Book Review: In This Moment by Karma Brown

Brief synopsis : After Meg picks her daughter up from school one afternoon, she waves a student (her daughter's boyfriend'...

Brief synopsis: After Meg picks her daughter up from school one afternoon, she waves a student (her daughter's boyfriend's twin) across the road a couple blocks from school, not noticing a car driving in the opposite direction. Then Meg witnesses the 15-year old boy get hit by the car. In moments, several lives are changed forever, and the incident drags up a haunting situation from Meg's past. As she struggles with guilt, confusion, and her own hard truths, she comes to find out more about herself and her loved ones as they all try to overcome this terrible obstacle that's been placed before them.

In This Moment is a book full of emotion - feelings of guilt, heartbreak, jealously, love, anger, and more. In the same spirit as Nicholas Sparks, this novel speaks of the moments that can change your life, but also talks about the consequences that your actions can bring.

There were several moments where In This Moment had me in tears, but also several moments where I was basically screaming "WHY?" at the characters. Again, this book is all about consequences, so of course they actions that happen throughout the book has a purpose, but will also really frustrate you (in the best way, because hey, if everything was perfect, there'd be no story).

Things I didn't like about the book? The writing changed often from present to past tense. I understood what the author was trying to do with this, but it was very aggravating to me that the tense would change so often.

The ending of the book is a love/hate type situation for me. I was not completely satisfied with the ending. Seriously, the climax of the book happened in the very last chapter and was followed by an epilogue, so I felt like I didn't have time to fully process the ending, but I was also please because I felt like the protagonist really got what she deserved.

While women's fiction isn't generally what I choose to read, I was glad I read this book, and I think fans of Nicholas Sparks and Emily Giffin will really enjoy this novel.

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I received this novel free from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review, however, all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

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