Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway!- Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

Title:  Harley & Rose  
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Publication Date: September 24th 2015
Plot: Ever since she was a little girl, thirty-year-old Rose dreamed of the day Harley would carry her across the threshold on their honeymoon. So what if this isn’t her actual wedding day, and that she’s only here because Harley was left at the altar just a few hours earlier?

Trading San Francisco for paradise and swapping her bridesmaid’s bouquet for a Blue Hawaii, Rose hopes she can finally escape the friend zone.

Once upon a time they had been more than friends, but life got in the way. She’s spent every day since wishing Harley would get a clue.

She’s always been his best friend.

He’s always been hers.

She’s in love with him.

He’s … not in love with her.

He’s … marrying someone else.

He’s … hiding something.

He’s … well—it’s complicated.

 My Review 

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This was one of those heart renching and yet endearing reads.  Normally, I am used to more gritty and volatile reads from this author, so color me piqued when she writes something so out of the ordinary yet intriguing.  I mean, how can you just ignore that synopsis?

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Harley & Rose, for me, was a mix of beautiful, touching, soul searching elements mixed with more heavy, 'angsty' themes that got my heart and anxiety up on my throat.  It was more than just best friends growing up and discovering what they want...or who they want...within their lives.  It was about two individuals going through the whims of life and making hard choices and decisions.

I liked that this novel was kind of a reevaluation of how we live our lives, how certain events and individuals that we surround ourselves with can create such an enormous impact upon ourselves.  It kind of put things into perspective for me really of things I don't notice or realize at the time.

Dammit, this book really got me good.  Was pretty stressed at times while reading it.

My Rating:

“Do you love her?”
Harley’s temper flares as he meets my gaze. “Rose—”
“Do you?”
“I don’t know.” He rakes a hand through his hair. A beat later it falls right back in his face. I long to reach out and touch it, but that isn’t my place anymore. “Yeah. I think so. When I’m with her I’m a different man, but when I’m here with you, I’m … I’m me.”
“God,” I breathe. “That’s so much worse.” Fresh tears prick my eyes. I cover my face, as if I could hide my torment or the despair that I feel in this moment.
As if I could hide anything from this man.
“I know.” Sadness chokes his voice, making the words almost impossible to hear. Harley pulls me close, folding me in his arms, holding me the way he has a thousand times before, but this time it’s infinitely different.

This time, it’s the end of us.

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 About the Author 

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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series.
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.
A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.
A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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