Title: Never Too Late
Series: Willow Creek #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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.
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Review by: Nicole
This is the book after Last to Know, but it can be read as a stand alone.
The book is in the POV of Remy, who has just moved back home after living in Arizona for the past seven years. Her grandma's health isn't doing so great, so she volunteered to move in with her. She hasn't seen her ex boyfriend Mathias Wade since they broke up when they were in high school. The last thing Remy wants to do in run into the man that broke her heart so long ago.
When she does run into him she comes up with a plan to break his heart like he broke hers. The only problem is her feelings for him are getting the best of her. Slowly Mathias begins to chip away at the armor she has over her heart.
This is a beautifully written story. I was constantly laughing at Remy's grandma who has an obsession with what seems like The CW Network and is a very feisty woman. I loved Remy's cat who was pretty much like her, kind of a bitch until you get to know her.
I felt so many different emotions with this book. The best part is you don't get a cliffhanger, it was a wonderful ending that made me cry.
I can't wait to read more from this author.
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.
“This feels like when we were younger,” he whispered. “Like no time at all has passed.” His words echoed my previous thoughts.
I closed my eyes, feeling his breath fan across my lips.
God, I’d missed him.
It didn’t seem possible to miss someone I’d grown to hate, but I did.
I was pretty sure that when someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.
He was like the sun, burning so bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.
“Did you ever miss me?” I asked. “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.
Instead he surprised me by leaning in impossibly closer and nuzzling my neck. “Always.”
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.