Monday, October 14, 2013

*REVIEW* "Just Human" by Kerry Heavens

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?



"I've never felt so close to anyone. I know now, I've never let anyone but her in."

Let me start off by saying I love Danny and Liv. They are two down to earth people, and adorably human. I also loved how I was able to relate to them quite a lot, as it is rare for me to read a book about two people the same age as I am (usually they are younger, or older, us almost 30 something's don't get much book love! lol). 

Liv and Danny have a super adorable history, with a heart breaking stop to their story. Torn apart from eachother too soon, or maybe at the perfect time. However, both of them don't know exactly who was thinking what at the time. As it says in the synopsis, they each think they love the other more, and in the end, let the other go, ending their story abruptly. 

"I can see why he didn't want it. Looking back, I'm sure it was for the best, but it didn't feel like it at the time."

It was absolutely refreshing that both of them could look back on how it all ended 12 years ago, and understand that if it continued, it most likely would have not worked out because they were so young. But, young or not, they never.. ever.. stopped loving each other. No matter the distance, the time, the history. 

"I told you I had to finish something I started a long time ago..."

So now, thanks to facebook, they are back in contact, and wondering where they go from there. "Just Friends", is it even possible? The chemistry between Danny and Liv is so intense, but they both need to somewhat re-learn each other. Twelve years is a LONG time with no contact, and they are both very different people than they were. 

"Just Human" was a great story of long lost love, found again. The characters were awesome, and I fell in love with all of them. Liv's best friend, Max, might just be my new favorite person. He knows just how to put Liv back into reality, and at the same time keep the humor flowing. 

" 'What would I do without you?'
'You'd have cats,' He teases. 'Many cats!' "

The same goes for Danny's best friend Jen. Just another refreshing thing about this book, opposite sex best friends, and zero tension to be worried about. In fact, Max and Jen are 1000% pro Liv and Danny. 

But.. in the end.. everyone is Just Human, and we leave off at a super-mega-oh-no-nooooo cliffhanger..

Soooo on to "Still Human" I go!! 
(Check back during the blog tour for my review of "Still Human", Nov. 4th)

Definitely, definitely recommend this one!

Favorite Quote:

"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."



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