𝗕𝗟𝗨𝗥𝗕Want to know what happens to a man who barely claws his way out of a tragedy, only to fall right into the arms of the one girl in the world he can never have?Another tragedy, that’s what.
When I was six years old, my father made a choice that altered the course of my entire life.
Because of what he did, the only girl I ever loved became the only girl I couldn’t have.
In a lot of ways, I did have her…
I had her first steps, her first words, her first smile. I had her milestones, her heartbreaks, her dreams. I had her heart so woven in with mine, I didn’t know where she ended, and I began.
Only, as the years pressed on, lines became blurred—and the blurrier the line, the easier it is to cross.
They say tragedy comes in threes.
For me, that was true.
The first one changed me, the second one broke me, and the third one healed me.
But at the center of all that tragedy… there is a love story. And at the center of that love story, There is June.GOODREADS ➜https://bit.ly/JF-GR
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Rainbows
Oh, my heart. Brant and June’s story is heartbreaking, soul-crushing, uplifting, hard-fought and just simply phenomenal. Jennifer Hartmann is an author that has been on my radar for a while now, and June First is the first book I’ve read of hers. And I was blown away.
June and Brant remind me of Jacob and Renesmee from Twilight — how she branded him the day she was born. That is almost exactly what happens between June and Brant when he gives his best friend’s baby sister a stuffed elephant when she is just a few days old. This slow-burn story spans decades as Brant and June’s relationship builds and their special connection becomes unbreakable.
Along the way, it is full of so much heartbreak, but in the end, this is a masterpiece of a story about forgiveness, second chances, true love, and healing. I highlighted the hell out of this book — sad passages, happy passages, ones that made me smile, ones that made me cry. It’s raw, it’s gritty, it’s full of family drama and a little boy who, despite all the bad that happened to him, loved unconditionally.
To borrow from June’s dad, Andrew, June First is a remarkable story. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
ABOUT JENNIFER HARTMANNJennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her husband and three children. When she is not writing love stories, she is capturing them through wedding photography with her own personal romance hero. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. Jennifer loves tacos, and she really, really wants to pet your dog. XoxoCONNECT WITH JENNIFERWebsite | Newsletter | Bookbub | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Twitter |Amazon | Goodreads|TikTok