“I’ll be waiting, Wendy. Second star to the right. I’ll be waiting.”
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner hosted by TRSoR Promotions ❤
Check out my 5 STAR Review for this beautiful heartbreaking romance; a little sneak peak and a chance to win an awesome giveaway! ❤
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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.
How do you review a book that you never even expected to hit your radar?
I am going to be honest, the only reason I signed up to review this book was because I fell in love with the cover (cover-whore work at her best!) and while I don’t usually go for friends – to – lovers romance; too much unnecessary angst and drama for me, I still went ahead for this one!
Harley and I are complicated. We’ve always been complicated. From the day we met it’s been our thing, or maybe it’s been our thing, or maybe it’s always been simple and we’ve been the ones to twist it, turn it on it’s head and convolute what the rest of the world has already seen. All I know is that there isn’t a Rose without Harley or a Harley with Rose.
And everything broke inside me. Harley & Rose is that book takes you through the high of a beautiful childhood friendship to the first blushes of that first love to the heartbreak of losing that friend to misunderstandings and to the realities of life – and it was a beautiful journey.
Harley & Rose were childhood neighbours and best friends, their lives so entwined that it was almost a given that they would fall for each other. But they are young, passionate, so decisions are taken in the heat of the moment, misunderstandings happen, and lives take their different paths.
It rings in a new dawn, one where Harley isn’t the center of my Earth and I’m not the center of his, and just like that, I’m lost. I’m no longer tethered to this man. I’m no longer his future— I’m his past, and he’s mine. But that’s all we are. Ex-lovers. Friends? Maybe one day, but for now are just two people who’ve clung to one another for so long we forgot we weren’t the only two to exist. We forgot we weren’t a whole, but two separate pieces. It will kill me, but I have to let go of Harley Hamilton, because he’s already let go of me. And there is nothing sadder than a woman clinging to a ghost.
But they always found their way back to each other – the connection between them is absolutely tangible that it felt like a physical ache not only within the characters but in the reader as well – in fact, I had my heart in my throat for most part of the book, and no matter what happened in reality, I couldn’t just keep this book aside.
I fell in love with Harley & Rose; though they did try my patience; a lot! But it was mostly Harley who tested my love for him – his actions were actually hurtful, and not would Rose would feel betrayed, but so did I. But it took one chapter (ONLY ONE CHAPTER???) from Harley took me to understand him better – not sure why we didn’t actually get more from his POV!
But no matter what, Rose has always loved Harley, and will always him – and the last 15-20% of the book is where the real heartbreak happens – just when you think everything will be cool, that’s when the tears start and life happens – whoever coined the phrase “life is unfair” must have known that Harley & Rose would be written in the near future!
If you love your friends – to – lovers’ trope, trust me, then you need to pick this one up – it will make your heart, but you will definitely be happy about it! ❤
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Once upon a time they had been more than friends….
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“Do you love her?”
Harley’s temper flares as he meets my gaze. “Rose—”
“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.
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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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