Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.
Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.
An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?
Here is what bloggers are saying about the early ARC. “Grab your tissue box, it will come in handy as M. Clarke/Mary Ting pulls each tender heart string right from the beginning of this touching love story!”
“At first glance, no one would believe Elijah’s tough guy exterior hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you fall in love with and when opposites attract, the chemistry is undeniable!” –InD’tale Magazine
M. Clarke/Mary Ting blew me out of the water with this book. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. Sammie’s Book Club, for book lovers
“Through the darkness of our pasts, we are all looking for a little clarity. For Alexandria, Elijah could be just that. My Clarity is a story of love and hope, that through the hardest times we find clarity in each other.”Spare Time Book Blog
“Elijah & Alex sizzle in this wonderful page-turner by M. Clarke. I absolutely could not put it down! This book was 5 stars amazing!” Janie, CrossAngeles
**A complimentary copy was provided by the author for blog tour**
~~ 4 Emotional Stars ~~
What an emotional roller coaster. If you are a fan of Angst and Sexual Tension…then this is the book for you. This is my first book by this author. I really enjoyed this book. The only negative I had with it was that I thought there was too much angst and sexual tension. I would’ve liked to see Elijah and Alex get together sooner. I don’t feel like we got to see enough of their relationship beyond their roommate/friendship status. With that said this book was still enjoyable. It was also a book that had a pretty powerful message in the end. It shows you how quick things can change and no one is guaranteed a Happily Ever After. This story teaches you that you should live everyday like it’s your last because you just don’t know what life will deal you. The flow and pace of the story was very well written. I also loved that this was in dual POV!!!!
“Life is too short. Don’t dwell on the bad, make it better.”….Elijah
This book had my emotions all over the place. I was crying right away in the prologue. Then I was laughing, smiling, swooning, yelling, and then of course I was crying again. (There is a scene towards the end that just gutted me) You will need to see what I am talking about. Even though I did cry quite a bit during this book, I did end up with a smile on my face at the end. I LOVED the ending of this book and the epilogue!!!!
In this book we meet a group of friends who all go to college together and live by each other. That’s Elijah, Lexy, Dean and Seth. Alex is kind of just thrown into this group because she is going off to college and needs a place to stay. Her cousin Jimmy just graduated from said college and offers up his room to her. He tells her that her roommate is named Ellie…although Jimmy left out a very important detail. Ellie’s Gender. When Ellie (Elijah) meets Alex, I have to say that scene was pretty comical. You’ll definitely want to read that part 😉 Over the course of this book we got to see Alex and Elijah’s friendship grow. We also got to see how well Alex fit into this group of friends and watched as they formed there own family. Alex and Elijah were pretty much opposites, but they fit so well together. I just wish they wouldn’t have fought their feelings for so long. I really liked Alex’s character…she was a broken soul from losing her father, but she was such a strong person also. Elijah was all kinds of YUMMY!!!!
“Let me in Alex, I swear I’ll make it up to everyday. Let me be the one who gets to say you’re mine, the one who gets to take care of you, the one who gets to take your sadness away and replace it with happy memories, the one who get’s to hold you at night and tuck you into bed. I want to be with you.”….Elijah
How can you not swoon after reading that?!?!?!?! Elijah kind of reminded me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster. He was the definition of a “Bad Boy”. The one you hate to love but just can’t help it. You definitely need to meet him yourself.
I would recommend this book to anyone who really likes angst, and sexual tension. Also someone who loves a Bad Boy/Good Girl love story. I have to say that this book is listed as a New Adult, but to be honest with you I saw it more as a Mature Young Adult. There are some things/situations in this book that aren’t meant for kids under 17 to read about, but I guess since the characters are in college it kind of lumps it into the NA Genre. Like I said this was a very enjoyable read and definitely not my last book by this author.
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed
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