Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Moment of Truth by Karen Stivali ~ Release Day Blitz, ARC Review

Moment of Truth by Karen Stivali ~ Release Day Blitz, ARC Review

Book Information
Title: Moment of Truth (Book 2 of the Moments In Time Series)
Author: Karen Stivali

Length:  33.000 words / 140 pages (novella)
Genre: New Adult, contemporary romance, gay romance, M/M
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he’s living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being “out” takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.

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Mari's Review:

*** ARC provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

I really enjoyed the sequel to Moment of Impact and I loved revisiting both Collin and Tanner and reading how they continue to build and work on their relationship.

Collin and Tanner are finally in Fire Island, intent on enjoying their summer together, away from school and Collin’s family. And in Collin’s case, getting a taste of how being out of the closet and able to just be Tanner’s boyfriend without having to worry over how others might take it.

I loved that while there was some growth in the characters, they essentially still read the same way as they did in the first book. The chemistry between Collin and Tanner was insane and the sex scenes were damn hot! Never mind that it was obvious how much in love they both were with each other.

I also liked most of the secondary characters, with some exceptions, they did add up to the story in all senses. Didn’t like Wendy all that much in this book and after reading the synopsis for the third book in the series, Moment of Clarity, I can’t wait to find out how she is going to impact on Tanner and Collin’s relationship.

Moment of Truth was all I expected, after such a wonderful start of the series, and more, much more. The book is amazing, sweet and hot and angsty in just the perfect proportion. My tummy was in knots during most of it, because the suspense of how it was going to play out when some things came to a head was killing and even if I had some inkling of what might happen, Karen Stivalli still managed to surprise me.  

I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading book 3 in this series!

Rating: 5 fiery stars!!!

About the author

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. Her 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 at:
Haven’t read book 1 yet? It’s on sale for 99 cents until March 7th!

Moment of Impact

Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.

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