Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer

Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer

I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.
Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.
Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.
But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.
Game. Set. Match.

All is fair in love and war, right?

Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker—the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy—but she’s back, and she’s not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart. But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?

    It finally came. The long awaited release of Mathias and Remy's story. This story is a lot more mature than Last to Know so where there are fewer goofy scenes, we get a whole bunch of hotness. And it's really hot.

"His touch sparked an electric current in my body,"
The chemistry between Remy and Mathias was well, electric. Because of their past, from the very first scene, there is an apparent connection between these two characters that really never goes away. Throughout the book, I could feel the heartbreak, sadness, attraction, anger, and love that these two felt. They are both such complicated characters that putting them together, made their relationship more realistic in a way. The relationship that Remy and Mathias had cant really be described, it has to be experienced, and the only way to experience it is to read the book.

The entire book revolved around these two characters and if past and their present and it was intertwined so you are kind of guessing the entire time and discovering missing parts of their story that comes together to form a one-in-a-kind romance. There were bits and bobs that I first felt were random, but then you think about life, and realize it is kind of random and that just makes the journey of reading more realistic.

One thing that I wish for is that there was more interaction with the other characters. I get its a standalone, but I wish we could have had some more fun scenes with Maddox, Emma, Ezra, etc. There were times where I felt that there was too much Remy and Mathias. But I did squeal when Trace and Olivia made an appearance.

I also wish there would have been a little more background about Remy, Mathias, and their relationship. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if there had been more about Remy's relationship with her parents or Mathias's relationship with his brother. And a little bit more about the two of them at age 16. Obviously the book would have been longer, but I feel that I personally needed that little extra information to fully understand the story. Especially because their past plays such an important role.

As a conclusion, I am happy with this book. There are things I wish were different, but overall I did enjoy this book and I do recommend reading it after finishing Last to Know, especially since it sets us up for Ezra and Sadie's story this summer. And to Micalea Smeltzer, please keep the animal aspect going. It's seriously adorable.

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

     There is a giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card and then 5 winners will receive a signed paperback of Never Too Late.

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