THIS ONE MOMENT

THIS ONE MOMENT                               STINA LINDENBLATT

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.
 

MY REVIEW:
     When you grow up in a house of hate yet find love in others you gravitate toward it.  For Nolan Kincaid that is the way it worked when he met his female best friend Hailey Wilkins.  She lived across the street.  He and his male best friend Brandon were playing and she wanted to play too.  Nolan said okay but Brandon was having no part of that.  Hailey was ready to physically fight her way in.  In order to save Brandon a black eye, Nolan explained that she could be a good asset.  Reason being her mom baked the best cookies.  Brandon voted her right in.
     From that day forward they were always together even more than him and Brandon and that was a lot.  Hailey was a huge soccer player and Nolan spent countless hours in the backyard with her doing her drills.  He would spend all kinds of hours writing music and playing his guitar.  The two supported each other’s through everything.  Until the teen years the secrets they used to share were not as much because well they had fallen for each other but neither would ever tell the other.  At Hailey’s house he was normal at his house all hell would break loose.
     You see his dad would start drinking and then become violent.  Not only with his words but with his hands.  At 19 Nolan was feeling trapped at home.  He wanted to leave so badly he could taste it.  He couldn’t not with his little sister, Sarah, 11, still stuck there as well as his mom.  His dad was a monster.  He had to be there to protect them.  But on this one night something had gone terribly wrong.  His mom and sister were dead by the hands of his father who almost killed him too.  His father was killed by the police in the act of doing so.  If only he could remember the details that led up to it but he was told he may never get it the memory of that night back.  That’s how bad it was and his brain is trying to protect him.
     Now five years later, Nolan who is Tyler Erickson, lead singer for Pushing Limits a rock band.  For all this time the girl he loved, he said, and carried her picture on stage every night with him, he has not once called her to say HI!  “F off!” Nothing.  The ironic part is she nursed him back to health, drove him to the airport, and was his biggest fan and supporter and after 4 months of calling him and texting him she gave up on him once he made it to LA.  He did have the decency to send a text when he arrived safely to say he arrived after that nothing.
     Yet, her parents are caring for his home still because he can’t seem to let it go yet.  So he is alive.  He needs some paperwork from the house and her dad couldn’t get over there so he asked her to go to get it.  Later that night they found her brutally assaulted and left for dead in the seedier side of town.  Nolan gets a call from Brandon saying Hailey is in a coma in ICU.  He finishes the concert and takes the first flight home. He needs to be by her side no matter what.
     See if the two damaged and hurt souls can find a place in each other’s lives and hearts.  Is her attack random?  Or is there something to really worry about?  Can Nolan restore his memory enough that he can forgive himself?
     This was an intense love story that keeps the reader on their toes.  There were very tender moments but there were very tense ones where you want to bite your nails too.  I give this 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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