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She’s out of her rut, out of her sweatpants, and out on the town.
Claire Parelli has been liberated!
Back to living it up in the Big Apple with her best friends, Claire embarks upon her dream career during the day, and steams up her nights with Daniel Chase, a.k.a. Mr. Beautiful, Hollywood’s hottest leading man. Life is simply perfect.
But for how long?
Claire knows all too well that fairy tales just don’t exist, even if she does have Fairy Slutmothers on her side. Real-life comes with real problems that don’t simply vanish with a quick flick of the wand. So this time around Claire discovers that it isn’t just a matter of trust—it’ll be a moment of truth.
A Moment of Truth picks up the story of Claire and Dan exactly where A Matter of Trust Ends. While Ms. Ruby gives her readers a little background, Moment of Truth is best read after consuming Matter of Trust.
I really enjoyed Matter of Trust, and Moment of Truth does not disappoint. Claire still questions and berates herself too much at the start of the book. However, by the end she comes into her own. She works on her relationship with her overbearing mother, and she gains a little confidence and maturity. The adorable Dan will melt your heart. Not only is he a successful, swoon-worthy movie actor, but also an attentive boyfriend (at least as time allows). Claire and Dan have good chemistry. Their perpetual banter is sweet, silly and personal. They share a similar sense of humor, and they are terribly cute together.
Ms. Ruby has perfectly depicted the struggles of being in a relationship with a prominent figure and maintaining a long-distance relationship. Both Claire and Dan find success in their careers, so professional jealousies are never an issue, however, between the infrequency of their interactions and number of outside influences pecking at their foundation, Claire and Dan are in for a rough ride. Perhaps it is the difference in their upbringing, but Dan is more confident and mature in life and in his relationships. After a little angst, Claire realizes that it is her insecurities that are causing much of their relationship strife.
A Moment of Truth is at times a bit slow as we endure the couple’s separation along with Claire. It is at times too sweet or obvious in its angst, but overall it is a lovely read. I adored Claire and Dan in A Matter of Trust, and I enjoyed the development of their long-term, long-distance relationship in A Moment of Truth. This sequel provides the perfect ending, and the epilogue will melt your heart.
Check out book 1 in the series: A Matter of Trust by Q.T. Ruby
Ruby’s thoughts are everywhere. To harness the madness, she gave her loudest characters a playground to frolic in. Q.T. Ruby invites you to come play too!