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.”
~*REVIEW BY LO*~
I really enjoyed this book! I rated Clarity with 5 leaves! Taylor has been mistreated in the past. Every since high school, she has had major trust issues. Even with the dating help of her best friend Katie, she still won't open up to any guy. Taylor is a successful physical therapist. She puts all her time into her work.
Nick is a professional player, both on the baseball field and off. Nick dates/sleeps around with ease. He is always traveling so he doesn't want to be tied down. When Taylor and Nick meet there is an instant connection but will Taylor be able to finally let her guard down and open up?
I loved the writing style in this book. From the beginning scene, I was completely sucked in. It is heart wrenching and heartwarming all in the same book. I love how real this book seems. I can assume that if someone goes through what Taylor went through then they would have trust issues. This is the story of Taylor working through her trust issues and it is totally worth the read!
~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
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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