- Book Title: Moment of Clarity
- Author: Karen Stivali
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 6, 2015)
- Book Length: 121 pages
- Genre: Gay, Contemporary, Romance, College
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: May 6, 2015
Well the boys are back at College but they are not able to stay in their dorm for long. Being forced out of the dorm they find a place to stay with Collin’s brother, Sean and his kids. Collin and Tanner are finally outed in school and it was met with a bit of hostility. If you have been reading the series you would know that almost every action by our duo has had some sort of negative impact on their lives. For relationship so young they have had a whole heap of shit piled on them. For me it was just too much, I was getting a little put off that every page I turned brought sadness to a couple that I wanted so badly to have happiness.
Collin and Tanner are very likable characters, I liked them well enough that I wanted them to have more happy times in this final book, I think they really deserved it. But alas they don’t, they are met with a homophobic hall mate in their dorm and a psycho bitch (Collin’s sister in law). Wendy is back in the picture and divulges a secret to Collin that has him questioning his relationship with Tanner and Tanner’s happiness. This all comes to a boiling point and Colin makes a decision (seriously what a dumb ass) this is where I lost my compassion for Collin.
I think Karen had a very clear vision of what she wanted to say with this book and I think she did a very good job of it. Karen’s writing is easy to read and she keeps up a fantastic momentum in this book. I admit I have a problem with Collin in this book, and it wasn’t because he was written poorly, it was the opposite. Karen wrote a character that brought emotion out of me, it brought feelings. Collin did end up taking his head out of his ass although it took Tanner to to push Collin to recognize the things in his life that are good and remind him of the relationship that they share.
The ending was good, it will make you smile and Karen does a really good job of tying up some of the smallest loose ends. All in all it was a good series and I think this book closes out Moments in Time really nicely. Good Luck to Collin and Tanner!