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.
TASTING NEVER is about Never Ross, a girl who's so shut inside herself that she barely let's anyone in. She's determined to leave her past behind which led her to the life she's living now. Free... but not really. She may be away from her home but she can never really escape the pain that drove her to leave in the first place. So, with all the pain and dark secrets she's harboring, Never toughens up, creating a facade so cracked but nobody can seem to break. She hides behind sex to forget the pain for that blissful moment. And she's okay with that. She's not exactly happy with it, but she has come to terms with everything in her life. Everything's fine.... until it isn't anymore.
One disastrous night out led to a friendship Never never thought she would ever find. Ty McCabe is everything that Never is in a man's body. He a reflection of the inner turmoil she feels inside her own self making anything with Ty a very bad idea. Never knows that she has found a kindred spirit in this pierced, tatted, beautiful man but the question is, is she willing to open up and share her demons with Ty who is battling his own set, too? Or are they both afraid that their demons would rise up and consume them both?
One thing I did love about it though is that the author did not make the so overpowering. I get that there's the sexual tension and everything but I really did appreciate the fact that there's a build up. Not a love at first sight kind of thing. The friendship and kinship between Never and Ty made the inevitable romance all the more beautiful.
TASTING NEVER is appealing in the sense that we get to see and feel the battle that Never wages against herself, a battle to control her desires and her wants for the sake of what she needs. She's confused. She's torn. She's broken. But she's got fight in her. It's makes a pretty decent foundation for a character as complex as Never Ross. But I guess I can't say the same for Ty. I felt the booked lacked a bit more character building for Ty McCabe. I would've loved to see what makes that man tick! But then again, this is just a first book and there's so much potential for this series. I guess TASTING NEVER is setting up the stage for a lot of drama and I'm so looking forward to that.
I'm excited to read the next books. :D