Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Clarity By: Gabbie S. Duran

Title:  Clarity
Author:  Gabbie S. Duran
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  January 11, 2015
Review Source:  Enticing Journey 


Her world was shattered and broken.

Damaged ... is how she viewed herself.

Untrustworthy … is how she viewed men.

Taylor never expected to open her heart to anyone. Nick is a player, in every sense of the word, but finds himself doing anything to earn her trust — including fighting the demons she harbors inside.

Is he the clarity she’s been seeking, or will her past push him away?

WOW! This book is fantastic!!!! I loved everything about it!

From the raw heartbreak Taylor had to overcome and the devastating violence that became her in high school that she is still dealing with. To her trust issues that are ruling her life. She’s closed herself off to everyone and lives her life in a bubble. Taylor is a sports physical therapist and she has had several high profile clients. But she’s about to meet…

Nick is a professional baseball player and he’s also a player off the field too. One-night stands are his specialty and he loves them. He is not into finding love or becoming what his parents want, married as part of a “business” relationship. 

He has injured his ankle and needs therapy for it. Who’s office does he just happen into? Yes, Taylor’s! The animosity between them is funny and entertaining. It also turns pretty hot! Well…’s hot on his side but Taylor isn’t going to trust him easily. She’s in her bubble and it’s going to be really hard for Nick to get through. 

Can Nick realize that falling in love isn’t the worst thing? Will he finally find a relationship that is for him and not for everyone else? Can Taylor trust him? And more importantly can she forgive him when necessary?

This book is about overcoming things. Overcoming heartbreak and violence and overcoming caring what people think about you. Becoming what you are and being ok with that. It is extremely well written and the story line is well thought out and amazing. I really enjoyed this book!!! Gabbie you are awesome!!! 

Highly Recommend!!!

Tears are cascading down my cheeks now. The pain and sorrow of speaking about it has taken over. Admitting I want nothing more than to forget should have me feeling shameful for giving up, but instead the admission has me feeling some sense of relief for standing up for myself. It’s all I ever wanted from the moment I left that small town. To forget and never look back.
“So he just wins?”

“He only wins if I let the action of what he did to me rule my life.”

“It should have never happened,” Nick repeats.

“This is why you need to walk away, Nick.”

We both remain silent after I state the words. A grim atmosphere overtakes the entire room for the next several minutes. My heart has always been broken, but knowing Nick may heed my words and walk away has me dreadfully holding my breath, preparing myself for the heartache to come.

“Is he why you’ve been pushing me away? Because you think that way of yourself?”

“Yes,” I rasp out. “Trust is still the hardest thing for me to do. It’s easier to not trust, than to have it broken,” I announce to him, trying to swallow the lump that is sitting in my throat.

“That’s all you’ve ever expected from me, isn’t it? For me to break your trust?”

Closing my eyes, I laugh humorlessly. “You’ve already done it several times.” He seems puzzled as he takes in my answer. “You don’t take orders very well,” I remind him.

He grins, the simple turn of his lips lightening the despair surrounding us.

“That was before I realized just how important you are.” His confession has the dark walls surrounding my heart slowly shattering. “I’m a determined man, Taylor, and I’m determined to earn your trust,” he declares.


Placing his hand on my cheek, he says, “I can’t explain it, Taylor, but since the day I met you I knew you were different. You were someone I knew I couldn’t let go of.”

My once shattered heart is slowly mending. The sympathy he was giving is replaced with affection, and suddenly I want to fight to hold onto it.

“All I ask is that you give me a chance to earn your trust, Taylor.”

Gabbie is a Southern California native, who lives with her wonderful husband, two amazing kids and a senior citizen kitty. When she’s not writing you can find her reading or sneaking off for a run. Some might say it’s a crazy life, but she wouldn’t change anything about it.


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