Saturday, August 3, 2013

Just Human Review + Giveaway

Meet Liv and Danny...

Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her, so she lets him go without a fight when his parents make him move back to America. She knows she will never love anyone like she loved him, but she has to move on.

Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him, because she does nothing to get him to stay, so he goes quietly when his parents leave the UK. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her, but he has to move on.

Twelve years on, they have made a good job of pretending, they may have almost forgotten. But when they get in touch via Facebook, it seems that it is all still there. 

They quickly find that they are intensely compatible in ways they hadn’t even begun to explore before they were forced apart. 

Can they put aside their fears and give it a go? Or will deep rooted doubts and insecurities tear them apart?

I rated Just Human four and a half awesome leaves! Kerry Heavens’ debut novel blew me away. I thought I knew what I was getting into going into the book, but I was completely wrong. And the great thing is, I wasn’t disappointed about being wrong. I loved the direction the book went. It was awesome because when I was reading Just Human I was actually visiting London for the first time and I even rode the Eurostar like they did except I went to Paris. So, I felt even more connected to this book. This book felt real to me. I can’t explain it. Even though some of the dialogue felt a little awkward at times, the book felt more realistic to me than most. It wasn’t a second-chance romance. Liv and Danny have the forever kind of love that can’t be changed by time or distance. But they did have to give their relationship a second chance and learn to trust each other again.

Both the protagonists were both so loveable and relatable. It was hard not to fall in love with both of them and even more impossible to not be in love with their relationship. I wasn’t too big of a fan of how they jumped right into sex after being reunited for so long. However, at the same time I couldn’t be too mad about it. I mean the sex scenes were HOT. Like, wow. Another thing is I think that they were just so in shock over actually being reunited that they needed to reassure each other. I was so excited when Kerry Heavens inserted Danny’s POV and the book started regularly alternating POVs. I just love alternating POVs. I liked Liv because she was strong and independent. She tried to guard her heart, but she knew what her limits were. She wasn’t whiny, she was selfless, and feisty. Reasons I loved Danny *le sigh*, he was gorgeous, selfless, determined, confident without being cocky, and Liv’s other half. I had and still have no doubt that Danny and Liv are meant to be. But, like all good things, they have to work for it.

I’ll admit some of the plot was predictable, but at the same time there were enough shockers to keep me very intrigued. For example, I was shocked that they got back together so early into the book, but I was happy because that meant more spicy drama. What I didn’t anticipate was the BRUTAL cliffhanger. Why, oh why, do I keep agreeing to review books that are guaranteed to rip my heart out? I don’t do well with cliffhangers. At all. Especially since I had no idea this one was coming. Right after it was finished, I was already begging Kerry Heavens for the sequel. I thought that all the drama would be resolved before the end! But I was wrong. And dying at the end of it. I still have faith in their happy ending, I am just very impatient to get it. 

Terrible wife
Mediocre mother
Appalling housewife
Fashion graduate
Wedding coordinator
Sex toy salesperson
Shop manager
Font collector
Romance addict
Fancier of nice men
Ok, fancier of almost all men
Awesome cupcake baker
Incessant singer
Film buff

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