Angst Level Audiobook Book College/University coming of age Contemporary Dreamspinner Friends to lovers Gay Homophobia Hopelessly Crying m/m Mid level steam/heat Morgan New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series

Moment of Clarity (Moments in time book 3) Audiobook by Karen Stivali Narrated by Robert Nieman


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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


(Original book review here: : (full of spoilers so…)

Books 1 and 2 here: )


Well… this series is all about the drama and book three takes the cake for number of pages vs angst ratio.

This story takes place right after book two leaves off and we are immediately plunged into a torrent of angst. Sean’s angry wife. Sean’s depression. Angry friend Tim who wants to out them. Wendy and Tanner almost hook up again. Collin actually LEAVES Tanner. Tanner’s mom – of all things – helps to make things right in the boys’ world and finally –FINALLY – a HEA.

I think that fans of the series know what they’re getting into and will want to see how things finally end up as this is absolutely a series that must be read in order. I – for one – really loved the chemistry between these guys and liked them as a settled couple. The angst/drama got a bit tiring and I wish the most basic hurdle – coming out and being an “out” couple – had gotten more focus rather than the outside family stuff, which muddied the water, IMHO.

Karen Stivali is a great writer and the smexy times and final HEA are absolutely worth it!

3.5 of 5 stars


Robert Nieman is really, really the right narrator for this series. I think his voice matches the age group and angst. I love how – silky?- his voice is. Man. The smexy times in his voice are OTT delicious! I think listening to this is the absolute best way to enjoy this story and I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 stars

Overall 4.25 of 5 stars



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