Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Tour: Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

Once upon a time they had been more than friends….
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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.

“Do you love her?”
Harley’s temper flares as he meets my gaze. “Rose—”
“Do you?”
“I don’t know.” He rakes a hand through his hair. A beat later it falls right back in his face. I long to reach out and touch it, but that isn’t my place anymore. “Yeah. I think so. When I’m with her I’m a different man, but when I’m here with you, I’m … I’m me.”
“God,” I breathe. “That’s so much worse.” Fresh tears prick my eyes. I cover my face, as if I could hide my torment or the despair that I feel in this moment.
As if I could hide anything from this man.
“I know.” Sadness chokes his voice, making the words almost impossible to hear. Harley pulls me close, folding me in his arms, holding me the way he has a thousand times before, but this time it’s infinitely different.
This time, it’s the end of us.


Harley & Rose was not at all what I expected, and I say that in a wholely positive light. From the synopsis I sort of thougth I knew what to expect, but Carmen Jenner blew me away with this emotional read.  From the synopsis, you'd guess this book is friends to lovers and it is, but in a way its so much bigger than that. 

Rose has loved Harley forever, even imagine their wedding a time or five, but she's known deep down he's never felt the same.  She's the best friend, his confidant, his comfortor, the one person he can turn to for anything and Rose will do it because she can't say no.  So when she finds herself in a hotel room with Harley after his fiance has announced she's not going through with the day's wedding, Rose stands no chance in not going on the honeymoon when Harley asks.  

Harley, gah, sometimes I wanted to give him a good ol head bop to knock some sense into him, but I also understood him.  He's a complex character and more than once really ticks me off, but then I also often wanted to give him a big hug too.  

I really enjoyed that we not only get the story from the present but that we get glimpses into the past that show us Harley and Rose's friendship. I felt as if I'd grown up with the two of them watching it all unfold. 

The dynamics between these two really make the story, the push and the pull, the give and the take, they are both moving in different directions often, but one thing remains the same, they can't forget the other, they can't stay away.  Their story of friendship and love is ripe with emotion, pulling on my heart strings, making me wish for something more at times and leaving me in tears at others.  Their journey isn't an easy one, or lightweight, but it is real. It's heartfelt yet funny and full of unexpected things at the same time.  I'm in awe of the writing of this book, of the journey I was taken on through the pages and how much I still feel about it all. 

Author Information

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?

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