Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Clarity by Gabbie S Duran

Title: Clarity
Author: Gabbie S. Duran
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 11, 2015
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?

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.”

Clarity was another fantastic book by Gabbie S. Duran.  I have read many books by this author and she hit this one out of the park!  I absolutely love books that are about sports and hot sexy baseball players are my absolute favorite.  The chemistry between Taylor and Nick was off the charts and at some point in this book your panties will get wet because damn Nick is sexy as hell and I love his dirty mouth.  He is definitely swoon worthy and has climbed to the top my book boyfriend list.  This is standalone novel which makes me a little sad because the journey of Nick and Taylor is now over but is also bitter sweet because I don't have to wait months for the end of there story.  I just have to say Gabbie knows how to write books that will make you remember them just by the smallest of things whether is Matt's pancakes or Taylor's chocolate fixation I will always cherish and remember her stories and I am truly grateful that she takes the time to write such amazing stories and I look forward to so much more in the future because if your like me you know she is going to make it big its only a matter of time! 
Taylor is a physical therapist who comes highly recommended because of the great work she does. She does have a dark past but has pushed her demons away to finally make a career and learn to live her life like she wants.  She doesn't do romance or anything close to it because of her past and she is ok with that, but when her next assignment for work turns up to be a famous baseball player her life will get turned upside down.

Nick is a star baseball player and knows he is good at his job but when he falls hurt he wants to get better quickly so he can get back to what he does best baseball.  He is known as player and lives it up.  But when he meets with a physical therapist he figures he can just buy his way out of it and have her sign his papers and get back on the field, but what he doesn't expect is a no non sense Taylor and it throws him off his game.  

Taylor doesn't take lateness or someone unwilling to get better so when Nick plays the cocky bastard and doesn't apply to her rules she will drop him from her schedule and this will make Nick even more determined to get under her skin, but when they realize there attraction is to hard to deny any longer things will become explosive but will the be able to handle it?

Can these two learn to get past there differences and work together to heal Nick so he can get back to his life or will they realize there is more to life and give into the chemistry that has been brewing between them... or will circumstances beyond there control and past demons keep them apart?

Go get this book now you will not be disappointed!  Thanks Gabbie S. Duran for another great story and I can't wait for more!

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.