Monday, July 6, 2015

Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt

Heat of the Moment
(Moment of Truth #1)
by Lauren Barnholdt

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Just released: May 12, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Romance, YA
Paperback: 304 pages
Rating: 4

Moment of Truth trilogy:
Heat of the Moment
One Moment in Time
From This Moment - release date: July 14, 2015

In the first book of Lauren Barnholdt's captivating The Moment of Truth series, Lyla discovers that trusting her head might be easy but trusting her heart is a whole other matter.

Lyla McAfee had all but forgotten the email that she wrote to herself freshman year and scheduled to be delivered right before graduation—the one promising that she'd learn to trust by the end of senior year. But when she receives it the first morning of her senior trip to Florida, her life is sent into a tailspin. Soon she's questioning her seemingly perfect relationship with her boyfriend, Derrick, her attraction to the school player, Beckett, and whether ending her friendship with Aven and Quinn, her former BFFs, was one of the biggest mistakes of her life.

Each book in this trilogy is told from the perspective of a different girl—Lyla, Aven, and Quinn—former best friends who, back in freshman year, wrote emails to their future selves about the one thing they hope to accomplish before they graduate. Over the course of the series, each girl will learn about life, love, and the truth about the fight that ended their perfect friendship.

My two-bits:

Lots of inner tedious turmoil with issues of trust and honesty. But the main character, Lyla, works through it pretty well with prompting from a budding romance.

I like the premise of this trilogy and am very curious to read what the other two girls experience.

Had an amusing coincidental moment - there was a mention of Channing Tatum in the book and Channing is currently in the news promoting his latest movie, Magic Mike XXL ;-)


* review copy courtesy of Epic Reads

* added this to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)

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