Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Book Review: "Just Human" by Kerry Heavens

Just Human (Just Human, #1)

(Just Human Series, Book 1)

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?

4.5 Stars

"I had to finish something I started a long time ago... so here I am."

Just Human is a sexy and sweet story about a second chance romance. Liv and Danny. I loved these two characters. They fell in love when they were younger but life got in their way. Once they finished high school, they were separated. Danny moved to Los Angeles with his parents, where he attended college, while Liv stayed in the UK. 

This book took the phrase "everything happens for a reason" and gave it a true and wonderful meaning. You see, Liv and Danny were meant to be, but they just weren't ready. I loved how the author developed this concept throughout the book. Loved it. After 12 years apart, Liv and Danny finally reconnected.... through Facebook. Again, this was something I really loved. Their "Facebook Messages" and their reactions to them were very realistic!! I found myself giggling while reading that part.

Danny did one of the most romantic things ever. I swear, this guy really made me swoon. Once he had Liv back in his life, he wasn't going to risk losing her, especially not because of their physical distance. You could totally tell that he was head-over-heals in love with Liv and would do just about anything to be with her. And he did.

"I don't want to lose you before I have you back."

I really liked Liv's character. She was an independent business owner, full of tattoos and piercings with a very down to earth attitude. There were moments however, where her stubbornness got on my last nerve. I understood why she was a bit "closed off," but still, I was Team Danny all the way, so I wanted them to just be together 100% without all those doubts and insecurities getting in their way....again.  

"I guess my fear is, if I let myself love you, you might turn out to be just human. And if you're just human, you could easily hurt me too. I couldn't survive being hurt by you Danny."

Everything was going smoothly with Liv and Danny...until the end, when shit hit the fan. I sort of wanted to SHAKE and SMACK Liv!!!!! I literally screamed at my Kindle "TALK TO HIM! What are you doing!!!??" *sigh* So yes, the ending is a cliffhanger - a detail I did NOT know going into this book. Thank God I already had book two in my Kindle because I couldn't go to bed that frustrated with Liv. Hahaha!! 

I can't write this review without mentioning Max and Jen. Max was Liv's best friend and Jen was Danny's. They were great secondary characters and I truly liked them! I would really love for both of them to have their own books. Jen and Scott's story is definitely heartbreaking yet heartwarming at the same time. As for Max? HA! What girl doesn't love a gay best friend? I'm sure Max and Charlie's story is just as wonderful.

If you're like me and love second chance romance with DUAL POV (yay!), this is the book for you! There really isn't a lot of angst, which was refreshing and comforting. I felt like I could relax while reading and just enjoy Danny and Liv's love story. 

"I have always loved you, Liv."

***A copy of Just Human was provided in exchange for an honest review.***


Just Human Series...

 (Just Human, Book 2)

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?


About the Author:
Kerry Heavens

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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