Moment of Silence

  • Title: Moment of Silence
  • Author: Karen Stivali
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Moment of Silence A Moments In Time Novel 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
    A Moments In Time Novel 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 graduateA Moments In Time Novel 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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    About Karen Stivali


    1. Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker, and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men.


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    1. Absolutely loved this one. I haven't read the other books in this series, because welley sounded a bit too angsty for me at the time. I wanted to give this one a try though, and I'm so glad I did.Jason is the son of a rabbi and he was disowned by his family (especially his father), when he came out at 19. He never gave up on his dreams and ambitions and with the help of a very good friend he manages to finish school. He now runs a LGBT shelter for teens (which is owned by his best friends grandm [...]

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    2. I have mixed feelings about this book. While there some amazing moments there were some looow points as well. I found the first 30%of this book dull. The story is only told from Jason's POV and at the beginning, I felt as if there was more telling than showing and I wasn't feeling the chemistry between Jason and Quinn. I think if the story had been written from an alternating dual POV it would've strengthened the story, it would've shown the sexual tension they were feeling towards each other. T [...]

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    3. 3.5 Stars!I liked this one but I didn't love it. No real complaints. It was low angst. And had some good steam. But it just didn't wow me. I was never dying to pick it up and read it. Rounding up because I didn't skim or anything but it definitely falls in to that 3.5 star category.

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    4. 3,5 rounded to 3 stars My first book by Karen Stivali and I must say I have to read some of her other books. I like her writing style and the dialogues made me chuckle a few times:"What the F did they put in your egg cream? Mine's made with milk and syrup and sanity. I think you got the crazy seltzer.""The guy's so far in the closet, he's probably organizing his neighbor's shoes".Unfortunately this story didn't really work for me. I'm not sure if it's because I had too high expectations, or I ju [...]

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    5. Dentro de la serie Moments in Times, mientras que los tres primeros tratan de Collin y Tanner, en esta ocasión los protagonistas son el hermano de Collin, Quinn, preparado para ordenarse cura católico, y Jason, al que conocemos de libros anteriores.Una sorpresa muy muy agradable, me acuerdo cuando salió porque coincidió con Sunset Park de Santino Hassell y ambos autores hicieron parte de la promoción juntos. Desde el principio lo miré recelosa, el tema de la religión, los curas, no es lo [...]

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    6. Probably thee EASIEST 10 star rating I've given ;-)!!! This gets INFINITE STARS; A SKY FULL OF THEM!!! Officially one of my absolute favorite M/M books, with Quinn and Jason being one of my absolute favorite book couples <333!!!Glorious, magnificent, wonderful book!! Expertly and stunningly written :-); my goodness, Karen Stivali, your books are most definitely on my radar now! Wow, just WOW!!! I have SO much to say and as always, I'm going to tell you my written thoughts will come I'll be b [...]

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    7. GAH!!!Jason runs a shelter for LGBT teens. It’s this very same shelter that gave him the support he needed while his Rabbi father disowned him after coming out. Ever since then he’s carved out a quiet but wonderful life for himself with close friends and a fulfilling job. If only he could let go off his habit to fall for men who are off-limits. Enter Quinn who works at the shelter during a brief hiatus before making the final decision to become a priest.Jason was such a great character. He w [...]

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    8. This can be read as a stand-alone. I haven't read the others in the series and I was not once confused when reading this.Very meh.Nothing really happens.The boys were sweet and I liked that this didn’t have a lot of relationship angst, but I was also pretty bored. I felt there was nothing standing in their way once they got together at 30%. The rest was conversation, movies and sex. And some family drama that was resolved rather quickly.There was the almost priest thing, but I never once felt [...]

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    9. Beautiful. The relationship development from besties to lovers is believable, the angst is low key, the MCs are wonderful and the sexy times are hot af. No big drama or big misunderstandings. These MCs actually talk to each and communicate well together. It was beautiful to watch them fall in love and get their much earned HEA. Lovely epilogue.Highly recommended.

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    10. Highly Recommend this Book ~ 5+ Stars ~ One of the best books I have read in a while"Almost-priest. He hasn’t taken his vows yet. The hopeful thoughts popped into my head"And I am hooked from the first paragraph!!!“Tell me exactly what you’ve thought about. Tell me what you want.” “I want to lube you up and fuck you like the world is ending.” O.M.G. This Book!!!!!See full review at: Gay Book Reviews*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by JLoves2Read from [...]

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    11. En realidad serían 2.5, porque la verdad, ha sido una gran decepción. No me ha gustado nada la pareja o la historia, me ha resultado todo demasiado forzado, además de seguir el mismo esquema que en los tres primeros, llegando incluso hasta a copiar diálogos casi palabra por palabra. Lo peor sin embargo han sido ellos dos, no sabía si darles un par de leches o qué, una cosa es ser buena gente y otra rayar en la idiotez, lo siento, no compro para nada a Jason y menos al páter, virgen hasta [...]

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    12. Full review published at Oh My Shelves Blog *I recommend that you read the prior books in this series to help get a better sense of background.19 yr old Jason Stern went to NYU for college, where he came out as a gay man. When he told his father, a rabbi, Jason was disowned and cut off from his family. He pursued a relationship with Colin, who didn't return his feelings. In this installment, Jason is running an LGBTQ shelter and working with Colin's older brother Quinn Fitzpatrick. Quinn in trai [...]

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    13. Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsMy emotions are all over the place after reading Karen Stivali's Moment of Silence. Once again I purestdelightawardam blown away by this author's ability to immerse me in her story and make me feel a part of her character's inner circle. This book was uplifting, it was heart breaking, it was joyful, it was spiritual, it was life changing for the characters, it was sexy and I loved every minute of even the ones that made me cry.Quinn Fitzpatri [...]

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    14. This is the fourth book in a series, but can be fully enjoyed as a standalone book.Jason is on his own, working as a grants writer and administrator for a a shelter home for LGBTQ teens/young adults who have been turned out due to their sexuality. Jason knows this experience first hand--three years ago his father, the esteemed Rabbi Stern, disowned him for coming out. He's had no contact with his family since, and has relied on the strong friendship with Campbell--who literally saved him from ho [...]

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    15. Originally posted on my blog - readingadd/2015/12I wrote the tiniest part of my thoughts about this book, but I'll go with that. We don't have an eternity just for this review! Sadly.This book let me speechless and had me drooling all over my kindle, multiple times; but don't worry it still works.I knew that I was going to enjoy this an devour every chapter and page, because I also read the others in the series and I loved them. But that wasn't enough. And I won't even try to write a long and co [...]

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    16. *copy provided to bayou book junkie by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review* Mari: Jason has had a hard life ever since he came out to his family. After living an idyllic childhood and being sure of his family's love for him, he suddenly finds himself on his own. He pushes through with the help of his family and becomes the driving force behind New Home. He's attracted to unattainable men, and who could be more unattainable than an almost-priest? Not that he could've resisted Quinn [...]

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    17. I won this book in a giveaway. I don’t know why I’m telling you that but I think I’m supposed to.I have only read one other book by the author & while that rocked my world this series blurbs didn’t sound like my kind of thing. Most of my opinions mirror Lili’s. Something about the buildup was off for me & like she said I think it was because it was presented to us one sided. Jason was super nice & cautious to the point that even when describing the amount of time the two we [...]

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    18. Sexy, Low Angst, emotional.Moment Of Silence is a tale about love and hard choices. Jason was raised in a loving family so when he falls for a guy he doesn't think twice about letting hos family know. He is completely shocked and broken hearted when he is disowned. Despite his circumstances he still manages to graduate at the top of his class and build a new life for himself.Unfortunately Jason has a knack for falling for unobtainable men. This time it's Quinn a sexy co-worker who can swear in a [...]

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    19. This is the fourth story in the Moments in Time series (the first three having been a trilogy with the same two characters Collin and Tanner). The two main characters in this story, Jason and Quinn, show up as secondary ones in the earlier books in the series. Jason had a brief crush on Collin but got over it quickly when he realized that Collin and Tanner were meant to be together. And Quinn? Well, Quinn is Collin’s older brother and for a while was estranged from him due to his family’s be [...]

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    20. This was my very first Karen Stivali novel (it will definitely not be the last!), and it is the fourth in this series. When I read it I was completely unaware that it was the fourth novel, and it as such I can state with authority that it is a completely standalone novel.Jason Stern has picked himself up by the bootstraps, finished college, and is successfully running an expanding residential gay teen shelter, despite having been thrown out of the house after telling his rabbi father that he is [...]

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    21. I read this book a while back and just finished listening to the audio book. This book is amazing. When I picked it up, I didn't realize it was part of a series, so I hadn't read any of the other books in the series. I didn't feel like I was missing anything, so don't be afraid to dive in with this book. Moment of Silence was so much more than I expected. It is told 100% from Jason's POV and I love this character so much. He has been disowned by his family for being gay and is working for a LGBT [...]

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    22. This story!!!! OMG!!!! I have to say I wasn’t expecting much after reading the previous 3 books in this series, meaning I figured it would be much of the same. I did like those books a lot but there was so much sex that it overshadowed Collin and Tanner’s relationship. In Moment of Silence Karen Stivali did EXACTLY what I would have liked to have seen in the previous books. The sex has been toned down, not gone just less, and the love story was ramped up! The story is more about the men and [...]

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    23. After reading the first 3 books in this series, Moment of Impact, Moment of Truth and Moment Of Clarity, I was expecting a bevy of characters with lotsa angst, loads of communication problems, working at boring jobs, set on Fire Island.What I got instead was a story that surprised me because of its tender and heartfelt emotions, two main characters that just really got each other on such a basic level, lots of respect and care, the resolution of family discord, and loads and loads of steamy sex. [...]

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    24. The fourth book of this series shows Quinn and Jason. Both guys are so amazing together I really enjoyed it. :3 I was a bit surprised by Quinn's behaviour, he (view spoiler)[ soon outed himself to the others, although he I planned to be a priest. This issue and his unexpected sexuality(hide spoiler)] made the book even more captivating. :3 It was also good to have had a small reunion with Tanner and Collin. :3 The excerpt at the end of the book of the 5ths book of this series was hot, I hope it' [...]

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    25. I'm always really wary of religious based themes and/or characters. But it sounds intriguing and angsty. I'll just have to see what other reviewers say about the amount of religion.

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    26. Thank you for the gift, Snegurochka!

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    27. I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Don't read this review if you hate spoilers.Okay, the star rating system for this book (for me) was hard. I liked the bookup to a point. I was in fact ready to give it more stars when I started the book. But, after I was several chapters into the story, I started thinking. Why, why, why!?!?!?! Why did Quinn start a relationship with Jason before he knew if he wanted to continue becoming a priest? Um, hello! That is just cru [...]

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    28. More like a 3.5. Cute book. Very sweet. Likable boys. The way the two biggest points of drama were resolved came on like a whimper instead of a bang, but not bad by a long shot.I didn't read the first three books in the series, but this one stood alone okay.

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