Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
In true K.K. Allen style, Moments in Time is a heart-rending, friends to lovers, second chance at romance story that winds itself around your heart. Beautifully and carefully crafted, this romance follows Jamison and Violet, best friends since Kindergarten, as they reunite and remember the depth of their friendship and love. Interwoven into their story is the broader storyline about Jamison’s family business, Camp Bexley. These two stories show you the profundity of family, both biological and found. What happens is a deeper emotional investment into Allen’s newest series.
Moments in Time is constructed in a chronological progression with flashbacks to illustrate the burgeoning romance between Jamison and Violet. Allen deftly takes us through the key “moments” of their developing love for each other, so that her readers feel the compounding of their attraction into abiding love. In doing so, the travesty of their separation is provocative. It invests you in their reunion and hopeful reignition of their feelings. The push and pull of their feelings for each other and the complications of their relationship along with the hurt from past choices connect you more deeply to Allen’s characters. This is really the gem of Moments in Time: Allen’s capacity at developing character.
Add to that the eroticism of their coupling or the Bexley brothers’ storyline or the relationship between Violet and her son, and there seems to be some trope for everyone. Each chapter reveals some new aspect of these relationships, and it draws you deeper into Allen’s story.
I’m in love with the Camp Bexley series thus far. If there is one common thing between the stories thus far, it’s the examination of second chances at love. Moments in Time is beautifully drawn and a story that steals your heart. There is more of Cayden and Benson in this book with the announcement of Benson’s story as next on the list. And it appears that K.K. Allen is going to bring more angst, more sentimentality, and more spice to the Camp Bexley stories.
In love and romance,