Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: This Is One Moment by Mila Gray


Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.

While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker.

Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.

Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.

As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?

Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.

Publication Date: September 10, 2015
I read This Is One Moment because I really loved the author’s previous novel in the series called Come Back to Me. And although I enjoyed the story of Kit and Jessa in the first book, I fell madly in love with Didi and Walker. Although I gave the first book close to five stars, This Is One Moment was a five-star plus read!

The setup was unlike anything I read before: Didi is a psychology intern at a military hospital where Noel Walker is recuperating. Walker has been through hell and is one of only two survivors of a vicious military attack. Although Walker is physically wounded, his emotional scars are much worse. Didi is a very empathetic person and she really makes an effort to help Walker despite his efforts to push her away.

The romance was epic in this one. Walker and Didi have so many obstacles to overcome and I really wasn’t sure if they would end up together. Walker was such a complex character and I liked that the story wasn’t just about the romance, but also about Walker coming to terms with his inability to save all of his men. Like the previous book, the novel touches upon PTSD in a very insightful way. Didi could be a frustrating character at times, especially in regards to her relationship with the movie star, but the love triangle did create some extra tension in the story.

This Is One Moment is an absolute must read! I loved everything about it and the ending was perfect. Although Come Back to Me is a great book, you can definitely read this novel as a standalone.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. Awesome that you found a five plus star read :) Don't you love it when things just come together? :)

  2. The epic romance and good ending sounds wonderful!

  3. Yes please! this sounds so very good!