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Henriette – :
Love, all I need is love – fabulous f/f fake romance
It‘s tough to be a single mom, even if your ex supports you.
It is even tougher, if your former in-laws are gunning for your daughter when said ex is temporarily out of the picture.
Sarah has to navigate these choppy waters. To her surprise rescue comes from the most unlikely of shining knights: the committed childfree lesbian Andi. And off goes a wonderful story where you fake it until maybe you make it. A story with a whole gamut of the feels: poignant at times, heartwarming, heartbreaking, awkward, fun moments, the raging injustice of it, reluctance, desire, heads, hearts and love in so many, sometimes misguided forms.
As a reader I couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough: so many twists, so many feelings. This story is all out and spared nothing to pull those little strings attached to my heart.
Apprentice Noa (I am chuckling with fond memories), Sarah‘s daughter, was one of my favorites. I waited with baited breath for her next shenanigans, wise words and outbursts of love and goodness.
And what about Andi, resilient, wounded warrior Andi? Ah, what a great character and so well written – and swoon: she comes with a toolbelt and tattoos.
Sarah is ordinary. Beautifully, lovely ordinary, no billionaire, not a super successful doctor, lawyer or what not. She panics, she is insecure and she adamantly stays her ground when her daughter is concerned.
Those are good people, salt of the earth – and there are the not so good people which you come not to hate but to pity – all done with a genius change of point of view.
The writing is excellent as I have come to expect from Cheyenne Blue. I really, really liked that the editor left us with a good flavor of the local vernacular aka Aussie slang. I like to get a taste of the setting via words and language („the tennis“) – without having to use a dictionary. The chapter titles were fun – my favorite was: „Part of the Conntrack“ (reading is believing).
Are you looking for a fake romance with all the feels, a cute kid, ordinary, good people and set in Australia? Give this one a try and enjoy.
Thanks to Ylva for the ARC. The review is left voluntarily.
Christine Reid – :
wow what a beautiful story the main characters were a perfect match their connection was perfectly balanced their journey through it all was a rollercoaster ride of the purest emotions,another outstanding book by cheyenne blue congratulations
Betty Harmon – :
Cheyenne Blue really begins her newest novel, Not for a Moment with a bang. Her two main characters, Andi Barrons and Sarah Santoro have a major problem thrust upon them in the first few pages of the book, and thanks to a spur of the moment gut reaction by Andi, the two must now pretend to be a couple.
In what Andi believes is a moment of insanity, she claims to be Sarah’s live-in partner to help her in a possible custody battle, and now she’s stuck. To back out would mean Sarah could very well lose custody of her daughter Noa, but Andi doesn’t want to be even a fake parent. She has always avoided dating ladies with children because she wants to live a child free life for many good reasons. But she can’t back out now. Andi can’t do that to Sarah and Noa, can she?
This is a tale of love, both parental and romantic. It’s also a lovely story about finding family, especially the family we make. It is easy to understand the actions and feelings of these characters as they negotiate this minefield of problems, emotions, and fears.
The story is definitely a slow-burn romance, and it was heartwarming to watch Andi and Sarah slowly fall in love through their trials. Though it takes some time to happen, this book has one of the best love scenes I’ve read in a while. It was also touching to watch Andi and Noa grow close in spite of Andi’s fears of being around children.
Not for a Moment is a heart melting love story that will leave you with a warm feeling inside and maybe a tear or two in your eyes. You should read this special story.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.