Release Boost + 5 Star ARC Review ✽ Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer + Excerpt

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Never Too Late Ebook Coverfive gold starsReviewed by Jacqueline

Never Too Late (Willow Creek 2) Micaela Smeltzer

ARC received for an honest review

If you are a fan of Micaela Smeltzer, which I am, her new series Willow Creek will just confirm why. Never Too Late is the second in the series and I think my favorite at this point. I liked the “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude of the character Mattias Wade, lead singer and bad boy of Willow Creek. Where the first book in the series was about the romantic Maddox, this one takes a grittier tone and shows a more volatile relationship between Mattias and Remy, his once high school girlfriend, now back in town after 7 years. If Micaela Smeltzer couldn’t tell a story well one would wonder why these two were ever together! But that is the reason her books are worth the read. You get caught up in the story without passing judgment on either person and despite all their flaws, you can’t see them apart. You know there has to be a bomb drop but when she does, she does not draw it out for too long in the story. If each book gets better, then I hope she writes faster, because I for one can’t wait!! Thank you Micaela Smeltzer for another great read!!

P.S. I think grandma needs her damn book!! From one grandma to the other, that woman kicks ass!! (Okay, my grandkids are not grown up, they’re babies, but I want to act like that!)

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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?


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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.”

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About the Author

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.


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