Title: Moment Of Clarity
Author: Karen Stivali
Series: Moments In Time #3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 05-06-2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 116
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
Will someone please remind me exactly why it is that it has taken me so long to read this series? *slaps self silly* Never mind, as they say, better late than never.
As with the previous books, this one is a continuation from Tanner and Collins time away on Fire Island. They’re now back in school and looking forward to some alone time in their dorm room, only to discover that two entire floors have been water damaged and they’ll now be sleeping with all the other affected students, in the gym. This makes life difficult when they’re still trying to keep their relationship under the radar and act like they’re just good friends in public.
Collin has been estranged from his family for months so when his brother Sean reaches out to him and offers the couple a place to stay, the boys jump at the chance. Sean is trying to bring up his three kids on his own in his wifes absence and having them around is a massive help but when Sean’s wife finds out about the living arrangements, she decides that she will get lawyers involved and this is just the beginning of the problems Collin and Tanner Face. When their secret comes out and the people they thought were friends, aren’t true friends after all, Collin makes some life-altering decisions on behalf of them both, under the guise of doing whatever it takes to make Tanner happy. At this point in the book, the voice in my head started screaming ‘no no no no!!!’. I mean, seriously, that plan makes no-one happy! I started reading faster than the speed of light just to get to the part where they got their act together and I could start to breathe again.
I really liked that Tanner’s vulnerability came through and we get to see that he isn’t always the cocky, confident guy that he makes himself out to be and in a bit of role reversal, Collin becomes his protector. They’re just such lovely characters and the fact that they are sizzling together doesn’t do any harm either. This book has a bit of everything with the chemistry, the romance and more drama than you can poke a stick at, oh, and did I mention that the ending had me grinning like a crazy person?! What can I say, I’m away to read book 4…….