Review: Seeking Clarity by Christa Lynn

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Synopsis: Clarity Laughlin grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth and everything handed to her on a silver platter. But her silver life is tarnished from living in her father’s shadow and under his thumb. One night she realizes she’s had enough, and decides to make a change. 

She leaves her glamorous life behind and starts over, alone and determined. When gorgeous auto mechanic Mason Kennedy helps the damsel in distress, Clarity’s life starts to have real meaning. A new love blooms and her dream starts to become reality, until tragedy strikes and her newfound gold starts to fade. But is the dream fading? Or just tainted with lies and deception? What happens when Pandora’s Box is opened and Mason’s skeletons come floating out? 

Money, greed, jealousy and love can be a deadly combination.

My Review: Clarity is sick and tired of having everything given to her without her ever doing anything to earn it. She's tired of living her life in this cage in which everything is the same and she is treated as if she is superior to everyone else around her. She decides it is time for some changes and she really needs to learn to become more independent- not having her father try to do everything for her. Although she is quick to realize just how hard life in the real world is, I admire her for sticking to her guns and never backing down. She was determined to become her own person and find herself in this new life she was living and actually enjoying.

I will admit I had much higher expectations for this book. I found it to be repetitive at times and some lines were used at the worst times. It made the scenes and some characters seem so cheesy I actually cringed. I kind of had a love and hate relationship with this book in the end. I liked a lot of parts but I also disliked other parts. There were times in which I was completely shocked and intrigues as to what would happen next to Clarity. Other times, however, I felt like dozing off. One time, I actually did. -Maybe we can just blame that one on my terrible sleeping schedule.

Clarity was so rude sometimes and then she judged others for doing what she often did. Then again, I guess it's understandable because she has grown up her whole life being a certain way and some habits die hard. It was just a little something that bothered me. Another thing was how often she talked to herself. I know we all talk to ourselves at one point or another but she did that so often that I got confused and wondered who the heck she was talking to. I learned after about 40% of the book- that's just how she was. Like I said, Love/Hate relationship with this book. Mason called her Sugar so many times that I felt as if the word itself became repugnant. Also, with the description, I expected Mason to have some serious skeletons in his closet- but it wasn't that serious and I don't know if I should feel annoyed or relieved at the fact.

 It was just tiny little things that bothered me. The plot itself was good and you never knew what was going to happen next or who to point your finger at. The end was actually very unexpected and I had to slowly process everything and put the pieces together. Clarity's father wants to leave her in charge of the family company and when she began to step in those shoes, I felt so proud because she was such a tough bad ass- I just kind of sat back and cheered for her. So yeah, this review has been a roller coaster. I'm still trying to process all my mixed feelings on it.

*Disclaimer: I received an ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not affect my opinion of the book.

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