Moment of Clarity by Karen Stivali ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

MomentofClarityLGTitle: Moment of Clarity

Author: Karen Stivali

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/06/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance


Moments in Time: Book Three

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.

My View:

Moment of Clarity ends Collin and Tanner’s story. If you have not read the first two book in Karen Stivali’s Moments in Time series, Moment of Impact and Moment of Truth, you need to. Both to fully enjoy this third installment, and because I adore Collin and Tanner as a couple.

They finally have to bring their relationship into the light and deal with the backlash. Support comes from surprising places. Also, derision and hatred comes from all sides. Collin has a crisis of faith that he must face. He only wants to best for Tanner, and he has to decide if he is that best. It is a heartbreaking moment, but probably one of my favorite in the entire series.

We hear from some of the other characters including Wendy, Gino, and Sean (Collin’s brother). There are places that I think the backstory could have been expanded, but I think we will learn more about Collin’s family history in a future story.

I can not recommend this series highly enough. Seriously folks, read it.

I have heard from the author that two spin-offs are planned. One for Collin’s brother Quinn and one for their friend Brian. I am eagerly awaiting those two installments.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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