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This is One Moment

(Come Back to Me #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  2,899 ratings  ·  340 reviews
Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.

While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker.

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ebook, 384 pages
Published September 10th 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 huge "I SEE YOU" stars from me***

That book literally stole my heart!!!
Damn!!! It was perfect!!!

A heartbreaking, amazing story!!!
From the first moment, it held me captivating... Just from the prologue, guys!!!
And after.... i just couldn't put it down!!!

Thank you, Mila, for this lovely story. It will stay for me forever!!!

That was a story about loss, friendship, love and redemption...
That was a story about heartbroken people...
About people who had seen death and war and they survived...
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Stay With Me was an emotionally, beautiful story that will stay in my heart for a long time to come! While there are many reasons I fell hard for this book, it ultimately boiled down to two things. The characters and the sexual tension. The characters easily worked their way into my emotions. I couldn't help but feel everything they did. And the sexual tension and angst left me longing to read the pages as fast as possible while also slowing down so I could savor every sexy moment. So yes, I def ...more
Claire Robinson
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "I see you." Stars!

I will be honest, I didn’t think that Mila Gray would be able to top Come Back to Me but This Is One Moment, was just as good if not better in some ways.

Didi and Noel, were so different in so many ways that it bought a refreshing mix to their story, add in the slightly forbidden aspect, in that she is a medical student and he is recuperating in the Military hospital she’s doing a summer internship at, and the sexual tension between them was off the charts.

This was an easy
Marla Mei
Jun 17, 2015 rated it liked it
DNF @ 73%

Okay so first things first, I didn't finish this book. That being said, I don't think this is a bad book. It's just that, LOVE TRIANGLES man! Sometimes they're bearable but most of the time they're just a pain in the ass AND my heart.

I thought we finally got rid of the other guy but then suddenly he pops up out of nowhere and I'm just not really in the mood right now to be front and center when all the shitstorm happens. I can already see bits and pieces of what's to come and I'm alrea
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read Come Back to Me last year, I fell so in love with the military romance and its broken characters. When I saw that it was a series, I immediately bought the second book and couldn't wait to read Didi's story!

Didi Monroe knows her internship with a military hospital isn't going to be easy, especially when she meets Noel Walker, a Marine who was blinded when his unit was attacked. Noel is still fighting his demons from that attack and carries all of the blame on his shoulders. He isn't
I'm not usually one for the angsty-times, but I loved the first book and I was eager to read Didi's story.

Love love love Didi. She's smart and genuinely a nice person. Walker is gruff and hardened and exactly what you would expect from someone back from a war zone. Their friendship into a relationship is captivating and their chemistry is off the charts.

Yes there's a shitload of angst, but there's also some laughs and sweet parts too. The prologue really threw me off, but it definitely made th
I'm a huge fan of Mila Gray / Sarah Alderson so I couldn't wait to read the sequel to Come Back to Me and had very high expectations for This is One Moment. We already met the heroine Didi in the previous book, she is Jessa's best friend, and after everything she's been through I was looking forward to seeing her get a happily ever after.

Didi is a romantic at heart, her parents have a fantastic marriage and Didi has always dreamed of having the same but her love life has always been disastrous.
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this more compared to the previous book I read from Mila Gray (Come Back to Me), maybe because the romance had a better pacing and I could resonate with the characters a lot more.

The first half of the book was really entertaining, though the last part that didn't work for me. It's just that for a medical center that treats very special cases, everyone was quite oblivious to what happened to a particular someone - I saw it coming from miles away and I am not the philologist here. Then th
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, forbidden
4.5 stars

Didi is doing an internship at a hospital for wounded veterans. Walker is a patient, having survived an attack that left him injured and blind. When he got to the hospital, his fiance couldn't deal with his injuries so she broke up with him. He's angry and doesn't know how to deal with his emotions. The only person who he can open up to in the intern, Didi.

I loved so many things about this story. The writing was really good. It pulls you in from the beginning. I loved Walker. He's stru
Cindy Wilkerson
3.5 stars

This started out incredibly strong. The development and pacing of the relationship between Walker and Didi was perfect.
But then towards the end, things just got messy.
And not the good kind of messy.
So many things are thrown at you that it threw off the balance of the story.
This was an enjoyable, quick read but I connected much more with Come Back to Me.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
review to come
Kris (frantic4romantic)
If you enjoy having your heart torn from your chest before it gets put back together to swell with love, then this story is for you.

This book touches on such a real life topic — PTSD. Specifically pertaining to those who have served their country. Multiple times I had to close the book and really think about what I had just read.

The forbidden love, slow burn tone to this story was everything. I loved watching Walker and Didi fall into an epic kind of love. All while watching Walker battle some v
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This was yet another fantastic story from Mila Gray. I was hooked on Didi and Walker's story from the very first page and I felt so sad when it ended. I highly recommend reading this one, even if you haven't read "Come Back to Me", it really doesn't matter as this book can be read as a standalone.

Didi was a psychology student about to start her interns
**ARC kindly provided by Pan Macmillan via Netgalley**

5~I See You Stars

Mila, Mila, Mila, Oh my. That was beautiful!
The prologue had me instantly not to mention I could not put this down!
I'm tickled to death! Multiple LOVEABLE characters.

Wounded warriors, the brave men and women who make the biggest sacrifices everyday. The ones who go into the unknown when any second could be their last. The ones who deal with the aftermath if tragedy occurs. Tormented soldiers who carry guilt and or sham
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
I can't believe this was just announced and it's only a month away from release? I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!!!!!!! *tries to contain her grabby hands* I love Mila's books what with the authentic voice and compelling characters, so hopefully this will be another winner right here!
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, soldier
3.5 stars

I never quite know where to start with books like these. I can tell you that I liked it, that I nearly cried, and while it’s not a feel-good story, it did make me feel good in the end. Veterans are often a difficult subject, certainly when some of them are so young, in their early twenties. Returning home from war, they are never the same. Honorably discharged often and thanked for their services, but they’re lost at what to do next. They’ve lost limbs, sight, hearing, suffer from PTSD
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
**** 4.5 Beautiful Stars ****

"You're so Beautiful"
"You can't even see me"
"I don't need to"


This is One Moment is truly a beautiful story. Walker is an injured marine trying to recover from his injuries. He's in a dark place full of guilt and sorrow. His fiance even left him as soon as she heard that he couldn't see.

Didi is an intern working on her PHD. The more time she spends with Walker, the more she falls in love. But there are a lot of obstacles in their relationship. Walker doesn't want
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
It's been a while since I bought a paperback so the other day I went to the bookstore to find some to fill my bookshelf when I saw this book. I was hesitant to buy it because usually I would read Goodreads reviews first before I buy a book. So, I decided to get the ebook version first.

Overall, this book's an okay read for me. It's sad and heartbroken at some point, as it always is with books that revolves around military. I like both Hero and heroine, their relationship build up and everything.
Andi 앤디
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I liked it. But I had to take out one star because of the many cliches and common tropes this story has. I liked the first book a wee bit better. Also I wish they featured more of Jessa and Didi’s friendship. I also did not like the fact that both of them were, of course, extremely attractive people, as constantly mentioned by the other characters.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
UGH. This book was going so well until shit hit the fun at like the last 25%. It could have been completely avoided. I was actually loving it until that point.
I have to think about my rating for this one.

Review to come.
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 6-star-reads
**4.5 stars**

”It’s not ‘I can’t live without you’ love. It’s ‘I don’t want to live without you’ love.” - Stay With Me

I am so glad I discovered this series when putting in a Book Outlet order. The second book in Mila Gray’s series, Stay With Me, was even better than the first.

Didi Monroe, who was introduced in Come Back to Me, is interning at a military hospital. She is studying to become a psychologist, and she must spend some time with wounded patients for the semester. She is off to a rocky st
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
I really love this series for many of reasons. I loved this book as much as the first book. In this book there is a lot that is going on. In this book it is not about Jessa and Kit. It is about Didi and Marine Noel Walker love when they first meet while Zac is away awhile filming. I think that Didi and Marine is cute just as Jessa and Kit. I really can´t read the third book. I am so excited. I would read this series over again. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Being a huge fan of Mila Gray/Sarah Alderson I find myself always looking forward to a new release from her and waiting for This is One Moment was no different, especially when I found out it was centered around Didi.

Didi, who we first meet in Come Back to Me has always been a romantic at heart. So when she meets Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont, Didi believes she's possibly found the one she's supposed to spend her life with. It's not until Didi beings her new internship at a military hospita
Wil Loves Books!
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm a huge fan of Mila Gray's Come Back to Me. It's one of my favorite military romances and a must read. When I saw the arc for Didi's story was available I had to read it immediately. And boy was I in for a wonderful ride, because this book is just amazing!!! I totally loved it. The book holds you tight from the moment you start reading the prologue. It's so powerful, you immediately want to know what will happen.

This book is about love, about war, about healing, about friendship and family. T
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Arc kindly provided in Exchange of an honest review*

This is one moment is a story about so much more than the main couple. This is a reflection of war. So many people dying and suffering from stupid wars. Yes, I hate war with all in me.

We have Didi - she was on Come Back to me - this incredible girl, working with wounded soldiers.
She believes in romance, soul mates and HEA. I loved the way she treated all the soldiers, like friends and normal people.
But she has this deep connection with Walke
First and foremost, a HUGE Thank you to every person who is currently protecting our country, and to all those who sacrificed their life to keep us safe!!
It takes a VERY special someone to do what they do, and from the deepest part of my soul, I cannot Thank you enough.

This book.............I honestly cannot comprehend or begin to understand what a person suffering with PTSD goes through. This book scared my heart, but the connection that Didi has with was the balm to sooth tho
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIS ROMANCE IS SO FLIPPING GOOD AND JUST AHHHHHHH i really like this authors books!
Erica Paré
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an exceptionally good book! I was drawn into the story, characters and setting right from the beginning.
Didi is a young woman who is trying to figure out her life. Her dad is a psychologist who works with injured military and her mom is a sex therapist. She is trying to decide her doctorate subject. She is a romantic, looking for that chemistry you read about in books and see in movies.

Walker is a struggling injured marine who is blind, knee is busted up, but worst of all he cant seem t
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God, I loved This is One Moment. The ending was a teeny bit cheesy, but seeing as it's a romance, that's to be expected. Otherwise on point. I liked Didi in Come Back to Me. She was fun and really loyal. So getting her POV unsurprisingly made me absolutely adore her. Didi's relationship with her parents is open and solid that I have to believe that rubbed off on how calm and grounded of a women she is. Didi is taking after h
4, 5

I'm in love with these two *___*
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Mila Gray is the pen name for Sarah Alderson, author of Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, The Sound, Fated and Out of Control.

Originally from London she has lived in Bali for the last four years with her husband and daughter.

As well as writing young adult fiction under the name Sarah Alderson and adult fiction under the name Mila Gray, she also writes screenplays.

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