Review: One Moment Please by Amy Daws (Wait with Me #3)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
If I had to think of two words that would best describe Amy Daws’s brand of romantic comedy, they would have to be addictive and heartening. Her romance element is that blend of sweet, sexy, and sincere, and the comedic aspect of her story is neither high-brow nor is it the opposite; rather, it’s this finely tuned and well-balanced bit of genius that wholly Daws. And an absolute bonus is the fact that Daws is so darn consistent in terms of those, but employs a different trope each time alongside original characters and stories. Case in point? Her Wait with Me series. The first book in this series was a hit, what with its original meet-cute between the main characters set in a tire store, and becoming a favorite among many romance readers. The second book was popular as well, this time, having the falling-for-my-sibling’s-best-friend trope as the characters cross paths in a bait shop. This third and latest one certainly had my curiosity because here, the main characters meet in a hospital cafeteria, do not have the most heartwarming of beginnings, and there’s a surprise pregnancy to boot. Oh, and have I mentioned the sprinkling of angst?!
One Moment Please works well as a standalone, but if you’re like me and you prefer reading books in a series in order, go right ahead because there are recurring characters, especially from the first book since the female main characters from there and here are best friends. Twenty-seven-year-old Lynsey Jones is a graduate student who’s been working on her thesis in order to obtain her master’s degree in child psychology. Now, having the right place to write something as complex as a thesis is important, and Lynsey has found her sweet spot in the local hospital’s cafeteria. She’s there so often that their French silk pie is a staple whenever she eats there. Her presence hasn’t gone unnoticed either, and when a grumpy doctor decides to confront her about said presence, she decides to give Dr. Joshua Richardson a piece of her mind with a slice of French silk pie. Of course, Fate isn’t quite done with Lynsey and Dr. Dick, but maybe some hot hate sex will cure them both—except Fate leaves them with a souvenir nine months in the making…
In these trying times we find ourselves in nowadays, I know that there are a lot of unknowns, and there are quite a few out there who are struggling to, at the very least, get through a book—any book! Well, one of the things that I know to be true is that I have yet to go wrong reading anything penned by Amy Daws, and since the more somber tone of the news we’ve been getting for the past couple or so months can feel stifling, this rom-com was exactly what the doctor—pun intended!—ordered. I’ll be honest, it took a bit for me to warm up to Josh because the guy seriously had the most dickish of behaviors, especially when it came to Lynsey. When we get his back story, we gain a better understanding of why he is the way he is, and my heart ached for him and what he went through. Lynsey, on the other hand, was fantastic, and she had such a strong support system around her, thanks to her best friends, Kate and Dean (the former’s story can be read in Wait with Me, and I’m desperately hoping the latter gets his own happily-ever-after next!), as well as Kate’s boyfriend, Miles, and her own older sister, Christine. One Moment Please made me laugh a lot, and by the end, left me with a satisfied smile on my face. Five stars. ♥
Date Read: 10 April 2020
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