I’m not sure how to feel about this book. It’s an okay read and I really wish it had been more, as I remember loving The Butterfly Whisperer (even though, as usual, I don’t remember why since I only rated it at the time, and didn’t write anything).
Anyway. Claire Fontenot left Kurt Savoy at the altar when they were only nineteen, because she had realized she was a lesbian and couldn’t marry him, however sweet he was. Fifteen years later, Kurt is still kinda traumatized, and so are both families. Blaze (Claire’s father) and Hubert (Kurt’s father) used to be best friends but are now ruthless competitors in the hot sauce business. When Claire is ordered by her boss to take two weeks off, she agrees to go visit her family, hoping she won’t have to face any member of the Savoy family. Then she meets Ivy, Kurt’s younger sister. Ivy was eight at the time of the disastrous non-wedding, so neither she nor Claire recognizes the other until they sort of go on a date. They both try to stay true to their families but the attraction is too strong.
A Moment in Time is a rom com / age gap / slow burn romance, with some really good scenes (there’s one with Ivy and her parents, another with her and Kurt) and many little things that just didn’t work for me. Like when Ivy is so surprised Claire is a lesbian even though earlier in the story she talked about a blind date with a woman. Or how Claire keeps insisting she’s so old. She’s thirty-five, and even though I get that she’s the age her mother was when she died, it still doesn’t make sense (or maybe it’s because I’m so much older now, that I feel thirty-five is really young). Or the tragedies both families have suffered, which don’t really bring much to the plot.
So, if you’re in the mood for a cutesy and (not so) light read, go for it. If you’re looking for more, I’ve reviewed quite a few 5* books lately.