Friday, August 23, 2019

I Never Planned on You by Stefanie Jenkins

Title: I Never Planned on You
Series: I Never #1
Author: Stefanie Jenkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2019


Dani had her entire life planned out by the time she was thirteen. She was going to marry the boy who stole her heart – her brother’s best friend – have a great life, and live happily ever after. Then tragedy struck and Dani had to bury those childhood dreams in a pine box along with the love of her young life.

The memory of what she lost haunted her until she disappeared into the night, leaving behind everyone, and everything she’d ever known.

Years later, she returns home to find everything has changed. When she meets Kyler, there is something about him that gets past the walls around her heart. Will she let fear control her, or will she let go of the past and learn to love again?

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

This was such a tear jerker right from the get go.  Stefanie Jenkins ripped the reader apart, before putting us back together.  

Dani found her HEA at 13 with her brother's best friend and best friend's brother but their time together was cut tragically short.  Dani is devastated by the loss of her true love.  Her grief overwhelms her beyond belief and she can't see beyond her own grief.  Her grief causes her to run away from all that love her whilst she takes the time to put herself back together.  There were times when I felt this was completely selfish and that she didn't consider the impact her actions would have on those who love her but equally it was necessary for her to have that time away to be ready to move forward with her life when she meets Kyler.

Kyler is her brother's house mate and best friend.  There is an instant attraction between them but I loved how he showed patience and was just there for her as she continued to put her life back together.  Their relationship was poignant and beautiful and respectful.  The chemistry was off the charts but this was a slow burner rather than a sizzling one and it needed to have the slow burn to it.  Kyler was the type of guy that every woman deserves and just perfect for Dani.  

Grief doesn't have a timescale to it and it doesn't follow a set pattern as it impacts everyone differently.  I loved the respectful nature of this book and, whilst my heart was broken at the start, Stefanie Jenkins put it back together and it was such a heart warming read.

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Author Bio

Stefanie Jenkins writes contemporary romance and lives in Surf City, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Maryland, Stefanie brings her favorite parts of her hometown to life in her books. She is a coffee addict, wine connoisseur, hockey fan & lover of all romances - give her all the swoon & angst.

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