finished her first novel Hunting Lila just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel, Losing Lila, on the beach in India, and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they reached Bali. Since then she has published a further four novels and several short stories.
The contemporary thriller The Sound, was published in the US in May 2014, while Out of Control, a thriller with a focus on human trafficking, was released in May ’14 in the UK and May ’15 in the US. Her first adult novel Come Back To Me was released in the summer 2014 by Pan Macmillan in the UK and became an instant bestseller. It will be released in the US in December 2015 by Simon & Schuster. Foreign rights have been sold to Brazil, Australia, US, Canada, Italy and Portugal.
Sarah is also a screenwriter. She adapted her first novel Hunting Lila for the screen (currently in pre-production) and is working on several other screenplays (multi-tasking is one of her favorite things).
Her first adult novel, Come Back To Me, was published in June 2014. The second, This One Moment, will be out in August 2015.
Sarah has co-written the Hunting Lila screenplay, which is currently in the early stages of production, and continues to blog about her life and travels.
Author links:
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‘Hi,’ Didi says.
‘Hi,’ I say turning my head in her direction.
‘I just wanted to see you,’ she says ‘I mean, see how you were doing.’
‘I’m OK,’ I say. Better for hearing her voice, but I can’t tell her that.
‘I just wanted to put something on the iPod,’ she says. ‘It’s something I thought you might like to listen to.’
I nod, but can’t summon the energy to ask what it is. I’m tired. Everything today seems to take monumental amounts of energy.
I hear her crossing to the bed and then opening her laptop and switching it on. A minute or so later I hear her snap the lid shut and I start trying to think of things to say to make her stay, but I can’t think of anything. My conversation skills are limited, my brain too foggy to come up with anything.
‘OK,’ she says. I’ll see you tomorrow then.’
I nod. Stay. Please stay.
She doesn’t move, for a moment I think that maybe she’s heard my silent plea and is going to come over and put her hand on my arm or on my back like she did earlier. She takes a step closer, and my whole body is suddenly tuned to her, to her presence in the room.
Her hand falls on my shoulder. Beneath the bandages I squeeze my eyes tightly shut. I will her to stay like that. Her hand feels like an anchor, something holding me, pulling me away from the hard, narrow edge.
I sit there, lips pressed together, words gathering behind them, all jumbled, nonsense, the essence of which is thank you, please stay, please don’t go.
But she doesn’t hear them, can’t hear them, and after thirty seconds her hand drops away and she’s gone.