Review: In The Blink Of An Eye (Loving Lily series #1) by S. J. Batsford

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

In the Blink of an Eye by S J BatsfordWow! S. J. Batsford has proved once again a theory I know to be true. That there are debut authors out there who just need readers to open up their books and they are immediately impressed with their prowess with the written word. S. J. Batsford managed to wring emotions from me that I didn’t even know I had. She broke my heart again and again with Ethan and Lilly’s story and I felt immediately immersed into their world with no chance of escaping with my heart unscathed and completely intact. She shows her readers how a person’s world and perspective can indeed change in a blink of an eye. Ethan and Lily rocked me to the core with their angst, heartache, and their “uncontrollable, what were they thinking passion”.

Lily is starting a new life in the U. S. at college after leaving her mother that is also her best friend back in England while she begins anew living with her grandma. Little does she know that her life will take twist and turns that she never could have saw coming. While S. J. Batsford gave us some foreshadowing for event to come, she also took us on a crazy, never to have been guessed ride with Lily. She had my stomach dropping in fear of what was to come and left my mouth gaping in shock and bewilderment. Lily is like the little sister that I never had and wished that I could comfort her in her time of need and shake some sense into her when she did something completely idiotic that I was left shaking my head in disappointment. I absolutely adore it when an author has the talent to bring to life a beautifully flawed character that evokes such a myriad of emotions from a reader.


Ethan had me tied in knots as well with every move he made, from his gallant gestures towards Lily that had my heart fluttering, to his selfish acts that left my heart shattered. Since the book ended, my emotions have been hanging on a cliff waiting for more of this hero that had my feelings flying from one end of the spectrum to the other with his words and actions. There are no different shades of whites and blacks with this hero, just splashes of gray across the canvas and yet I couldn’t help but love him and enjoy every heart breaking moment with him.


S. J. Batsford delivers an emotional roller coaster ride like none other. I have never felt such a powerful connection with a group of characters and been on such an emotional precipice waiting for S. J. Batsford to grace us with the next installment of their story in the Loving Lily series. I highly recommend In The Blink of An Eye for an invitation into a fictional world that will leave emotions as twisted as your panties. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for With The Beat Of My Heart to be released along with Mason’s story who I believed stole every reader’s heart. To say that I am a loyal fan of S. J. Batsford’s now is an understatement. She is an author who has inspired awe, impatience, and love for her writing.




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