Fuck my life right now….
……Why in the hell didn’t someone warn me about this book?
I know what you’re thinking. Did the book suck? No, it didn’t. It was a really good book actually. You see my problem is I was hoping to read a romance book and this wasn’t it…for me. Death doesn’t = romance to me. And fuck my life, Harley died.
I must be in a bad book place right now because I just read an amazing book, not this one, a completely different one (better than this one IMO) where someone died and I’m still grieving from that. And now this, Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner. Now, let me say before I forget, this is a great book too.
Ok, so can we talk about how sexy Harley is? These pictures are the ones in my head that I conjure up while I’m reading. So your Harley might look different than my Harley.
You may be wondering what this book is about, so let me share the summary for you…
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.
Now back to my rant….
I liked Harley at times and other times I wanted to smack his ass in the head. He does some of the most selfish shit I have ever seen. At times he just disregards Rose’s feelings and she just takes it over and over again. ****Oh, he has cancer, which gives him the right to treat people like shit apparently.****
Rose’s self-esteem is horrible. I’m just screaming, “Child, learn your self-worth!” I mean basically waits on the man for 12 fucking years while he’s out living his life until he decides he’s ready to let her in. WTF! Selfish ass.
Yes, it sucks that he’s dying. But you want to know what sucks more – the fact that they could have been together for those 12 fucking years creating memories and loving each other together and not apart.
I get it, yes, he dies. But at the same SHE (Rose, AKA Miss Push Over) never truly lived!
Some might say I’m insensitive but trust me that’s not it. I cried like a baby when he died. I didn’t cry for him though, I cried for Rose because she just lived the last 25 years of her life dedicated to man who never dedicated himself to her. Unless you count those 12 hours they were married.
What I am is a realist. I was an oncology nurse for many years so I know cancer in and out. Many scenes in the book brought back horrible memories for me. Hence my irritation.
You Only Live Once
Rose never lived. She never put herself first. Harley never fought for her like she fought for him. And that my friends pissed me the fuck off.
And let’s not forget he left her some sperm so she could be a single mom. WTF….are you serious?!?!?!
A big that you to Carmen Jenner for writing such a good book. I truly enjoyed it!!! It’s always fun having a love/hate relationship the character’s.
This is what I love about reading, the emotions a good book brings inside of you.
So, let’s chat folks………