Tasting Never (Never say Never) by CM Stunich
"Never Ross wants to be loved.It's that simple, but it's not that easy."
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."
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is about young adult angst. Escaping from shattered pasts, Ty and Never use sex to fill holes in their angry young lives. The fact that you don't feel any connection the the characters until very late in the book, kept me wondering why I was even reading it. I enjoy the last half of the book, where you see why Never is the way she is, and she starts to change and grow as a person. The problem I have is that they two characters barely know each other and aren't dating and she's flips out on his for stuff she has no right being mad about. I do have to say, after finally getting to know Never, I liked her. Sure she's crass and slutty, but things happen. Not everyone has a rosy childhood. Some drink, some do drugs, some have sex. It's a good story, but could use some work on the first half of it. It seems forced from the beginning, but again, the end is what redeemed this book from 1 or 2 stars. If only the whole thing was that good.
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