As I read "In the Moment" I grew to love both characters. Cassie is the true definition of a woman who grew up in a small town. When Rayne surprises her on her front lawn she’s immediately suspicious and standoffish. Rayne is just passing through and wanted to help when he saw Cassie messing with the lawn mower. When he agrees to hang around and help her with the renovation of her house, things interesting.
I felt for Rayne when I heard his story. He’s like a sad puppy that you want to cuddle and make feel better. He blames himself for so much and that is too much weight to have on one’s shoulders. I loved how Cassie took him in even though their start was a little rocky. Watching their relationship develop was amazing and I loved reading every bit.
Two other books that come from this publisher are "Addicted to Love" by Jennifer Wilck and "Reunion for the First Time" by K. M. Daughters.
Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, purchases an 1870s Victorian mansion, the one home from her childhood where she felt like part of a family. She’s spending her summer lovingly restoring it, with dreams of one day raising a family of her own here.
Rayne Tucket, a photojournalist, is haunted by the death of his best friend in Afghanistan, a death he thinks is his fault. He survives day to day. Forever is not in his vocabulary. Swearing off photography, he answers an ad for a handyman—mindless, no emotion involved.
As the two of them renovate her house, can Cassie show Rayne that love is strong enough to heal all wounds?