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Review of Still Human

28 Oct 2013
To check out Katie's review of book 1 on this series go here.


Synopsis

Danny and Liv are back...

Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him because she ran without a word when she saw their future mapped out before her. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her and this time he doesn’t think he can move on.

Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her because he broke her heart in the worst possible way, right when things were falling into place. She knows she will never love anyone like she loves him and this time she doesn’t think she can move on.

They needed a second chance because they just weren’t ready for their first, but when events changed everything between them, they discovered they were just human after all. Now Liv and Danny have to find a way to survive being hurt by each other.

They doubted, they underestimated and they did believe the worst, but only because they were too young the first time and too vulnerable the second time. But now they have changed and if they are not the same, surely things can only turn out differently?


Review


After reviewing Just Human, I eagerly awaited the release of the sequel.  Now, I am going to say that I have been known to get frustrated with books where everything is all one big misunderstanding, but this was not one of those times.  The book starts immediately where we left off with the first book.  It’s upsetting, no doubt, but their reactions make perfect sense especially as we are able to see both of their inner monologues.  This is not a book where I felt the urge to slap some sense into the heroine because all of the details of her past and the incident piece together to make her response perfectly logical, though not ideal.  This is what I love about this book.  It isn’t contrived or serendipitous; it’s honest.  Everything from their reactions to the plot itself feels natural rather than formulaic or forced.

Danny is perfect in this book.  He got to make his honest mistakes in the first book and the very beginning of this book but then he was all in and had to carry the burden of things.  He endured numerous trials and, honestly, got the short end of things for a while there.  Our favorite meddlers are back at work but are careful to not push things too much, which again, is perfect.  I could not have been that friend because I am positive I would have lost it at some point.

The plot is…simple.  There are no crazy plot twists or extreme situations.  The characters and their love is the story and it is perfectly executed.  Danny is the undisputed King of patience AND grand gestures!  And while things are far from steamy in the beginning, it really heats up towards the end so fear not.

The ending left me full of warm fuzzies.  We are graced with everything being tied up with a nice little bow but, again, not in some cheesy, unrealistic manner.  Sure, a few things certainly went their way but they deserved that after everything they had to go through to get to this point.  I am in awe of Kerry Heavens because she has a firm grasp on all the little details.  Rather than just ignoring little details for the sake of the romance, she calls attention to them and explains them.  Yay!  On top of everything, the problem with second chance books is that you are often left with that feeling of “Oh, if only they hadn’t missed out on all that time together!”  Our fine friend, Kerry Heavens, has addressed that as well.

So, in conclusion, you are seriously missing out if you don’t read these two books.  You can’t help but fall in love with these relatable, well-developed characters and you will not walk away disappointed.
Try it for yourself! Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Katie

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