Right Now

Right Now

4.4 73
by Marie Hall, Dan Hill
     
 
Sometimes in life....

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life... but I'm stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I'm seeing a shrink, I'm trying to get better... but my life feels out of control, like I'm adrift. I don't know where

Overview

Sometimes in life....

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life... but I'm stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I'm seeing a shrink, I'm trying to get better... but my life feels out of control, like I'm adrift. I don't know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?

...all we have...

When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I'll do anything to make that man mine. There's an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there's also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything's okay, but I see the truth... I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.

Is Right Now

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492818779
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Marie loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she's a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she's just as happy when she's writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.)

She's married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.

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

www.MarieHallWrites.blogspot.com or contact her personally at mariehallwrites@gmail.com

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Right Now 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
RIGHT NOW is the second storyline in the new adult, contemporary Moments series by author Marie Hall. The story continues the series a few months after A Moment and follows Alexander Donovan (Ryan’s cousin) and Zoe Stone. The premise is similar to A Moment in that Ryan and Alex are both dealing with the same betrayer and demons, only Alex is lost in his own world of guilt and anguish. Now that Ryan has found an anchor and love with Lili, Alex continues to flounder from one woman to another until he discovers the one who will open her heart to the man she has loved from afar. Alex was first introduced in A Moment-the first instalment in Marie Hall’s MOMENTS series- and Alex knows the pain and anguish that his cousin has suffered for years. But now it is Alex’s story and it is one that will break your heart. Our hero’s guilt and torment is multiplied when he believes that the hell his cousin has suffered for so many years may have been prevented because Alex believes he was the intended target. Guilt and the heartbreaking sorrow of his cousin’s pain have pushed Alex to the edge and it will take the love and understanding of a woman to keep him from falling over into the darkness that threatens to pull him under. The relationship between Alex and Zoe begins upon a chance meeting. Zoe has ‘known’ Alex for a number of years but Alex is lost in his own world and hasn’t a clue. All he knows is that he wants Zoe for himself and there are many obstacles and people standing in his way. Zoe and Alex strengthen each other’s resolve especially for Zoe who has a difficult time standing up for herself. But it will take honesty and the truth for Zoe to understand the what and the who behind Alex’s dark and dangerous ways. The world building continues from the first storyline and we learn more about the truth behind the betrayal and pain that both young men have suffered for so many years. We also learn that sometimes family is not necessarily the blood that runs in your veins, but the people who love and support you through the good times and the bad. Marie Hall’s RIGHT NOW is an eye opening look at the heartbreaking reality of what happens when the people you trust become the stuff of your nightmares and pain. Marie pulls the reader into a storyline that tackles some serious issues; but there are also moments of humor especially between Zoe and her BFF (and I smell a potential story here). RIGHT NOW is a story of love and hope; betrayal and heartbreak; pain and sorrow; lost and found. It is also a story about two cousins, who have suffered because no one was willing to believe two small boys about the demons that lived under the same roof-who proclaimed their love and protection- and used that love as a weapon of pain and humiliation. And sometimes, an apology comes too late, because the damage has been done and there can never be any way to forgive and forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these characters, can't wait to see what happens with Thor.
lucieparis2011 More than 1 year ago
A beautifully raw, unexpected and an delightful love story. "A Moment" was the first volume of this very intense series about fate. The destiny that intersect at unexpected times. The right moment when our life needs to change for a better life or just for a change of course. The  encounters that can switch a life in an instant ... A dramatic event traumatized and shattered a family. Each members reacted in its own way against an unacceptable abuse. But the unspoken words, the lack of communication and the denial have changed the perception of the facts.  Thus, Alex has not seen the will of his mother to protect him, he has only supposed that she had accepted the situation in silence. He is hurt, angry. He feels guilty, ashamed by his family and can not accept his own powerless attitude. Zoe is a young lady full of surprises. She fights against the traditions, other people's opinion to find her own way in life. Alex, under his carefree mask, is a lost young man who needs to get back on track. Together they will find the strength to face their demons in order to have a common future. It's heart shattering! Family relationships, abuse, protection, guilt, acceptance of differences, forgiveness and loving feelings... "Right Now" is beautifully raw, unexpected and an delightful love story. Well written, emotionally charged with intense feelings, the story made me shiver from outrage and from compassion too. Marie Hall knows how to create atmosphere, complex family plots and endearing and strong characters even though they are far from the fairy tales. A great series that will shake your heart ... Lucie newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr
chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story it wasn't as good as the moment first book but it was good. The message behind both books is remarkable plenty of hope for those that suffered same situations, waiting for the story of Tor and Jaime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story enjoyed characters very real , cant wait to find out more about Tor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WoW I thought the 1st book (Ryan & Lili's Story) was emotional this 2nd book was heartbreaking. I cried a lot, but this was a very good book. Can't wait for the 3rd! *TiWi*
Tammy_SmutReviewer More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Totally 5 stars for me! I cannot believe it took me so long to get to it. I started reading this book and kept thinking I was missing something. So, I went out to GR and realized, yep this is book 2. So, I stopped and went in search of Book 1, A Moment. It's a freebie on Amazon and B&N right now and started that one. And let me say, that was amazeballs and led me right into Right Now. And did I mention it was FREE! Right Now Alex and Zoe's story. Book 1 is Ryan and Lili's story. As much as I loved Ryan, there was something about his cousin Alex that had me lusting. Maybe it's his Golden Adonis look or his playfulness, or his manwhore tendencies, or his love for Lili and Ryan and Javi. Okay, well it's all of that. Anyway, this book was just something else. I absolutely love Zoe. I love that she reinvented herself and she doesn't take any crap. I love that she is so far opposite of what Alex is, it isn't funny. I love her tats and piercings and style! And I love that she pushes Alex to face his demons. I cannot imagine going through what Alex went through and I fully understand that it messes with his headspace. This book is funny, it's deep, it's loving, it's just everything I love in this New Adult genre that has taken over my bookshelves! I am 100% a fan of Marie Hall and hope there is a book 3...for Jamie and Tor, perhaps? I can't wait! *Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One ofthe best books ever,I love Alex can't wait for the next book ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book from beginnig to end! Need to read first book to get the full meaniing of this one. Looking forward to reading rhird in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great 2nd book in this series. Am looking forward to the 3rd book. Author has done a great job so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how much I cried. I'm so glad I deciced to read this book it was really sad but had a nice ending. Now I can't wait to read about Tor and J story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was great and this did not disappoint!  I loved the in depth view we got into Alex's mind and the trauma he went through.  The emotions are so raw you feel everything along with the characters. This is a wonderful love story and a story of friends and family  sticking together and helping each other out.  
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Right Now. Moments Series, Book 2. Marie Hall. ARC supplied by Netgalley. When I started this book there were bits that reminded me of something else, then seeing it was book two I looked up book one – to find I’d got it as a free one recently and it was on my TBR list. I'd read sample and that’s why things seemed to click in my mind. Anyway I decided I’d read book one first ( and loved it!! Its called A Moment) then get on to this one. Knowing the past history added to the enjoyment of this book, although both are standalone stories and there's no necessity to read both (apart from the fact you'll miss two great books!!). Anyway this time it's Alex' turn to find love. Ryan finally conquered most of his demons but Alex, his cousin, is still traumatised by the event that hurt them both as children. He has focussed so much on helping Ryan, and keeping him alive in the past that now Ryan can cope it's as if he's let his control go, and he's struggling. He's seeing the same doctor that helped Ryan, but he still won't admit his inner trauma, and he feels so guilty that he didn't stand up and its made him react in strange ways in the past – then he meets Zoe, and he wants to change from the man-whore he's been and focus on her, but can he do it? Things from the past keep creeping in, and he is still trying to hide it all from Zoe and it affects their relationship badly. I loved the first book, and felt equally affected by this one. It's a romance and a tribute to how much love affects us and wants us to be a better person for ourselves and for the other one. Its well written, slow burn start and then – bam – it hots up. Zoe too has problems, with her Asian background and family she's not willing to fit the mould they want, and they know Alex' public background and don't feel he's suitable for their daughter. Its tough for both of them, and they have some hard work ahead if they are to have a successful relationship. They're both great characters, feel very real, and I understood both of them, even though I wanted to shout at them at times for being sooo obtuse, for not doing what they needed (but of course that would be the end of the story so I’m glad they didn't!!) It was great too seeing more of Ryan. Lili and Javi, and seeing that they were still together and working hard at keeping their partnership going. A great book. Sensual sex and real depth in the people. They were flawed and like so many of us, had background problems that affected them. I like characters that I can relate to in some way, those whose lives aren't just sweet happy ever after, but who need to work at it. It's written from Alex' POV so it feels as if we're thinking with him, and that helps understand his actions. I enjoy anything with psychological aspects and this was great – the doc (forgot her name ) was brilliant. Her advice perfect and tempered with humour. Overall a great read for romance lovers who want more than just boy meets girl and they live happy ever after. It's a romance that makes you feel, with happy bits that bring a smile and sad parts that have you on the edge of tears.... Stars: well, almost a five :) four and a half.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read A Moment, you must read Right Now. You'll continue rooting for Ryan and Alex. This book focuses on Alex, but you'll get some Ryan updates. Emotional read. Easy read, couldn't put it down. 228 pgs
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, im just takin it in out the window of a hotel bedroom again, and tomarow ill be gone, dont know when ill be back, in a world that can change just like that, but, yo, im just takin it in, from a secon story hotel window again, the tv's on and my bags are packed, were everything can change just like that, yo, im just takin it in,
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aabarn More than 1 year ago
I like the men in this series but the women, They kinda ruined it for me. I have the 3rd book in this series and I am not going to read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sitting in my stifling bedroom with the fan on, the entire house but me asleep, and using the light from my phone to browse the rp world.