Bryan Dane’s been living the dream—photography student by day, up-and-coming rocker by night. His summer goals are to earn his last few credits, graduate from NYU, spend as much time in the recording studio as possible, and survive the next few months without sex so he can complete his yearlong goal of self-imposed celibacy. Everything is on track, until he meets Oliver Newcastle.
For years Oliver planned a marriage of convenience with his high school BFF, but now that she’s fallen in love for real, with someone else, it’s no longer convenient. So Oliver came out to his family, quit his job, and left small-town New England for NYC, an intensive summer study program, and a chance to find his own happiness.
From the moment they meet the sexual tension between Bryan and Oliver sizzles. But Bryan wants no part of a relationship, and Oliver wants to sew his wild oats—he just isn’t sure how. Oliver seeks Bryan’s help navigating the NYC gay scene, which throws them together in increasingly more sexual situations until they can no longer deny they're hot for each other. Bryan is desperate to keep things simple, but fate might have other plans.
I'm a huge fan of Karen Stivali and this series ever since I read Moment of Impact, so there was no way I was going to pass up on reviewing this book, especially after falling in love with the gorgeous cover! *drools*
We met Bryan in the previous books and it was awesome to see more of him. He was a fascinating character, funny, self-deprecating and flawed, even a little self-sabotaging in regards to his relationship with Oliver. I loved Oliver so much! He was just adorable and sweet and lovely and there was a moment that I wanted to slap some sense into Bryan to make him realize how perfect Oliver was for him. I loved that while the book is told from Bryan's POV, Ms. Stivali gave us Oliver's blog entries so we could know him better. Bryan and Oliver had insane chemistry and it was obvious they were amazing together, both in and out of the bedroom.
This book was a bit lower in the angst than the others in the series, but there was still some near the end. I'm in awe at Karen Stivali's talent for writing hotter than hot sex scenes that not only don't feel repetitive, but seem perfectly tailored for the different couples in these books. At one moment, I wasn't sure if my kindle or I were going to catch fire after reading some parts of this book. *fans self*
It was a fantastic read and really, while Moments of Silence is still my favorite (I'm an angst whore, after all), Moment of Fate comes a very close second and I can't recommend it enough. Even if you haven't picked up other books in the series, this one is a must-read and can be read as a standalone. This book will definitely go right into my favorites shelf.
*** Copy provided to the reviewer via Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***
Meet 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. 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 at:
Other books in the Moments In Time series:
MOMENT OF IMPACT (Book 1)
MOMENT OF TRUTH (Book 2)
MOMENT OF CLARITY (Book 3)
MOMENTS IN TIME (a compilation of Books 1-3)
MOMENT OF SILENCE (Book 4)
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