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.
But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.
Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?
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This book is a part of a series, but there are a couple things I think I should note, things I would have wanted to know before starting this book.
First, you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Although Emma and Maddox do make a couple appearances in this book, they don't play major roles. Maddox and Mathias are twins that are in the band, Willow Creek, together.
Another thing you need to know is that if you have read Last to Know, this book is VERY different. The first one was definitely a YA, sex is barely mentioned in that book at all. However, Mathias and Remy's relationship is very different than Maddox and Emma's and therefore their books are different. I wasn't expecting the amount of sexual content I found in this book. Not saying I didn't enjoy it, because I really did. The scenes that were included definitely added to the story rather than distracting from it.
I loved this second chance to make it right story. Mathias and Remy were together in high school but broke up when Remy announced she was moving. Some things were said, some very hurtful things that were hard to get over. Now, 6 years later, they are back in town together. They need to deal with their past before they can truly consider a future. But admitting you were wrong isn't easy for anyone.
I couldn't put this wonderful book down for long. Between their intense relationship, needing to know what happened the day Remy told him she was leaving, and then learning that Remy still had things to tell him about kept me so engulfed in the story that I felt I was living it right there with them.
I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future. I am patiently waiting the next book in the series.
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.