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Moment of Weakness (Embracing Moments #1)

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Twenty-year-old Julia Parker has the ideal life. She comes from a wealthy family, has the perfect boyfriend, and plans to spend the summer in Europe. However, nothing is ever what it seems. It has been thirteen years since her mother's unexpected death, and the pain she still feels is something she keeps hidden beneath the surface.

But for the second time in her life, ever
Published (first published June 15th 2015)
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Emily Krat
Oct 03, 2015 Emily Krat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Moment of Weakness’ is a unique story filled with amazing characters who will dig their way into your heart.
I absolutely fell in love with Julia and Roman. They both are complicated, deep characters who had losses in their lives. They are also very likable and easy to relate to. Their struggles and problems are real.
I loved getting to see their relationship evolve. Those two had a wonderful chemistry. It showed in every word and grew with every page. I truly enjoyed watching how they were with
Sep 06, 2015 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot twist! I did not see that coming. I really loved this book! I was reading as fast as I could so I could find out if Julia and Roman got together. I love a good suspense and this book kept me guessing the whole time.
MissIngrid Z
Aug 28, 2015 MissIngrid Z rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Moment of Weakness by Katie Fox.
The synopsis gives the impression of "just another rich girl who falls for her bodyguard"...but instead you get so much more!

I had trouble putting it down and it was one of those reads where you find yourself trying to sneak in a few pages in unconventional situations cause you just have to know what's happening next.

It's a great combination of romance and suspense. Julia and Roman's stories are so heartbreaking tha
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Heat: 1
Rating: 4

What I liked: Likable characters, loved the closeness between Julia and her dad; Roman was a good character whose life kept you wondering what he was hiding; good plot twist (I only figured out part of it in advance). Love the slow burn of the relationship

What I didn't like: story drug at times; would have liked more suspense to keep it moving but it tends to linger on the will they/won't they of Julia and Roman; would have liked to know a bit more about some of the side characte
Brooke May
Feb 06, 2016 Brooke May rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Moment of Weakness

This was a wonderful read. I haven't read a romance book where the woman falls for her security guard and I'm glad Katie's was my first. A joy to read. One thing I love doing as an author is making situations real. I enjoy as a reader too. The emotions, the power, and the whole plot of the book felt that it could really happen to someone. I look forward to reading more by Katie.
Jul 17, 2015 Carole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was such a good story that had me captivated from the start.
Well done !

I look forward to reading more from her
Oct 08, 2016 Mily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

Chemistry is evident between Roman and Julia since their first interaction. The storyline is well developed an the twist at the end is so unexpected. You will not be able to put this book down.
Kim Clines Myers
Loved this...

Recommend for those romantics out there! Not much erotica, but it doesn't matter. This story will keep you wanting more.
Aug 24, 2015 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Ready to spend her summer abroad, Julia is shocked to find her boyfriend cheating with her best friend sending all of her best laid plans into disarray. It is just par for the course for a girl functioning with half a heart. After losing her mother at a young age, Julia never really lets people in and even though her boyfriends actions make her angry, they don't break her heart.

A change in plans sends her to her fathers for the summer and into a messy dangerous situation. Threats to her
Julia's summer is not going to go as she planned, not only is she not going to Europe, but she's now single, spending the summer at her family home, and she has to have security detail whenever she leaves the premises. There is a very real threat out there against her family, but she doesn't have time to dwell on it with thoughts of her late mother on her mind, catching up with her old friend Lacey, and the smoking hot security detail that is Roman. Julia and Roman try to stay away from one anot ...more
Jennifer Hines
Sep 29, 2015 Jennifer Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5 Fiery Hearts!**

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Julia's summer didn't go as planned. Instead of finding herself on vacation she found herself back home with her father and a private body guard. She wasn't new to having security around, but she was new to having one so hot he caused her mouth to dry up and her speech to evaporate.

"I couldn't just write off what we had because every moment spent with him was a moment that brought me back to life."

Feb 08, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it so much. This is a fantastic debut from this author and already I am chomping at the bit to read more. It is kinda hard to write a review for this book though cause it is one that you should go into completely spoiler free. What I can say though is that from beginning to end I didn't want to put this book down. Almost from the very first word I was gripped and had to know what happened next. Julia is a great character, she has flaws and is in no way perfect, if I'm honest there were a c ...more
Lyss C
Aug 23, 2015 Lyss C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
*I was kindly gifted a copy of Moment of Weakness to read in exchange for an honest review.*

My Review: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Amazing writing and storyline, definitely going to keep an eye out for other works by this author. This is a great book and a good read, I was up all night to finish it. Didn’t want to put it down!

Julia is a character who has had loss in her life. She lost someone she loves most at a young age along with, as she is convinced, her ability to love. It turns out all that may be
May Sage
Sep 08, 2015 May Sage rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've picked up this book on KU and I've given it a five because the story was great, the book very very well written, and that I've read it in one go without a loo break. I just needed a bit more after each page!
Some expressions made me laugh out loud for an entire minute; actually I think I cried a little bit at "parking the hot rod in the garage." Seriously!
The tone is slow, sensual and... What's the word? Hot. You feel the tension, because the author is brilliant at describing the heroine's f
Aug 06, 2015 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was given a copy of this book as gift from Stephanie's Book Reports in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in the Embracing Moments series, and it is a really good book!

Julia Parker seems to have the perfect life. Family wealth? Check. Perfect boyfriend? Check. Plans to spend the summer traveling around Europe? Check. However, things aren't always what they seem to be. Julia has yet to deal with the painful loss of her mother and as a result she has built a fortress around he
Julie Gustafson
May 12, 2016 Julie Gustafson rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books blog

Moment of Weakness was a fantastic book.
Julia has it all. She comes from a rich family and has a handsome boyfriend. She is going on a trip to Europe with her boyfriend. She discovers her boyfriend and her best friend are having an affair. She decides to return home to her father instead of going on her trip. Returning home was probably the best decision she has ever made.

Julia is a very strong willed young lady. But her weakness is knowing her
Rebecca Smith
May 13, 2016 Rebecca Smith rated it it was amazing
“I showed you every part of me! I let you in, Roman… I let you in, and I don’t know how to let you out!”

We all have moments of weakness, moments where we forget what we are supposed to be doing, where we forget what is right and just give in to our desires...

Julia and Roman try to fight against these desires. They try to tell themselves that what they have, what they share, is just a slip in concentration. They try to put it down to them taking their eye off the ball...

Katie Fox writes from th
Sep 06, 2015 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It taught me to embrace life's moments. All of them. Every moment of your life is important."

**I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I really enjoyed reading this New Adult novel, Moment of Weakness. It had romance, mystery, betrayal, and so much more! It kept my interest throughout and I really grew to like the characters. (Especially Roman... *swoon*) The characters' struggles were something that made sense. I didn't find myself yelling at them in my head for
Kelly Molloy
Aug 04, 2016 Kelly Molloy rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! It has a really good flow!! It has everything thing you would want from a romance, strong main characters that are likeable have depth and are well rounded. Great supporting characters that u will also love too!! The relationships between all the characters felt genuine I specially loved the relationships between Julia,her dad and Theo!! I would love to hear Thoes story I found he so intriguing, there is definitely a story there!!
Julia is strong minded woman who knows
Lindsay Johnston
May 11, 2016 Lindsay Johnston rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for reading this book. I read and review it for Bookwhores Addicts.

I've had my eye on this book for awhile. I was always on the fence as to if I should buy it or not but I just always put it off. When the chance came to read it for the BWA group I was like sure, I'll give it a try. Boy am I glad that I did. This book was so much more than what I was expecting it would be. I was thinking it would be your classic damsel in distress who is saved by her savior. It's not. It's more.
Jan 15, 2016 Dilele rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, Roman and Julia? Really? Yeah I found the names a little irritating.
Julia is the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Her father and Theo, her driver, are all the family she has left. Recent incidents cause Julia's father to increase security on their grounds as well as organize security detail for Julia. Contrary to her previous security details Roman is not balding and nearing his fifties. There is an instant chemistry between Roman and Julia but Roman's true nature makes him want
Rebecca Barber
Mar 27, 2016 Rebecca Barber rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books I've read in a long time

The first chapter broke my heart and sucked me in - 7 year old Julia lost her mother in circumstances she didn't understand and from that moment it turned her whole life on its head.

That one traumatic event stole half her heart, erected walls to protect herself so never again would she have to feel such intense pain and loneliness to the extent that when she went to college she chose psychology as a major in attempts to understand it all.

Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
I was going to say this is the first book I have read written by Katie Fox, but since it is her debut novel that's pretty obvious. I found this to be an incredibly quick read, and was so well written I struggled to put the kindle down. If this is the standard of writing we can expect from Fox then I am definitely interested in her future books.

Whilst I enjoyed for the most part Julia and Romans blossoming feelings, I did find them just ever so slightly too back and forth. I was starting to get w
May 29, 2016 Laurie rated it it was amazing
Thank you Goodreads and Katie for giving me the "gift" of this novel. Once I started it, I could not put it down. I was reading it as my husband was driving me to work, in the doctor's office, even in between naps because I was sick (and it DID help me feel better. Mmmmm.... ).

Now, I'll bet you wonder about that "Mmmmmm.... " This IS an adult novel with some explicit scenes. However, the story is just as mesmerizing. The main character, Julia, has a bodyguard assigned to her because her father h
Mar 25, 2016 Christina rated it liked it
Romantic suspense with sizzling (lustful) chemistry between the protagonists, this is pacy and well-plotted.

Julia is rich, heart-broken, and about to spend her summer with a bodyguard, Roman, trailing her every move. Roman is a man with a mission... derailed by the appearance of Julia. A moment of weakness is all it takes to start unraveling the mystery of Julia's mother's death, but then Julia finds herself in danger, and Roman may have more answers than she thinks...

The plot was twisty and sus
Sep 01, 2015 Meagan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fo-free
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review

I really liked this book, there were things I loved and things that I didn't but all in all its a good book.

On thing specifically that bothered me was the cover, I hate to sound like the asshole in the room but those characters are nothing like what I pictured in my head. The second thing that annoyed me was the cliche and predictable story plot.

Julia and Roman... Romeo and Juliette... Juliette and Romeo... Roman and Julia - Really? Something
Amo's Book Corner
May 18, 2016 Amo's Book Corner rated it really liked it
When you suffer loss that affects you so deeply it alters the way you view life, the way you think & the things you want.

When 2 people's attraction to each other is strong You can feel it through every page turn,
I knew these 2 had some stories to share.

Sometimes we think we know the road we're going down when we have blinkers on and refuse to let anyone in, but there can be a little flutter a stolen glance & chance for change then we'll this opens up a lot for these 2 to take a differ
Mar 17, 2016 Colette rated it it was amazing
How do you review a book you love so much? This book had EVERYTHING from mystery to betrayal to heartbreak to romance. Julia has what appears to be the perfect life. She's young, she's off to spend the summer in Europe, has the perfect boyfriend and she's wealthy. Sometimes, though what seems perfect on the outside isn't all that perfect. She finds her boyfriend having an affair with her friend. Her father is receiving death threats from someone and she's now assigned a bodyguard. In walks Roman ...more
Feb 10, 2016 Kerry rated it really liked it
First book in the series and wow what a way to kick it off! Also happens to be the authors first book so well done to you it was amazing. I loved Julia's story and most defiantly can't wait for Romans.
This book broke my heart from the get go the pain I felt for both Julia and Roman was unreal but so worth the read. When I finally got into the book I couldn't put it down and I actually cancelled a few plans I had so I could keep reading, you are just sucked in from page one. What I really liked
Sep 10, 2015 Edelmira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am beyond speechless.
This book is just everything.
I never read anything like it before!
Moment of Weakness is hands down the best romance book I read this year!
It's so amazing and very intriguing.
The plot and characters was so on point. I was hooked and read it in one sitting! I LOVED IT!
The author did just an amazing job on writing this story.
It definitely captivated me.
I was literally shocked towards the middle & end. I did not expect that.
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Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania, where she still currently resides with her husband and son. A hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. When you don't find her nose buried in one, she's usually found in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. Since a very young age, writing has been her passion. Katie has a crazy obsession with social medi ...more
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“Lying next to him, feeling the steady rise and fall of his chest, hearing his slow shallow breathing—I knew. I knew if there was anyone I was capable of giving the remaining piece of my heart to, it was him.
It was Roman.”
“If I had learned anything in life, it was to live in the moment. Because moments pass, and you have no idea if the next is going to live up to the previous. This moment was one I wanted to hold on to.” 1 likes
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