That One Moment

That One Moment

by Amy Daws

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That One Moment by Amy Daws

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944565039
Publisher: Stars Hollow Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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That One Moment (Lost in London, #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very emotional story what Hayden was going through and what Vi was going through love the story
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
I had to let this book stew in my brain and heart for a while before I could write my review. I never thought that I would be saying this but this is a subject that is close to me. I am not going into specifics because it is to painful but someone very close to me is dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings. It's someone I never would have suspected in a million years. You think you know a person inside and out and then the unthinkable happens. That's the premise for this book. Hayden Clarke experiences a tragic family accident and can't get over it. He knows he's the family screw up and is trying to prevent any more opportunities to prove to everyone that he deserves that title. Vi Harris had an unforgettable run-in with Hayden but is trying to steer clear of him and his moody self. She can't get a read on him and after learning his secrets isn't sure she should get involved with him at this point in his life. She may not even be in a place herself because her 5 brothers don't like any of her choices of men anyway. This book has so many feels that you won't be prepared for reading it no matter how much you think you will be. You say to yourself that you're not going to cry or you're not going to cry that much but then, yeah, Amy Daws does her thing. She is adept at making the reader cry. This one is no exception. I can't share the one quote that did my heart in because I feel like it might be a spoiler. But, if you want to know, you can always email me and I'd be happy to tell you. Also, don't think that this whole book is nothing but a downer or cry fest. There are some great lighthearted moments in here courtesy of Vi's brothers, various friends, and her dog. If you haven't read any of Amy's books you definitely don't want to miss out on reading them but I probably wouldn't suggest starting with this one because it will probably ruin you for her other ones. You need to start with some of her other ones first. Trust me. I've read them all. I've watched her grow from writing a memoir to her first romance to having written over 5 books and co-authored books. The transformation has been amazing and it's been a great thing to experience. You'll want to experience that too.
JulieHaigh More than 1 year ago
That one moment?-loads of fabulous moments in here! What a story, and amazing presentation, as always. It looks so good on the page-I love the decorative font for the chapter titles-it kind of looks like handwriting-I wondered was it the author’s handwriting or just an available font? Effective though. Just a few words in and, oh my goodness, I was upset already, a tear in my eye at the dedication. Straightaway: those words, they had so much emotion and meaning. I couldn’t tear myself away, it was hypnotic! Such power in such a short prologue. What a start-I knew I was in for a treat! Each book in the series and sub-series is a cameo of a character or a couple of characters and in each one Amy Daws weaves in some of your favourite characters from the other books. It's great whether you've already read the others but you don't have to have had-you'll probably want to though when you've read one! I wondered if she'd asked a survivor what it felt like to be able to describe what Hayden has gone through so convincingly or was this just her ideas of how it would be? Whichever, it was very believable. The writing really got to me, it was so profound, so beautifully constructed. It felt so real too: chapters are presented by the different characters, from their point of view and I felt almost like I was reading their true stories, it was all so vivid and just so totally gripping. I had to remind myself it was fiction! Such brilliant dialogue, you just get caught up in it, it was totally engrossing. Because Amy Daws' books are so dialogue-driven, the interaction between the characters is always so compelling-I can really imagine them working as a TV mini-series. I love how her books are such a great mix: sadness, tragedy, tension, humour, romance, some sex scenes which are all vital to the story and it's not absolutely loaded with it/not just for the sake of it. Such a great build up, she creates the stories so expertly. It's such a great series and has such potential for developing: the writer introduces new characters, relatives of present ones, their friends etc. They all have their different stories to tell and you can see more books sprouting out from this one, as in previous ones in the series. I read all the time, always have a book with me and read in-between work etc. but with Amy Daws' books, I always like to save each new one for when I have a few days off work/bank holiday weekend etc. They deserve to have my undivided attention so I can just read in total luxury without having to put it down in an important bit! These books are something really special, I can't wait for each new one, she never disappoints. The books are essentially love stories-but so much more too, on a whole different level. As well as the ‘will they won't they’, break up, reunite, intense emotions, suspense, the happy times-the characters also have their problems to deal with-these are sometimes unexpected things but all totally believable and it's easy to become totally lost and absorbed in their lives. A real treat, pure escapism. Leave the housework!
KMaldia More than 1 year ago
Not the One is contemporary romantic standalone. It is told from Reyna’s (Rey) POV from the past and present. Rey always tells you exactly how she what she thinks and how she feels on her “honesty train.” She doesn’t care if it hurts your feelings, even if it makes you hate her. She wants to keep you are at arm’s length. She doesn’t want you to see her lies. She doesn’t want you to see how she really feels. Then you would see she’s not worth it. Not the One is definitely more of an emotional read. My eyes were leaking without my consent on too many occasions for me to be honest about. Rey is raw and tormented and you feel it. My heart broke for so many of the characters. Amy Daws does include plenty of sexy time with Rey’s romantic interest and funny and down to earth times with our favorite ginger, Frank. Her romantic interest is a guy we met before but didn’t get to know him real well. He is not like I expected. He has always been the good guy, but he can be bad. Very, very bad in the best was possible. He compliments Rey in a way that she needs. It is hard to say which London Lover’s book, I love best. They all have a different feel about them. They are all unique and don’t fall into a mold. I think the character Rey touched me on a personal level. I “got” her. It will definitely be on my re-read list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was gripped by Hayden in Not the One. I was so captivated by him, and the glimpses we were shown of him and his past and his current struggle’s, and have been dying for his story. It was so worth the wait! Oh Hayden! My heart went out to him. I wanted nothing more than to reach through the book and hug him so many times. His struggles are so real and raw. He’s been through so much and he just wants to be at peace, and it was so beautiful to see his evolution, to see him be happy. I love Vi’s spirit and fire. Her strength, understanding, and compassion were just what Hayden needed. She was his light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I love her relationship with her brothers. I hope we see a lot more of them. I fell into a world of Hayden. Watching his transformation was heartwarming. Amy Daws crafted a world in which we were all things Hayden. We were there with him on his journey. We felt his grief, his despair, his loneliness, his anxieties, his hurt and pain, and we felt the hope he had. Reading everything Hayden went through and the struggles he still has and continues to go through touches you deeply. The connection between Hayden & Vi is intense and their slow build was perfect, it was just what Hayden needed, to know where he was and what was between them. Their feelings are so strong and he never loses sight of himself. It’s difficult for him. There are so many changes and emotions and new feelings. He scared to death and his struggles are genuine and exhausting. Reading everything he was going through makes your heart ache. “She looks at me as if my scars allow her to love me more.” But this story isn’t all pain. There are struggles, and it’s difficult at times, but it’s also filled with love and fun. It’s very uplifting and heartwarming. Amy Daws also throws in some great laughs. This story was a beautiful blend of sadness, love, hope, wit, and inspiration. I love that with every book of this series all of the characters are so prevalent. The relationships and bonds are so heartwarming and I always enjoy seeing into everyone’s lives. It’s like an ongoing TV series. A heartfelt journey of self-discovery and rising from the darkness within, that beautifully shows us that no matter how bad things can get, we are all worthy of love. “Don’t waste another moment. Wasted moments are hard to overcome.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I freaking loved this story. This is my most anticipated of the series because I wanted to get to know Hayden more. He has always intrigued me. I also loved getting to know more of Vi. She is a great addition to these characters lives. This is the most emotional book out of the series for me. The feelings just jump off the page. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster the highs are high and the lows are low. I had to stop reading at one point and take a break just to get my emotions under control. This book talks about the time 11:11 and when I needed to take a break it was 11:11pm. I found that odd but very fitting. I can't wait to read what ever Amy has in store for us next with this series. I can't get enough of it. Im not sure if I'll ever be able to leave these characters. They are all so great I just want to jump in and live in the book. This book can be a stand alone but is part of a series. You don't have to read them in order. If you read this book you will want to read the others and get to know all of these lovely characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amy did it again . I think this is the best book yet and I'm not sure how she can top Hayden !! It has everything you want in a book. Amy is pretty damn good when it comes to the feels. It has a swoony, alpha but broken hero that you just want to wrap your arms around and hug for dear life and a funny quirky sassy heroine that you want to take to the pub and get drunk . It has her quirkiness and her sense of humour woven through out the story. But that's not what I admired the most . It was the heart felt hero and his struggles that he is going/went through that had me shedding a few tears. Its not an everyday subject that people write or talk about in life and its still I think a taboo subject but she went there and did so with pure rawness and beauty. Hayden's story touched my heart and he will be a character I love for a long time. Cant wait for the Football Brothers.... Gareth yummy !!!
marthaymc More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Hayden's HEA since meeting this beautiful broken man in Not the One. Daws did not disappoint even if she made me cry, she also has the ability to make me smile like a loon at some of the Harris brothers antics. Hayden how do I even begin, he sees himself as damaged, broken and not worthy of anyones love, especially Vi. This beautiful broken man has gone through a lot. His life hasn't been easy, blaming himself for his sisters death and going through a down spiral until he attempts the unthinkable to make the guilt go away. We get to see his journey of self healing and the way Vi plays a vital part in that. When you share the darkest part of you with someone you hardly know the connection that is formed is incredible when that person doesn't see the same damaged man you see in the mirror. Vi is everything I saw for Hayden's HEA and more. She is a spirited, strong female that only sees Hayden as Hayden not the broken man he think he is. I loved every minutes of this even when I was sobbing like a baby, laughing like a loom and angry as all can get at times. I think Daws takes pleasure in making her readers cry and if she keeps writing like this I will gladly give her my tears. Just give me more of the Harris brothers and no one will get hurt. Read Hayden's story its one of self healing that shows you even if you can't see the best in yourself other will see the greatness that makes you, well you.
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a man learning to cope and heal with the death of his sister and his suicide attempt. Hayden learns to live again with the help of Vi but it is not always a smooth road to go. For some this might be a trigger so please use caution. I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. I liked the characters of Hayden and Vi together through out the book. For me this had some very deep emotional spots but all in all it was a very good story.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read Not The One, I recommend you read it before diving into That One Moment. This book can be read as a standalone, but you'll have a much better appreciation and understand of Hayden if you read Not the One first. At the end of Not The One I was a little bit heartbroken for Hayden, but Amy Daws went and made everything all better again by giving Hayden his own story in That One Moment. Hayden is a beautiful and infuriatingly complicated young man. It takes you through the dark and emotional places of Hayden mind, yet it articulates the beauty and the power of the soul to soul connection we call love. Hayden and Vi come together initially and form a powerful bond through the pain of loss, but it quickly develops into a fun, sexy and meaningful relationship.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “‘It was my birthday yesterday and I still have to have my cake. There’s a bakery around the corner that closes in five minutes, and if you don’t shut up and leave, I’m not going to get my birthday cake and I bloody well love cake.’ I think I stamp my foot, but I’m too busy thinking about cake to notice.” “I clench my jaw and wish the same wish that I wish I knew how to stop wishing.” “I’m not crafty… at all. Pinterest looks like prison to me.” “I feel something in my body when I’m around you that I have never felt in all my life, Vi. I want to dive in with your and figure it out. I want us to be something.” “Your forever is mine, Vi. Your forever belongs to me… whether you’re ready to accept it or not.” “I’ve loved you for so many moments, and I don’t want to waste any more time not telling you.” My Review: I love/hate Amy Daws. She is brilliant! Amy Daws writes enthralling, relevant, and steamy love stories with endearing and lively, yet deeply flawed characters. However, she makes me cry…. and I do NOT like to cry. I am no glutton for punishment, so it may seem ill-advised that I continue to allow her to wreck me… gut me… turn me inside out and upside down. I continue to chase her work like a rabid fan-girl simply because I adore her addicting, oh so alluring, sparkling, and highly emotive storytelling. She has mad skills as it is a rare occurrence for this cold-hearted cougar to stop reading and blubber into her wine goblet – and I will even confess it was not just once… but three times! Sigh. The only criticism I can offer up for her latest work is there were very limited Frank sightings. Please Ms. Daws, we need more Frank and Beans!
naturalbri More than 1 year ago
Good god! With each book I read, from Amy Daws, I am blown away by her talent. She has a way with words, humour and real love that really tugs on the heartstrings and dances on your funny bone. With each book she continues to get better and better, even when I think there is no way she can beat her previous, BAM, she does it again. After this book, the follow-up to Not the One, I am certain that Daws is destined to be a bestselling author. In this story, we are following Vi and Hayden. We get a look at their lives and where they are headed. This gives us a very unique perspective, versus the previous book. I loved getting to know Hayden better. He is such a sweetie, even though he struggles daily to convince himself of his worth. He is a true gent and really fights to be what he loves and do what he believes in. He is determined in all aspects, except finding love, which is why it is so brilliant that she finds him. Vi is a lovely character as well. She may have crazy protective brothers and one mental dog, but she is kind and true. She sees Hayden for who he is and what he wants to be. She believes in him and in them. I loved her attitude and the depth of personality that Daws gave her. Such a brilliant character. The story was absolutely fantastic. The romance was very real. It had humour, tears, anger and every other emotion under the sun (or rain here in the UK), just like a real relationship does. Not everything goes to plan and they have to take it on the fly. I love that and getting to see their choices and reactions, as Daws has a real way of making their lives completely believable and realistic. I found it very easy to connect with them and, as always, Daws had me cheering for them to be together and happy. Overall, this is a brilliant read. I highly recommend reading Not the One, or hell both that and the London Lovers series, first. It isn't needed and this truly can be read as a standalone, but the characters weave in and out of the books so beautifully that I really think you'd love it. **I Received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“I forgot about the pain. I forgot about the cause. I forgot about everything leading up to this one incredibly profound moment. This one moment that I chose was permanent. In that one moment….I had finally erased my life forever.” “Hayden Clarke has just entrusted me with the deepest, darkest part of his soul. In that briefest flicker of time ticking away on the watch around his wrist, I do exactly what my soul is screaming in agony for me to do. What my heart is pounding beneath my chest in anticipation for. I kiss him. God do I kiss him.” Some say that your life is defined by moments. By good moments and by bad moments. And for Hayden, his life has been comprised of many challenging and life altering moments. Ever since I finished Not The One, I have been dying. I mean dying to get my hands on Hayden’s story. His character just captivated and consumed me, begging me to find out more about this beautifully complicated man. And I gotta tell you, Hayden’s story does not disappoint. His story took my expectations and threw them out of the window. And what I was left with was an incredibly moving and powerful story…. That One Moment is one of those stories that just grabs you instantly and will leave you utterly captivated. This story is not easy. In fact, it has some very dark and intense moments. But, I have to say, Amy Daws did an amazing and honest job in telling Hayden’s story. She answered all my questions and made me fall even more in love with this complicated man. There were so many moments where my heart just ached for everything that Hayden went through. It was truly incredible to see him rise up from rock bottom and become a stronger man. And I couldn’t have asked for a better match for Hayden than what he found in Vi. Vi was far from perfect as she had her own demons to battle, but the connection that these two shared was unlike any other. She knew that Hayden had a dark and complicated past, but she didn’t let that scare her away. However, what I really loved was the depth of Vi’s feelings for Hayden. Her feelings were genuine and she saw something in him that the other’s didn’t see. She saw the man and not the scars….And with lines like these: “She looks at me as if my scars allow her to love me even more.” & “Your forever is mine, Vi. Your forever belongs to me…whether you’re ready to accept it or not.”, it was impossible to not fall in love with these characters. That One Moment is told from dual points of view and is incredibly well written. I loved everything about this story; from start to finish. It had the perfect mix of romance and angst. The angst….OMG, the angst….There were so many beautiful, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moments. I could just feel my heart being tugged at and I loved every moment of it. That One Moment took me on such an incredible journey, that I’m still having a hard time trying to put all my thoughts into words that make sense. So, this is what I will leave you with. That One Moment will give you all the feels. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will frustrate the hell out of you. It will break your heart. It will make you swoon—Oh, how it will make you swoon. But, most of all, you will fall in love. You will fall in love with these beautiful broken characters and I can only hope that their story will grab your heart, just as it did mine. This is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2016.