Saturday, January 17, 2015

Moment of Impact by Karen Stivali: Review & #Giveaway @karenstivali

Moment of Impact
(Moments in Time, Book 1)
by Karen Stivali

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, M/M, Romance
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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Growing up in fear that his ultra-conservative and overly involved mother will discover that he is gay, Collin Fitzpatrick starts college and finally has a chance to explore his sexuality. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and leaving the relative comfort of a closet he's spent his whole life in is more difficult than he anticipated. The situation becomes more complicated as Collin wrestles with the fact that he attracted to his roommate, Tanner, who has brings his girlfriend to their room on a regular basis.

Then one night everything changes. Tanner D’Amico takes a chance and reveals that not only has he noticed Collin's crush, and his interest is returned. What starts out as sexual chemistry quickly develops into something more, but Collin still struggles with his fears, and Tanner isn't going to be willing to remain his secret lover forever.

Collin must decide what's most important, his fears or his future.

MOMENT OF IMPACT is a well written novella that isn't afraid to take on the darker side of love. The story may be short, but by contrasting hope with fear, and lust with love, Karen Stivali delivers dynamic characters you're sure to enjoy.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I'm weak when it comes to mm college romance stories. :)