Loving Mr. Daniels
It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.
When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no id ...more
I think that it is very possible that I just found my favorite book of 2014. Loving Mr. Daniel’s was THAT GOOD. I can’t think of one thing I didn’t love about this story. The impact it had on me was major. I laughed, I cried, I loved every single page. I can’t recommend this one enough.
Ashlyn Jennings is a girl after my own heart...
You know what the best thing about purses was? They could carry around books.But on a more serious note, Ashlyn has de ...more
★★★★! Loving Mr. Daniels (stand-alone). In the wake of tragedy two lost souls, one teacher, one student find solace & healing in each other!
“I loved how distant we were but how close we felt.”
Loving Mr. Daniel (stand-alone) opens up to the aftermath of Ashlyn Jennings losing her best friend and twin sister to leukemia. Her mom ships her off to a small town to live with her estranged father and his new family. On the train she spots a handsome blue-eyed stranger who invite ...more
First off, let me say that it was not the dirty, sordid affair that I had envisioned in my perverted mind. Yes, there is the obvious taboo nature of a student-teacher affair. However, it was almost easy to forget that that relationship dynamic exi ...more
I’m really not the type of person who swoons when reading corny romance stories, but student-teacher relationships have always been a turn on for me. So I guess I didn’t mind the cheesiness, since it wasn’t the only thing we were exposed to.
Ashlyn and Mr. Daniels’ story is so freaking cute. They meet in a train, by pure coincidence, and they’re immediately attracted to one another. ALRIGHT, so that’s not the best way to start a love story (insta-lust), in ...more
Ohhh I loved this one!!!! “Love loved” it actually. And yes, that’s a double ;)
This beautiful story was so much more than a romance. It took me by surprise in the best of ways. It was a love story and it was a life story. All kinds of love, all kinds of life. I laughed, I cried and I totally felt it!!
The first thing that drew me to this story was the blurb. My heart was racing from the moment I came across it and I just knew this was a book I had read…
To Whom it May Concern,...more
It was easy to c
There's a sweet, little romance in here somewhere, but when you come across something like this throughout the entire book....
He proceeded to give me argumentatively the kindest smile in the world.
(The correct word is arguably. )
....it makes me want to grind my teeth in frustration. But for those readers who consider proper English, good grammar and sentence structure, and correct word usage optional extras in their romance novels, this should be a great read. :/
"I’ve never seen two people who loved each other so quietly."
➦This is a forbidden romance between a teacher and a student. The main characters meet before they realize they are a teacher/student and make a connection. Needless to say they are bummed out once this fact is revealed. And so they fight the temptation.
❤This novel is about loss and love. I loved that the mcs connected through their love of poetry. This novel kind of reminded me of Amy Harmon's with the whole poetry q ...more
Title: Loving Mr Daniels
Author: Brittainy C Cherry
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Rating: 5 ++ stars
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☆ 5 GOLDEN STARS ☆
“When hearts are set on fire no complications can extinguish the flames”
Loving Mr Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry is completely amazing, touching and exceptional bittersweet tale of love, life and moving on. It’s a book that touches the subject of unconditional love and asks important questions, only to answer them ...more
Yes, I am fully aware that I will be in the minority, but I don't care. I must speak my peace.
(WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW.) Things I couldn't stand
Note: I already know how bitchy this is all going to sound. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A RANT...
1) 2%-32% on my Kindle was Ashlynn. And then, out of nowhere, Daniel's POV comes out of hiding and a nice flow of one chapter Ashlynn, the next chapter Daniel, forms. I didn't like that. I'd gotten comfortable with Ashlynn's POV, so when his popped up I was a litt ...more
5+++ Beautiful Beautiful Stars!!!
A woman drowning in her sorrows. Barely floating on the surface after the death of her twin sister. Abandoned by the person she loved the most. Sent to live with a stranger.
Fought and lost her battle with cancer. A tragedy that tore a family apart. A loss that brought two people together. A treasure box of memories and letters that would eventually heal.
A man drowning in his sorrows. Ba ...more
* Beautiful - Unforgettable - Touching *
I have a soft spot for teacher/student romances. But a simple fact that author tells a story of forbidden love between teacher and student is no guarantee that I will enjoy it. However, this novel made a huge impression on me. Loving Mr. Daniels is beautiful, complex and powerful story that talks about life destinies of multiple people, story that I will remember forever!
"I was convinced that everyone in the world had a form of weirdness to them. T...more
I felt like someone took PS I Love You, A Walk to Remember, Until November, Slammed, and some random YA cliches and threw them all in a blender together and hit the "smoothie" button.
Plus, I think it was just too sappy and over the top in the cutesy department for my tastes.
But mostly, I felt that there was death overkill.
Ashlyn's twin died.
Daniel's mother is murdered...
His Dad dies...
For shit's ...more
“You know those people you could go years without seeing and when you finally get together it felt like no time had passed? Hold on to those people. “
Sometimes, the simplest book titles will give you the most brilliant stories. This book did exactly just that. <3 <3 <3
This book is an intricate quilt of wonderfully weaved stories about grief, death, friendship, coming to terms with one’s identity, broken families, life and love of genuine and lovable characters who will tremendously affect y ...more
This is the story of 19-year-old Ashlyn Jennings who lost her best friend and twin sister to leukemia. Her mother sends her to a small town to live with her estranged father and his new family, and on her way their, on the train, she meets a handsome stranger with piercing blue eyes who invites her to see his band play. 💙
They have immediate attraction, but also a deep closeness - because both have a tragic past. After the show they plan to meet again, but before it happens, Ashlyn discovers ...more
“Always remember our first glance,
And I’ll promise your heart that I’ll be enough.”
“His eyes were so blue and filled with interest. For a second, I thought they were a passageway to a different world.
Maybe they were a passageway to a better world.”
“Five minutes ago I was lonely.
Five minutes ago I walked alone.
Five minutes later I told you the deepest secrets of my soul
And when you turned away I whispe ...more
I’m sure you’ve heard the idea that everyone has a story living inside of them.
Throughout reading this book, I couldn’t help but feel like this was Brittainy’s story— Her s ...more
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This is an experience... overwhelming, intense and so heartfelt. There are moments that will make you stop and just absorb it all... because of the quirky beauty and then the deep, slicing pain. If I sound a little overly dramatic with this book, it's because I never was a bystander. What do I mean by that? It's when you are reading and kinda going through the motions; you are there ... and then you drift away... maybe go and fix a little snack... tal ...more
“Leave the past behind you so the future can find you.”
Once upon a time.... a friend recommended this book to me. Well, four years later and I finally read it!!!!!!! See, I eventually get to books on my TBR!
Loving Mr. Daniels is about two broken people who have lost family members closest to them. When Ashlynn moves in with her dad, the last thing she expected was to fall for a Shakespearean inspired musician. And she's even more surprised when he turns out to be her teacher.
I kn ...more
And I'll promise your heart that I'll be enough."♫
Usually when I'm starting a Teacher/Student book I know exactly what I'm getting myself into. The plot is always the same. The angst is always the same. The problems the couple is faced are usually the same. When I started the book 'Loving Mr. Daniels' I was sure I'm gonna read the average forbidden love story. What I got Blew me away.
"The best things in life aren't easy. They are tough, t ...more
“Because pretending to be happy is almost like being happy. Until you remember that you’re only pretending. Then you’re sad. Really sad. Because wearing a mask every day of your life is the hardest thing to do. And after a while, you get a little scared because the mask becomes you.”
'Student-teacher romances' are not right up my alley. Unsurprisingly, Loving Mr. Daniels was not my cup of tea.
The novel follows Ashlyn, a senior, grief-stricken student who is mourning her twin sister, Gabby, who ha...more
Okay, here is a real fact about me and Ms.Cherry's books! :) Whenever I read her books, I always end up fell in love with this fictional characters immediately in that book and I always cheating my husband with them! *mentally* of course! :D Because, my God this woman knows to write amazing boyfriends and beautiful love stories. :)
Bottom line, I highly recommend this ...more
"Maybe there weren't two different Daniels. Maybe Mr. Daniels was just another part of him. So it wasn't surprising that I had fallen for both sides of the coin. I was crazy about all of him-- the good, the bad, and the broken pieces."
Every time I finish a book that is so beautiful and phenomenal, I always find it hard to make a review. It's as if words are not enough to describe how great it is.
So, can I just say first and foremost that THIS BOOK IS REALLY AMAZING? Honesty, if there's a ...more
Brittainy C. Cherry is a goddess of text and heart. Loving Mr. Daniels was a beautiful read that has stayed with me days after. I was so hesitant to read this book. First of all, being a teacher, I am just not comfortable with the teacher stude ...more
”I want to be yours, I want you to me mine, and I hate that we can’t be us. Because I think we are meant to be us.”
Where to begin, this story was so damn good! Tears will be shed while you take this heartbreakingly beautiful journey. The story is told in alternating pov, there is a ton of Shakespeare quoted and manipulated while our two main characters build a relationship that so many people only dream of.
Ashlyn’s twin sister Gabby passes away and her mothe ...more
5 Stars (Re-Read - 8/22/2018)
Overall Opinion: Wow. This was still an emotional read! I wasn't expecting to go through all the feelings I did the second go-round. I honestly put off doing this re-read because I was afraid it'd be like some other books that I deemed my "favorites" where it didn't hold up the second time, but I'm glad to report this is keeping its 5 star rating and staying firmly on my favorites shelf! I know I get in the mood for an emotiona ...more
first reread: June 20, 2015
second reread: April 6-9, 2016
third reread: March 28 - ?, 2017
“If I learned anything these past few months, it's that life sucks, Daniel. It sucks. It's mean, it's vicious, and it's unapologetic. It's dark and cruel. But then, sometimes, it's so beautiful that it knocks all of that darkness out of your system with the light.”
JUNE 2015: MAYBE, just maybe...after rereading this 2015 Favorite I will stop rereading 2015 favorites and read new ...more
This book is about Ashlyn and Daniel. Both characters know what it's like to lose an important someone in their lives. They also know what loneliness is like.
I was almost certain that loneliness was a disease. An infectious, disgusting illness that was slow to creep into your system and overtake you, even though you tried to fight it off the best you could
After Ashlyn's twin, Gabby, died Ashlyn's mom made her go live with her father and his family. Her father was never there ...more
FORBIDDEN ROMANCE!!! That is always a favorite of mine.
”When in doubt with what to say, go to Shakespeare. He always had a good thing or two to express.”
Mr. Daniels is Ashlyn’s teacher but their attraction started long before either one knew what the other person was (student / teacher). They’re close in age with only being 3 years apart… so while it’s not a huge age gap they still have to contend with the whole student / teacher taboo. ”It wasn’t the age that was stop ...more
(BR with Melissa and Dee)
This has got to be one of THE BEST books I have read in 2014.
I'm going to put this in the TOP THREE category.
If the writing is so beautiful that I find myself highlighting practically the entire book, then to me, the book is pure MAGIC!!
"Loving Mr. Daniels" is my GOLDEN!!!!
Ashlyn Jennings is a beautiful 19 year old girl, who has just lost her best friend in the entire world.
Her twin sister, Gabby, just recently die ...more
Oh my God, what an emotional ride was that!!!
Especially in the last 50pages, i was crying like a baby...
If you could see me right now, you could see red, puffy eyes glistering from the tears...
But every single tear that slip down on my cheeks, was worthy...
That was a GREAT book and I'm pretty, pretty sure that this book just stole a part of my soul...
How i'm goin' to survive after that story??????
I want to tell you so much things about that mar ...more