Apr 10, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Keeping Never by C.M. Stunich


Keeping Never by C.M. Stunich

Publication Date: March 2, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series: Never Say Never #3
Source: Bought for Kindle

DeeJay's Rating: 3.5/5 STARS

Never's past might be under control, but Ty's is just starting to unravel. After receiving a phone call from his broken past, tensions run high between Never and Ty, especially with Never deciding to do something she's never done and keep her pregnancy a secret.

While visiting a skeleton in his dark, dark closet, Ty is threatened by all that he once was and all that he thought he'd overcome. With his pain about to consume him, Never is the only one who stands between Ty and relapse, who can help him control his emotions and find peace, but is she up to it? After all, with two tortured souls desperate for a healing touch, are they more of a hindrance to one another than a help?

Love, marriage, and a baby. Three things that Ty and Never saw coming. It's judgment time for both of them, time to see if the light really can overcome the dark. Here's to hoping. (Goodreads)

What could have been an awesome ending to a fantastic trilogy, turned out to be just okay. I thought Tasting Never was really good, and Finding Never was absolutely wonderful. I liked Keeping Never, but it was definitely missing something.

I love Ty McCabe. I loved his character from the very first moment he was introduced in Tasting Never. I love him with Never and I love the way he is as a person. I love that he's tortured and crude, I love that he doesn't give a fuck and is just Ty McCabe every second of every day. You have to respect it and just go with the flow because that's all you can do.

This book was all about Ty finally having to come to terms with his chaotic past. And though horrible in all the ways horrible can be, I found Ty's story lacking. Maybe it's just my personal taste, but I wasn't as affected by his past troubles as I was with Never. I don't know, I can't really explain it. Maybe it was just because I was so used to Ty being strong for Never that now that it was his turn to fall apart I no longer felt he was allowed to. Could have been I just didn't want him to. Things were going so good for them. Never and her family had reunited and she was starting to piece herself back together, and now Ty wants to crumble?

Then I felt Ty (and myself) were cheated. Ty told his story but was that all he needed, because that's all he got. He got to talk and tell Never all of the crazy shit he went through. I guess I wasn't satisfied with this, especially with the bit about his mother. That was just cruel. I expected and needed something more than conversation from Ty to convince me that he was on the road to healing his soul. But then again, maybe the author wanted it this way because Ty is a guy and he is strong and for him, the solution was simple. If that's the case, then mission accomplished. However, that doesn't change my opinion or feelings toward this book.

I liked Keeping Never enough to read it rather quickly and the first two books made up for what book three didn't give me, by like, leaps and bounds. Especially Finding Never. Would I recommend this series? Hell freaking yeah. It was pretty damn awesome. It was dark and dramatic and intense, which by the way, is everything it needed to be. It was also romantic and passionate, and sometimes downright sweet. As a series, I loved it even though I wasn't that impressed with the last book. Go out and cop this one, guys. It's totally worth it.

Check out my reviews of the first two books!


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