She’s everything I am not…yet somehow, she sees through my darkness.
She doesn’t see me as broken.
She sees me as the man I’m fighting so hard to be.
“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.