Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali

Moment of Silence BannerMoment of Silence Synopsis:

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Growing up, Jason Stern led a charmed life complete with devoted sisters, a father who was one of Brooklyn’s most respected rabbis, and a mother who made the world’s best babka. He headed to NYU ready for anything—except falling for the wrong guy, coming out, and getting disowned by his once-loving family. In spite of that, Jason managed to graduate with honors. He’s got friends who treat him like family, and he’s proudly running the largest LGBTQ teen shelter in Manhattan. Life is good, but he’s still falling for the wrong men.

When charming, sexy Quinn Fitzpatrick begins work at the shelter, Jason falls hard and fast. Quinn is tall, blond, funny—damn near perfect. Only if Quinn’s gay, even he doesn’t seem to know it. If he does, he’s not telling anyone. And he’s about one ceremony away from becoming a Catholic priest.

Long hours of work turn to long nights of talking and laughter, and Jason dares to hope this time he’s falling for the right guy. But Quinn’s got a past to deal with and major decisions to make about his future. When Quinn leaves for a silent retreat, Jason knows the silence may change everything.

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Karen Stivali Bio:

Karen Author Photo.jpgKaren Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about love…like real life, only hotter.












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What I thought:

This book is actually part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I have not read the other books in this series (but I plan to) and was able to navigate through this one pretty well.

The main character Jason, runs a shelter for LGBTQ teens. Not coincidental that Jason is a homosexual himself. And was even disowned by his own father when he came out. He becomes attracted to Quinn, who is helping out at the shelter, but is convinced nothing will ever come of it, since Quinn is studying to become a priest. But of course, everything is not always as it seems.

I’m always a little cautious going into this genre of books. Not because I have anything against LGBTQ, I just don’t normally read that genre. I’m not homophobic, but at the same time, I am not around any people of the LGBTQ variety enough to feel completely comfortable around it.

But still, I enjoyed the book. It was well written. The characters were well rounded and the relationships were believable. I really enjoyed reading Jason and Quinn’s story and I definitely plan on reading more from this series.

I give Moment of Silence 4 stars.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.





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