Title: One More Moment
Author: Samantha Chase
Series: Band on the Run #3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received an advanced copy from NetGalley/InkSlinger PR for the purpose of this blog tour
Rating: 4 stars
Julian Grayson is taking a break
…from his cheating fiancée
…from his band
…from his life in the spotlight
Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
…to save the world
…to help the homeless
…to get a broken man back on his feet
When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson’s coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can’t resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He’ll have to tell her…eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there’s something about her that gives him what he hasn’t felt in years: hope.
Charlotte was such a great female character. She spent her time working to help the homeless and those down on their luck to get back on their feet again. She gave so much of her time in order to help other live a more fulfilling life. Her life pretty much revolved around her work, but I’d say not in a bad way, because of all the good she was doing. Even after she found out who Julian was, she never changed herself. She didn’t want all the gifts and things his money could buy for her. Her outlook on things was still the same, and someone who can stick to their beliefs and morals through everything is someone to be admired.
Julian was a guy who had gone through some pretty rough stuff. His fiancé cheated on him multiple times and was all around toxic. Not that he was a terrible person or anything, but their relationship overall was just very toxic. When he breaks it off (with the kind of drama reserved for a reality show), he sets off on his own and takes some time to get his bearings together. In comes Charlotte, and the relationship they form together is definitely worth reading about.
Samantha Chase is such a wonderful writer. I really enjoyed the way she told the story of Julian and Charlotte. She writes such well-rounded characters who are likeable as well as each having their own set of flaws. They recognized those flaws and did what they could to work to be a better person. The romance was incredibly cute as well. Not too steamy, but so wholesome and wonderful that it would make you wish for the kind of love Julian and Charlotte had.
The fact that all of the charity work Charlotte did was such a main point throughout the book made me enjoy the plot that much more. As well as giving us a cute romance story, Samantha Chase reminds us how important it is to pay it forward. To do the most simple and charitable gesture may not take a lot of effort out of us, but it could mean the world to someone else having a rough day.
I’m pretty sure the book took place over about two months, but it honestly felt like it was way longer. And I mean that in a good way! It made it seem like their loved developed over a good period of time and that despite Julian breaking off his engagement/marriage three months before he moved to the beach, he didn’t move on too fast.
Overall, if you’re looking for a cute romance with some really strong characters and good writing, I would highly suggest checking this one out.
About Samantha Chase:
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.