5 out of 5 stars!!!!
Blurb from Goodreads:
Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.
Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.
"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."
This one is immediately in my favorite shelf.
Every now and then you come across a book that grips you by the throat and refuses to let you ignore it. This is one of those books for me. The subject matter is hard and it is something that I have never seen touched by authors. The main characters, Never and Ty, are so beautifully tortured. I wanted to cry for them and shake the living shit out of them at the same time. They broke my heart and gave me hope.
I have never read such honest and raw writing before. Stunich writes this dark and gritty tale and then throws it against white paper, letting the contrast stand starkly against it while never apologizing or placating for its realism. Never is so broken and uses sex to fill this hole that I don't think even she comprehends how big it is. Ty is this beautiful soul that has had a HORRIBLE past. I mean devastating. All he wants is to heal. But Stunuich is crafty and we only get a few snippets of his past. Which is cruel. Gah! He is truly a beautiful person, both inside and out. One has been betrayed by everyone they love and the other has never known love. Together they make one of the most honest and beautiful love stories I have ever read.
Now for y'all lovely readers out there...I just finished this book. And I have a TON of reviews I should be writing before I write this one. I just could not let this go until I talked about it hahaha. This post is my therapy sesh. Don't let this scare you off. It is heavy, but it's a good kind. It's grounding and so full of hope I could write a frickin sonnet right now. Ok I'll stop waxing effing poetic about it. Go read my friends!
My one complaint is that upon finishing this book, I stalked the HELL out of the author's Goodreads page, website, and blog and I don't see anything about a sequel. It definitely needs one. I needs it, my precioussssss (recently saw the Hobbit, forgive me) I am not done with these characters. I need to know they'll be ok. I need to know more about both of them. My God, Author Lady! I'm going to turn into a FB stalker like Never hahahaha!
Warning: Recommended for 18 and up because of sexual situations (both good, bad, and downright STEAMY!)