A Moment [NOOK Book]

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A Moment...

I killed myself tonight.

Or at least I tried. But a woman I do not know refused to let me die. Liliana Delgado wrapped me up in her slim arms and told me things would be okay. But she doesn't know the demons I live with. ...
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Overview

A Moment...

I killed myself tonight.

Or at least I tried. But a woman I do not know refused to let me die. Liliana Delgado wrapped me up in her slim arms and told me things would be okay. But she doesn't know the demons I live with. The things that have happened to me. Every morning is a struggle just to get out of bed, and the nights are even worse. But the way she smiles at me... I feel something I've never felt before. Hope.

...will change our lives

I should not have gone to that burlesque bar on Valentine's Day, but I did. My life isn't easy. I had a child when I was only fourteen, now I'm in college and things should have been easier. But they aren't. My life is spiraling out of control. Then I see Ryan Cosgrove sitting at a table with an empty, broken look in his beautiful blue eyes and something inside of me feels like he knows. He understands what it is to hurt, to struggle. So when I bump into him later that night, bloody, broken, and dying I know I'll do everything in my power to save him and maybe in the process, I'll save myself too.

forever...


Note from Author: For anyone familiar with my previous works, this is nothing like those books. This is a romance yes, but also a book that deals with some serious issues. I hope you'll trust me enough to take this journey with me into contemporary new adult fiction.
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Monica Murphy
Well written, heart wrenching new adult story. Ryan reminds me of my Drew in ways...
~NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of One Week Girlfriend
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016268996
  • Publisher: Marie Hall
  • Publication date: 3/13/2013
  • Series: Moment Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,421
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marie Hall is a NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author, she has always had a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm... Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones.

On top of that she's a confirmed foodie, she nearly went to culinary school and then figured out she could save a ton of money if she just watched food shows religiously! She's a self-proclaimed master chef, certified deep sea dolphin trainer, finder of leprechaun's gold at the end of the rainbow, and rumor has it she keeps the Troll King locked away in her basement. All of which is untrue, however, she does have an incredibly active imagination and loves to share her crazy thoughts with the world!

If you want to see what new creations she's got up her sleeves check out her blog:

www.MarieHallWrites.blogspot.com
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  • Posted April 3, 2013

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    A Moment by Marie Hall The Moment Series Book 1 Ryan Cosgrove is

    A Moment by Marie Hall
    The Moment Series Book 1
    Ryan Cosgrove is a man with demons. The biggest night of their haunting is on Valentines Day and it has once again arrived. This year he’s tired of fighting them, at twenty-five he’s been fighting this battle for fifteen years. He’s made the decision this will be the last year. Then the unexpected happens, a green eyed beauty enters his life and she’s determined to save him.




    Liliana Delgado has had quite a hard life. Pregnant at a young age, an autistic son, her mother is ill and more. She has chosen not to date in the seven years since her son was born. The one night she agrees to go out with Alex, only as friends, her life changes. Lili likes to try and save people and Alex’s cousin Ryan is definitely in need of saving.




    This story is intense at times. It is worth reading but don't go into it thinking it's a warm and fuzzy romance. You'd be disappointed. There is definitely romance but the road to love is definitely an unkept back road, bumpy with plenty of deep ruts. Ryan had something really bad happen when he was young and he’d rather bury it then tell Lili the truth. Only when you bury things that aren’t dead, they find a way to always come back. Book two in the series will be Alex's story, Right Now.
    **Sexual Content and Language

    35 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    TiWi

    What a heartbreaking love story...I cried & also laughed could not put it down. 550+ pages!

    25 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    A Moment Book Review

    The author did an excellant job tackling serious issues in this novel. Issues such as rape, teen pregnancy, medical conditions are severe to all that are affected. I felt every emotion each character was going through, I cried, laughed, anger, and I was happy with the way the story ended. This novel really touched my soul.

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Headache Inducing

    Ryan is dark and has a horrible secret. Yeah, I got that the first 50 times it was stated....just get on with the story already! The story just lagged and then dragged for me. I have read reviews that said people cried while reading this book and I'm completely perplexed by that notion. I was able to finish the book by just skimming. The author doesn't explore the victim's feelings other than to say he hates himself and feels dirty. I'm sure the second book will be something along the lines of 'Alex feels guilty and hates himself'. No thanks, I'll spend my time and money elsewhere!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    This was a really great story. Very fleshed out characters and

    This was a really great story. Very fleshed out characters and dealt with some serious subject matter in a well done way. I really enjoyed the characters and the story line.

    There are some editing issues, but not so many that you can't overlook them.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    WOW

    Every once in a while I stumble upon a truly magnificent novel. This has been one of them. The story line is perfection. And congrats to the author. Keep writing!

    A fan,
    Bri

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    This book is so good!

    I thought I was going to cry over Ryan's story! This book and these characters were so real, so down-to-earth, it was amazing. Lili was a good character, determined to save Ryan but she was strong enough to give him tough love. She wasn't preachy or goody-goody but she was real. Ryan's past was heartbreaking, he so wanted to conquer his demons and be "normal." He thought he was weak but it is amazing he survived what he went through. I wanted to stand up and cheer at the end.

    It was refreshing to read a story about every day people and their problems and how they find love. I like the "tortured billionaires" and regency romances but it was easy to identify with these two and root for them to make it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    This romance is far from a fairy tale, and yet it is full of rea

    This romance is far from a fairy tale, and yet it is full of real emotions.

    In an instant, everything changed. Fatality or destiny are playing good or bad pranks to get you on the path laid out for you.
    Believe it or not but how many times have your hear strangers say: "it had to happen", "it was written" ... Fate ? Or coincidences ?
    Here the author focuses on the intersecting roads. Moments that make the difference.

    The characters have difficult, traumatic lives and are trying to fight with the cards dealt always advancing to become a better person. Of course, sometimes the demons and agonizing fears resurface and take over. But there is always someone out there for you.
    Certainly, having been burned by the harshness of life, it leads people to be more suspicious, more cautious but the only thing that one can not control, it is love.

    I liked that the characters are dented by life. This gives depth and relief to this reading, may be a bit heavy on the sad emotions but it's a beautiful love story. 
    Despite strong and poignant subjects, pity has no place in this story. And it's a good thing!

    I also liked that the author speaks openly about autism, suicide, illness without falling into excessive pathos but just to make the picture real and plausible. Life is not always a fairy tale. Princes and princesses sometimes come with emotional baggages but that does not stop them to try to be happy.
    Lucie
    newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    moment hope

    I love this book iread icry i cry i read reading on the train wuth tears dripping on my nook but couldn't stop
    Lili so strong Love it





    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Warning:

    **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

    Warning: This Book talks about difficult subjects
    This is a Series Book (I can’t wait for book 2!)

    Like any book this book has its grammatical errors. But the book definitely has a lot going on from just about every angle, and neither character had a dull day.

    Liliana; no whiny heroin here and I loved it! She is a young determined mother who does not by any means have an easy life. However, with everything on her plate she is able to persevere and show how dedicated she is in providing a life for her family. I loved watching her son blossom; I hope there is more with him in the second book.

    Ryan is a definitely a man with his demons. However, I love that Marie Hall was able to shine the light on his humanity and how he is an Alpha male through and through. The scene with his father made me feel absolutely horrible for him to the point where I wanted to reach into the book and shat the sheyet (Thanks Alex) out of him.

    Speaking of Alex, loved him also. The weight he carried on his shoulders was in no way meant to be lessened I hope that he was able to heid his own advice and speak with someone (in the second book maybe?).

    I was sad to discover that Lilliana never realized where she knew Ryan from (maybe in the second book?)

    Over all I really enjoyed this book. Two Thumbs up from this avid reader!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Brilliant story

    I couldnt put this book down ... I suggest you dont start reading in a work night ... 3 hours sleep isnt enough

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Very poorly written!  Several grammatical errors that made it di

    Very poorly written!  Several grammatical errors that made it difficult to take the story line seriously.  Found it very problematic, especially her attempt to write about issues like autism, abuse, and trauma. 

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    I loved this story!! Liliana & Ryan are very real, very rel

    I loved this story!! Liliana & Ryan are very real, very relatable characters, both coping with past & present issues that hit home with me. Their poignant, heart-felt story pulled me in from the beginning as they alternately told it from their personal perspectives in turn, and it was an emotional roller coaster ride to the end, love being the definitive. Well done, Marie!! I would absolutely recommend this book.



    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Luke warm

    I go back and forth on this novel. While I like the idea of taking on such important topics, I found the book manic. I would rather have explored more of Ryan's true demons rather than be distracted by the multiple tragedies. There were just so many sub stories that I honestly feel the end was rushed when it didn't need to be. I truly liked the characters. I liked the chemistry. I liked hearing the male and female perspectives. I thought the language was appropriate for the age group the author is writing about and for the apparent socio-economic group of the characters. Quick read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Awsome book. Did not want thisto end. A lot of love and compatio

    Awsome book. Did not want thisto end. A lot of love and compation.I love ryan, my heart went out to him. Everyone must read this . Well written with a lot of emotion in this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Terrific!

    Loved it so much I immediately ordered the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Bummer

    I was intrigued by the description of the book, so I got it. I couldn't read past the first few pages because of the language used. I personally can't read such language so I didn't even finish the book which made me sad because I wanted to the story. SO the only reason I am giving this story 1 star is my dislike of strong language.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Good story

    I enjoyed the storyline of this book and I liked how you really get to know the characters. However, I thought it could do with a little less cussing on Ryan's narratives. It just makes it vulgar to me. This was a very realistic and relatable story though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Not good at all

    Too much cussing. Unrealistic reactions to such disgusting actions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Wow

    Idk wat to say. Amazing read. 10 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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