Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shining Star Award: Hanging by the Moment by Bella Juarez

Title:Hanging by a Moment
Series: 1Night Stand
Author:Bella Juarez
Publisher:Decadent Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
PageCount:67 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb

Widower and Air Force reservist, Tom Ryan fills the empty spaces in his life by building dream homes for others. When he’s invited to a client’s party, he meets the owner’s sister-in-law, a tempestuous artist, and discovers that maybe there is a wrong time to meet the right person…

Free-spirited Emily Sanchez is known for pushing the envelope in art, but meeting dependable, and down-to-earth Tom challenges her. The man has submissive written all over him, and she thinks she might be just the woman to peel back the layers and release the brilliant passion inside.

But when they are paired by Madame Eve, Tom turns the tables on Emily, because he’s always been curious about the lifestyle and if the chaotic artist is willing to surrender, they may discover their deepest desire…

Oh my goodness!  Hanging by a Moment by Bella Juarez is hot, hot, hot!  Ms. Juarez started with mild-manner Tom and then turns it around and gives us holy hotness, decisive Tom.  It was so unexpected but wow when Tom found his inner Dom he found it with a vengeance!  I loved that Tom appeared too nice.  He meets Emily and is super shy.  He finds himself growing comfortable with Emily as they talk and begins to believe that he is ready to move beyond his grief. 
Even before his inner Dom was unleashed, Tom got under Emily’s skin.  Emily doesn’t think she has a shot with Tom and is thoroughly convinced that he would be happy with the “Stepford Wives” in the suburban community he and her sister inhabit.  But boy was she wrong, and not only was Tom willing to keep an open mind about the art she creates.  Her art allows Tom to revisit a curiosity he had buried when his wife battled the illness that ultimately killed her.
To say that I enjoyed this story is an understatement.  Ms. Juarez packed tons of hotness and heat in a few words.  The story was well written and the characters felt real and believable.  This story was an excellent addition to the 1 Night Stand series.

                            Five Shooting Stars and a shining Star award

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