Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Behind The Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Behind The Wall by Jane Harvey-BerrickBehind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on May 26th 2017
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4 Stars

Prison.

The place where dreams fade and hope dies.

That’s what it’s meant for the five years that Garrett has been behind bars. But now hope is on the horizon and he’s daring to dream again: small dreams, small hopes.

Getting his GED would be a start. If only his prison-appointed teacher Miss Ella Newsome wasn’t so damn sexy.

As Garrett and Ella start to play a dangerous game, the price could be higher than either of them have guessed.

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This story first appeared in the anthology HOT FOR TEACHER in 2016. It has since been extended with new scenes, more heart ache and even more heat.

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog

A beautiful short story of redemption, acceptance and love. I enjoyed every moment of this book and it’s safe to say that I will never look at a broom cupboard quite the same way again!

If you love a touch of the forbidden, then dive into this baby, you won’t regret it!

Behind The Wall is a teacher and student romance with a touch of danger and a hell of a lot of desire. Ella and Garrett are both likable characters trying to find the missing piece, they just never expected to find it in a prison classroom.

Another great read from Jane Harvey-Berrick!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-BerrickOne Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on January 2nd 2017
Pages: 234
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4 Stars

WARNING!This book will break your heart!
From the best-selling romance author of THE EDUCATION OF SEBASTIAN comes a sexy, heart-breaking and heart-warming story about one man and his dog. (Standalone)
Alex is lost and alone, with only his dog, Stan for company. He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone anymore, but sometimes hope can be found in the most unlikely places. He has a second chance at happiness, but there’s a dark side to Alex, and a reason that more than one person has called him crazy.
Single mother Dawn is doing just fine. Except that her ex- is a pain in the a**, her sister isn’t speaking to her, and her love life is on the endangered list.
At least her job as a veterinarian is going well. Until a crazy-looking guy arrives at her office accompanied by an aging dog with toothache. Or maybe Alex Winters isn’t so crazy after all, just … different.
Dawn realizes that she’s treated him the same way that all the gossips in town have treated her—people can be very cruel.
* * * * * * * * * * * *"You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you drive over a hill really fast? That's what I felt." T. Allen
* Contains scenes of an adult nature. *

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, Behind the Wall

Another strong, beautifully executed love story by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Even though this wasn’t my favourite book of hers, I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics of Alex and Dawn’s story. It wasn’t rushed or even portrayed as being an easy, all consuming love story but one that teetered precariously with unsurety and caution.

The allure of an outsider hiding within the shadows calls to our heroine as she sees the best in what the gossiping small town locals regard as a strange lost cause.

Dawn is a vet and a single mother who is trying to make the best of a rather difficult situation. Estranged from her sister due to a past indiscretion which resulted in her daughter, Katie, Dawn has been the focus of local gossip more than she can count, so when a stranger enters the town and is shunned by the locals, she can’t help but be intrigued.

Alex is a recluse. Renovating an old log cabin in the woods, with only his best canine friend Stan for company, his severe stutter keeps others at a distance as his level of communication with strangers proves difficult.

When Stan requires a vet, Alex has no choice but to go into town and get him some help which is where our story starts as two guarded characters find a friendship and connection in one another.

There were times when I wanted Dawn to open up a little more and take a chance, but her guarded persona was justified in her circumstances. I did find it a little difficult to connect with her at times, she was all very normal.

I liked Alex, he had a dark air about him and it was fascinating to see him starting to fight that darkness and come out of his shell.

Katie was adorable and her energy gave good balance to the story. Her innocence and honesty was a breath of fresh air.

Stan is the man! I loved that mutt. He was a fundamental part of the story and even had his own voice in a chapter or two. It was fitting to the backdrop of the darker twist towards the end of the book and I commend Jane on touching on a despicable and upsetting subject. It was hard to read but I will never dismiss a raise of awareness. Very brave.

4 Crowns.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Dangerous to Know and Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Dangerous to Know and Love by Jane Harvey-BerrickDangerous to Know & Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on May 17th 2013
Pages: 387
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5 Stars

Silence is only skin deep.
Nineteen year old Daniel Colton is the guy all the girls want to date, and the man all the guys want to be. Moody, with an explosive temper, closed off and sullen, he’s also beautiful, tatted in delicious ways, with a pierced eyebrow and spiky black hair. It’s rumoured he has piercings in other places, too. Is he really mad, bad and dangerous to know?
Daniel lives with his older brother, Zef, and their home is party central. You want drugs, a good time, liquor, no questions asked? Colton’s is the place to go.
When Daniel and good girl Lisanne Maclaine have to work together on an assignment, Lisanne finds there’s a lot more to the college’s bad boy than his reputation. He’s intelligent and funny and good company. And then she discovers his secret, why he’s so closed off to everyone, and determined to keep people at arms’ length. But being his secret-keeper is harder than she ever dreamed.
Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexual references and sex scenes, some coarse language, drug references and drug use.
Word Count: 154,726

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

Why, oh why, did I not read this book sooner? It’s no secret that Jane Harvey-Berrick is one of my favourite authors,  I love her prose, her ability to pull you into a new world with strong and likeable characters, but I had no idea this college based romance was going to hit my all-time favourite YA list. I say YA loosely simply because the characters are based in college but trust me ladies…  Daniel Colton is all man!

This is a hard review to write as the synopsis covers the fundamentals perfectly, and yet this is no quick read. The challenges that both Daniel and Lisanne face together are hard but admirable and I fell in love with their story every step of the way.

To the world outside Daniel has it all. He’s a smart, sexy, Harley riding bad boy that the girls can’t seem to get enough of and the guys secretly wish they were.

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Lisanne McClaine is a small town girl in a very big pond. College is a much welcomed eye – opening experience and her naivety may be endearing to some but to others it has her easily sinking into the shadows of her more zealous and worldly peers.

Two young adults from opposite sides of the tracks come together accidentally only to realise that they may be different in so many ways, but together they can create something extraordinary.

A delicious tale of one man’s challenge to fit-in in a place of conformity and a young woman’s determination to prove that anything is possible if you choose to accept who you are and fight for what you truly want.

Fans of college based romances need to read this if you haven’t already!

5 ‘I hear you’ Crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-BerrickSlave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on March 8th 2016
Pages: 291
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5 Stars

DANCE. Guns.
MUSIC. Bullets.
RHYTHM. Pain.
Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.
How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?
Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.
But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.
For every action, there is a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.
Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.
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Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

‘…against all reason, all reality, I was falling for this frustrating, flawed, broken, battered and beautiful man. Why was I so careful with my health… and so reckless with my heart?’ Laney

Tragic. Compelling. Bold. Beautiful.

Slave to the Rhythm is a unique and deeply honest tale of one man’s fight against the harrowing truth of corruption and slavery hidden within the alluring lights of Las Vegas. Jane Harvey-Berrick has entered the literary world of dark, disturbing and gritty all the while spinning her magic and integrating that new-found darkness with sunshine, with our heroine, Laney. A sweet woman with health limitations but with the strength and heart of a lioness.

This book is remarkable in every way. I heard the music, I felt the beat from the tips of my fingers to the tops of my toes. Every scene was leading to one pivotal grand performance that played out like a theatrical production that literally swept me off my feet.

Dance. Love. Fear. Hate. Acceptance. This story has everything I could ever wish for in a book – the balance between the darker aspects and the strength in which those obstacles were overcome was perfectly weighted by the authors nurturing ability to write with such intricate detail. Her words can destroy you one minute and have you fall in love the next.
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I’m so pleased I went in blind because I didn’t quite know what to expect and I felt I had a better reading experience because of that which is why this review is very vague in terms of the plot overview.

Ash and Laney’s journey isn’t forged overnight due to the horrific circumstances in which they meet, but nurtured through friendship and healing and those stories always make for the best kind because as a reader you can connect to them on such a deeper level.

At the core this is a love story, but fundamentally it also speaks of a very real and terrifying truth that is happening right now and I applaud the bravery this author took in exploring that, and the challenging choreography scenes that helped continue paint a vivid and emotionally sound picture. Another incredible book journey by the amazing JHB!

5 ‘sunshine’ crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-BerrickSlave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on March 8th 2016
Pages: 291
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5 Stars

DANCE. Guns.
MUSIC. Bullets.
RHYTHM. Pain.
Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.
How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?
Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.
But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.
For every action, there is a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.
Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.
♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪♫♪

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

‘…against all reason, all reality, I was falling for this frustrating, flawed, broken, battered and beautiful man. Why was I so careful with my health… and so reckless with my heart?’ ~ Laney

Tragic. Compelling. Bold. Beautiful.

Slave to the Rhythm is a unique and deeply honest tale of one man’s fight against the harrowing truth of corruption and slavery hidden within the alluring lights of Las Vegas. Jane Harvey-Berrick has entered the literary world of dark, disturbing and gritty all the while spinning her magic and integrating that new-found darkness with sunshine, with our heroine, Laney. A sweet woman with health limitations but with the strength and heart of a lioness.

This book is remarkable in every way. I heard the music, I felt the beat from the tips of my fingers to the tops of my toes. Every scene was leading to one pivotal grand performance that played out like a theatrical production that literally swept me off my feet.

Dance. Love. Fear. Hate. Acceptance. This story has everything I could ever wish for in a book – the balance between the darker aspects and the strength in which those obstacles were overcome was perfectly weighted by the authors nurturing ability to write with such intricate detail. Her words can destroy you one minute and have you fall in love the next.

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I’m so pleased I went in blind because I didn’t quite know what to expect and I felt I had a better reading experience because of that which is why this review is very vague in terms of the plot overview.

Ash and Laney’s journey isn’t forged overnight due to the horrific circumstances in which they meet, but nurtured through friendship and healing and those stories always make for the best kind because as a reader you can connect to them on such a deeper level.

At the core this is a love story, but fundamentally it also speaks of a very real and terrifying truth that is happening right now and I applaud the bravery this author took in exploring that, and the challenging choreography scenes that helped continue paint a vivid and emotionally sound picture. Another incredible book journey by the amazing JHB!

5 ‘sunshine’ crowns 

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Dazzled by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Dazzled by Jane Harvey-BerrickDazzled by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

When Hollywood calls, is the price for fame too high?
Miles Stephens is a young actor from London. Out of work, unemployable, and fired from his last job, he gets the chance to star in a break-out role in a big-time Hollywood film.
The film is a great success, propelling him to worldwide Hollywood fame – but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, and the pressure starts to get to Miles.
Throughout, he is supported by his friend, Clare, the girl next door whom he grew up with – and who is secretly in love with him.
Miles finds out that fame and fortune isn’t everything he’d dreamed about

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

‘A quirky, comedy romance that is sure to Dazzle.’ – Kelly, Perusing Princesses

Oh I needed this book like England needs sunshine. Dazzled is a bright star; a fun and extremely comical friends to lover romance that had me laughing out loud in the wee early hours. I loved the British dialect and the relationship dynamics between the adorable Miles and Clare. Dazzled is quirky but sensitive and would appeal to fans of Young Adult and Contemporary Romance. This is quite literally, a literary breath of fresh air.

Friends from birth, Miles and Clare are totally inseparable. They finish each-others’ sentences and have enough dirt between them to re-turf a football field, but there is one thing Clare has kept from her best friend for many years, and that is how she truly feels about him.

Miles loves acting, but he can never stay in a job long enough to make any real money, until an opportunity arises in LA and life as he knows it is about to change forever.

From North London to Hollywood, Miles is about to take the journey of a lifetime but he can’t do it without his wing woman, as he asks Clare to join him as his Personal Assistant whilst on her summer University break. At first it’s a joyride, the first taste of a lavish lifestyle that only others dream about, but when an A-List actress makes a play for her boy, the gloves come off and Clare soon realises that to get ahead you have to play the part. LA soon starts to show its cracks as it soon gets dubbed ‘land of the fake’, but there is nothing fake about their friendship, that tethered bond will forever remain strong as she continues to be his friend, stand by his side, even as her world and his separate and has the potential to fall completely apart.

Can Clare, the short, plump, plain-Jane from next door win the heart of the new Hollywood IT guy, or will Miles succumb to the whims of the A-List elite?

Trust me, this book is a real gem. I needed something light-hearted and Dazzled delivered in droves. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting until 2am and even then I couldn’t sleep.

Miles and Clare are a match made in heaven, even though they like to give each other hell, but in a good way – the dialogue is so witty, and very honest at times that had me in stitches, proving yet again that Jane Harvey-Berrick is a master of her craft.

Be prepared to go totally cougar over Miles Stephens, he can be my leading man any day!

Read it!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1) by Jane Harvey-BerrickThe Traveling Man (Traveling, #1) by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on January 27th 2015
Pages: 292
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5 Stars

I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.
Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.

Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.
Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.

Series: Traveling #1
Also by this author: Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

“You’ve been sprinkled with fairy dust missy. The carnival is in your blood now.” 

Jane Harvey-Berrick injects a whole new kind of magic in The Traveling Man. She’s a word weaver of the highest calibre. A painter with words. She doesn’t just tell romance stories, she tells life stories, and ones that will forever stand the test of time. As I was reading I could literally see this flitting across my mind in technicolour. Oh, what a movie this would make!

The Traveling Man tells the tale of Kes and Aimee, two innocent 10-year-old children from very opposite sides of the tracks. Aimee is a sheltered townie, a believer in magic and an avid reader of books. Her life is spent tiptoeing around her very strict Father, downtrodden Mother and selfish older sister. The only thing she has ever wanted is to visit the annual carnival that arrives only two-weeks of the year, and this time, on her tenth Birthday, she finally gets her wish.

Kestrel Donohue is a Carnie boy, at 10 he can already rodeo like the best of them and breathe fire, a little star in the making, but it comes at a cost. Long hours, lack of education and hardly any sleep, Kes is stronger than most but he knows he is different. Shunned by local town folk, the carnival is always on the move, passing through town to town, never standing still long enough to make a friend. That is until now…

The Traveling Man is a beautiful, poetic journey of the heart. A friends to lovers story that will enamour and spellbound with its beautiful prose, its passion, as it exudes its very own brand of magic.

Not all of this book is plainsailing, there are hardships, sacrifices, heartbreak and many a crossroad, the question is… when you are from two completely different worlds, what road do you take?

This first part of a two part story spans over 15 years as we follow Kes and Aimee on their journey of friendship, Love and self-discovery. It is one that kept me up until the early hours, and has planted itself firmly into my heart. Another resounding success for Jane Harvey-Berrick because The Traveling Man is quite simply, outstanding!

A Beautiful, magical, and heartfelt journey of the heart. 5 ‘Carnie’ Stars.

A Must Read!

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