Thursday, June 29, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Moments of Clarity - J.B. Heller

With the events of one night, the clarity with which I once saw my life vanished. 
Moments series #2
JB Heller
Releasing June 22, 2017

That was me.
In every way that mattered anyway. I had a close, loving relationship with my parents, my older brother was my hero, and with graduation right around the corner, I was on the verge of turning my love of photography into a career.
Then there was Carter, surprisingly he turned out to be the yin to my yang. Where I was alternative, slightly nerdy and a whole lot awkward, Carter was smooth, popular and confidant. Yet somehow, we fit. Or so I thought.
With the events of one night, the clarity with which I once saw my life vanished. Leaving me completely unprepared for the reality I would now have to face and the choices that accompanied it.

3.5 Stars
Chance and Carter are opposites, one is a football star and the other is a unique photography student. Chance has embraced her quirkiness and Carter finds that she's exactly what he needs to break the mold and be is own person. Together they find happiness, but the happiness is new, undeveloped, like it requires more time to process in the dark room. When events happen in both of their lives that change everything they know they both seek clarity. That clarity may drive them apart or make them stronger.

Popular jock meets cute nerd and it's happily ever after, except sometimes it isn't. Moments of Clarity is similar in story line to many New Adult novels, but J.B. Heller writes in such a way that you connect for the characters and really feel for their plight. Chance, though a standout when it comes to her fashion sense, has very little experience in the real world and Carter has almost too much of it. The attraction they feel for one another becomes something more as they spend time together. J.B. Heller puts her characters through the wringer, but that's what ultimately makes them stronger. Their character growth comes from the events they experience and the friendships that help them through it. 

Moments of Clarity has a lot of promise to it, as a series it has quirky characters, cliche but fun story lines, and dialogue that makes you laugh. It does read a bit younger than I expected it to and the story line feels disjointed in some areas, but flows well in others. The ultimate deciding factor in my rating is how the story actually made me feel. I teared up and I smiled, that is what is most important to me. If an author can make me feel, then the grammar and the flow doesn't matter as much. Moments of Clarity is sweet, funny, and a cute standalone from J.B. Heller.

Don't miss the first title in the Moments series, 

J B Heller is an Aussie Indie Author of Steamy Contemporary and Comedic Romance. She has three wildling children, two giant Great Danes, one permanently terrified cat, five birds of various species (One of whom thinks she’s helping by running across the keyboard repeatedly while JB tries to work. Lucky she’s tiny.), and a gazillion fish. Oh, and we can’t forget the man child she calls her husband.

After years of working in assorted fields including a Butchery, Remedial Therapist Receptionist, Hairdressing, and Checkout Chick Extraordinaire, she finally found her place amongst likeminded people in the writing community.

She published her first book in 2013 under the pen name Eliza Brown, and has since evolved into J B Heller with more than 10 titles to her name.

On her limited downtime you’ll find her reading, trolling Pinterest for her next muse or online stationery shopping (she has a mild addiction to stationery and she refuses to seek help.).

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