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.
This is the second book in the Willow Creek series. They don't have to be read in order. But, I highly suggest that you do. You will have a better idea about how Mathias is if you read Last to Know first. This is a great series and I want the next book now. This book takes place a few years after the Last to Know.
Remy Parker is wild, or that's how she comes across. She dated Mathias in high school. They really did love each other in their own way. She had to move away with her family. Mathias broke her heart with what he told her that day in the parking lot.
She is now 23 and back in town. She knows she will run into him at some point. She wants revenge. She wants to break him, like he broke her.
For Mathias, Remy is the one that got away. And he regrets it everyday.
We see Mathias change so much in this book. We get to see a whole different side to him. I knew he wasn't the jerk he was in the first book. I knew there was more to him.
Remy's plan falls apart. She still loves him. And he still loves her.
"The thing about the heart is, once it's given itself completely to someone it's theirs forever, no matter the circumstances."
But Remy is keeping a huge secret. Once it comes out, only Hope can get them through it.
I love that both of these characters are flawed. I love them both and I am hooked on this series. I can't wait for more. Have a few tissues by you, because your eyes may leak a few times. I know mine did!
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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.