The Moment That Changed Everything - Lani Blake

The Moment That Changed Everything

By Lani Blake

  • Release Date: 2023-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings


He needed a date for his cousin's wedding before his family forced one on him.
No strings. One night.
Sawyer Duke hadn't planned on it being her.
Birdie McAllister was Lyntacky's Little Miss Sunshine. Unnaturally happy and living her best life, or so he'd always believed.
All that changed when he overheard a single conversation.
Now he knows her secret, and he's making her pay for his silence by being his plus-one.
The only issue Sawyer could see with the arrangement was that she no longer just annoyed him. Now he wanted her too.

Of all the people she knew to find out her secret, it had to be him. Sawyer Duke, Lyntacky's grumpiest man. Yes, they have a monthly poll for that!
Birdie was just barely keeping her head above water, working three jobs and trying to keep her family home. She didn't need a Duke poking his nose into her business.
She'd go to the wedding to ensure he kept her secret, but then she was avoiding him.
But a night surrounded by loved up people loosened Sawyer's tongue, and she realized her secrets were nothing compared to his.
Clearly, there was more under that rough exterior than he wanted people to see.

Lyntacky was like most small towns. It had its interfering locals and families who could trace their roots back hundreds of years. Where Lyntacky stood out from the rest was their love of Square Dancing and the Duke brothers. Both were trouble. Neither had plans for leaving.


  • 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    By JamesiaMac
    I just love Sawyer and Birdie together! The Moment that Changed Everything is a bit of a slow burn. The two are more annoyed with each other than anything else, at least for the first few chapters. Then things start to change and it gets SO good. Lani Blake is such a skilled writer, infusing this story with witty banter, yummy steamy times, hilarious family moments, and a little thrill too. The Moment that Changed Everything, literally has everything you want in a contemporary romance. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Ms. Blake has done it again!

    By Momtobj
    Well, Ms. Blake has done it again! She has created Lyntacky, a small town that is quirky, weird and just plain odd (but in a lovable way) in which to place her story along with a cast of characters that have their own secrets and foibles. The Duke brothers are a prominent family in this square dance obsessed town but most residents don’t have a clue about the Duke family’s biggest secrets. The eldest, Sawyer Duke, accidentally overheard a secret held by the town’s apparently happy go lucky Birdie McAllister. He uses that knowledge to coerce Birdie into accompanying him to a family wedding. But proximity and attraction force secrets to the surface, on both sides, leading to a lovely HEA. This book was provided by the author without any requirement for a review, positive or otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own.
  • Fantastic story

    By penny42058
    I just started reading this author’s books this year and I’m hooked. This is my favorite book of hers. Sawyer is perfect in all of his grumpiness and Birdie is perfect for him in all of her goodness. Sawyer returned to Lyntacky, Colorado broken, after a bad breakup and what happened in LA. Birdie is working three jobs to take care of her family and when Sawyer learns her secret, he blackmails her to go to his cousin’s wedding. Can’t have the town thinking bad about Little Miss Sunshine. What happens when they get to spend time together and they open up to each other. No spoilers, so grab your copy and get ready to fall in love with all the characters in this small town, especially Sawyer and Birdie. Be ready for some surprises along the way. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author. I received an advanced reader copy of this book and this is my voluntary and honest review.