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Moments of Julian

(The McCain Saga #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  736 ratings  ·  61 reviews
It was just a work party, filled with kissing the well-dressed rear ends of clients and fake smiles. Until my boss accused me of something I didn’t do. Until I got pissed and then there was this guy who was hot and flirting with me, and then there were his hands and the backseat of my car and a night of everything but you know what.

I never expected to see him again. But
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Published May 6th 2014 by Keary Taylor - Smashwords (first published April 23rd 2014)
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Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

I had a bit of trouble getting through this one. As you can see from my first two status updates, I couldn't get excited about any of it and finally had to put it on pause. I did wonder about perhaps handing it the crown of my first ever DNF but I decided to give it one last shot.

Moments of Julian is essentially the story of why Sage McCain is a BAMF. Told entirely from her POV. And how her slow as hell romance with Julian Dohring makes her an even bigger BAMF.

Sounds intriguing,
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beautiful, cheesy
4 'In the moment' Stars.

"If you fake being tough and unaffected by everything long enough, eventually it can actually become real."

As soon as I read this line, I knew I was going to love this book. I was already half in love with this book when I read the blurb

I loved the cover. And yeah. I do judge a book by it's cover

I was so excited to start reading it

As I continued reading the book, I was a little disappointed with Sage.


She was being over her mind about money at times.
And I really
May 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. My favorite thing about this book was how strong the heroine was. She was tough, smart, funny, sweet and accomplished. I really enjoy books that have a strong female character and Sage was incredibly strong. I also really liked Julian and Sage's family. There was a bit of suspense and small amount of drama that kept the book interesting. My only complaint was that there really wasn't any sex in this book but that's more of a personal preference. Overall, I really ...more
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
A Romance without sex? ....HUH!!!!

I have read Keary Taylor before. I REALLY enjoyed What I Didn't Say. It was heartbreaking. It was heartfelt. And, it was heartwarming. It had some sex too!!! And the woman can write a sex scene!!

The heroine had something awful happen to her in highschool..... 10 years ago. Yea, TEN years ago!! And still acts damaged as far as her vagina is concerned. Every other aspect of her life, she is tough as nails. The first page I was veryyy intrigued!!! And also thought
Ashley Ehlers
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Was originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

I honestly have yet to finish a book in quiet some time. I've started four books, Four!! and for some reason half way through I get tired of them. Not because they aren't good but because they're the same genre I always read, paranormals. I don't know if it's because my taste are changing or what but when I found out that Moments of Julian was free I jumped at the chance to get it. Then a couple days later I
Helda Ayu
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
tattooed geek... can you imagine? :D
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think I like this series the most of all Keary Taylor's books. It was funny, a little nerve wracking and cute :)
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Read the sample on far, so good.

Not what I expected. Seems like it was a fairy tale from beginning to end. Blech!
Rose Maniscalco
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and it focuses on Sage McCain. She has a high powered job in a tech company and prides herself on her success. She has also taken a vow of celibacy because of something that happened to her in high school.

At a company function, she meets Julian, who says he was a plus one for someone who decided not to show. They fool around in Sage's car and then it seems everywhere Sage goes Julian shows up somehow. They spend time together, but nothing
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
An alright book!
Sage wasn't an average damsel in distress so I was happy to read her story and didn't roll my eyes as much. Julian wasn't a typical alpha douche yet again I didn't roll my eyes at him either (WIN WIN!)
The story was MEH! It wasn't interesting but I wasn't bored to tears.
I did like reading about the male protagonist being a nerd (was a breath of fresh air) especially a tattooed geek.

Thoughts after reading the book are so Sage is this ultra talented, rich, successful person in her
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This is the second book in the McCain series this is about Julian and Sage. Sage is a bit obnoxious and arrogant in this book she loves expensive things has a good job. Julian whom she meets at a work function deals with computers and is super smart he is the only man not family related that Sage allows to get close to her. We find out later in the book why she is the way she is and it has something to do with something that happens at a high school party. At first I did
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Moments of Julian - Book 2 in the McCain Saga

I love Sage McCain! She is a girl who knows exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it!

At the age of 27, Sage is on the fast track to becoming the CEO of Digit Securities. It’s at a benefit for her company that she meets Julian Dohring. Sage and Julian engage one another in playful banter throughout the evening, taking turns playing coy. Later in the evening, Julian saves Sage from a fellow party-goer with boundary issues, and they end up
Marisa Hurley
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sage and Julian’s story

This was a sweet romance with a almost meet cute. Sage is a workaholic. She is a successful business woman who is ambitious. She works hard for her money and is proud of her accomplishments. Julian is a tattooed nerd who intrigues her. He knows how to challenge her and keep her guessing. They have a slow burn relationship and it’s rather sweet how supportive he is with her. We find out what makes each other tick and her reticence for relationships. It was a sweet and clean
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julian is the epitome of a book boyfriend

This book was sweet and amazing. Sage is a fierce and independent woman who has worked very hard to get where she is. Julian is a hot but adorable geek who treats her the way every person deserves to be treated. I loved this story and want more.
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series, Julian and Sage's story is a great one of, finding love when you were least expecting it in a place you least expected it!
Kyana Lopez
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first time ever reading an adult romance book and it was alright. I honestly don't have anything to compare it to. This book is about a woman named Sage who is on her way to becoming the CEO of a company she works for. She doesn't believe in drinking or falling in love every since something happened to her during her senior year of high school. She slowly begins to fall in love with a man from her dance class when money begins to disappear from her company's client. Things pick up ...more
Teresa Jonsson
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quirky and cute

Simple cute romance. Can I marry Julian now? He is a perfect gentleman to the sweet budding romance. Wow and thanks for another great book
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Really a 2 star read, but bumped to 3 because of the great cover :)
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

This review is a long time coming... I can't express the excitement when I found out Keary Taylor was writing new adult. If you recall, she wrote What I Didn't Say, which is one of those lovely young adult stories that sticks with you forever.

From the first chapter, you are sucked into the story and the possibilities. Sage is that girl you want to be and want to cheer for. What she and Julian have is amazing. Impossibly
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Overall the book was good but some of the details were inconsistent with the persona of heroine.

1. If she is such a financial genius, why is she in sales and not in finance?
2. If she was such a financial guru, why would she not question the additional deposit of funds in her account?

Other thoughts...

1. How could she have hidden a rape from her brothers? That's unrealistic because they all lived at home at the time it happened.
2. Additional research needs to be done on how banks/retailers
Samantha (WLABB)
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yes. This book has a soapy amount of drama (Sage's backstory, Julian's backstory, the conflict that drives them to realize their love), but it had even more tender-love-and-sweetness. You cannot help but love Julian, another perfect romance novel male, but I appreciated Sage as well. Sage suffered a horrifying life event in high school and decided to channel that pain into becoming a super successful alpha female type. I liked that she did not wallow in self-pity or project weakness. I also ...more
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book of the McCain Saga better than the first in the series. While I enjoyed the first and it was sweet with complications in the relationship, this one evolved in such a different and mysterious way. I really loved the dynamic between Sage and Julian and how they both protected themselves personally. I can't say much without giving away the story, but really enjoyed this easy read.

Content: some description and remarks that are "suggestive" and mention of sex in discussion of
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm really hoping the "Sounders Bank" was a nod to the FC and if so I should give the book an extra star for that!
There were a few continuity issues that made me go back to make sure I had read it correctly the first time. It was nothing that changed the story, just a few things that changed the timeline of events.
I am looking forward to Ever After Drake. I like the McCain family and it should be fun to see how things work out for the rest of them.
Becky Rendon
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sage is a hard woman. She doesn't let anyone in. Her walls have been up for 10 years and she will not let them down now.
A mystery man at a party suddenly has Sage wondering about many things. If only she had gotten his name....
Mystery man seems to be stalking her in a seemingly harmless way, but stalking none the less.
When he seems to want more, she shuts him down.
Will she be able to drop her walls or will she crumble?
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was good. Yeah, good.
I laughed a bit, sweared a little and kept silent.
Yeah, but enjoyed nonetheless.

Sage is THE PERFECTIONIST. I mean come on girl, loosen up a little. Shake it out. Julian is the perfect antidote to that perfection-ism.
I actually have nothing much to comment on the story. It was predictable. So not really that exciting.

3.5 stars. The point 5 is for the family love portrayed.
Conneymel Cerdeña
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“There was never anything crazy about this,” he breathes back, his eyes burning with intensity. You and me make perfect sense”

One of the well written books I've read so far!

A story that will make sure you smile, squeal, get your heart racing and fidget your ass off thinking what's next.

Love! Love Sage and Julian!
Hoping for more, because you Keary Taylor just made me want more of them!!
Secretly Adorkable Readers
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, stand-alone
This is Sage & Julians story!

I have been wanting to read this for a while since the cover reveal & it was on sale for .99 this weekend so I downloaded & read it all today.

I love geeky hot romances. It was a c I ean romance read as well which was very refreshing. Cannot wait for Drake & Kaylas story and hopefully more on Lake & Kales story too.
David James
Keary Taylor has a way of creating strong characters that grow and develop from page one. Sage and Julian are wonderful to read about, and I love how even the secondary characters are real and jump off the pages at you. (One word: Kale). Full of exciting twists and turns, and romance that unravels you, Moments of Julian is a moment I'd love to live in again and again.
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that ...more

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The McCain Saga (4 books)
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