Review, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway: Moment of Clarity by Karen Stivali (Moments In Time Book 3)

Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn.

As they search for their new normal in their old environment, Collin’s brother Sean surprises them with help when they need it most. But when word about their relationship gets out, trouble erupts with friends and family. When Collin’s relationship with Tanner becomes an issue in his brother’s custody battle, and Tanner struggles with his feelings for a heartbroken Wendy, Collin wonders if everyone he cares about would be better off without him in the picture. In order to save them both, Tanner must make it clear to Collin that their love for each other is all that matters.

I was so excited to read this story. The first two books in this series were wonderful. Collin and Tanner were working towards  being together, and being open in their own time when they were ready. They had their bumps in the road of course, but there was so much hope for them. My hopes for this book were for both guys to grow together and also deal with the issues of coming out, and maybe some of his family to come around. However, I was disappointed in the story. Wendy didn’t seem genuine this time around in her support for Tanner and Collin and their relationship. It was great having Collin’s brother Sean come around in this story, however the “I love you but I can’t help because…” is overused. I’d like family members to fight harder to support each other. I got the reason it was used how it is in the story, but I was disappointed the story went that way when there was potential for growth in other ways if Tanner and Collin had teamed up with Sean to fight. I also understood why Collin ran like he did, but at the same time, how can they be secure in their future if Collin runs at the first sign of trouble? I’m glad Tanner went to him and called him on his actions.
Karen showed in the first two books that she is a wonderful author and I will continue to read her books. This one just didn’t live up to the potential that I thought it had.
Three and a half

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About Karen:
Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about love…like real life, only hotter.

Karen’s lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her.

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