If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Little Moments by Madison Street / @indiesagepromo @madisonstauthor

Title: Little Moments
Series: Second Chances, Book 2
Author: Madison Street
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 8, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: IndieSage PR


Think back to the exact moment when you fell in love for the first time. That split second. That precise moment. Can you remember it?

I can remember the day as if it were yesterday: from the light blue dress she wore, to her golden locks curved along her shoulders, down to the shocking tingle when our fingers touched. It was the happiest day of my life, and yet she didn’t even know I existed.

What if you had the chance to relive those moments? Would you take it?I’ve waited almost ten years for her and my time has finally come.

This split second, this precise moment will change her life forever.

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I loved everything about this story. Roman and Melanie are phenomenal characters whose story just resonates in my heart.

Roman is an incredible man. I'd call him a survivor but he's more than that. He didn't just survive to exist after tragedy struck at a young age. He sought to honor his memories by pursuing a career that could save others the heartache and grief he'd gone through. Meeting Melanie when he was growing up wasn't in his plan. I don't even really think it's a twist. It was just one of those things that was meant to be. I don't know if it's because of how Ms. Street wrote it or if it was conviction with which Roman believed it, but it was undeniable that they were meant to be together.

While Melanie wasn't available when they were younger, she was when they were older. An injury on the job brought firefighter Roman to the hospital she worked at, thus bringing them in solid contact with one another after so many years of once in a while meetings at his aunt's bakery. She is the very definition of nurturer, her profession is proof of that, but it's not out of obligation or duty that she wants to be with Roman. It's simply because she wants to.

But he pushes her away, not believing himself worthy enough of her and her heart because he isn't whole. And she's afraid to risk her heart again, even if what she feels for Roman is different than what she felt for her ex. Yet Fate continues to bring them together, shows them why that connection they feel for one another won't be cast aside.

"Cherish the little moments because they are what sticks out in your memory the most."

This statement speaks true of this story.

Roman and Melanie's little moments reminded me of the one's I've created, experienced and shared with my husband. They made me sniffle and smile like a sentimental fool. They made me appreciate what I've made with my husband. Their story might be fiction but it mirrors reality. Never forget the little moments. In times of tragedy and/or loss, they are what gets us through to see another day and reach for what was once just out of our reach.

Beautiful writing, Ms. Street. I hope others love and appreciate this story as much as I have.

Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After September 11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

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