Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#ARCBookReview--> Moments in Time #2- Rekindled Moments by Dori Lavelle

Title and Author: Rekindled Moments (Moments in Time #2) by Dori Lavelle
Series: Moments in Time
Release Date: February 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult Fiction

My Review:
Something happened in the life of Carlene Adams, a few years ago, that left her soul scarred and her heart heavy with guilt. She never dreamed of finding an anchor in her, otherwise chaotic, life ever again but then she met Nick Johnson and fell in love for the second time in her life. But now her dirty secret is out leaving Nick devastated and hateful of her. As if this is not enough, her job is also in danger and betrayal by people she loves not far behind.

What will Carlene do now?
Will Nick ever forgive her?
What was the horrid secret that Carlene tried her level best to hide so much so that she even changed her name to run from it?
Will she hide from the past as she did before or face her demons this time and fight for a future with Nick?

The much anticipated closure to Carlene and Nick's story is due to release in February 2014 but I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy and so satisfy my curiosity. :)

Just like the first book in the "Moments in Time" series, Entangled Moments, this book is also very tastefully executed and engaged me right from the first page. The story continues from where it left in the first book and deals with Carlene's past coming to light and the consequences of the disclosure. What happens to Nick and Carlene eventually is the main theme of the story.

I loved the way Dori developed Carlene's character as per the requirements of the story and also was impressed with the way she takes us into the past and the technique by which she joins the past events with the present scenarios. The characterization is crisp and their emotions heartfelt. Although the other characters like Nick's mother's character etc. are expertly portrayed, I was a bit disappointed with Nick's character. His part is not played out to its full potential and I would have loved if he was given more limelight to show his true feelings. I could not connect with Nick like I did in the first book. Also their reconciliation came too swiftly and I guess, I felt it so sudden because I had been hoping for more fight on that front.

Other than these small glitches, this is a very touching and interesting story that will keep you engaged till the very end. A short and a few hours well spent, this book leaves the reader in anticipation of the next book in the series which will be the story of Melisa, Carlene's best friend. A 4 out of 5 to it and I highly recommend this book to everyone and also the first book in the "Moments in Time" series. A well written love story by a very promising author, Dori is an author you don't want to miss.

The book is suited only for readers above 18 years of age due to its explicit content.

I received an ARC copy of the book from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.


***Reading order of the "Moments in Time" series****



Entangled Moments (Moments in Time #1)
Amazon.com: Paperback | Kindle Ebook
Amazon.in: Paperback | Kindle Ebook

Bittersweet Moments (Moments in Time #3) 
Amazon.com: Kindle Ebook
Amazon.in: Kindle Ebook








***Get the complete collection in 1 book***

Moments In Time: The Complete Novella Collection
Amazon.com: Paperback | Kindle Ebook Amazon.in: Paperback | Kindle Ebook

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