Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Moore Than A Feeling by Julie A. Richman - Review and Excerpt


Just when you thought there wasn’t any MOORE…

From USA Today bestselling author Julie A. Richman, comes a companion title to her Needing Moore series, MOORE THAN A FEELING. 

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Author: Julie A. Richman
Publication Date:  27 July 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Needing Moore
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description: 

"Holly and Aiden broke up? Seriously? No way. Not those two." 

Dumped.  No, not only dumped. Blindsided and dumped. 

I thought that Aiden McManus was my forever, my soulmate, That was until he told me he was still in love with his ex.

I didn't want to believe him. So, I convinced myself that our break-up was because of his upcoming deployment, and not because he didn't love me. Believing that, helped me get through those first months.

But after a while, I realized I just might be lying to myself. And it was time to move on...

So, I moved on. Or tried to move on, anyway. But that didn’t work out so well for me, either. And it practically got me disowned from my family.

After that, I finally started to get my life back together, I had everything back under control… …Or so I thought.

Until I found out Aiden was back 

And now he’s everywhere I turn, Still pushing me away, telling me he doesn’t want me.

But every time he calls me Angel or reaches out to touch my cheek, I know what he's not admitting to himself – He still loves me.

And I'm going to prove it to him. 



My Review:

When this book first came to my attention I had not read any of the previous books in the series but I recognized early on that it's important to have all the back story when you head into this one, or at least it was to me.  I could say that this could be read as a standalone but I think the reader will have a better understanding about the family dynamics if they start at the beginning.

The Needing Moore series truly revolves around the Moore family, not just the couple that are the main character in each book and I had a love/hate relationship with that fact.  I loved that we really get to see who this family is, watch them interact, watch them fight and watch them love.  At the same time, this family as some long and at times messed up history that can feel a tad bit suffocating at times.  That aside, if you just look at this couple, I really loved this book, because this couple is wonderful.

Holly and Aiden clearly belong together but of course the universe can't make that easy.  After having her heart shattered by Aiden, Holly eventually finds herself in quite the romantic predicament, as well as discovering that Aiden is 'out there' and hurting more than she could have ever realized.  Both Holly and Aiden have to decide if they should listen to their heads or their hearts, if they are willing to put it all on the line despite the fear of losing everything again.

I don't want to give you too meany details because I don't want to take anything away from your enjoyment of reading this book.  There is a lot of push and pull, a lot of angst, some pretty beautiful, powerful, and sad moments.  I think that with each of these stories, but for me particularly Aiden and Holly's you have to go in a bit blind so that you can walk a mile in their shoes and truly understand where they have been and where they are going.  To know that time doesn't always heal but forgiveness and understanding can be had.  That sometimes letting someone go because you love them isn't the right step, and that communication is always the key.

Julie does a wonderful job with these characters.  She brings them to life and you will hurt and cheer right along with them.  Her character development is spot on, especially with Holly I felt.  I loved seeing her grow from a young woman hurting and more than bit naive, to the strong compassionate woman we always knew was just under the surface.  For Holly this story is about letting go, finding her way back home, and discovering just how strong she is.  For Aiden it is a story about forgiveness, (of one's self) finding a new place in the world after everything changes for him, and learning to lean on others in times of need.  Together and with the entire family supporting them this is a beautiful second chance story that will move you to tears, make you a little angry, and give you some much needed chuckles.

If you are looking for a emotional romance read look no further, but as I mentioned above you may want to consider starting at the beginning because this book is more than just about two people, its about family too!



Leaning down from behind the couch, it looked as if he were going to kiss the cool blonde’s cheek, but instead he whispered in her ear, “You are a guest in our home. I expect you to be civil.”

Craning her alabaster neck, she smiled, a close-mouthed smile, at her ex-husband. “Always a pleasure to see you, too, Schooner.”

Standing, she smoothed down her pencil skirt, and walked toward the kitchen, without a second glance at her ex.

“Mia, may I have a moment with you?”

“Sure, give me one sec.” She put down the slotted spoon and washed her hands. “Let’s go talk in Schooner’s office.” Mia led the way, closing the door behind them, not really knowing what to expect.

Being in a room alone with CJ had only happened once before in her life and the results had been disastrous for her as CJ convinced her that Schooner never loved her and only saw her as an obligation and charity case, causing Mia to flee before ever confronting Schooner. That conversation was the life-altering genesis of a twenty-four-year separation from the man she loved.

“I wanted to talk to you before Holly gets here,” CJ began.

“Her well-being is something you and I share.” 

“Good, then will you please fill me in on the details. I need to know what I’m dealing with here.”

“We had no idea that she had met Tom. I had not seen the man in like twenty years, so we were really shocked.”

“What’s he like?”

“Intelligent, charming, talented, handsome. Female students love him. Male students want to be like him. He’s not very good at monogamy.” Mia strained to find the right words, not really knowing what they were.

“Is that why you broke up with him?”

“Yes. I caught him in our bed with one of his students. Keeping his dick in his pants was not his strong suit.” There. It was out.

“Once a cheater, always a cheater.” CJ nodded, as she stared at a spot on Schooner’s desk. Inhaling deeply, she looked back at Mia, pointing a finger at her. “I’m going to take one for the team. So, don’t you forget it.”

“What are you going to do, CJ?” Mia, of all people, knew the lengths this woman would go to in order to get her way.

“It’s best you’re not complicit.”

“Well, thanks for that.” Not knowing what she would pull, it was a relief to know that.

“Thank me later.” CJ brushed past Mia, exiting the office.

  About Julie A. Richman: USA TODAY Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas, home to great music, BBQ, and awesome Tex-Mex.  An award-winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust, Julie spent many years scratching the travel itch while helping non-profit organizations and corporations with their marketing and advertising programs. Currently, Julie has published Searching for Moore, Moore to Lose, Moore than Forever, Bad Son Rising, Needing Moore:The Complete Series, Henry's End, Slave to Love, The Do-Over and Love on the Edge of Time. She has works included in Pink Shades of Words 2014 & 2015, Tempting Fate Boxed Set, Intense Boxed Set, Intense 2 Boxed Set and the Cocktales Anthology.  

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