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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Moment of Truth by Karen Stivali Release Day Review

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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


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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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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Moment of Truth (Moments In Time #2)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really impressed with book one, and book two is even better. This series is about two young men starting out a relationship in college. Book one was all about sneaky discovery. Book two follows them as they navigate the ups and downs, the awkward moments and the ohmigod revelations.

I'm crazy about these boys. They are both super sweet and so green. The reader gets to figure things out with them as they go. I'm not a gay man so I don't have first hand knowledge, but to me as a reader, it feels so honest. Their reactions, hesitancies and experimentations feel so real. I 'went there' with Collin and Tanner. And it made me über jealous at times. *wink*

At the end of book one, a huge milestone is met. It's the same with two. They came so far and conquered so many fears. I'm eager to see where they're heading (waiting impatiently for the next book).

My overall impression is that it was romantic and sexy and hell. I wanted to give out a few backhands to some of the cast, but I loved it, and I firmly recommend to the M/M lovers.

4.5 stars

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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