Thursday, February 14, 2013
Review: Tasting Never (Never Say Never #1 by: C.M. Stunich
Tasting Never, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up
"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."
Wow! Wow wow wow wow! I can not say that one word enough. This book totally snuck up on me and wormed its way into my heart. These characters and their story are something that will stay with me for a long time.
“Kiss me,” Ty says and it's not a question, it's a request, albeit a gentle one. His voice is softer than I've ever heard it. His words are naked, stripped of all the bullshit that's happened to him, all of the horrible things that mirror my own life. Ty and I are like twins, like two halves of the same whole. They say that opposites attract, but Ty and I are very much the same and the attraction between us burns brighter than the sun. “Kiss me,” he says again and I do."
Never is truly a broken girl. She has witnessed a horror that is difficult to comprehend. And the ones that should have stood by her, are the very ones who betray her. Now, the only she allows herself to feel connected to anyone is through sex. She uses it to try and fill the void she has inside. But as soon as it ends, she is left feeling worse.
Ty is broken just like Never. We do not get a whole lot of his history in this book, but we do get enough to know he is very much like Never. He uses sex as a way to bury the pain. You would think these two together would be disastrous, but you would be wrong. They are like two pieces of a broken soul, that when are together, become one.
“The best part about you is your soul. It's a piece of tortured beauty.”
This book is in no way a sweet love story. There is way too much darkness in Ty and Never's past and present. But together they are able to become better people. They give one another the strength to face things they have been running from. But can two people so damaged really be good for one another?
Their stories are far from over. If fact, they have really just started. And I am hoping for a bright future for them both. Because they truly deserve it.