Thursday, April 7, 2016

This One Moment (Pushing Limits #1) by Stina Lindenblatt

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Publication Date: April 5, 2016


Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

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.


Why Nolan and Hailey had to spam me with the fact that both of them slept with half the population of the USA? It's ok to mention it once or twice, but after the third time it became tiring. I don't care if both of them said that they used other people in order to find a substitute for what they couldn't have. I just wasn't sold on it. Why couldn't the characters just admit that they liked sex instead of saying stuff like in my mind they were Nolan or Hailey?

Nolan rushed back into Hailey's life and she accepted him without giving him a hard time about the reason that had her out of his life for so long. Things were as if they had never been seperated. I expected more from Hailey, some backbone or self esteem.

The flashbacks give a little info on how Nolan fell in love with Hailey and what happened that fateful night that made Nolan leave everything and everyone behind. It explained a lot and while I understand why he did it, I still disapprove the fact that he left people behind.

The whole story wasn't very believable and it was borderline ridiculous at some point. Things would have been better if the author had just focused on the romance between the characters and the identity of the person who put Hailey into a coma. The blurb made things sound so much better and I am a little sad that I didn't get what I wanted. Since this is the first book read by the author I will read the second in the series and then decide what to do and if I like the author's writing style.