Series: Lost in London #2
Published by Stars Hollow Publishing on April 12, 2016
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That One Moment is a full length standalone romance, it's book 2 in the Lost in London Series and can be read as a standalone.
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
London has been on my bucket list for a very long time. It wasn’t until I met the works of her majesty, Amy Daws, that I’ve bumped it up on the travel bucket list.
I love everything about this book. I love that we finally get to read about Hayden’s heartbreaking story about survival, guilt, loss and love. Hayden is everything and more. Amy’s attention to detail from how he thinks, reacts, his nuances, it was all so clear and perfect. I had moments of snot crying, moments of swoon, moments of wanting to scream at Hayden, moments of laughter and moments of pure happiness.
Vi. This girl. I can’t tell you how much I adore her. It takes a special person to love someone that’s broken or thinks that they are. She was so strong and so perfect for Hayden in every single way imaginable. She herself was at odds with her insecurities, her brothers, her loss, yet was there unconditionally for Hayden.
Secondary characters, I don’t like that word for Amy or any book now for that matter. They’re all characters, you know? We’re introduced to Vi’s sexy, funny, and mysterious footballing brothers who are fiercely protective of her. We see another side of Hayden and Leslie and lest we forget Mr. Frank and Beans, the funniest, no nonsense ginger you’ll ever meet.
Of the entire series, this one is hands down my absolute favorite. I couldn’t and didn’t want to pick up another book for what seemed like weeks. It was that heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
“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.”
(A London Lovers series spin-off)
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.