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Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick

After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.

Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn’t changed since he was carted off to juvie all those years ago. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn’t even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.

Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can distance erase the memories that haunt him? Trapped in the prison of his own mind Jordan wonders if the pain of living will ever subside?

Torrey Delaney is new in town and certainly doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex is the talk of the town. Add that to her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman, and the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.

As friendship forms, is it possible for two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey’s walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, will they find their place in the world? Can they struggle against the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?

Is love a life sentence?

This book was on sale for 99p, I read a novella by Jane last year and I loved it, so when I saw Jane’s post about the book being on sale I knew I wanted to read it, so I got it right away and started it straight after I finished the book I was reading.
It is an adult book, there are a good few steamy scenes e in it, but it was not over the top and it wasn’t just filled with sex, the scenes were well written and fitted in well with the story!

I adored both main characters, I fell in love with Jordan s fast and I loved Torrey’s sass, Jane wrote both these characters so well and developed them brilliantly. I couldn’t help but feel for Jordan, I felt like I could really feel his emotions as I was reading them, and sometimes just like Torrey I did get annoyed at him.

The storyline was different from any other that I had read, it was fresh and new and well researched, I felt like I was part of the town they were living in!

The writing was very good and very easy to read and follow the story, I read a few reviews saying that the southern accent really ruined the book for them, but I loved the hints of the southern accent, I think it really brought Jordan’s character to life and I loved Torrey copying it, I didn’t think it harmed the story in anyway, in fact I think it improved it, as I felt like I could read it exactly as the characters were saying it.

There were a few characters that I really wanted to scream at, I got so invested in the story, it just shows that Jane is a brilliant writer!
The ending was so good and I may have even cried a little! it ended the book so well! I would love to read more about Jordan and Torrey again, maybe in the future!

If this is a book that you think you might like I would definitely recommend it! It was such a lovely read! Go get it!!

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