Harder, Robin York.

Harder (Caroline and West)

 

 

Harder, Robin York.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews.
So, I loved book one, Deeper. Incredibly touching, poignant and romantic read, and I was really sad at the end when West had to return to his family, thousands of miles away, telling Caroline they could never be together…so how would the second part stand up to that fabulous beginning?
Well, I’d loved west in Deeper, but in this book – wow – he’s a real jerk. I could see why though, it’s as if he’s just given up on any hope of a better life, resigned himself to taking care of his awful family ( except for lovely, ten year old sister, Frankie) and got into a huge black cloud of never ending depression. Then there’s a terrible tragedy in the family and West gives in late one night and briefly calls her. That’s enough for Caroline, she can’t just switch off her love like he seems to have done, and she gets on the next flight to him. He’s changed though, the loving, supportive, gentle man she knew has become a hardened, sullen, angry person. He isn’t glad to see her, doesn’t want her there, doesn’t make her welcome, and is a real jerk to her. Does something awful that she finds hard to get past….and that was a tear jerking moment.
Caroline has grown so much in this book, become more independent, more sure of herself. For a while back with West and his awful family I thought she’s regress, just give in, it would be hard for anyone in her position to carry on faced with what she was, but she’s steadfast in her love even if he seems to be rejecting it.
It’s a long haul back, not to where they were, but past that, past the awful mess that happened to her, past West giving up on life, past letting others rule her. I was amazed at how she took the terrible, traumatic events that had shadowed her for so long, and used them to shape her way forward. Go Caroline Go! West had so many people rooting for him, he’s a real “bad boy” outwardly, and yet there were those who took time and got to know the true West, who gave him so much help and support. It’s a fabulous read, a fantastic follow up despite my doubts it was possible. If you love your romance with a side of drama, emotion, real problems and a HEA this book is for you.
Stars: five again and well deserved.
ARC supplied via Netgalley.

 

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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