Friday, April 10, 2015

5 Star Review---The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Title: The Traveling Woman (The Traveling Duet, #2)
Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel, begun in THE TRAVELING MAN …… How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity? And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head. Can one person be my home?  
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I stopped suddenly and Gregg all but ran me over, knocking my purse from my arm and making me stumble. “Really, I can explain about Lulu,” he babbled, but I wasn’t listening to him. I was staring at the man on the other side of the parking lot, his silver-gray eyes fixed intently on me. “Kes,” I breathed, my heart starting to gallop. I squeezed my eyes shut, wondering briefly if I’d fallen over the edge of sanity and conjured him up, imagined that he’d come for me. But when I looked again, his eyes were still watching me, full of fire. Gratitude, hope, love, shock—so many emotions twisted inside me. He was leaning against an electric-blue motorcycle and a plain black helmet dangled from one hand. A leather jacket hung from his broad shoulders, his long legs encased in dark denim and ending in heavy black biker boots. He looked dangerous, and when he pushed his free hand through his dark hair and straightened up, his heated eyes never left mine. He was here. Really here. For me. My body hungered for his and my arms longed to reach out for him. The words ‘I love you’ burned on my tongue, but I bit them back. He was here, but I needed to know what it meant. So I locked my heart away. Kes still had secrets. But he’s here! My happy heart screamed. His eyes swept up and down my body and a pulse of heat washed over me as color rose in my cheeks. But then his eyes narrowed slightly as he lasered in on Gregg, and I could see the rage boiling up inside him. “Oh shit,” I said softly as Kes stalked toward us. I pulled my purse back onto my shoulder and glanced at Gregg who was still talking. Finally, he noticed Kes striding over and his eyebrows lifted with surprise. But it was Kes who spoke first. “Can we talk?” I stared at him. “You want to talk? That’s new.” He winced, regret and pain on his face, and glanced across at Gregg. “Am I too late?” I met his eyes and spoke honestly


The Traveling Woman~
The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick picks up exactly where The Traveling Man's cliffhanger left off. Jane Harvey-Berrick showed us the magic in The Traveling Woman as well.
Kestrel and Aimee still have the fight to stay together in front of them. This book was more their story of how they can fit into each others world and how they are able to express their feelings and love for each other. Kes has a more difficult time telling Aimee he loves her but he has no problem showing her.
The emotions and chemistry of this book were so fantastic. I jumped straight from the Traveling Man to the Traveling Woman because I just could not get enough of these characters. The side characters are so great as well, Tucker & Zef. The dynamic between them all was fun, loving and most of all they were all comfortable with each other.
Hardships strike Kes & Aimee and the strength the two show to one another was SO beautiful and well written by Jane Harvey-Berrick. It was so hard not to love these books and these characters and again the writing was fabulous.
This is definitely a series I will be reading again and again. The magic was clear as day from page one all the way to the end.
Five awesome stars!!! 

.     The Traveling Man (The Traveling Duet, #1)

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traveling man
  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. 


The Traveling Man~
This book by Jane Harvey is magic. The Traveling Man was fantastic. I loved that the journey didn't just start when they were already older, the story started when they were children.
It was so easy to fall in love with Kestrel and Aimee. Kes was the crazy, outgoing young man who was raised in the Circus. It was all he ever knew. Kes could literally never sit still.  He was spontaneous and carefree and he rubbed some of that off on Aimee.
Aimee and Kes were instantly drawn to each other. The love I felt between these two from the start was just so amazing and palpable. This book was so full of twists and turns, highs and lows and hurdles. Aimee and Kes never had it easy, be it her parents involvement or jealous women, Kes and Aimee had to fight to keep them together.
This book was so well written that I literally could not put it down. I loved the dynamic. I loved the original story. I loved Kes, plain and simple. Jane Harvey-Berrick made the words flow so smoothly on the pages of this book but damn it if it didn't end in a cliffy.
5 stars for all the magic.
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.

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  1. That was such a great review! Thank you for finding a little carnival magic in my stories <3 jx