Blog Tour & Review: 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?

WOW!!! The prologue of this story is so gripping. It pulls right it to the story and leave you crushed for Taylor. 

We first meet Taylor in the worst time in her young live. She has no one to turn to for help. As I was reading this prologue I was crushed, the description that Gabbie Duran gave us was so vivid that you felt as if you were watching it play out. 

When we meet Taylor again 5 years have past, she has fraduted from college, she is a physical therapist, she has one best friend Katie and she has major trust issues. Taylor and Katie were together and even though they are the complete opposites they complete each other. 

Taylor never had the white picked fence upbringing. Raised by an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father. Dealing with a traumatizing event has made Taylor closed off. She built walls up to protect her from ever being hurt again. 

Everything thing changes when Taylor is scheduled a new client white sox player Nick Hunter. Nick's cocky, flirtatious attitude has Taylor  bowling.  After only a few session Taylor has Nick transferred to a new therapist. Nick is amazed that his charm and whit has not worked on this girl. This only make him want to find out more about her. After week of trying to break down Taylor wall Nick begins to get places. Will Taylor be able to move past her trust issue?

I loved Nick, I mean yes he was an ass at first but then everything changed when he meet Taylor. He tried so hard and sometimes things just didn't go his way, but they were kinda funny. 

I loved to see how Taylor was able to work through her traumatic experience but at times I did want to shake her and yell wake up. I can't relate to her experience but I just want her to snap out of it. 

This was a great read if you looking for a great love store. No cliffhangers and a great apologue. 


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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