29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.5 This is an emotional "roller coaster" ride.,
This review is from: The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1) (Kindle Edition)I have read several books by this author, and she is amazing; her plots are always well thought out, and her characters are unique and real, and this one was no different. I loved the first half of this read, when Aimee and Kes were building their bond and the precious connection they had as children. But the emotion, turmoil, misunderstandings and angst that followed was too much for me and almost overshadowed the relationship between our two main characters. There were times that I felt that Aimee was more immature and childish than Kes, but I know that love can make us do crazy, childish things. Kes has a hard time verbalizing his feelings, and not knowing more of his background and pain, it's hard to know where all his issues stem from, but it is easy to see why he is broken. I invested so much in this story, that the ending just left me deflated. Yes, it knew that this is a serial read, but I was emotionally drained and frustrated. I have no idea how this will all play out, but I... Read more
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Jane did it again!! 5 Magical stars!!,
This review is from: The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1) (Kindle Edition)What happen when your heart and your head telling you different things?
<b> love made no sense. It was cold and hard and didn't care how much it hurt you. </b>
By the first few pages, I was hooked. The story took you on a magical ride and I felt like I lost in the carnival and on the front seat of a roller coaster ride.
<b> "And you're at a crossroads. You're wondering which way to go - towards safety, or towards love." </b>
From the moment Aimee met Kes she knew loving him won't be easy. He's too difficult, too dangerous, too unrestrained and wild. But often our heart won over our head.
The story makes you follow their journey from childhood into adulthood where life throws them a lot of twist and turn. Their relationship wasn't smooth sailing. Too many obstacles and how different their world apart. So when life offers second chance what would you do?
The struggles and emotions of Aimee and Kes's... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An intense start to this duet!,
This review is from: The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1) (Kindle Edition)This first book in the two part series is separated into 2 parts.
I absolutely loved part one. We meet our couple as 10/11 year olds and experience the wonder of young love with a carnival setting as the backdrop. Kes and Aimee. They meet on her 10th birthday and meet up every year while Kes's carnival is in town for 2 weeks each summer. As time progresses, it is simply beautiful watching their love grow. Becoming more physical and more emotionally attached year after year. I loved seeing how tender the oft-times brusque Kes could be with his Aimee. Even though he couldn't always verbally express his feelings, his actions truly spoke for the affection in his heart. And when hasty plans for a once in a lifetime adventure come to an abrupt halt, we sadly watch as our couple separate never really knowing whether or not they will see each other again.
Then there is part two. 8 years pass and we have the 24 year old version of Kes and Aimee. I had a bit of an issue... Read more