A MATTER OF TIME
3 Moments Trilogy Book 1
RELEASE DATE: 07.31.18
One brutal night changed a teenager’s life and derailed all the dreams she had for herself. Eighteen years later, her life took another unexpected turn. Did she have the strength to start over again?
A man who for years denied himself the one person he’d wanted finally had the freedom to make her his. Could he fight against the demons to get past her walls or had he lost before he began?
A Matter of Time: BBW Romance by J.M. Dabney
Kat’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is my honest opinion on this book, although I have enjoyed the book, there was an inconsistency that just made me feel like I had jumped into another story when we came to the first sex scene.
This story is about a woman who hasn’t had a sexual encounter for 18 years… After being raped as a teenager and bringing up her son in poverty / minimum wage… This part earned my attention and I really got into the story, and brad, his slow courtship was in my first opinion a 4/5 star review. But when we finally got to the big moment… Well, let’s just say it was completely out of left field and in my opinion nothing like the reality of what someone whos been through the trauma Philly had would expect on her first sexual encounter… I expected Brad to be the same sweet patient man he had been in the book so far, not turn into a pierced dominant, and Philly lay there and enjoy it – NO not after the trauma described in the beginning of the story It was like I turned the page and had jumped into FSOG by accident. I am still confused to how we went from a sweet second chance romance to erotica at the turn of a page? And I would have given it more stars if the actual sex scenes had had the same theme as the book started with.
So other than the sex scenes the story was well paced and really well thought out, thankfully and I enjoyed the epilogue and the overall plot of the story.
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While he was distracted with the mess she’d made, she studied him. His dark blond hair was threaded with random streaks of silver. His normally smooth jaw was covered with thick stubble that was a few shades darker than his hair. His body was broad and muscular, but not like a bodybuilder. Softer but still powerful. She studied the colorful ink that covered his arms and disappeared under the sleeves of his t-shirt.
“I never knew for sure you had tattoos.”
“Yeah, not many people do. It’s a pain in the ass to hide them. I’m not ashamed of them, but I was a teacher, now principal of a small-town school. I don’t think many would approve. I’ve been adding steadily over the years. To be honest, I don’t have much skin left.”
“Can I get a closer look?”
He nodded without a word and walked around to stand before her. Bret held out his arms, and she briefly hesitated before she traced the lines. It was a beautiful mosaic of nature, flowers, and trees. Horses danced or reared onto their hind legs, blending into the landscape.
“I’ve always wanted to get one.”
“Why haven’t you?”
“I don’t know. Never seemed to have the time and really don’t know what I’d want.”
She stopped breathing as he removed his t-shirt. His torso was covered in blond hair that disappeared into the waistband of his jeans. The same type of scenes that matched the ones on his arms covered his ribs, and he turned to expose the designs that continued onto his back. Her hands shook as she raised them to draw her fingertips along the delicate lines and bright color.
“Thank you. Years of work, but I’m not taking my pants off so you can see the rest.”
“I’d never,” she gasped.
She pushed his chest as he spun back around to face her and he chuckled.
“Maybe you’d like to go with me this summer to see about getting one yourself.”
“You’re getting more?”
“I don’t know. I’m forty-eight. I think I’m covered enough.”
“What’s your age have to do with it?”
“Nothing I guess, but I only have one calf left.”
“Yes, really, want to see?”
She rolled her eyes as he waggled his brows at her. “I appreciate the offer, but I’ll, unfortunately, have to decline. You still have your chest left.”
J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.