Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Still Human Review + Giveaway

Danny and Liv are back...

Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him because she ran without a word when she saw their future mapped out before her. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her and this time he doesn’t think he can move on.

Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her because he broke her heart in the worst possible way, right when things were falling into place. She knows she will never love anyone like she loves him and this time she doesn’t think she can move on.

They needed a second chance because they just weren’t ready for their first, but when events changed everything between them, they discovered they were just human after all. Now Liv and Danny have to find a way to survive being hurt by each other. 

They doubted, they underestimated and they did believe the worst, but only because they were too young the first time and too vulnerable the second time. But now they have changed and if they are not the same, surely things can only turn out differently?

I’m determined to go out tonight, but he’s making it so hard. I turn in his arms and face him. He’s impossible to resist. I gasp as his hand slips inside the delicate lace of my underwear and shudder when his finger brushes my clit. I kiss him, slowly, as his fingers enter me. I know we’re not leaving this room tonight, but I keep up the pretence for a minute longer. While I’m lingering around his ear, I whisper what I wish he could do to me if we weren’t going out to dinner. He moans, turned on by my explicit words, so I continue, telling him what I wish I could do to him. Then, what I say to him turns him on so much it almost gets him there.
I whisper. “Oh, screw it. Use me…don’t hold back, take what you need.”
“Oh God, Liv.” He groans as I sink to kneel at his feet.
I take him in my mouth, running my tongue all the way around him to ease my path. He sighs at first but as I move, his sighs become whispers, the whispers become moans. Then as I begin to accept him deeper and deeper, his hands appear, ready to do what I asked. To use me and take what he needs.
He is never rough, but I love it when he takes control. That first night we were together, it happened by accident, but the effect on both of us was amazing, it’s something he knows I love now and he doesn’t feel bad about it. He forces himself into my mouth, over and over again, while my fingers dig into his thighs. My hands give an indication to him of just how much I can take. Occasionally they twitch up, almost at the point of asking him to stop, but I never do. I can take it, but it drives him crazy, thinking I'm on the verge of begging him to stop.
I make that low throaty moan he loves and he gasps.
“Jesus, Liv.” He hisses. “Touch yourself.”
A thrill goes through me and I willingly oblige, sliding my hand under the soft lace of my underwear. He can’t see, but he knows I’m doing it. I moan to let him know I’ve hit home and he seems to lose control at the thought. Focusing hard on his goal, he uses long, slow strokes. I roll my tongue around him every time he almost withdraws and accept him back as deep as possible each time he pushes in. His jagged breaths tell me he’s getting close and my fingers bring a stifled moan from me that seals the deal for him.
“I’m gonna come.” He moans desperately. I simply allow him to use me to get there, I love it when he really lets go “Oh God.” He gasps as his body tenses, then releases into my willing mouth.
He shudders as he finishes. Looking down at me, he laughs.
I’m breathless and weak with need, but I’m happy on this occasion to make that all about him. It’s one in the bank for me later, not that we’re keeping score. Trembling a little, I stand and wipe away the tears he forced from my eyes with his deep thrusting.
“Can we go to dinner now?” I smirk.
“I don’t think you were finished.” He grins, trailing a finger along the fabric of my knickers.
“Later.” I say firmly, moving his hand away.
“No, now!” He demands, lifting me suddenly.
I shriek, “Danny! Put me down!” Which he does, on the bed, with a thump. He yanks my underwear to the side and sucks in my clit, before I know what has happened.
“Oh, God!” I cry as his fingers push inside me.

**Warning: contains spoilers for book one. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ JUST HUMAN**

I rated Still Human 4.5 leaves! I was absolutely gutted at the end of Just Human. I mean, I don’t cry when I read but I do wail. Loudly. I had no idea that cliffy was coming and that it had a sequel in the works. I was very angry after I got over the initial shock. With that being said, I had no idea what to expect from Still Human. I was scared to read it honestly, since the first book ripped my heart out. I didn’t expect Still Human to be such a perfect happily ever after for Danny and Liv.

The beginning of the book was pure torture. I couldn’t believe that they were separated again and pretty much for the same reasons. They don’t know how to freaking communicate. Instead they doubt one another and the love that they share. Then they run away and hide from each other. Which makes me want to bang my head into the wall. Repeatedly. At the end of Just Human, Liv ran back to England without telling anyone because she thought Danny was having an affair with his ex-girlfriend. The catch? Danny was going to propose that night. So, Danny thinks she somehow found out, freaked out, and ran because she didn’t love him enough to marry him *face-palm*. But love makes idiots out of people right? However, Danny and Liv have the bestest best friends ever (Jen and Max, respectively). And eventually, Danny pieces together what happened. Well, after being pathetic for about a week, wallowing in self-pity. Ugh. Then the reason it takes them so long to reconcile is because Liv is a stubborn, pain-in-my-a**. I mean, I totally get why she was hesitant (that’s a light way to put it) about forgiving Danny, but she didn’t realize that HE WAS HURTING TOO. I swear, I threw my iPad down at least twice wishing it was Liv I was giving a smack-down to. But hey, strong emotions means good writing, right? I understand why everything was so difficult. They are essentially a new couple. Yet, they have a lifetime of love between them. Of course, they are going to have a million issues to get through. They have to relearn each other. They have to grow up together. They have to learn to trust and communicate. They cling to the past, and it takes them a while to realize that although they already went through a situation similar to this one, they are now different people. But, still very much in love.

So, Danny pulls all the stops to get her back. And I do mean ALL THE STOPS. I didn’t know whether I was wow-ed by the romanticness of his gestures or by the ridiculousness of his gestures. And, it doesn’t stop there. He keeps going non-stop at Liv until she if fully his. The second half of the book was completely different from the first. It was unreal with how perfect they were and how romantic it was. I was happy sighing the entire time. I loved Max and Jen for pulling their best friends’ heads out of their arses and giving them the shoves they so desperately needed to go seize their happiness. Danny and Liv had pretty much the Hollywood happily ever after. They totally deserved it.  I was fully satisfied with the way their story ending. And it definitely made up for the pain from the end of book one and the torture of the first half of this book. I loved that the characters were realistic and relatable, that is probably one of the most redeeming qualities of these two books. Oh, and the steamy scenes. Yeahhhh, Kerry Heavens knows how to write those… I need a Danny. 


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

1 comment:

  1. Haven't met them yet but wish to very soon! Thanks for the giveaway!