Roustabout by Jane Harvey Berrick
Title: Roustabout (The Traveling Series #3)
Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2015
Twelve years ago Tucker McCoy walked away from the hell that was his family with not much more than the shirt on his back. No regrets. Never once looking back.
Living his life as a roustabout turned stunt rider with a traveling carnival keeps a smile on his face. His new family are the people he’s chosen to be in his life, the people who travel his road. Kes, Zach and Zef don’t share his blood, but they share his hopes and dreams. Understand his fears and know what makes him tick. They’re his brothers, his real family.
If you keep moving, no one can catch you—it’s a simple rule. So when Tucker crosses paths with Tera Hawkins, he knows he should move on. There’s no woman that’s ever been worth breaking his rules for. Besides, she’s off limits, untouchable. He knows stronger men would walk away, but dammit, he’s always been weak.
All he can offer her is a night she’ll never forget, but will that one taste be enough?
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LOUISA’S 4 STAR REVIEW
I will forever see the carnival come to town and think of Kes, and now I will be looking for Kes and Tucker while walking the midway!
Tucker, the boy who has spent his life taking care of himself, found a family in the carnival, who has kept himself from falling for anyone, so therefore he can’t be hurt again, is about to meet his match.
Kes’s sister, Senator Hawkin’s daughter, Tera, has heard the manwhorish stories about Tucker McCoy and has seen it with her own eyes, but she just can’t stay away. The pull between them is just so strong. They both know, they are not the “right” people for each other. She is in PR with her father’s campaign. Not the usual girl that Tucker finds himself with and neither is Tucker the man that Tera’s parents would want for her. But sometimes that’s exactly what each of them need.
I loved seeing such strong characters together. Tucker’s past gutted me and Tera’s need to be there for him was just so honorable and sincere. She didn’t want him to feel as though he didn’t have anyone to stand by him. Their constant pull – back and forth was palpable. Knowing that their relationship, whatever it may or may not be, would be difficult. He’s a traveling man, his need for the adrenaline rush of stunt bikes, her 9-5 job, that she may not love, but was expected of her, would not fit into his lifestyle.
I enjoyed watching this couple grow, learn and overcome so many obsticles was stunning. Jane Harvey Berrick’s ability to show the “normal” side of the carnival and make it what it is; a family of misfits that care for each other no matter what, what just beautiful. I so enjoy this authors writing style, just captivating and beautiful.
This may be my new favorite book in the series and thank you Jane Harvey-Berrick for giving us a peak into Kes and Aimee’s lives again.
The motorcycles circled the stadium like gladiators, or maybe like men jousting on horseback in days gone by: charging at each other, daring each other, until eventually they were ringed around the outer fence, each preparing for their first jump.
Zef went first, blasting off the ramp, followed a split second later by Tucker in the opposite direction, and I was so certain they were going to crash in the middle, I screamed and closed my eyes.
Aimee squeezed my hand hard, causing me to wince. I opened my eyes just in time to see Kes leaping through a circle of fire, the flames glancing off his helmet.
On and on it went, higher, faster, closer. Sweat trickled down my body, pooling under my armpits, leaving me drenched and weak.
The engines revved and hummed, and then they all charged together, a flying tower of men, with Kestrel cartwheeling over the top of them.
The crowd screamed and clapped and cheered, and Aimee and I stood up, shrieking with them.
“Oh my God!” I yelled over the noise. “I nearly had a heart attack!”
Aimee laughed and wiped her eyes.
“Every time,” she whispered, her voice shaky. “Every time.”
I followed her back to the RV where the guys were peeling off their sweat-soaked leathers, standing in their underwear, huge smiles plastered across their faces.
Tucker scooped me up in a sweaty hug, his hot skin slick to the touch.
“You are amazing!” I said honestly, a relieved laugh breaking out of me. “Stinky, but amazing!”
He laughed loudly, his head thrown back, his eyes crinkling with happiness, and then he kissed me, deeply.
The Traveling Man (Traveling Series, #1)
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.
The Traveling Woman (Traveling Series, #2)
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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?
About the Author
I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.
I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.
Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.
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