Review Tour: June First by Jennifer Hartman

May 20, 2022


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π—•π—Ÿπ—¨π—₯𝗕 Want 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.




I feel like I just went through a long excruciating painful journey. I’m exhausted, sad and happy that I got to witness this very complicated forbidden taboo romance. Some love stories are messy and then there are others that have the power to change your entire life and this was one of them. 

 After a tragedy that cemented his future, Brant knew from that very moment that his life was never going to be the same. But with tragedy, something unexpected happened and slowly the pain became bearable because of one person. As the months turned into years, that lifeline of a person became the ultimate forbidden fruit.


I truly think that everyone needs to go into this story blindly. The blurb was vague for a reason and I know that once you start this journey, you're going to be thankful that it was done that way. I will admit that I think that this story was too long with an extremely slow burn but I can see why it was told that way. We needed to see things in different stages and feel these characters emotions for those pivotal moments and embrace the hurt. 

This was my first time reading anything from this author and I'm so happy that I chose this book to be my first. The raw emotions that were felt as you go through the pages was something that only a seasoned writer could evoke in a reader and I really liked that. If you've been looking to read an emotional forbidden romance, then you might want to give this one a try.

Jennifer 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. Xoxo CONNECT WITH JENNIFER Website | Newsletter | Bookbub | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads | TikTok

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