***Release Day Blitz & Review***
Never Too Late
by Micalea Smeltzer
Willow Creek #2
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.
Never too late is book #2 in the Willow Creek series and I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC to read for Gemma reads too much.
In the first book in the series Last to Know Mathias is the dark and brooding twin full of angst and pain. He was obnoxious and angry to the point where he was basically wearing his own black cloud, so I was totally expecting to meet the Darth Vader of book boys in Never Too Late.
Instead what I got was a sad, broken little puppy.
Mathias is actually incredibly sweet and endearing; I think I was hoping he would be a bit more of an asshole!!! Don’t get me wrong he’s not smiles and skipping in the park he’s just not as dark as he appeared in Last to Know.
Remy is perfect for him she’s an old school blonde bombshell with a serious attitude. I LOVE her!!!
This book is definitely not YA there’s sex and lots of it!! I’ve read the trace and Olivia books so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that it’s saucy and intense but after YA Last to know it was brilliantly shocking lol
I adored Grandma she’s ace, I’ve read some brilliant Grandmas recently, and the sassy, witty banter she had made me lol several times.
This book was a great easy read and a perfect addition to the willow creek series.
I love how the characters were linked back to Trace and the Wentworth’s!!
I enjoyed this book. It gets 4 stars from me.
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.”