THESE ARE THE MOMENTS hooked me right from the beginning.
finished it in one sitting and forgot everything else I
was supposed to be
doing. The beginning of the story started with Simon and
Wendy's very first
meeting, on a bus heading to a church retreat. Wendy is
Simon as he wooed her and that began their ten year
Welcome to Jenny Bravo's debut novel that is going to rip
your heart out
and leave you holding your breath, waiting for what comes
The secondary characters are just as important in THESE
MOMENTS as are the main ones. Wendy's friends have always
there for her through all her ups and downs with Simon.
Her sister is going
through some rough stuff as well but Wendy is always ready
to catch her
sister, Claudia before she falls. Claudia tries to do the
same for Wendy.
She just wants her sister to be happy, whether it is with
Simon or without. I
couldn't help but think of my own younger sister and both
of our first loves.
The characters in this heartbreaking story are very real
and they will make
you reminisce about your own growing pains of being a
THESE ARE THE MOMENTS is told in two time frames. Then and
Then is all about the beginning of Simon and Wendy. Now
is all about
Wendy preparing to be the maid of honor at her friend
My emotions were all over the place in the then as well as
the now. Wendy
and Simon really love each other but they just can't seem
to get it right.
At times, I hated Simon and then other times, I couldn't
love him enough.
This couple exhausted me and left me feeling emotionally
drained. At the
same time, I was cheering for him to just do the right
thing. Why is it so
hard for these two, who obviously love each other, to be
happy? Will they
survive and find a way to stop walking away from the
other? Is it possible
to love someone so much but not be able to be in the same
who has ever been in love can answer this one! Of course!
You can't go back. You can't go back. You can't go back.
years ago, Wendy Lake fell in love with Simon Guidry, who
up and went away. Now, not much has changed. She's back at
home, back from college, almost back to normal. Until
best friend gets engaged, sending Simon ricocheting back
her life, and leaving Wendy with the questions she's been
struggling to ignore. Do people ever really change? Do two
people, who can never make it work, actually make it
And most importantly, does she even want to?