Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Harley & Rose by: Carmen Jenner (Review, Excerpt, Teaser, & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner. I adore Carmen and I am super excited to be taking part today.

Once upon a time they had been more than friends….
Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner is NOW AVAILABLE!! 
Release Date: October 18, 2016

"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."

My Thoughts:

This review is going to be short. I have so much I want to say, but I don’t want to spoil a single damn thing about this book because it was not at all what I was expecting in the best possible way and I want everyone to experience that. I hurt all over and you need tissues for this one, but it’s beautiful and it makes you feel. The last time I felt this much over a contemporary book was Collared and The Empty Jar and those books are very special to me and Harley & Rose brought out that same level of emotion from me.

Harley and Rose are both so so real and that’s why I love them. They are stupid and make mistakes and they are flawed and you will get angry with them both, but all of that is also what makes them wonderful. Harley and Rose fell in love at such a young age and that makes everything hard. Sometimes you aren’t ready for that kind of love when you’re young, but that doesn’t stop it from finding you. Harley and Rose found something special at a time when they weren’t really ready for it and that made everything harder but there is no denying it was worth it. Because at the end of the day without the romance, Harley and Rose are most importantly best friends and everyone needs a best friend. 

The only way I can describe this book is with the phrase emotional whiplash. This book. I went from “Harley you are a douche canoe and Rose you can do better” to “Rose, stop it you love Harley” to completely and utterly shattered. Like I said before… this book is not at all what I was expecting… it was better. 

I have a lot more I want to say about this book and if you’ve read it please message me so we can chat, but I need to stop here because to say more would be to spoil it. Just know that Carmen Jenner once again delivers with Harley & Rose.


He doesn’t make it five yards before the truck slams to a stop, its red taillights hovering, taunting me in the early SF morning. He isn’t moving, but I’m on autopilot. One step, two steps, my feet swallow the ground between us, and then he’s out of the truck, catching me up in his big arms as I wrap myself around him and smash my lips down on his, kissing him in a way that the parentals probably wished they weren’t privy to.

When our kisses return to gentle sorrowful pecks I pull back and whisper, “I love you, Pan.”

“Wendy, my Wendy,” he says breathlessly. “You wait for me. You wait for me or I’m going to come back and gut the asshole who takes my place.”

“No one ever could take your place,” I tell him. He nods, setting me on my feet and smoothing the hair back from my forehead.

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About The Author:

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.
A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.
A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?
Stalk Her: Website, Facebook, Goodreads
Published titles to date:
Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)
Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown Series #2)
Greetings from Sugartown (Sugartown Series #3)
Now Leaving Sugartown (Sugartown Series #4)
REVELRY (Taint #1)
KICK (Savage Saints MC #1)
TANK (Savage Saints MC #2)
Finding North
Toward the Sound of Chaos


  1. Oh geez! Well, I've one-clicked it but will have to make sure I have tissues before I start it. I'm feeling a good ugly cry coming... Great review, Teresa!

  2. I love how much you love this book! It's a beautiful thing when a book evokes that kind of emotion in you. I love this cover, and it sounds like this book is gorgeous inside and out. Lovely, heartfelt review, wifey <3

  3. I love books that give me emotional whiplash! I have been seeing this one around and I know I have to pick it up as soon as I can!! Wonderful review!


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