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?
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
Can two people too
stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they
I jumped up on the counter and he
moved to stand in front of me, bracing his hands beside my hips. I kicked my
legs against the cabinets like a little kid as he stared down at me intensely.
I wasn’t sure what he was looking for in my eyes, but he must have found it,
because he cupped my cheek and leaned in.
younger,” he whispered. “Like no time at all has passed.” His words echoed my
breath fan across my lips.
someone I’d grown to hate, but I did.
someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.
bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.
“Even once?” I held my breath, waiting for him to explode—because that was
Mathias. He could be nice one minute and an asshole the next. I wouldn’t put it
past him to kick me out for my question.
closer and nuzzling my neck. “Always.”
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.
*I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
First off, let me say that Micalea Smeltzer never ceases to let me down with a new release. Every time she comes out with new book I fall in love. I loved this second book in the Willow Creek series! I enjoyed getting to see more of Mathias because we know that in Last to Know he isn’t the nicest person nor is he the easiest to get along with. In Never Too Late we get a look into the past to see what Mathias went through to make him the way that he is.
I really liked Remy’s character although at times I felt she was a bit too hard, but it’s understandable considering what she went through. Remy is a strong and independent character that I fell in love with right away. She had been through some pretty messed up things and I applaud her for being brave and moving forward in her life. Another character I loved was Remy’s grandmother. She was so hilarious! Can I please just steal her and make her my grandma?? Micalea does a wonderful job at creating another amazingly perfect grandmother (see Outsider series) and I fell in love with her.
The relationship between Remy and Mathias was…unique. Considering that these are two people who went through some pretty effed up things, their relationship is bound to be rocky. Remy hides something pretty major from Mathias that I promise not to spoil for you, but lets just say that it really angers him at first and rightfully so!
Anyway, Never Too Late is an amazing book that I loved from beginning to end and would definitely read again. I absolutely recommend this series to everyone. And please note that although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Although it does make it ten times better to have read the first one which is FREE for right now! I give this book five out of five creamers!! :D