Once upon a time they had been more than friends….
Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner is NOW AVAILABLE!!
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.
This is my first read from this very talented author. A lot of her books have been on my TBR list for some time now and after reading this gem I will definitely be moving those other ones up on my reading list. This is the story of young love. A story of friends to lovers. A story of heartache and souls consuming love. And it absolutely tore me apart and stitched me back together.
This is the story of young love. A story of friends to lovers. A story of heartache and soul consuming love. And it absolutely tore me apart and stitched me back together.
Harley and Rose have been BFFs since they were 5 and his family moved in next door to hers. It was friendship at first sight and for little Rose it was love at first sight. Little Rose has been harboring a crush on her best friend since the day they met. She had their wedding planned down to the flowers, month, and clothes all before she was in middle school. Of course, like most men, Harley is a little slow on the news and doesn’t realize how much his Rose means to him until high school. They share a magical, whirlwind love that much like anything good in life, can’t last forever.
I have been wanting to read an angsty book for a few weeks now and boy was this book filled with it. But much like moody teenagers the mood swings can be a little exhausting at times. Harley made me so damn mad during some of those “dumb” moments but I’m so glad I stayed with the book and saw it through. It was magic and lovely and man did it have me sobbing like a baby into my Ben and Jerry’s half pint. No amount of chocolate, Ice cream, or booze could heal my heart when you find out the real reason Harley has been acting like such a douche. Damn you Harley!!!
I loved the writing style of this book, I loved how you got bits and pieces of their childhood every other chapter and you moved forward with them during the other chapters. It kept things interesting and I was always wanting more! I recommend this story to anyone who wants to stay with the lost boys in the never land where we never have to grow up.
He doesn’t make it five yards before the truck slams to a stop, its red taillights hovering, taunting me in the early SF morning. He isn’t moving, but I’m on autopilot. One step, two steps, my feet swallow the ground between us, and then he’s out of the truck, catching me up in his big arms as I wrap myself around him and smash my lips down on his, kissing him in a way that the parentals probably wished they weren’t privy to.
When our kisses return to gentle sorrowful pecks I pull back and whisper, “I love you, Pan.”
“Wendy, my Wendy,” he says breathlessly. “You wait for me. You wait for me or I’m going to come back and gut the asshole who takes my place.”
“No one ever could take your place,” I tell him. He nods, setting me on my feet and smoothing the hair back from my forehead.
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.
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 makeup 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?