Friday, 13 May 2016

Say You'll Never Love Me - Ann Everett - Review Tour

Title: Say You'll Never Love Me
Author: Ann Everett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes…

Raynebeaux Starr's life is damn near perfect. She has wonderful friends. An interesting career. A man when she wants and none when she doesn't, thank you very much. But when tragedy strikes and she’s named guardian to her six year old niece, her world is turned upside down. She finds herself alone in a new town with a small child, no parenting skills and desperate for guidance. Until she meets Father Jared Sloan. The sexiest minister she's ever seen. He is kind, patient and a literal God-send. If only she could stop having unholy thoughts about him!

…is one little lie,

Jared Sloan's love life is a disaster. He has one girlfriend he can't shake, and an ex-fiancée on his doorstep wanting him back. As if things weren't complicated enough, he encounters what must be a fallen angel in a church parking lot. Little does he know when he offers her counseling that she would be unlike anyone he's ever experienced. He wants to be the kind of man she can trust. He also wants to taste her so bad it hurts.

…to lead you to the truth.

Can Jared convince Raynie there is such a thing as happily-ever-after? Or will his deceit only confirm her belief that fairy tale endings don't exist in the real world. Especially not in Lubbock, Texas.

“This was the first time I read Ann Everett's novel. And the story stole my heart & guided me to be the author's fan, forever.” - Netgalley Reviewer

“This book was crazy, emotional, and a great read.” - Steamy Book Momma

“This novel is a balance of humor, lust, love and panic.” - Author D.A. Amberson

Award winning and Amazon Best-Selling author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
Ten things you won't know about Ann by reading her bio:
She's been married to the same man since dirt, but introduces him as her "current" husband.She loves shopping at thrift stores, because nobody loves a bargain more than she does.She doesn't remember her first kiss. Maybe hypnosis would help.She hates talking on the don't call.A really sharp pencil makes her happy...part of her OCD.She secretly wants to get a tattoo. Shh...don't tell anyone.A charter member of National Honor Society in high school remains one of her proudest moments....she still can't figure out how that happened.She's thankful wrinkles aren't painful.She sucks at math.

I loved this book. I was teary eyed at the start and really wasn't sure what to expect.
Rayne and Jared, have both been hurt and betrayed in the quest for love. Jared is still on the hunt for his happy ever after, but Rayne shy's away from commitment.

Rayne Starr (Raynebeaux) is a free spirit, who has had to deal with some major life changes, including becoming the guardian to her young niece. Rayne is a tarot card reader, and after unsuccessful relationships she doesn't believe in happy ever after.

Jared Sloane was really a character that you want to hate, but couldn't. He was such a sweet guy, with well meaning intentions. He did make a few questionable decisions early on in the book, that made me wonder if I was really going to like him, but he redeemed himself.

This book is a bit of a slow burn with a great mixture of romance and angst, there were a few twists and turns that i wasn't expecting that kept me engaged and enthralled. I really enjoyed the secondary characters. Rayne's mother in particular was quite quirky and fairly humorous. The variety of the characters was interesting and entertaining and had me glued to this story from the very start. I really enjoyed the dual point of view that gave us an insight into both the hero and heroine's thought process.

I look forward to reading more from this author.