08 November 2016

# opinion # read

Read:: Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

Harley and Rose, ugh I don’t have a enough space to put all I want to say here. Harley and Rose are best friends. They have been through a lot together even lovers at one point in this friendship. Rose tells us most of the story from her perspective and by about 20% you really just hate Harley and wonder why they are friends.

Going from past to present, we are given a deep look into the love Rose has for Harley. Rose finally says enough is enough and tries with all her might to pull back. Harley however doesn’t allow this and pushes her more until she is totally wrecked. This emotional book had me in tears for the last 30% so if you don’t like crying or being invested so deeply that you feel the pain from the author, this may not be for you.

I loved it and hated it all the same. Rose and Harley have a give/take relationship, some more give than take from Rose but Harley takes more than I think he’ll ever be able to repay. Harley allows Rose in more than anyone at the end but at that time it’s too late to be able to fix what has been broken.

The epilogue, girly gave us a shocker. Never in a million would I have expected what she gave us. It was a great ending, it was a simple real life ending. But it left me with a bunch of questions. I am pleading for a follow up book…we have questions we would like answered!

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.

Follow Us @soratemplates