My Review of Sometimes Moments:
***I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
This is actually the first book that I’ve read by Len Webster and I have to say that it was absolutely amazing! Peyton and Callum are just amazing <3 At first, I won’t lie, I thought Callum was such an asshole to Peyton. I mean, how could he just up and leave her like that? He was Peyton’s first love and when he left her and broke her heart, I truly felt terrible for Peyton. They were best-friends-turned-lovers and he leaves when things get serious.
After Callum leaves their small town for the city, the book fast forwards to the future. Peyton has not yet gotten over Callum and you find out that her parents have died and she’s now taking over their bed and breakfast. I loved Peyton’s character so much <3 I felt like despite what Callum had done to her, she still tried to move on with her life and make the best of things. Sure, she still thought about him, but that was understandable.
One day Callum Reid shows back up in Peyton’s life. Peyton is shocked when he comes back into her life without any warning. I have to say that I, at first, did indeed dislike Callum for what he had done to Peyton. However, as you continue to read the book, you find out that Callum truly cares for Peyton and the reason he left her all those years ago is absolutely heartbreaking. Callum’s character was funny, smart, caring, sweet, and just all around amazing throughout the book and I really fell in love with his character.
Overall, Sometimes Moments is not your typical romance novel. In fact, it is far from that. This book will make you laugh, want to throw your e-reader or book at the wall, and have you reaching for your tissue box. Hell, I was bawling my eyes out like a baby for a good half an hour. Len Webster writes this book so beautifully and it is one that you will not want to miss! I give this book five out five creamers and would read it again for sure!
AUTHOR: Len Webster
RELEASE DATE: January 12th, 2015
breath of air,
moment in time …
change your life forever.
up, Peyton Spencer fell in love with the boy across the road, Callum Reid. As
the years went by, it only made sense that they would wind up being completely
and utterly infatuated with each other. That was, until the morning Peyton
wakes up to find Callum packing up and leaving the small town they lived in.
Left heartbroken and with no explanation, Peyton spends the next four years of
her life without him, ensuring they never cross paths again.
seventeen and months after Callum leaves her, Peyton buries her parents—feeling
more alone than ever before. Now at twenty-one, she’s inherited the family
hotel, The Spencer-Dayle. Just when she thinks life couldn’t get more
complicated, the one person that shattered her heart, soul and belief returns.
For Peyton, his return opens up all her old wounds and resurfaces the memories
she’s tried to forget.
not the same boy she once fell in love with. He’s guarded and keeps secrets
close to him. Peyton knows her life will begin to unravel.
truths will finally come to light. Whether or not Peyton wants to hear it, the
truth will undoubtedly break her heart all over again.
breathed out. His laugh was a form of remedy for her. Though he was so much
like Peyton and Graham, he was far different from them. Jay was comfortable
with his life. For Peyton, she was just managing.
table. The sound of a chair scratching caught her attention. When she lifted
her gaze, she was irritated to see none other than Callum Reid sitting in front
of her, his arms crossed over his chest.
talk Callum wanted, and Peyton had thoroughly avoided it since his return.
suffocating her. When it reached an unbearable quota, Peyton started to collect
him. His eyes swept over the pub, filled with disbelief.
as if he were attempting to control his emotions around her.
a reason. They all left because they gave a reason. They told the town. They
let people know. But you? You just up and left, Callum. You didn’t tell me.”
ridiculous. “I had my reasons, Peyton,” he said through clenched teeth. “But
that doesn’t explain why these people I’ve grown up with can’t even look at
cheeks. That façade she had hid behind crumbled. She no longer used a fake
smile. For Peyton, this was as raw and as naked as it got for her.
started to hush until the pub had silenced around them.
wiped the tears from her cheeks, hating the weakness she was showing.
you didn’t come back. Everyone came back, Callum. My parents’ funeral—they were all there…except for you!” Her lips trembled as the heat
burned through her chest.
redeemed yourself, Callum. I don’t care if you couldn’t love me. I needed you
then. I lost them and you didn’t show. It was their funeral, Callum. They died.
My parents, they loved you. Don’t you get that? They loved you! They wanted me
to forgive you, but I couldn’t, and when they died, I knew I could never
forgive you. You didn’t have to be there for me. You could have been there to
pay your respects or to say goodbye, but you didn’t. The moment I buried them,
I buried any hope of you redeeming yourself.”
forgiven you for breaking my heart. I don’t care if you couldn’t love me back.
I just needed your support and for you to acknowledge their deaths. They all
came back. The only person who didn’t show was you.” Peyton sniffed and tucked
her hair behind her ear.
life. The last glint of hope had died with the very last breath her parents had
breathed that day all those years ago.
The truth is, Len Webster is a romance-loving Melbournian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ She calls Australia home, but secretly wishes a man with a beautiful accent would whisk her away. She’s been called a hopeless romantic and a firm believer of happily ever afters, which she doesn’t object to.