Lost in a Moment by Nicky James
One moment in time, one unfortunate accident, and Grayson Brooks’ life changed forever. Not only is he suffering physically, but as each day passes, he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. Terrorized by each passing minute, fighting to get back on track, Grayson only succeeds in slipping further into the clutches of his anxiety. He’s convinced time will heal all wounds. But time is his enemy. There is no escape.
Beckett O’Keefe has known Grayson all his life. Best friends to the end, he’s determined to help Grayson recover from his accident. Taking Grayson under his roof while his physical injuries heal seemed like a good idea at the time. But every day, Grayson slips further out of reach, and Beckett struggles to understand what haunts his friend’s mind.
To make matters worse, their close proximity has brought on feelings Beckett can’t understand. Beckett is straight… or so he thought. The heart says one thing. The mind says another. Has Beckett spent thirty years in the dark? Could he be falling for his best friend? Except, Grayson is only a shadow of the man he once was. If Beckett can’t help Grayson get back on track, there may be no future.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
I have no words! Very powerful writing; book hangover ensued!
This is the first book of Nicky’s I’ve read and it was powerful! How she gets into the mind of Chronophobia (a persistent, abnormal and unwarranted the fear of time or the passing of time) is incredible. I could feel Gray’s fear and anxiety come off the page. Throughout the whole journey of Gray’s recovery from a freak accident, his development of PTSD, anxiety, and chronophobia was so detailed I felt like I was suffering right alongside him. Nicky’s writing style while detailed is injected with raw emotion in each word. I look forward to reading more of Nicky’s work and definitely the rest of this series once I’ve recovered!
I enjoyed the way Nicky approached Beck’s pansexual/bisexual discovery. This felt more real than other realizations I’ve read and I enjoyed her refreshing take on the friends to lovers/gay for you trope.
Grayson and Beckett have stolen my heart and I enjoyed their road to love, healing, and support. Highly recommended read!!
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I live in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada and I am a mother to a wonderful teenage boy (didn’t think those words could be typed together…surprise) and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband, who thankfully doesn’t think I’m crazy.
I have always had two profound dreams in life. To fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world, not bogged down by technology and to write novels. Since only one of these was a possibility I decided to make the other come alive on paper.
I write mm romance novels that take place in fantastical medieval-type settings and love to use the challenges of the times to give my stories and characters life.