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.
Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.
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?
“We’re too much alike. Both of us like fire–loud, all consuming, and willing to burn anything that got in our way”
I love, love, loved this book! What a great second chance romance! Never Too Late is Remy and Mathias’ story. Remy and Mathias have known each other for a long time. They fell in love at a young age and Remy is probably one of the only people who truly knows the real Mathias. Everything would be ok as long as they were together. Then, one fateful day, Remy tells Mathias that she has to move. To say that Mathias took this badly would be a total understatement. Unable to deal with what Remy told him, Mathias broke Remy in the worst way possible.
Now, seven years later, the two them are reunited. At first, Remy wants to break Mathias just as he did all those years ago. However, the more time she spends with Mathias, the more she realizes that she still loves him and could never hurt him that way. Can Remy and Mathias let go of the past? Will they be able to get past their own demons and finally get the happily ever after they both deserve?
I really loved Remy and Mathias. I have been curious about Mathias since meeting him in Last To Know. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Many people see Mathias as an asshole, a broody jerk. Someone who is hard and doesn’t smile and is always getting into trouble. But there’s a side to him that no one sees. A sweet, romantic guy is there hiding under the surface and only Remy has the power to bring that out in him. The chemistry between Remy and Mathias was undeniable. They were a force to be reckoned with. I loved watching the two them interact, their banter, the way their personalities fit each other. I loved watching the two of them grow. Yes, they messed up. Yes, they had things that broke them. But to see how far the two of them came and how they fought for their relationship, was just amazing.
To say I enjoyed this book would be a complete understatement. I loved everything about this book. I was hooked on Mathias and Remy’s story from the first page. The story-line was well written and captivating. I completely devoured this book. Micalea Smeltzer really knocked it out of the park with this one. There is just something about her characters and her writing that just pulls me in. Never Too Late is an amazing second chance romance. It’s filled with all the things I love in a great romance: angst, drama, misunderstandings, steam,, heartbreak and of course romance. I couldn’t get enough of this story and the characters and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!!
*I was provided with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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.”