on April 7th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?
And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home?
Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.
Can one person be my home?
In Book one of The Traveling Duet Series (The Traveling Man) we were magically transported into the life of the Carnival. Jane Harvey- Berrick wrote with such detail that I could almost close my eyes and smell the Cotton Candy. I was very anxious for the second book, as book one left me wanting more of this beautiful story. The Traveling Woman was no less fantastic.
Delving more into the adult relationship of Kes and Aimee, book two picks up right where book one left off with Aimee deciding she could not give up her dreams and life as a teacher. Kes makes the decision to visit Aimee and to try and live the quiet, low-key lifestyle she lives. But Aimee quickly sees the fire burning out in his eyes and knows that she cannot corral her free-spirited Kes.
“Kes was larger than life, too wild for my small town, too big for my small life. He thrived on adrenalin; I craved peace and stability.”
Making the decision to uproot her life once again, Aimee leaves her job and takes to the road with the carnival. There was a very easy pace set to the story that allowed for a lot of character development, angst and longing. Kes overcame a lot of issues with his past and it was nice to see him open himself up to Aimee and give her the same trust she gave him.
“Kes’ love was hard and uncompromising. Love to him was fierce, not soft and yielding. But for me, he was willing to compromise. For me, he was willing to bend. And I loved him all the more for that.”
A huge twist of fate, thrown in by the author- was just what the story needed to give it that extra boost. It brought out emotions that were fully charged by love and fear. It gave us a beautiful closing, to a wonderful love story.
“I win every time I open my eyes and see your beautiful face. …everytime”
I am so sad to see the story close. It was awesome to be behind the scenes with these characters that make up the carnival. Learning something new and reading about something I have never read about before was amazing for me. It was refreshing, thrilling and most definitely unforgettable.