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Clark's Story (The Making of a Man #4)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  361 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Previously published with another publisher, this version is re-edited and has a new cover

Some people have a bucket list, that famous list of things to do before they die. Clark has a list too, and it can be summed up in a single word: Love. For Clark, love is what his friends, Alex and Jared, share. This is what he wants with Stevie.

Stevie holds his heart, but Clark strug
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Published October 26th 2013 by Love Lane Books (first published November 11th 2011)
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MsMiz (Tina)
Nov 12, 2011 MsMiz (Tina) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
Ah god damn, Diane did it again. How she does it so well, I do not know - I am sitting here on a Saturday morning with teary eyes - the ending was beautiful.

I am back to add to my review as I have had a chance to think about this book some more. At first I was worried because this was Clark's story and really it is Clark and Stevie. I have been so in love with Jared and Alex that I thought, heck this will be filler space until we get to the next addition. I was so so, let me say it again, so wr
Elsa Bravante
Clarck, el amigo de Alex, tiene su historia de amor. Y, aunque creo que está mejor escrita que las anteriores, se va a quedar con dos estrellas por varios comentarios bastante misóginos, y creedme que si lo digo yo, que no soy nada susceptible, es que lo son. Los estereotipos son siempre desafortunados, pero que los perpetúen las propias mujeres, los hace todavía peor.
Nov 12, 2011 R.J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Diane Adam's has possibly made the bravest decision she will ever make in her writing career.

She has added a book to her Making of a man series but instead of focusing on Jared and Alex solely she has looked at Alex's best friend Clark and Clark's love story with Stevie. Clark and Stevie are two characters from her incredibly popular Alex/Jared books.

What she has done is take Clark and Stevie and write the most wonderful romance between them. It was so beautiful it made me cry and I am not ash
Don Bradshaw
You are missing one of the most beautifully written and engaging romance stories out there if you haven't read any of The Making of a Man series. This installment in Alex and Jared's love centers primarily around Clark and his efforts to win the heart of his dream woman, Stevie. Alex, Clark and Stevie have been best friends since their daycare days. Ms Adams has taken what most would think of as a hetero love story and intertwined it perfectly with Alex and Jared's story. There are no m/f sex s ...more
Occasionally I could kick myself for holding off on reading a book, and this is one of those times. I was so convinced I wouldn't enjoy a story based on a het couple instead of a gay couple I nearly lost out on a wonderful read.

Clarks story is full of love and hope and at times dispair, the emotion comes across strongly and I'd advice having a tissue or two handy. In this story we get to see a much deeper side to Clark. We always knew he was a special kinda guy, but in this story we get to see j
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Already so many great reviews for this book I am not sure what to say...

First I will say if you haven't read this series you are really missing out. I have loved each book.

If you have read the series you'll know why Clark and Stevie needed their book. While this book is about Stevie and Clark there is still Plenty of Jared and Alex.

These books make me silly happy



Yeah I love these books
Nov 21, 2011 Sadonna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf, mm, m-f
Oh Diane! It made me cry - that's a automatic 5 stars! I'll write a real review tomorrow.

Ok, sorry this took so long to get back to, but here's the real review.

How do I love this story? Let me count the ways. First, this is one of my MOST favorite series of all time. While each story is not terribly long, there is so much true love that shines through. Not easy love - true love. I love the way each story starts in the present and then proceeds to give the background story about an episode in th
Veronica /  V
Nov 15, 2011 Veronica / V rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yes, another 5 star review, even though I was slightly wary about the fact that this was about Clark and Stevie, but that was soon blown away.

This was a really good story. Of course, we all knew where Clark and Stevie stood, but to fill in the gaps between where they are now, and how they arrived there was wonderful. Once Stevie had finally worked through her problems with her mother to her own satisfaction, you could only hope that she would finally see Clark for what he was, someone who'd love
Nov 18, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
At first, I'm a bit 'disappointed' because the story takes a detour from Alex and Jared. BUT, after thinking about it, Clark and Stevie are pretty much Alex and Jared's family members too, and their story is as important. Especially because of what happened to Stevie in previous book, and we all know how dedicated Clark is to her. So I figure I need to read his story too.

Alex and Jared's fans should be happy to know that there are also plots about them. In fact, the ending of this book is signif
Feb 02, 2012 Candice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, series
4.5 To be honest I had been holding off reading this book. I loved the first three books and Jared/Alex. My hesitancy was because this was going to be about Clark and Stevie, and though I liked both those characters from previous books, I wasn't sure if I wanted to give up my Jared/Alex love for them to have their own book.

I absolutely love how the author gives us a glimpse of the future in the beginning so you don't lose hope when things turn rough throughout the book, you know it will be okay
Nov 13, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clark's and Stevie's story is simply beautiful, a strong and encouraging story about the power of love. Clark is such a wonderful character and Stevie is strong, too, even if she doesn't know it sometimes.
What I love most about the series is that we are allowed to see both, past and future, it makes these books so much more special.
The ending is beautiful, (view spoiler)
Nov 12, 2011 Snowtulip rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Intention, empathy, tolerance...hope. This is such a beautiful story that really shows the birth of hope in dire circumstances. As always, Jared, Alex, Clark and Stevie make this such a great story that reminds you that people are multi-dimensional. Shades of grey color the world that we are so wrapped up in viewing in only black and white. I was definately teary eyed and really want to cherish traditions in the same fashion as this fictional family. Who says fiction can't make you want to be a ...more
Nov 14, 2012 Anke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I'm with another reviewer in wondering why it took me so long to read this book. It had to do with my expectation of reading about the m/f pairing, not realizing that of course Alex and Jared would be in it as well. Oh well, can't be helped and I'm just happy that today I was without my kindle and therefore looking for a book on my iphone, so voilá - just in time for the release of the next book in the series here I am just having finished reading.

After finding my way into the story af
Nov 12, 2011 Tana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I just read this and what can I say this story is a work of art. Diane Adams is what I would say is a fantastic author, one of the best. I cried through 3 quaters of this book. THe ending is WOW.

I don't think I can write anything to express how great this book is. All I say is that it is a book you need to read.

Mar 26, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read, z-2012
I have always loved Clark through this entire series. He has always been strong, dependable and supportive to all his friends. Despite this, I hesitated before reading this book. Having loved all the previous books in this series, I didn't want to love this one any less. I needn't have worried, this beautiful story was as filled with love and friendship as all the previous books. As a bonus, it was nice to catch glimpses of Alex and Jared as well. The end of the book was unexpected but nonethele ...more
Nov 12, 2011 Merith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished and I can't stop crying. So, good. But then, I knew it would be. I have a feeling we are at the end of the series, everything seems to have been wrapped up beautifully.

Jared is so steadfast - For Alex, anything. Such a beautiful thing. Alex so excited about everything he does, even if mostly it's about Jared. Clark and Stevie's story is no less than the passion and love Alex and Jared's is, for all the difficulties they've gone through.

Thank you so much for bringing these wonde
This book was simply beautiful. Please, do tell me that Justin will have his story too...
Jan 06, 2012 skyline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, f-m, favorites
Like all the books in this series... beautiful... just beautiful!
Nov 12, 2011 Angelmira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i promised mrs. Adams review on my FB account... well, since im crying like an idiot it's time to fullfill my promise. First of all. I love Alex and Jared. These two are one of my favourite three M/M written couples. i hope there's going to be paperback version soon.

*deep sigh* Clark and Stevie. i have a few issues with Stevie. it has nothing to do with the way she is. she was very well written and believable. but everything to do with me. i always end up falling in love with main male character
This story was full of heart, and I'm glad I read it, but I can't help but be disappointed by what we don't get to see. We get a glimpse of the future (which mostly consists of descriptions of children) and a lot of the past, but very little of the developing physical and emotional intimacy between Clark and Stevie. I don't know if this was a conscious choice to make the story more appealing to m/m fans who are wary of m/f romance. (I admit, I do fall into this category.) When the story ends, Cl ...more
Craig Sharp
Mar 13, 2012 Craig Sharp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clark's Story (The Making of a Man #4) by Diane Adams is a wonderful and emotional conclusion to the series. I’ve been informed there are more to follow. Yes!
Although I don't love Stevie, I did really enjoy this book. I understand that Stevie has a lot of issues, but she just kept hurting Clark, and it didn't endear me to her. But I loved that this story revisited Jared and Alex. And while I've always loved Clark, reading this made me love him all the more. His patience and loyalty were amazing.

I like the way this book flips back and forth from the past to the present like the first 3 books did. I will say that I liked the adult Stevie for obvious r
Off to the next book. Will review all the books together at the end.
Nov 13, 2011 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the series. I'm really curious as to how Janet tries to redeem herself. Oh you can imagine my shock when I see my name pop us as Clark's mother's name. I rarely see my name anywhere and when I turned the page last night and saw it a little zing buzz through my body. I'm not sure if it's coincidence or what but it was great.
Jan 26, 2014 LauraZu rated it it was amazing

What can say, I'm a sucker for this guys.
I loved it so much I pretty much cried at the end. It was amazing and perfect and lovely and sweet and sad.
Clark and Stevie's journey wasn't easy but the end result was so worth it.
Loved it.

And I'll never never get enough of Alex and Jared, love them so much
Shelby P
Apr 19, 2013 Shelby P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to read about Clark's story. I loved reading about their adopted kids. Annie was too cute. And the ending with Alex's mom was very touching. It would have been nice to see Clark and Stevie share some happy times in the flash backs.
Absolutely beautiful! The end of this story was a balm to my soul, and Annie, God, Annie was the light in the darkness.

Ms Adams, you did good!
Edina Rose
Nov 26, 2011 Edina Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cried at the end. This is an emotional read.
Jared, Alex, Clark and Stevie are the pillars of an amazing family.

Nov 12, 2011 Gill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness, such a beautiful story!!
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