5.14.2021 | Friday

Moments Like This

category: Book Reviews

Moments Like Thistitle: Moments Like This
author: Anna Gomez, Kristoffer Polaha
series: From Kona with Love #1
published: 9 March 2021
publisher: Rosewind Books
genre(s): romance
pages: 285
source: Jean Book Nerd
format: paperback
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Book One in the From Kona with Love series depicting multicultural romance, love, loss, and redemption woven into a family saga set in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Though connected, each installment can be read as a standalone.
After Andrea “Andie” Matthews chooses her career over a marriage proposal and then loses a promotion she worked so hard for, she jumps at the chance to take a break and help run a friend’s coffee shop.
Alone in Hawaii, Andie befriends the staff and quickly grows to care for them, making her determined to revive the company.
As luck would have it, she meets the mysterious Warren Yates on Christmas Eve. They share a cup of coffee, some conversation, and even a moment, which leads to many more in the coming weeks.
But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.
Will Warren be able to win her heart back?

my review

I picked this book up for three reasons.

  1. Author Mary Ting, whom I adore, recommended it.
  2. I’m a big fan of Kristoffer Polaha.
  3. I live on the same island as the setting of the book.

Let me give you a better reason to read it… IT’S SO GOOD!

The setting of the book was beautifully done. Admittedly, I live here, so I know the places that the authors wrote about well. But even without that, they described it all so well that I felt as if I were in each place in each moment. And the characters! They are so well developed that I felt as if I knew them.

Andie was so focused on her career that, until she came to Hawaii, she’d forgotten to live her life. She’d forgotten how to appreciate the beauty of the world around her. Warren helped her do that. But he had a journey of his own, too. His walls were high and thick, and for the first time, he feels hope that there can be something more.

All in all, it’s a beautiful story, and I can’t wait to read the next book!

If beautiful settings and a character-driven story appeals to you, this is a great book to read!

About Anna Gomez

Anna Gomez also publishes under Christine Brae

Four years ago, after experiencing a great loss in her life, Anna Gomez, who writes as Christine Brae, decided that it was time to channel her feelings on paper and see where it would take her. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of many women with the same stories to tell. With an established fan base and a dedicated following, Anna Gomez has published six novels, three of which have won Literary Awards: The Light in the Wound series, Insipid, In this Life, Eight Goodbyes and the Year I Left . Her books have debuted in the top 1,000 at Amazon and continued to rank in the Top 100 in the months following their release.

About Kristoffer Polaha

Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condor opposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore (FOX).

In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race.

Polaha has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and the forthcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.

Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, and he is married to actress Julianne Morris. They have three sons.

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