Saturday, August 18, 2018

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: That One Moment by Patty Wiseman (Contemporary Romance)


by
PATTY WISEMAN

  Genre: Fiction / Romantic Suspense
Date of Publication: May 8, 2017
Number of Pages: 258

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Ricki Sheridan traveled a long way to seek refuge at Wolf Den's Lodge high in the mountains after a devastating betrayal. Heartbroken, she signed up for a survivalist backpacking trip to live off the land and forget.

An injury on the first day puts her in the capable hands of the handsome trail boss, Kory Littleton. The attraction is instant, mutual, and terrifying. She trusted her emotions once and vowed never to make the same mistake again. Kory's heart, trampled and bruised, is unprepared to ever love again, until his unexpected reaction to Ricki reveals some things are worth taking a chance on.


When evil finds its way back into Ricki's world, their fragile bond is tested, forcing them to face their greatest fear: can a wounded heart ever trust anew? Betrayal. Desire. Revenge. Which one prevails?







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Praise for That One Moment:

Patty Wiseman, as well as anyone and better than most, sure knows how to write the three basic ingredients of a page-turning and unforgettable novel: mystery, suspense, and romance.  -- Caleb & Linda Pirtle ~ Here Comes a Mystery

"It was pure perfection!" -- Jessa, Amazon Reviewer

"Author Patty Wiseman does a good job of injecting so much action into just the first two pages that I had high expectations for this story. And That One Moment does not disappoint."  -- Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite





I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.

When this book came up for the opportunity to review, I was immediately drawn in by both the cover and the synopsis. I was instantly intrigued by the role survivalist backpacking would play within the story as this doesn't feature prominently among the contemporary genre. I also quite enjoy a good love triangle and with a tagline like "One man wants her...Another won't let her go," there was no denying that I was hooked! 

Within the first few pages, readers learn that although Ricki is carrying around a lot of emotional baggage, she is also a strong and capable female character serving as a Texas game warden with prior service in the Navy. As a former Army officer myself, my heart sung many praises to Mrs. Wiseman for showcasing a woman in these fields. Given my own training and experiences functioning within high stress environments, there were times that I found myself having to suspend my disbelief in regards to Ricki's puzzling decision-making process while serving in her capacity as a law enforcement official. Personal preference aside, however, the story provides a valuable and relatable glimpse into the police community that any reader can appreciate.

Despite their instant attraction to one another, the romance is incredibly tame and gradually builds to express just how difficult it is to let go of the past especially when you have been hurt. Given that both Ricki and Kory are involved in careers that immediately suggest strength, confidence, and resiliency, it's easy to forget that they too can be plagued by feelings of doubt and hesitation. I appreciated the message that regardless of your background, training, or experience, we are all vulnerable especially when it comes to matters of the heart because timately, there will always be chinks in the armor. A few times throughout the story, readers become privy to Kory's point of view which greatly exposes just how important healing a broken heart depends on being open to second chances. The compelling cast of secondary characters enhances this theme as well and strongly demonstrates how incredibly fleeting time can be and how we owe it to ourselves and our relationships with one another to make the most out of it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense that was provided as many characters were thrown into danger that continues to quickly intensify as the story progresses. While the antagonist came across as more of a caricature of a villain, the path of destruction was still thrilling nonetheless.  

Overall, this was a fast paced, engaging, and easy read that will resonate a hopeful message for many readers.






Award Winning Author Patty Wiseman is a native of the Seattle, Washington area and attended The Wesleyan College in Bartlesville Oklahoma. Northeast Texas is home now, along with her husband Ron.  She is the president of East Texas Writer’s Association, a Lifetime Member of the Worldwide Who’s Who for Professional Women (and named VIP for 2013), and a member of the Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization, East Texas Writer’s Guild, and Texas Association of Authors.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting! I appreciate the opportunity and the honest review! Blessings!

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  2. I like what you said about how this story reveals that we all have chinks in our armor. Great review!

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