Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Originally released in 2010, Moments is a standalone M/M romance penned by RJ Scott and it's third edition was released last month after undergoing a bit of nip and tuck. It's the story of an actor who's been given community service rather than jail time and is assigned to an education center whose head is trying to do some good for the low income families, all in the memory of his beloved partner. Jacob Riley has already undergone the rehab treatment required of him, but having to take time away from his shooting schedule in order to complete his mandated community service, isn't putting him in the best frame of mind, especially with his father getting on his case about cleaning up his act. Ethan Myers would rather focus on keeping the doors of Macs open; instead, he's stuck babysitting a spoiled, self-centered actor who thinks he's too good for the likes of Macs. Slowly but surely, though, these two men begin to trust one another and with that trust comes an emotion neither one was expecting. But that fragile trust, their fledgling feelings, and the continued existence of Macs is quickly put at risk...
Once again, RJ Scott has come up with a heartwarming story that was difficult for me to put down. I wasn't a fan of Jacob's for the first few chapters. He was spoiled and thought he was too good for something like community service, but as much as I wanted him to see the error of his ways, I wanted his development as a character to feel real, and the author definitely did that! Same with Ethan, who so needed someone to be his happily-ever-after, especially after having been by his partner's side as he battled through cancer, a battle he ultimately lost. These two pushed each other's buttons, and that made for some entertaining and tension-filled moments, but I prefer to think of all of that as foreplay of sorts. One of my favorite things about this book was that readers are also given inspiring side stories of the other people who go to Macs, making them memorable rather than throwaway supporting characters. I also liked how Jacob's issues with his family were resolved and how everything came together after it all fell apart. Moments was sweet, inspiring, and yet another great RJ Scott read. It gets four stars. ♥
Date Read: 03 May 2017
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