I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Moments in Time by K.K. Allen
on June 24, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
Jamison Bexley was the one who got away.
If only I hadn’t pushed him.
Seven years ago, he was my everything.
My safe haven.
My best friend.
However, dating was never an option.
Not when his eyes gravitated toward every girl in town but me.
That is, until the curse of bad timing found us both… and struck.
All it took was one night.
One big mistake.
Altering everything we could ever be.
I’m still paying for my sins all these years later.
Life has been downright cruel.
I’m working countless hours trying to hold onto the pieces of my shattered dreams.
Determined that nothing will keep me from my end-goal.
Until Jamison struts back into our small town and gets a first-hand glimpse of my life.
Suddenly, he wants to be my knight in shining armor.
But I don’t need a savior.
Those moments in time are long gone.
And he’s about to realize why.
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I lean back against his chest while I grind against him. “Tell me how it feels for you.”
His lips fall to my ear, and he whispers, “Familiar.”
The instant the word is out of his mouth, my heart thumps chaotically against my ribcage because I know exactly why he would say that.
“Tell me you remember that night after senior prom.” His words are so soft and airy, they tickle my neck and linger there for a long beat before he speaks again. “We were all camping out in the woods, and you and I had decided to share our own tent.”
Heat billows through my body at the memory. “Everyone was having the loudest sex. We were trying not to laugh,” I add.
“You were trying not to laugh,” he says.
“That’s right.” My cheeks heat. “Because I was muffling you.”
“So I started tickling you.”
“And we started wrestling.”
My skin is scorching, thanks to the very vivid memory. I remember that night well, not because of what happened between us in that tent but because Jami was the only one who had asked me to our senior prom. Heartbroken, I told Jami I wasn’t going, and that was when he asked me. It ended up being one of the best nights of my life.
“You were wearing that sexy little red tube dress.” His tone becomes raspy with his words.
“You had stripped down to your boxer briefs.”
His nose grazes my cheek. “And you had a— what’d you call it again?”
“A wardrobe malfunction.”
He chuckles with his next groan. “Yeah, that’s it. Your tits came bouncing out, and I couldn’t stop staring.”
There’s a whirring in my chest as I sneak a look at him. “And I let you.” He sighs as his eyes flutter closed then back open. “I wanted you to look. I wanted you to do more than look.”
My mind fogs as I continue to move for Jami while imagining myself right back in that tent with him. Back when there was still the possibility of something more.
This is my second book by K.K. Allen, and I was just as blown away this time! I was pulled into the story right away, the characters grabbed me, the story, all of it. Jami and Vi had the perfect best friend past, but it had been more than that. They had been each other’s firsts in so many ways that were so much more than just friends. And while it meant more to both of them, of course they both assumed it didn’t mean as much to the other one.
For me everything played out very realistically, without a lot of drama for drama’s sake, as well as no sudden changes of heart. The emotions had been buried deep in these two, and were always there, just waiting to come out and find the air they needed to catch fire and start their relationship back down the path it had diverged from one fateful night. The author doesn’t let us in on exactly what happened right away, or even in an info dump at any point. We’re given bits and pieces of the different moments in their path that connect the dots leading us to that pinnacle moment that broke them apart.
Even as much as her ex was a guy that I couldn’t stand for what he was doing, in the end the author made us be able to understand him, and give him some credit for being the man she’d fallen in love with at one time, who had also loved her. It made it so that he was again more realistic, and not just a villain. I mean, he had been one of Jami’s friends at one time, so there had to have been something redeemable at some point. And he was the father of her child, with a big amount of time for custody, so it was good to know he wasn’t just an evil jerk.
There was a cast of characters that I also hope to read more about. There were already two couples that I may need to look for their books, and I’ll also look forward to the other brothers getting their own stories at some point!
About the Author
K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again.
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music.
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.
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