Blog Tour: Just Human by Kerry Heavens *Giveaway*

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Just Human 
By Kerry Heavens
Rating: 4 Glasses of Wine

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?

Our Review:

I just finished the story of Liv and Danny.  It started off a little slow....I had a hard time staying interested....that could have been from the wine I was drinking though....
But then, BAM!!!! It got G-O-O-D!!!

Liv is living her dream of owning a restaraunt and bar with her best friend, Max. She's just ended things with yet another crappy boyfriend when her first true love suddenly reappears in her life. She is hesitant to get involved so quickly because of the way things ended the first go round. But she decides to give it
a shot and see what happens..... 

Danny is living as a bit of a recluse. He spends most of his days sleeping and nights working. Aside from his best friends, Jen and Scott, he doesn't get out much.  But a message from his past prompts him to reach out to the only girl he's ever loved.  After realizing he can't go on without exploring his feelings, he packs up and flies around the world to see Liv again. 

I loved their story! It seemed so real life.  And the scenes where they talked (or thought) about their love for each other really made my heart swell.  I love, Love, LOVE how strong and independent Liv is.  She has a little bit of doubt when it comes to her relationship with Danny, but she knows exactly who she is and how successful she has become...and that is really something to admire.  

Danny seems to be an amazing guy.  Not only does he have golden California good looks, but he's successful and loyal.  Not to mention the fact that he wants to spoil his girl.  And coming from a girl that likes to be spoiled.....this is a GOOD thing.  Also, dropping large amounts of cash on jewelry never hurt.

Oh, and let me not forget to mention the bedroom scenes......Steamy and sexy and had me wishing I was the words of Fall, "Hot Damn"!

My only, only complaint is that I've been left hanging (again)!!!!  Aside from having to wait on pins and needles to find out what happens, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  

Just Human gets 4 glass of wine.....which I will be helping  myself to in just a bit.

Exclusive Excerpt:

I’d been down in the bar, wondering if he’d made it home from his meeting. If he had, he hadn’t shown his face, so I planned to go and drag him down for something to eat and maybe a game of pool. He’d been working so hard I was worried. A lot had changed at work and no one's job was secure. He couldn’t switch off when he got home, that was why he’d stopped coming down in the evenings. I got it, but I thought I would try and convince him just this once. Maybe we could… well, I’m sure Max won't miss me for half an hour or so…
Mark, are you home?” I called as I came through the door, but I didn’t even finish the sentence before I saw them, through the doorway, in MY bedroom. They can’t have been at it long because they were still standing. He was removing her top slowly and kissing her neck. She yelped when she saw me, and when he spun round his flies were undone and his face was a picture. Weirdly, I almost laughed! I mean, Mark and Sarah, together? The concept was funny…well, if you ignore the betrayal.
He leapt away from her, shouting insincere, garbled apologies. Giving Sarah her due, she said nothing; I mean what can you say? She quietly covered herself and stood transfixed while he made a total idiot of himself. He got right up in my face, he was all “Babe I’m sorry” and “She means nothing to me” and “I love you.” It was pathetic to watch. I’m sure she was flattered!
I stood, mute, wincing while he tried to touch my face and bring me back to him, holding me, begging for forgiveness. By the time I found the words I had misplaced in my brain, he was sitting on the corner of the bed with his head in his hands. Exhausted from the little scene he’d made.
"Have you finished?" I whispered, unsure if my voice would let me down. He looked up at me, bereft. “Get the fuck out,” I said calmly and I really meant it. It was such an easy decision. Seeing him with her, with anyone, betraying my trust. Doing what my dad did. It was over, easy.
No, don’t do this Liv,” he begged. He was clutching at straws though. He knew I would be unsentimental about it if he cheated. It was cut and dry for me. He knew I would never back down.
It didn’t stop you though did it? Dickhead!
I shook my head and without raising my voice or getting emotional, I simply reminded him, “No second chances, not with this shit, you knew that. Now get out.”
He drew in a deep breath and got to his feet. I stepped away just in case he had any ideas about touching me. I watched passively as he tucked in his shirt and did up his trousers. Pushing thoughts of how they came to be open out of my head.
I’m glad I arrived when I did. Any earlier and they might have got away with it. Any later and I would have a mental image I’m not sure I could live with. I wonder if I interrupted the first time? Or was it regular sex? Did I want to know? Would it help? No. I didn't need the details.
As he picked up his tie and jacket, I couldn't stop myself.
How many times?” my mouth managed before my brain could shut it down.
Liv,” he whispered. I didn’t want to know anymore and I couldn't trust myself not to ask. Waving my hand to stop him answering, I said, “I’m going back to work, be gone when I get home.”

About the Author:
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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