Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Received as an ARC for an honest review
This is my first time reading a book from Jane Harvey-Berrick (sorry to you die hard fans) but I can honestly say it will not be the only book I read of hers! The story follows Aimee, a 10 year old girl who wants to see and experience more out of life then the strict household she has known. When the traveling carnival comes to town, she chooses to go for her birthday. You feel the experience through her and remember going to small town carnivals. She meets a young boy there, Kes, who performs in an act at the carnival. She feels the excitement of carnival life through Kes and finds ways over the next two weeks to hang out with him as much as possible. During that time, Aimee also helps Kes with learning to read and write. The years go on and every time the carnival comes to town, Aimee is there waiting for Kes. Eventually their friendship turns into something more until Aimee’s parents put an end to it and forbid her to have any contact with Kes and send her to Michigan. She thinks she has lost her true love.
The story picks up 8 years later when a chance meeting brings them back together. Aimee turns out to be a strong character and can dish out as much as she gets it. She will stand up for herself but her weakness will always be Kes. I was torn between cheering for the hot motorcycle stuntman and teacher to be together but then wanting her to run from his moodiness. But as every good story, you are hit at the end with a hidden past that threatens to end them. But instead the story ends and I am left waiting for the second book!! Thank you Jane Harvey-Berrick for writing a book where a relationship feels real and is not always perfectly said words but a lot of times raw emotions. I can’t wait for the next one!
I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.
Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.
Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.
Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.
About the Author
I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.
I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.
Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.