Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour: This Time (Moments #3) by Marie Hall



This Time
Moments #3
By: Marie Hall
Published: May 11, 2014
Mature Content
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GR's Summary:

A phone call that changed our lives... I've lived my life in a daze, trying to save someone hell bent on destruction. But when my phone rings and I'm told that Angel, my on again off again boyfriend has OD'd for the second time in two years, I'm so numb. So tired. So when Tor Boler, the sexy Norwegian and drummer of Fok asks me to stay with him, I stay. We were friends and I needed to be held. To be loved. It was just supposed to be one night of reckless passion. One night where I could forget how screwed up my life had become. ...a night of passion with far reaching consequences.


I've wanted Jamie Sullivan since the day she walked through my tattoo shop eight years ago. There's a soulfulness to her blue eyes that reminds me of the arctic fjords of home. She calls to me. There's only one problem standing in our way- Angel Romero. I want her, and she wants me too, she just doesn't realize it yet. This time... we'll get it right.



Moments Series:
Our Review on A Moment Here
Our Review on Right Now Here





Lindy's Thoughts:

When I first began the Moment series, I recognized that there was something very special about Ms. Hall's writing.  She had a way of hooking me in to the story, and completely gaining my undivided attention.  As I have continued this series, I have realized that Ms. Hall is very talented, because she continues to touch my heart with her stories, makes me desperate for more, and I never want them to end.

In, This Time, we get the third book in the Moments series.  This is Jamie (Zoe's best friend), and Tor's story.  Wow, what can I say, but that this story was fantastic!  I devoured it, and didn't even want to take bathroom breaks, I was so into the story.  Jamie has been in love with Angel, her high school sweetheart for many years.  He was a great guy, and she had her future all planned out with marriage, the white picket fence, and children.  Unfortunately, after Angel is in a car accident, he sustains some brain damage, and enters in to a deep and dark depression.  Jamie stands by his side, and becomes extremely close to his mother, father, and sister.  The become a surrogate family, because her parents take off for the peace corps when she is eighteen years old, keep in limited touch, and only visit her once every two years.  Angel becomes addicted to drugs, and alcohol.  He sleeps around with women, and even though Jamie and him break up on and off, she is still always there for him and his family, to her detriment.


Tor is always in the background.  He works in the same tattoo parlor as Jamie's best friend, Zoe, and is a drummer his band, Fok.  He see's her from a distance, and gets to know her over the years.  Tor is always waiting for his chance, the day when Jamie will finally let go of Angel for good, and he can step in and get to know her.  His opportunity comes when Angel overdoses on drugs for the second time.  He was found with another woman in his car.  Jamie is tired of the back and forth with Angel.  His family calls her to get to the hospital.  Instead, Tor finally makes a move on her, and she accepts his offer for one night of passion, no strings attached.  She needs an escape from her life, and can't resist the sexy Norwegian, that looks like a Viking God.  Tor wants more than one night of sex with Jamie; but decides to take it slow, not pressure her, and make her fall in love with him.  They have one wild and unforgettable night  that will change their lives forever.


I can't possible explain how much I loved Tor.  He melted my heart and turned it in to a puddle of goo.  He had these sweet little Norwegian nicknames for Jamie, that had me swooning.  He had the full package and was ever girls dream guy, including mine.  He had the looks, the body, and the personality!  Tor was all about Jamie.  He only had eyes for her, and would do anything for her.  She was "his woman," and his top priority.  He cherished her, loved her, took care of her, and completely gave her his heart.  Ladies, Tor will make you rethink your love of bad boys!  He was a rare gem.  You will fall in love with him!  It is impossible not too.

I understood Jamie's struggle with Angel, and his family.  She was a sweet person, and felt guilt, responsibility, and a large burden concerning him.  She didn't want to let his family down and kept hoping that he would return to being the person he was before the accident.  However, with Tor entering her life, she had no choice, but to fall in love.  They developed a strong and loyal friendship, shared their painful pasts with one another, and were there for each other.


We also get Zoe and Alex in this story!  I love them so much, and was excited to see how they were doing, and catch up with them three years later.  However, we didn't get any Lili, Ryan, and Javi in this story.  The plot of the story was extremely exciting.  Besides the romance, sexual tension, and passionate love affair between Jamie and Tor, we get a wild card in Angel.  Let's just say his character kept things very interesting.  There were some plot-twists and surprises in the story, as well as some predictable, but beautiful moments!    




My Rating:

Read, This Time, by Marie Hall!  It was phenomenal, and I could not put it down!  Even though it is part of the Moments series, each book is about different characters, and can be read as a stand alone.  You will love the whole series!  However, This Moment, is my favorite story, in the whole series!  I highly, highly, recommend it for romance lovers.  This Time, by Marie Hall, was such a beautiful and breathtaking read.  If you are looking for a tantalizing, and addictive story with substance, look no further!  If you read This Time, I would love you to message me your thoughts!  I can't possible tell you how amazing this book was, you need to experience this story for yourself.  I give, This Time, by Marie Hall, 5 Must-Read, Intoxicating, Captivating, Rapid Heart-Beating, Beloved Stars!!!    




My Favorite Quote:

""We were like two lost and broken souls traveling on separate paths, and had the terrible things not happened to us as they had, we'd still be moving in opposite directions.  But by some miracle our paths had intersected and we'd stopped just long enough to look up.  And I was so grateful for that."  (eARC, Loc. 2222)

~Tor




The Way Ria See's It:


OH MY SH*%!!! That seriously just happened!! It did!! I am so lucky to just have happened to stumble upon A Moment the first novel in the Moments series and I KNEW!! It would be amazing!! After reading the first I couldn't wait for the second then the third!! This Time WAS BLOODY AMAZING!!! I cannot stress how versatile and captivating each story has been. I’m happy to say This Time had everything from heart break, self discovery, shattered dreams, overcoming fears, and achieving true love. Tor and Jamie experienced so much pain throughout their lives it seemed as though Jamie was the one who had the most to let go of. Tor was the ever-present dutiful man Jamie needed. Sigh this series has been amazing.

T-houghts, for so long Tor has wanted Jamie to notice him this night he will make her see. Jamie is lost and though her heart wants her somewhere else her mind purposely pushes her in front of Tor.
H-elp, Jamie has loved Angel longer than she can remember through all of the pain and all of the whoring Jamie must remain a constant in his life. Should one day Angel wake up and realize his mistakes everyone will be by his side supporting his struggle.
I-ndependent, strong and fierce Jamie now carries a huge burden with her. Zoe her best friend will do what it takes to make sure Jamie finds the happiness she so deserves. Even if it means a small betrayal. 
S-uspended, Tor’s life is about to change in a big way. He has lost before and he refuses to do so again. Jamie has touched his heart and he knows he must fight for her.


T-rust, Tor knows Jamie has been broken thus he will do what it takes to mend her spirit. Tor will teach Jamie its okay to love and to risk her heart for the man that would do anything for her.
I-mmeasurable, Tor knows he loves Jamie deeply his actions and his sacrifices for her don’t go unnoticed. Understanding and caring Tor will show Jamie how to love again. 
M-istakes, Angel is crushed and destroyed he doesn’t understand that he does not love Jamie but he will use her as a crutch. Faced with the agony of almost losing everything Tor will confront Angel once and for all. Jamie has sacrificed enough the time has come for her to think of herself and her future.
E-ndearing, a close call almost tears everything apart. Tor’s princess will show him life is a gift and with Jamie by his side there is nothing these two cant overcome.

EGADS!!!

This was such a touching and endearing read I could not get enough! Hall’s writing is seamless she will captivate and pull you into this amazing world. So many of the characters have been through so much in this series it was a delight to see them truly happy. I highly recommend this series I cannot stress that enough.



My Fav’s:
Jamie
Wow! Talk about a character who is so amazing she puts everyone’s happiness and well being in front of her own. For so long she scarified every ounce of her soul to be by Angel. She is kind, loving, honest, and loyal to a fault. Jamie loves fiercely so it was a nice treat to see her fall head over heals for Tor.

Tor
This heart throb viking loves fiercely. There was a day when he didn’t think he would ever catch the eye of the one girl he knew he could love for eternity. Tor’s commitment and respect he had for all of Jamie’s decisions was endearing to say the least. I immediately fell for this couple and cheered them on till the very end. There was a time or two that Jamie let her demons get the best of her. With a love like Tor’s by her side there is no way she would ever betray that.



My Wish 
Okay so super sexy tattoo parlor owner Ryko has made many mistakes including letting Zoe go. I would love nothing more than this larger than life character finding someone just right for him. I would love for Ms Hall to write such a story. Her prose is amazing I can see her writing the perfect story about Ryko.

My Rating
4.5 One Night, Overdose, Coma, Love, Test, Dallas, Bookstore, Drive, Embrace, Good News, Bad News, Long hours, Suburbs, Proposal, Dual Wedding, Gun shot, New Family, Passionate Love filled Stars!!! I cannot recommend this series enough. If you are a fan of super sexy and romantic reads this series is for you!!!






Ro's Take on this Journey:

This Time, by Marie Hall, the third novel in the Moments Series is the, "Cherry on Top" for this series.  I loved every moment in this last segment.  I found my eyes glued to the pages.  I didn't want to stop for anything.  In, This Time, we get the story line of a threesome: Tor Boler, (Tattoo shop owner and Drummer for the band, Fok),  Jamie Sullivan, (Independent writer/editor), and Angel Romero, (Drug/Alcohol addicted, Cheating... long time boyfriend of Jamie.) 

Jamie has been coupled with Angel since her Junior year in high school.  His family has been a surrogate family for her long lost mother and father, that have dedicated their lives to the Peace Corps, and left her on her own since she was 18.  Lovers, with plans of going to college together, getting married and raising a family, everything got shot to hell two weeks out of high school.  Angel and Jamie were in a car, coming home from a party, when they were hit by a drunk driver.  Angel got a bad blow to the head, internal bleeding, and some brain damage, that changed him forever.


Angel lived differently, lost his sweet disposition, and became a cheater.  Twice in two years he overdoses on drugs.  Little by little, Angel goes from soft drugs, up the pyramid to the most destructive drugs possible, and adds to his brain damage. He and Jamie have not physically been together for over a year, but are always in contact with each other.  Jamie always looks out for Angel, though he breaks her heart, over and over again with other women.  He doesn't care that his destructive path is killing her and his mother, and putting his family in a position that is irreversible.


Tor has noticed Jamie over the years, been interested in her, watched her heart get broken over the years, but never stepped in.  Jamie's best friend, Zoe, works with Tor, at the Tattoo Parlor.  On the night of Angel's second overdose, that has left him in a coma, Jamie comes to the club, and Tor see's her run out the back.  He takes his moment, and never looks back.  The two of them have a night of lust, passion, trust, need, desire, that is incomparable.


Throughout the novel, the secrets of Tor's haunting past come to light, Jamie's issues with letting go of Angel and his family, along with all her self induced guilt.  The two are thrown a curve ball or two.  Throughout all the self doubt, guilt, drama, trauma, and life changing events, Tor is always loyal and by Jamie's side.  He is there first as her friend always, and second as the man that is completely devoted to her, and loves her with all his heart.  


Both of these characters will melt your heart, and leave you with the desire to find such a loving, loyal, relationship as they shared.  Tor is hot fire on a stick, lick-able in every way! Ms. Hall has hit a home run with the series, and especially with this third segment in, The Moments Series.  Her story is superb, with her prose on point, her characters memorable, and her style is one you will come to recognize time and time again for the quality she produces.


I give, This Time, by Marie Hall, 5 Dynamic, Soul Searching, All Encompassing, Ignitable, Panty Dropping Stars!!!







My Favorite Quote:

"You're going to rip my heart out, aren't you?"  No.  In that moment I truly believed it.  When he touched me like that, like I mattered.  Like I was clay and he was the potter.  I knew I could never hurt him.'  'Don't make promises you don't intend to keep.  This night is ours, the darkness holds our secret, and this is where it'll remain.  And that is my promise to you.'  He was owning me.  Taking me.  The world spun out of control.  Everything was chaos, except for him.  He was calm, my calm in the storm.  I clung to him, desperate that this moment never end.  We were speaking not in words, but from our very souls.  Giving and receiving and he held nothing back from me."  


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About Marie Hall:

Marie Hall is a New York Times Bestselling author who has always held 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. Then the day came she realized apart from the sexy bad boy she married, there'd be no vampires/shapeshifters/mermaids/fairies/or even stinky trolls in her future unless she wrote about them. More often than not she can be found roaming the wild, lush tropical forest she calls her backyard (a.k.a. Hawaii) and day dreaming constantly about her latest project.








2 comments:

  1. Oh! It too on me a bit, but I remember your reviews for this series. And I have the first book. This Time sounds like a great addition to the series!

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