Tuesday, 7 January 2014

#GrapevineBT Blog Tour: Review + #Giveaway: Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle

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Entangled Moments blog tour

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Title: Entangled Moments
Author: Dori Lavelle
Series: Moments in Time #1
Publication: December 31st, 2014
Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Novella

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick Johnson, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.
Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.

Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **


• $20 Amazon GC/Paypal cash + eARC Rekindled Moments (Moments in Time #2) {INT}
• Two (2) eARCs Rekindled Moments (Moments in Time #2) {INT}

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I really wanted to love this story from start to finish, but there were a few nagging hang-ups that just couldn’t be ignored. Firstly, it was very predictable. It moved quite quickly in the beginning, and there was a lot of hinting at the past that haunted Carlene, and the reason she found herself in her current position, which meant I never really connected with her character. Things accelerated even more when Nick entered the picture, and then suddenly the brakes were applied and that’s when I really started to enjoy this read because I finally understood the characters a bit more.

This story had a Cinderella feel to it as Carlene stepped out of the shadow of her past and into an entire new world of riches, diamonds and the limelight. But, unlike Cinderella, Carlene didn’t quite find her fairytale ending…or did she??? I’m not a huge fan of novellas and short stories, only because I find that they are either crammed with too much info, or there’s just not enough to the story; It’s almost like someone just chopped a full length novel in half. So, even though this was a great book, I felt a little cheated when it ended so abruptly.

The ending, as sudden and unexpected as it was, was a great set up for the next book, though. I am looking forward to finding out if Carlene will get her fairytale moment, or if her past will continue to stand in the way of her happiness.


Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman. Don't forget to leave behind a couch with lots of cushions. And maybe light the fireplace?


  1. Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and review Entangled Moments. I really appreciate it. I hope you will enjoy the next book:-).

  2. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for the review!


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