Never Have You Ever
The Love Game Book 1
Publication date : November 10, 2020
Publisher : Waterhouse Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Sophia Mason’s junior year of college isn’t exactly off to the best start. The semester has just begun, and the president of her sorority has already ousted her from the house. With nowhere else to turn, she ends up at her brother’s apartment—only to find it inhabited instead by a handsome stranger.
On paper, Drew Nolan doesn’t have much going for him as an uneducated bartender from a sketchy family. But when a spoiled rich kid asks Drew to take over his life so he can travel around Europe instead of attend classes, Drew sees the opportunity to get the college education he’s always dreamed of.
Forced into a cover-up under the same roof, Sophia and Drew forge an unlikely friendship. As the two grow closer, lines blur and boundaries stretch, and they find comfort in living the lie they’ve adopted. But reality comes knocking all too soon, and Sophia and Drew will have to weigh what’s worth fighting for and what should never ever have been.
Ever since I read this author duo’s Misadventure books, I have been hooked on them! Their style and voice for romantic comedies are my jam! They are never silly or OTT but always pack a good amount of humor. I actually read this book a little over three weeks ago (I know, shocking that it slipped my mind to review but here we are) and as I sit here putting together my highlights and notes for a review I find myself laughing and smiling like a lunatic just as I was when I read this story!
You guys, the premise of this story is absolute genius. They hooked me from the meet-cute and I just did not stop enjoying myself until I had no more words. And you know what the best part was? When I tell you that New Adult shenanigans were running amok, I’m not playing but, holy mother of gawd, I enjoyed every one! When does that happen with me? Never, that’s when. LOL This book is like one elaborate game of guess who or maybe clue? I dunno, I’m too old but I just know I loved it and that’s a rarity for me, especially with New Adult. If you follow my reviews, you’re familiar with my opinion of this age group … ice pick to the eyeballs people!! But these kids, they were fun and I want to be their friend!
Now I get to tell you the not so fun for me part … The ending. Let me be clear, I enjoyed every single word of this story, even the ending or shall I say pause / cliffhanger, I just did not know this was the type of book to have that kind of ending and I didn’t appreciate that. You guys moving forward won’t have that issue because there’s more information out there now about this book and future books in this series, but I didn’t have that and if I’m being 100% honest, when aspects of a book are not fully disclosed to the reader, it makes me #twitchy and I don’t like it. Do with that information what you will …
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. They learned a ton about each other through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly. They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.
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