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My Clarity
     

My Clarity

4.5 36
by M Clarke
 

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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 imagined.
Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah's only interests. A harsh life has made him

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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 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?

Editorial Reviews

Magazine - InD'tale InD'tale
"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
Author - Toni Aleo
"My Clarity is refreshing, beautiful, and tugged at each of my heart strings. I loved it!" Toni Aleo New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of the Assassins Series
Blogger - Sam Stettner
"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
Blogger - Diana Cardonita
"M. Clarke has done it again! My Clarity is a magnificent well written story. You will cry, you will laugh, you will fall in love, but the best part you will not want to put the book down until you have read the last word!" Books and Beyond Fifty Shades.
Blogger - Vanessa Strickler
"My Clairty will give you the best book hangover ever because you're not going to be able to put it down. You'll love it to the moon and back. Just like I did." Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781496139542
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/07/2014
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,123,213
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

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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My Clarity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Alexandria’s close friend was Emma but Alex was leaving for college. Her cousin Jimmy set her up with a place to live and a roommate named Ellie . Only Ellie was actually Elijah . I absolutely loved this story, one of my favorites in a long time. Made me laugh at times and shed a few tears at times. The characters were absolutely awesome . The back and forth between Alex and Elijah was awesome. Love the story and plot. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
When Dark Pasts Collide, Sunshine and Clarity Emerge ** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ** Judging a Book by it's Cover: To me, the cover is rather lackluster. While I appreciate the clothed male in a world of topless cover models, the background and overall design does not do much to capture and keep the attention. The synopsis describes a New Adult / College contemporary drama that reads fairly standard-fare. I opted to read this book because of it's high rating among previous readers - although I've refused to read any of the reviews. I'm hoping it's a diamond in the rough. Looking Deeper: Alternating first person POV, clearly defined at the start of each chapter or segment. The story starts out with an emotional punch to the heart, but levels out immediately thereafter as opposed to setting the pace - which may be a good thing since I don't know how many people would be able to sustain an entire novel filled with that level of intensity. Elijah and Alex are both very well-written characters, having both suffered terrible loss, it gives each of them a believable depth and complexity that is not often found in New Adult characters. They are both flawed, do not communicate with one another openly, thus suffer many misunderstandings as a result. There are just enough secondary characters to provide an intimate, supportive atmosphere. The plot progresses at a natural pace, it does not feel rushed or sluggish. Dialogue is appropriate and enjoyable. The Ms. Clarke's writing style is smooth and seamless. There are numerous conflicts throughout the story, with each other and secondary characters. It was rather refreshing to have an innocent character in the plot mix. Predictability was not an issue at all. The conclusion wraps everything up quite nicely in a fantastic epilogue. Overall, I was very pleased with the story and would not hesitate to read the next book in the series, MY SERENITY, which is already out and available for purchase. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heat Level: 3.5 [PG13+] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! I could not put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had everything I was looking for. I cried laughed and felt the love coming off the pages. Couldn't put it down !
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good nook could not put this one down , , loved it from beginning to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to make mysef finish this book.
bibliophile15 More than 1 year ago
This was a well developed and intense book. The characters were real and drew you into the story. I recommend it for anyone looking for a new adventure in the new adult genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Candice_PageTurnersbkblog More than 1 year ago
I have found my new favorite author and My Clarity has now become my favorite romance story of all time. I was hooked on this story from the first word and it touched my heart all the way to the last word. Dealing with the loss of her beloved father, Alexandria prepares herself to start college. Alex is able to get a room from her cousin Jimmy at his friend, Ellie’s place. Well Ellie is not who Alex was expecting. Ellie is actually Elijah. Elijah has felt loss of his own and knows how broken Ellie is. This makes him more protective of her. She’s not anything like the girls he’s use to and he struggles with his attraction to her. Alex is trying to find her way at school, maintain her long distance relationship with her useless boyfriend Liam and fight her feelings for Elijah. Sometimes you have to let go and trust that you’re with the person you were meant for. Alex and Elijah finally agree that they can’t fight this feeling anymore and embark on the sweetest and most charming romance. This book blew me away and will always remain one of my favorites. So glad I discovered this story and this author.
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This book is an emotional, beautiful read that you will fall in love with!!!  Alex is a girl who is dealing with all the emotions from her Fathers death. Alex and her dad were very close. Soon Alex decides to move away to go to college. She leaves her best friend Emma, the man she has been seeing Liam, and her mom behind. She is looking forward to moving on from the memories that make her sad and hopes they will visit her often.  Elijah is a man who has been through his own tragedies. Elijah meets Alex and thinks that she is just another girl who is going to to try to change him and control him. That is the last thing that Elijah needs or wants in his life after his past.  Elijah soon has to decide if he can break down his walls and trust again. Alex is faced with finding out if she loves Liam or is someone else meant for her. Alex wants to find someone who will love her the way her Dad said someone should "Who will make you feel like you're the center of his world. Who will give you the best of him and all of him." ' This is an amazing journey for both Alexandria and Elijah, one of lose, letting go, hope, love, and tragedy! I have to say I did cry and I mean really cry reading several parts of this book, it was so beautifully written!!! I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
sissie2 More than 1 year ago
Great book !
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite Alex is still grieving from the loss of her father and she’s hoping that going to college will help ease the pain a bit. College is going to be fun with her new roommate, Ellie, but Ellie is not who Alex expected her to be. Because it appears that Ellie is really Elijah and Alex’s cousin, Jimmy, forgot to mention that one little fact when he gave Alex his old room. Alex can choose to get another place to reside in or she can just live in the moment and enjoy her stay with Elijah. Elijah also has baggage and he’s trying very hard to spare Alex all the pain in his life. But the attraction between the two is undeniable and it will only be a matter of time before they both give in. Maybe Alex and Elijah will be the ones to help each other heal in My Clarity by M. Clarke. My Clarity by M. Clarke is a romantic and kind of tragic story starring intense and complex characters. It was a little sad because of the back stories of the main characters and Alex and Elijah were both heartbroken at the start of the story. It was enjoyable to read how they developed and healed throughout the whole book with the support and comfort of each other and the friends they made along the way. There were good dynamics between the characters and the story flowed easily. The plot was engaging and the wait to see how the conflict would happen and how it would be resolved was exciting. The ending was lovely and the book is well written with the right amount of angst and emotions thrown in.
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Heather97 More than 1 year ago
Mary this book is FANTASTIC!!!! I read the whole book in one night. I could not put it down! I want me an Elijah too!!! Loved all of the characters. Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books. They pull us in and we never want to come back to real life. All of your male roles are amazing and we just want all of them as book boyfriends!!! Cant wait to read your next masterpiece! Everyone out there that hasn't read it yet I suggest you check it out. Definitely a must read!!!
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There may be similarities but that is no reason to call it theft! I loved this book. It did what a great book or a great song is supposed to do, it made me feel. What more can you really ask for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, you will notice the copious amount of similarites. It was not a bad read, I just do not support ripping off someone else's work.
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InLibrisVeritas More than 1 year ago
My Clarity was one of those ‘take a chance’ purchases for me. I’d attended Mary Ting (M.Clarke’s) facebook release party and my curiosity was piqued, so I went to amazon and read the sample…then it ran out, and I was left wanting more. That first chapter was enough to make me like Alex and feel for her, so I bit the bullet and bought it. My Clarity takes the normal (somewhat overused) new college experience and makes it into a ‘real’ experience. We’re not given the same story of a girl in college finding love and having a ton of sex, school be damned. Instead we’re given Alex, a college freshman, who is still trying to get a handle on the grief left by her father’s passing and who gets little bit more than she bargained for when she goes to meet her new roommate. She has a good head on her shoulders and she values actual relationships as opposed the sex filled shells of relationships I’m so used to seeing in this age range. Elijah is a bit rough around the edges, but he has a huge heart. I really loved the friendship these two developed, in fact I liked all of the friendships that Alex gains…which is rare for me. Normally I always hate one or more of the friends in NA books, but not this one! They were all supportive of each other and their friendships felt real. I thought the writing in My Clarity was excellent, including the song lyrics that she wrote. If you didn’t know you can actually listen to the song or buy it on Amazon: Here. It’s not my normal type of music, but I thought it was a really awesome idea to have an actual song to go with the lyrics. Song lyrics in books are one of my biggest peeves in books because unless it’s a song I know I’m forced to try and make up a melody, so normally I just skip it. I will admit that the writing style is probably not for everyone. It is done in two POV’s and the voices are more ‘real’ than other books, because let’s be honest sometimes books feel a tad scripted. I dare you to go say lines from books like The Fault In Our Stars to someone, if you some how manage to make it sound natural you have a talent and you need to exploit it. But I digress, My Clarity has that inner voice thing down without becoming irritating or childish. My Clarity is one of those books that make me excited to read, and I definitely want to read more from Mary Ting.