Review: Pivotal Moments by Trinity Hanrahan

Title: Pivotal Moments
Series: In Time #1
Author: Trinity Hanrahan
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Genre:Young adult, romance, summerread
Release Date: January 19, 2016



A senior in high school, introvert Aislinn Munroe is satisfied living unnoticed…

Aislinn is doing the normal post-high school preparations to get into college. She’s getting ready for a life beyond senior year, and wonders where she’ll fit in to the world once she’s officially an adult. Though her curves are to kill for, she’s also smart and funny. However, she isn’t at all popular, which is just fine with her.

Aislinn’s introverted ways are about to be put to the test…

Content with hiding from the limelight, Aislinn doesn’t get bullied like so many other shy kids do—that is, as long as she keeps to herself. But is she really living the life she’s meant to? Or are there unforeseen adventures waiting to shake up her life in the near future?

When her brother comes home from college, he brings an unexpected houseguest…

Teagan Aldridge is a reformed party animal, ladies’ man, and bad boy. He’s the last person Aislinn thought would ever show her attention. But when Aislinn and Teagan become unlikely friends, he brings out a side of herself she never knew existed. She already knows she’s special, but sexy and adventurous? That’s a first.

Are their personalities too far apart, or will opposites attract, making them an unusual, but influential pair? When their vast differences collide, Aislinn is led to some unexpected.


The combination of the synopsis and that cute cover convinced me to give this book a shot. And I’m so happy I did!

Aislinn is a bit of shy girl, content being on her own, not going out much, not dating…She does have a crush on someone, has had it for quite some time. But according to her the boy is too far out of her reach. Besides her crush is dating miss super bitch, who is already set on making her school life hell. No need to give her more motivation.

When her brother, Connor, comes home from college he brings with him a buddy of his. One look at the stranger and Aislinn’s jaw drops open. The following weeks will prove to be quite interesting.

In this book Aislinn makes many changes, they don’t happen all at once or out of nowhere. There’s a slow build up to them, which I really appreciate. As I mentioned before there’s a miss bitch who’s nothing short of a bully. It was hard to read that Aislinn could stick up for others but when the bullying centered on her she would rather walk away, and many times that is exactly what she did. Luckily she has a best friend who has her back.

Connor’s buddy, Teagan, isn’t at all what I had expected. Despite his reputation as a player he is really good for Aislinn. His presence in the Munroe house brings many excitements, one is in the form of a ginormous dog. Overall Teagan is kind and respectful, he’s a bit quiet as well which makes it kind of difficult to read him at times. That’s all part of the allure I guess.

Too bad Connor doesn’t have any of those qualities. This guy can be a real pain in the butt. As he’s a brother I’ll give him a pass on many inconsiderate moments. But even that has a limit. My opinion of him goes up and down throughout the story and in the end I’m all kinds of twisted in them. I can only imagine how Connor himself must be feeling.

Despite all of the heavy stuff I really love this story, it’s cute and funny. It portrays brother sister relationships perfectly as well as how fragile a first relationship can be. All combined I would say Pivotal Moments is a prefect summer read. At least, that’s the vibe I got while reading.

I’m going to rate this read 4,5 couples. Yes, this read made Trinity Hanrahan a new favorite author of mine and I can’t wait to read the other installments in this series. Please tell me we won’t have to wait long for them.



* I’ve received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity! 

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