Tamie Reviews: Just Human by Kerry Heavens

The synopsis: 

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?

My review: 

Just Human by Kerry Heavens is a joy to read. It’s the story of lost love that through interesting circumstances is given a second chance.

Danny is  someone I loved very quickly. He’s sweet and yet sexy, and when a guy is willing to put himself out there the way Danny does?!? Well…that just makes me love him even more. He’s got a successful business, a nice home, and great friends. I especially enjoyed his best friend relationship with Jen. You’d think Danny would be happy, but he’s missing out on something important. That something is a committed relationship where love and not just sex is involved.

Liv is a strong, and very independent woman. She’s built a thriving business that she loves. She has wonderful close friends and employees. Yet, she too is missing out on having someone who loves her above all else. Her last relationship just ended very badly as the story opens, so she’s not really looking for romance…and then she hears from the one man she knows she really loved…and let go of without a fight…Danny.

When Danny surprises her by flying from the LA area to London they both realize that a strong attraction still remains for both of them. At first there’s a lot of awkwardness and questions as they try to reconnect, but slowly they do. It seemed much harder for Liv to do than Danny…which I found interesting.

Once they both decide to make a commitment to the relationship as more than just something temporary they experience some major angst bumps in the form of an ex-lover. Brooke is all kinds of trouble even though she and Danny were never more than casual sex partners. Unfortunately, Brooke is one of those women who don’t want to let go once she realizes that Danny’s heart belongs to another.

The book ends on a cliffhanger that had me screaming, “Oh, hell NO”. Liv believes Danny has broken her trust and leaves. We the readers know different which makes it that much harder, and my heart broke for both of them. We’ll have to wait for the second book to find out what happens. It’s due to be published In October and is called ‘Still Human’. I can’t wait to read it.

A favorite quote…

“I’ve tried very hard since then, not to hold everything up against what we had, but it’s impossible. There has been something missing in my life ever since that day and last week, for the first time in twelve years, something changed. The missing piece came into view and I had to come see if I could put myself back together.”

My rating for Just Human by Kerry Heavens:

Loved it, recommending it with 4 Hearts.

**This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I hope you’ll read it and fall in love like I did.**

Tamie Xo

2 thoughts on “Tamie Reviews: Just Human by Kerry Heavens

  1. Stefter says:

    Sounds good. Adding it to my to read list.


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