Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 366 Pages
Twenty-year-old Julia Parker has the ideal life. She comes from a wealthy family, has the perfect boyfriend, and plans to spend the summer in Europe. However, nothing is ever what it seems. It has been thirteen years since her mother’s unexpected death, and the pain she still feels is something she keeps hidden beneath the surface.
But for the second time in her life, everything’s about to change.
After discovering her roommate and boyfriend having an affair, she’s forced to spend the summer at home. Only, she won’t be alone. Recent events have caused an increase in security, and her personal detail is nothing like she expected.
At twenty-five, Roman Hayes is one of the youngest in his field. His only focus is his assignment. But when a moment of weakness between him and Julia lead to several more, they are both left to question what is happening between them. Julia soon learns Roman may just hold the answers to the questions she’s spent her entire life asking. But when all is revealed, will she be able to handle the truth? More importantly, can she find it in her heart to still love the one person she thought she knew?
***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Julia’s summer didn’t go as planned. Instead of finding herself on vacation she found herself back home with her father and a private body guard. She wasn’t new to having security around, but she was new to having one so hot he caused her mouth to dry up and her speech to evaporate.
“I couldn’t just write off what we had because every moment spent with him was a moment that brought me back to life.”
Roman was focused on his job, that is until everything got shuffled around and his priorities changed. Protecting Julia may not have been in his plan, but she became his sole mission. Her vulnerability, her wit, her beauty, everything about her drew him in and he was a goner the moment he laid eyes on her.
“I want to know what goes through your mind when you look at me-like the way you’re looking at me right now.”
It’s not often a book can surprise me, because for the most part it’s easy to see who the bad guy is even from the beginning, but this has one hell of a twist that completely caught me off guard. I’m pretty sure my mouth dropped to the floor.
Moment of Weakness is a mixture of sweetness and suspense. It’s kind of an odd combination, but for Julia and Roman it works. The storyline is good, the characters are interesting, and the only thing I didn’t really care for is the writing style itself. The paragraphs are very long and often randomly switch subjects in the middle of them. It felt a little disorienting at times.
My Favorite Moment: After all the events play out it’s a father’s love for his daughter and the simple words he bestows upon his daughter that mean the most.
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