Monday, March 31, 2014

#REVIEW: Lifers @JHarveyBerrick

Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick
After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.

Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn't changed since he was carted off to juvie all those years ago. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn't even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.

Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can distance erase the memories that haunt him? Trapped in the prison of his own mind Jordan wonders if the pain of living will ever subside?

Torrey Delaney is new in town and certainly doesn't behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex is the talk of the town. Add that to her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman, and the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.

As friendship forms, is it possible for two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey's walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, will they find their place in the world? Can they struggle against the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?
Is love a life sentence?
Due to scenes of a sexual nature, not recommended for under 18.

REVIEW
I adored other books I've read by Jane in the past and as soon as I saw this book, I had to read it. Holy Hell! I'm so glad I did. She has this way of taking readers into the story, making it impossible not to feel what the characters are going through. There were tear-filled moments, passages that made my stomach clench, and scenes that made my heart feel heavy. It was absolutely, tragically romantic. Readers experience this incredible love story between two characters who deserve this chance at happiness. It's not your typical romance but if you've read Jane's books before, you know not to expect that. This is real, tough and in the end, so very worth the journey.

Loved - Loved - Loved Lifers.




RATING
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.

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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