Lost in a Moment (Trials of Fear Book 5) by Nicky James #Audiobook #MMRomance #Contemporary #Review #LGBT

Erryn reviews ‘Fearless (Trials of Fear Book 4)’ by Nicky James. This book was released by the author on March 6, 2019, and is 273 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Adam Gold.  It was released on April 19, 2022, and is 10 hrs and 12 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book:  I’m loving this series.

When the only person Grayson has to lean on is his straight best friend, what could go wrong?

After a horrific accident and an amputation, Grayson isn’t sure where to turn. Not only is he an emotional wreck, but his problems seem to be getting worse, not better. When his childhood best friend insists he come and stay with him for a while, Grayson isn’t sure how to feel. He’s been crushing on Beck since they were teenagers, and it’s never wise to fall for a straight guy.

Beck’s apartment only has one bedroom and one bed. What could go wrong?

Lost in a Moment is a hurt comfort, best friends-to-lovers, GFY MM romance with moderate angst. It is part of the Trials of Fear series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.

Buy Links: Audible  | Amazon  | Add to Goodreads 

To read my review of Book 1, Owl’s Slumber, click here.

To read my review of Book 2, Shades of Darkness, click here.

To read my review of Book 3, Touch of Love, click here.

To read my review of Book 4, Fearless, click here.

My Review:

Phobia: an extreme or irrational fear or an aversion to something

Chronophobia: a persistent abnormal and unwarranted fear of time or of the passing of time

I always start out my Nicky James reviews saying how much I love Nicky James…so I’ll do it again.  She makes me think – which I like.  She makes me feel – which I adore.  She makes me sit in my discomfort – which I love.  She challenges me – which brings me back to her books, time and time again.

The Trials of Fear books had been especially challenging.  What would it be like to live with a crippling phobia?  Whether being afraid of sleep, or of touch, or anything else…how would I survive?  I have aversions to things, but no actual phobias.  I’m lucky to be able to avoid certain things, but the world won’t come to an end if I have to face them.

Nicky’s characters?  She puts them through hell.  Take Grayson – a terrible accident has left him physically unable to cope with day-to-day living – at least for now.  He needs help and, of course, his parents are there to take over.  But he knows going home will be a disaster, so when his best friend Beck waltzes in and declares Gray can stay with him, then all is not lost.  Now, there’s the small problems of the stairs, the clutter, and – oh yeah – the lone double bed.

I found Beck adorable.  A pack rat, like myself, he’s an antiquities dealer who travels around the province of Ontario looking for treasures.  Most wind up in his store – but the overflow, and some of the truly priceless pieces, wind up in his apartment over the store.  Oh, and the Beatles.  His cat, parrot, and the two fish whose lives are forever in jeopardy because of the cat.  As an animal lover, I enjoyed how much of a role the pets played.  I want a Ringo of my own.

Now, Gray’s had a crush on Beck just about as long as they’ve known each other.  And Beck’s been oblivious.  Even when it’s pointed out to him by his awesome employee Maria, he still doesn’t see it.

Until the moment he does.  He goes into a panic and freaks out.  Because he’s not into guys.  Right?  Yeah…except the attraction he’s feeling for Gray.  Now, this is a gay for you story and those can be tricky.  Nicky’s story?  Worked brilliantly.

Gray’s chronophobia, of course, gets in the way.  I loved how the phobia was weaved seamlessly into the story, and I have to say, I’ll never look at time the same way.

Needless to say, I loved this book.  Had all the hallmarks of the other phobia books along with two awesome heroes and a cameo by Krew. (yay!)

Adam Gold narrates these books and I think he does a stellar job – his voice is just perfect for these and I’m so grateful for the bang-up performance.  Can’t wait for more James/Gold collaborations and, of course, I highly recommend the book.

My Rating:

10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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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.

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