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Cover: Meredith Russell
Length: 54,000 words
An actor on possession charges, hell bent on destroying his own life meets a man who quietly works to make the world a better place.
Jacob Riley is a typical Hollywood former child star with issues. He has already done prison time and at the age of twenty-six has been arrested again.
Ethan Myers is the owner and manager of Macs, an education center providing teaching and learning to local low income families. Losing his partner to cancer leaves him lost and alone and he buries himself in his work to start to mend his broken heart.
Sparks fly when Jacob has to complete his community service at Macs. Their relationship grows against a background of disenfranchised street gang members, arson, the Oscars, and despite their prejudices.
Can Jacob Riley be saved?
I have a thing for enemies to lovers stories. I am also a huge fan of RJ Scott so even though this is a re-release of a previously published work, I was so ready to love the hell out of Moments ... but in the end wound up only liking it. That's not to say there weren't plenty of things to enjoy in this book, because, hello? RJ Scott people so you know the characters are going to be memorable.
Jacob Riley is a recovering addict who has been sentenced to four months of community service, which he will fulfill at Mac's--an education center focusing on helping low-income families with learning. The center is run by Ethan Myers, who started Mac's with his late partner. Ethan still hasn't gotten over losing his husband to cancer and the center is falling apart and in much need of many repairs. When an opportunity, in the form of a large donation, comes in with the stipulation that Jacob perform his community service at Mac's, Ethan can hardly turn the offer down. Jacob is a spoiled, entitled, arrogant B-list movie star who thinks he's above Ethan and everyone else at the center. Sparks immediately begin flying between the nice and quiet Ethan and the flamboyant Jacob. Of course, these sparks turn to attraction, much too quickly for my liking, but there's no doubting their mutual attraction.
For me, Jacob's redemption happened much too quickly with very little self-reflection and growth. He turns out to be a really nice guy underneath all the posturing, but I much prefer the growth to build instead of happening almost overnight. I also paused, a lot, at how fast the relationship between Ethan and Jacob develops, especially since Ethan is overseeing Jacob's community service and is responsible for reporting how he's doing. Big conflict of interest there, but in the end it mostly works. I really enjoyed the secondary characters, though, and they definitely added to the overall story and really showcased what Mac's is all about. As with any RJ Scott book, the sexy times were well written (though there was a bit of confusion as to who wanted to be the "top"). I am never a fan of the big misunderstanding proving the impetus for the conflict at the climax, but again, it all wound up working out okay. This isn't my favorite RJ Scott book, but if you're a fan of hers, you will enjoy this one so be sure to check it out.
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RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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