Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Let’s kick off the weekend with a review for Take a Moment by Nina Kaye – a superb 5* story that I highly recommend.

My Review

I have found this one harder to review as the battles that Alex faced mirror very closely to health battles I have encountered and I found that sometimes the words jumping from the pages took me back to that stage of freshly diagnosed. However to read a story with the subject being so well understood and represented on the pages gave me hope that perception is starting to change and that people are starting to understand invisible illnesses better, in that one day they are invisible and the next day you can’t even make it out of bed unassisted.

Alex was a strong and independent character throughout and her grit and determination to succeed despite how much life had changed just made me love this character even more. I flew through this book once I had started and kept hiding away so I could keep reading as I wanted to know if Alex’s determination was enough to see her succeed as she went against the wishes of her family and left her support network behind as she moved on in her life.

A highly recommended read that I loved from beginning to end, there are highs and lows throughout the story and I found this emotional and heartwarming.

Book Blurb

Life is better lived in the moment

Meet Alex. She has a wonderful fiancé, a job she thrives in, and a best friend she’s known since childhood. Life’s not perfect, but it’s pretty fantastic. Until a shock diagnosis suddenly throws everything off course.

But Alex has never been one to back down from a fight. Now single and unemployed, she packs up and moves from her Glasgow hometown to vibrant Birmingham for a fresh start. In a new job, in a new city, she’s learning all over again what’s important in life.

Friendship, fun and even romance lie just around the corner – but can Alex get out of her own way and learn to just take a moment, and live?

A stunning, uplifting romance for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Jo Watson.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Nina Kaye is a contemporary romance author who writes warm, witty and uplifting reads with a deeper edge. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and much adored side-kick, James. In addition to writing, Nina enjoys swimming, gin and karaoke (preferably all enjoyed together in a sunny, seaside destination). Nina has previously published The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating and has also been a contender for the RNA Joan Hessayson Award.

Social Media Links

Twitter: @NinaKayeAuthor

Facebook Author Page: @NinaKayeAuthor

Instagram: @ninakayeauthor

Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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