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A Moment (Moments Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marie Hall , Anne Victory
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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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, Monica Murphy



New Adult Romance:

Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don't know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.

Spending Valentine's Day at a burlesque bar, hadn't been Liliana's ideal way of spending a Friday night. She'd much rather be back at campus, doing homework... until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can't keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she's intrigued.

Ryan's got demons, and they're deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he's tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven't been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she'll not only save his body, but his soul too.

This is their moment...

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.

About 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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492722634
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marie Hall Publishing; 2 edition (12 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BTN2DSY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marie Hall 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. Her Mad Hatter is the first book of her Kingdom Series.

The cover to the left is book 1 of my full length: Choas Time Series, release date of January 2013. Though if the Mayan Calendar was right and the world's set to end in December, well... then I hope you enjoy the picture!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars. 8 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
3.5 stars

A MOMENT is the first storyline in Marie Hall's new adult, contemporary romance Moments series. The first installment focuses on Ryan Cosgrove-a twenty five year old MMA fighter with demons buried so deep, the pain and suffering in the ring are the only thing keeping the memories at bay; and Liliana Delgado-a twenty one year old, single mother of a seven year old autistic child who works nights to keep food on the table and attends college to ensure her son has a future.

A Moment is a storyline filled with characters that have suffered and loss at the hands of someone they trusted. It is a study in poor family dynamics where the children are made to suffer for the sins of the parents. But the children are now adults themselves, and the demons from their past surface time and again.

What the reader is faced with are several moments in the life of two people who want to be loved and to love. From their first non-moment seeing each other seven years earlier to the last moment in the book, Marie Hall takes the reader on an emotional journey of heartbreak and sorrow, betrayal and pain, and finally acceptance by the one person you care most about in the world.

Liliana is a strong and independent female character but at the end of the day she is like everyone else-she wants to be needed as more than a mother and a daughter. Ryan is a man bordering on the edge of sell-destruction. Fear of losing the woman that he loves, he begins to push Lili away without explanation. It is only when he finally reveals the truth to the nightmares and pain, will Ryan begin the long journey towards healing and self-acceptance.

The storyline reads like a psychiatric nightmare-sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, autistic children, dying parents, betrayal and aggression.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive reading 11 Oct 2013
By Deborah TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This book was recommended by a friend I'd downloaded it months before but just never got round to actually reading it. I wasn't sure when I started reading if it was actually the book for me but once I'd started I couldn't put it down I found myself reading with tears rolling down my face while laughing at things Javi had done I was totally hooked. It's not the easiest of reads, nothing graphic at all but it touches on abuse as well as autism and teenage pregnancy, it's handled very well and the characters all feel so real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ 11 Sep 2013
By L. Sims TOP 50 REVIEWER
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First in a new series, and a first read for me by this author. This for me was a brilliantly written story, an observation of how how our earliest experiences can affect the person we become. Ryan Cosgrove is a 25 year old ex-marine, and is currently an MMA fighter. This gives him an outlet for his demons. Fighting, hitting others and getting hit himself soothes his damaged soul. The only person who understands is his cousin Alex, they live together. Alex knows that every year on valentines day is when he needs to be there for Ryan.

Lilliana Delgado is a 21 year old student and mother of Javier who is seven and autistic. She is friends with Alex. Lilli allows Alex to persuade her to go out on valentines night, this isn't a date as they are just friends. But it's on this night out that Lilli meets the dark and brooding Ryan.

Everything about this story just drew me in from the first page. The author really knows how to make you become involved with the characters and their lives. I adored Ryan and Lilli together they both have not had an easy time in life. But whereas Lilli's family were mostly supportive, Ryan's were not. This increased Ryan's feelings of isolation and despondently even further. Up until Lilli, Alex had been Ryan's only support. The growing closeness between Ryan and Lilli was very well written. This is one of those stories that takes the reader on a journey, a very emotional but satisfying one.
I am definitely reading the next book, which features Alex.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 20 Aug 2013
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At first I wasn't sure how this was going but I have it a chance and I am so glad I did. Couldn't put the book down an absolutely loved the twists. It's shows real life and that as long you have people around you who care you can get through anything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 17 Aug 2013
By JayDee
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Really loved this book loved that Ryan and Lili had an instant attraction thought the way the author dealt with the issues were excellent. I thought it a very emotional but uplifting read and would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life that's built from moments ... 15 July 2014
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This is a great book, not just a romance, a good read for anyone that has suffered in life over many ways and shows that life still can go on to bring peace and love in your heart again...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read Book. 11 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the characters easy to relate too, they seemed real somehow. The fact that things in our early childhood can effect us is very apparent in this book, this book made me feel angry, sad, happy all at the same time. Happy that these two people found love, angry that a father and uncle could do what they did to people they should be protecting and sad that someone would think that they where to blame for something they had no control over. I would truly recommend this book to everyone. This is a definite must read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A moment!! 11 Jun 2014
By cj
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this as part of a collection (beyond desire), but like to review the books seperately. For me this was turning out to be a 5 star review, it was a very emotive book with lots of tough subjects to tackle and i felt that the authors writing portrayed these sensitively. However, it lost a star for me because the epilogue is one of the most important parts of a story and this felt rushed and a little confusing as it changed pov immediately without the reader knowing, i had to re-read as i became lost. I am not sure if this has been changed in this format as on the goodreads site, the author said that the book had been revised and edited, so it could just be a blip on the version i read. Overall a great book and i shall be continuing with the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 16 days ago by Lisa Ovington
5.0 out of 5 stars A compulsive read
I don't often write reviews as I often make my mind up on the summary. This came part of a compilation some of which I had to skip through or make myself read. This was different. Read more
Published 2 months ago by feethebookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I got this as a free book and wasn't disappointed. I won't give anything away, get it and see for yourself.
Published 4 months ago by Maureen Foley
3.0 out of 5 stars liked it
This was an interesting book and would recommend to friends,it's very well written with an interesting story ,will he looking for more from this author
Published 5 months ago by sinita
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Brilliant I loved it!
It's a must read so go and do it you'll love the story and the way the characters are developed. I guarantee you won't be able to put it down
Published 5 months ago by Amy Wilde
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Nice for a bed time read but it still really draws you in and keeps you reading. Would recommend this story
Published 6 months ago by Ms. V. C. Cousins
4.0 out of 5 stars A moment
A sad story that a young boys life was almost ruined by a sad/sick man and a family who never believed him.
Published 6 months ago by W. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong storyline showing true love heals
Good, if a little dark, storyline. Well written. Nice love story with the point of view if both the man and woman.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs C E Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Can't Wait To Read The Others
Brilliant Novel Great Plot Gripping Just Couldn't Put It Down . I just can't wait for the next books !!!
Published 6 months ago by G. ROBERTS
5.0 out of 5 stars Rollercoaster of emotion
A really great book full of raw emotions. Characters you really felt for, who were damaged yet deserved to be happy. I love Lilianna's family and their humour and support. Read more
Published 6 months ago by PennyMcc
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