28 August 2014

Bittersweet Moments (Moments in Time #3) by Dori Lavelle

Bittersweet Moments (Moments in Time #3)
by Dori Lavelle.
Audience/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance.
Publication: April 30th 2014.
Can the embers of an old life ignite the flames of a new love?

Six years ago, Melisa Bergfeld’s husband died. As the grief of losing him tore into her, she lost his last gift to her—their unborn child—and her hopes and dreams turned to ashes.

Left with a life she no longer wants, she seeks salvation in a homeless shelter. For a while, that’s more than enough.

But when a fire breaks out, in walks the man who will try to save her life—if she’ll let him.

Florian “Heat” Dane has left behind a trail of broken hearts in his wake, including pieces of his own. For all the girls he’s used to fill the hole in his heart, there has been just one he could never erase from his memories. But when Melisa married his best friend Scott Bergfeld, he knew she would never be his the way she’d been the one unforgettable night they spent together. Now that she’s back in his life, he will do anything to recapture her heart, even if it means giving away his own.

Heat still has the power to ignite passion in Melisa, something she both desires and rejects. He’s a known heartbreaker, and if there is one thing Melisa doesn’t need, it’s another crack in her heart. But when he confesses his love for her, she fears her secrets from the past will surface. And she might be the one to break his heart this time.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This story was sad mostly. Sometimes I wanted to kick Melisa into next year. She needed to get some serious professional help. She wasn’t letting anyone in, including her husband all because she couldn’t face the rejection. But by not telling people the truth of things that happened in the past things just gets worse.

Melisa accidently starts a fire in the homeless shelter. Her rescuer is her dead husband’s best friend. He is also a one night stand in high school. But that one night stand impacted both their lives for many years after. Heat, the firefighter/rescuer had always cared for Melisa. But Melisa didn’t know that because she went to live with a relative for a year afterwards.

So when he sees that she has nowhere to live he jumps at the chance to pay her medical bill and have her stay with him while she heals from burns from the fire and finds a place. Secretly he wishes she would stay forever.

Melisa has lots of skeletons in her closet and when you think you know them all, there is another curve ball to the story. She seriously makes some major stupid moves when she holds things back. Sorry, can’t share them. It would be a spoiler.

In the end, there is resolution but I need to see what else happens in the next book, so gotta go read on!

Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and sucker for happy ever afters and mint chocolate. Hand her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

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