Still Human by Kerry Heavens
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?
This past Summer while vacationing on the sunny beaches of Florida, I read several books. But, this one book, became my favorite Summer read. It was Just Human by Kerry Heavens. I have to say that I loved everything about it. However, the ending left me devastated and longing for more of the story, more of Danny and Liv. So, as you can imagine, I couldn’t wait to read Still Human and find out what happened to my favorite couple.
Well Kerry Heavens, you did it again! Let me start off by saying that Still Human is one of those books that has everything that I enjoy. There is a perfect balance of love, romance, angst, friendship, family, humor, and steamy sex. Thank you for picking up right where Just Human ends.
Kerry knows how to create the perfect characters. Danny, I loved you in Just Human and I love you even more now. He is simply perfect. He is every woman’s dream guy. What I mean to say is he is romantic, charming, handsome, sexy, thoughtful and just wonderful. Liv, is an independent woman with a strong exterior and a fragile interior. She continues to be one of my favorite female characters as well, although, there were times I wanted to knock some sense into her. Their best friends Jen and Max are back, and together with their families prove to be so supportive. Who doesn’t want friends like that? They are an integral part of this story and the future of Danny and Liv.
Still Human is skillfully written in such a way that the characters seem so real. They are natural and seem like people you would want in your circle of friends. I was able to associate and connect with each one of them throughout their journey. Now hold on, and get ready because you are in for an emotional ride. Yes, you will get mad. You will cry, at least I know I did, and you will also smile.
This love story just like all stories has its ups and downs and Danny and Liv have their fair share of trust issues and insecurities to work out. Can they make it? As this story unfolds, you will appreciate and love Danny even more. He sacrifices so much and does so many things for his true love, Liv. It is through all of his selfless and romantic acts that Danny will stop at nothing to get Liv back. Now, I don’t want to spoil the book. You will have to read it for yourself. But, mark my words, you will love Danny even more.
Although this story is mostly about Danny and Liv, you will also get a glimpse into the lives of Jen, Danny’s best friend and Max, Liv’s best friend. They too have their own moments that will make you glad they were part of this story.
I gave this book 5 stars!!
My favorite quotes
“You told me once that you were afraid I would turn out to be just human and that I would hurt you. I told you then that I am just human and that I could be hurt easily. Well, I’m still human…I’m still me and I know we could still destroy each other. But I don’t care, because a life without you isn’t worth living…I dare you….let me back in, you won’t regret it. “
“Like this tree, we stumbled and fell, but something so strong cannot be wiped out in one moment. I’m always rooted here with you and together we are too strong to fade away. I promise we will continue to grow together even if there are more storms to come.”
“I’ve nearly missed out on this future twice in my life, so it was very important to get it right this time. I couldn’t leave it to chance. You see, I was only half living without you….I’m certain it was the same for you.”
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‘I am what I am,’ as the song goes. ‘I don’t want praise, I don’t want pity. I bang my own drum, some think its a noise, I think its pretty. So what if I love each sparkle and each bangle. why not see things from a different angle? Your life is a shame ’til you can shout out, I am what I am.”
So here goes…I’m Kerry, I live with my family outside London. I am married to the love of my life and we have two amazing, beautiful children and a nutball Boston terrier, called Betty.
I graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design with a degree in Fashion. I realized straight away that the industry wasn’t for me, so I’ve been creatively frustrated ever since. I have tried a bit of everything to satisfy my need for a creative outlet. Nothing keeps me happy for long. Until I discovered writing. Writing a book has always been a dream, but I had no clue where to start. Then one day, parking my car at the supermarket, Liv & Danny came to me like a thunderbolt. I don’t know where they came from, but I raced home and started making them real. Now I have two books to publish and lots more ideas to work on.
I am extremely prone to crushes on boys in books…on trains, in the street, wherever. From my early infatuation with Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing and Tom Cruise in Cocktail, to my recent obsessions with book-boyfriends like Christian Grey, Travis Maddox and Kellan Kyle, I have always been the same. For the time it takes me to read a book I have an intense love affair with the characters, sometimes they stay with me for a week, sometimes its for life. Sometimes I feel like I will need therapy to cope with the fact that they are not real and will never be mine! Even though I am devoted to my husband, I’ll never change, not as long as brilliant, creative writers keep giving me deeply flawed, yet perfect men to love…
I hope, I dream, that these are the types of characters I can one day create to be obsessed over.