I read a lot of historicals and contemporary books rarely catch my interest This one did In a big way From time to time while I was reading this, I would run into the kitchen and open the freezer door just to cool off my eyeballs Talk about sizzle This book is really hot from beginning to end.Though the tale is very steamy, this one has a delcious bit of wit The main characters were very compelling and realistically written I also enjoyed the way the side characters had a refreshing bit of depth to them They have stories of their own and aren t just there to move the plot along I especially loved Cole s little sister, Jess.The book takes place in Maryland I ve lived in Maryland and she seems to know her stuff because the setting and the little details were very authentic Best of all, I m a plotty person the plot bubbles along nicely, while never being predictable which is always a hit with me And it s hot as hell Did I mention that From the first chapter all the way to the last Make sure your freezer is handy. This series gets better and better I devoured the second book in Ms Strawn s One Moment Series The story of former pageant girl Madison St James and self made man Cole Langford gripped me from the start Perfectly pitted against each other, Madison and Cole scorch up the pages in this very steamy read with a perfect balance of tension, plot twists and emotional depth But this isn t just a scorching hot read, the characters draw you in their pasts have brought them this far, but can they break free of their roles and other s expectations to find their happily ever after An emotionally satisfying story of seeing beneath the surface to the true person inside Can t wait for the next book I d pre ordered Momentary Lapse, the second book in the One Moment series, after enjoying the first one so much and when it burned its way onto my kindle I wasn t disappointed It is a hot, hot read and yes, I was expecting that, after Moment of Weakness, but I think I enjoyed this story eventhan the author s debut I felt the novel was evenpolished, the writing flowed beautifully and the plot was well thought out The emotional depth of the main characters was extremely well developed and I found myself drawn into their love story, right up until the final page The author has a knack for building strong, real characters and all her secondary characters are interesting enough to deserve their own books I look forward to seeing how Ms Strawn surprises us with the next instalment in this spicy series. I loved Moment of Weakness and was really looking forward to the second book in the series, Momentary Lapse.I wasn t disappointed Momentary Lapse is just as sexy as Moment of Weakness and it really is a good read.Madison St James is a great character, an ex beauty queen used to smiling no matter how bad things get and putting on a false front.Whereas there s nothing false about Cole Langford, a man who tells it like it is.This makes for some tense, exciting scenes between the two main characters.When you add to that a manipulative mother, a cheating ex fiance, and wealthy power brokers out to destroy Cole, you ve got a story with lots of depth that keeps you guessing until the end.As I said, I loved it, and I m looking forward to reading the third book in the series, Not for a Moment. Won this in a giveaway, was definitely a great read Thankyou Ex pageant queen meets guy from the wrong side of the tracks with the right nameand we get to see the whole train wreck I thought the characters were believable and solid, with blistering heat and a nice little side story around Cole s business I really enjoyed book 2 by Ms Strawn and am looking forward to the next in the One Moment series. What do you do when you grow up with a mom who thinks she owns your life You know the ones that say, I gave birth to you so therefore you owe me Well those moms are mild compared to Madison St James s mom Patricia She is a social climber Originally trailer trash who is a poser now She put Madison in pageants as far back as she could remember Taught her manners, how to walk, talk, who to talk to, and where to be seen No one or nothing got past Patricia So, when it came time for Madison to marry well she hand picked him too, Logan, a senator s son There was just one or two flaws in the ointment He can t seem to live within his financial means So to solve that problem, Patricia pays him an allowance which he goes over also But when your daddy is a senator and his wealthy girlfriend s mom want s this he does it Plus this is his father s final warning marry Madison and shape up or get cut off So Bringing us to his second flaw Madison caught him cheating on her and she tells him it is over She then runs out to stay at the very hotel she caught him at Morbid Yes She know it is But she just wanted revenge maybe She goes down to the bar orders a drink when she catches the eye of a Cole Langford Not of the rich side of the Langford s he won t claim them So don t even try and lump them He won t have it Anyway, he doesn t like the rich but there is something about Madison that is different She is shy, mannered, unsure, yet bold, beautiful, and scared all at the same time Which totally captured him which in itself angers him When she almost falls off her chair he is there to catch her He has no plans to bed her those days are behind him Yet, he can t seem to turn away from this one But he is torn for he know he has his sister who is about her age who has physical therapy to do and so muchfrom an accident that had killed their mom She has overcome a lot but he has a chip on his shoulder and the rich side of the Langford s to thank for that since they wouldn t help when his sister needed them Resentment much This was one hot story It grabs you from the get to The characters are bold and loud and in your face but they keep you on your toes I couldn t put it down The sex scenes are hot so bring a fan I give this 5 stars Provided by netgalley.com.Follow us at www.1rad readerreviews.com. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 4.5 hot starsHaving read book 1 which is Marcus and Abby s story, I was delighetd to get a chance to read another in the series Ms Strawn has a good turn of phrase, and deals with interesting issues head on Her characters have looks and brains, and will change their views if given enough prodding This installments pitted two fundamentally similar, yet superficially different people against each other but with a level of chemistry that neither had the strength to resist Cole is in business with Marcus from Moment of Weakness and Marcus is supportive when needed, although he doesn t feature in the book otherwise Cole has a huge chip on his shoulder, and it takes a lot to get him to rethink his opinion of anyone who has grown up entitled Therefore when he meets the very beautiful, society belle Madison things get interesting We read the story from both their viewpoints, and so can see the car crashes as they pile up but also know that they are two really decent human beings, who need to catch a break The side characters such as Logan and most definitely Jess, Cole s sister, are great, and Madison s mother is easy to visualise if you have ever watched Cruella de Ville at least that is who I saw her as Some lovely funny moments, some sad ones, and some very, very hot ones This is a good read, and I am now looking forward to the next one in the series One Bite Is Never Enough Madison St James S Life Was A Glittering Fairy Tale, Until Her Prince Charming Turns Out To Be Prince Cheating With The Help Of A Sexy Stranger, Madison Lets Loose Her Inhibitions For One Night Of No Holds Barred Sex It S Hot It S Sensual And So Real That Madison Doesn T Know If She Can Return To Her Superficial Life, Except Her Mother Isn T Going To Make Her Escape Easy Cole Langford Has One Of The Most Powerful Names In Maryland, But None Of The Money And Prestige That Goes With It But He Knows First Hand About Getting Knocked Down By Power Wielding Megalomaniacs Lately, Cole S Libido S Is MIA, Until He Finds The Very Trouble He S Been Trying To Stay Away From In Madison St James But Madison Is Like Decadent Candy, And Cole Can T Resist One Bite Sizzling Hot I loved the second book in Toni s One Moment series.The interaction between Madison and Cole was steaming hot, yet moving, drawing you in to their emotional battles.The story is well written great plot, plenty of tension and an emotional ride to the end.
Toni J Strawn loves everything romance Hot, bad, crazy, out of control romance She is a self professed maestro of the one night stand and loves throwing the unlikeliest of characters together to create sizzling hot happy ever afters.When not locked away in her Romansion, a tiny writing shed at the bottom of the garden, Toni can be found feeding her addiction to romance, or hanging with her thre
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- Momentary Lapse
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- 21 August 2017 Toni J. Strawn