Review: Tasting Never (Tasting Never #1) by C.M. Stunich
Title: Tasting Never #1
Author: C.M. Stunich
Published: Dec. 14, 2013
Genre: YA/ Contemporary Romance
Tasting Never, a New Adult Romance Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up
Tasting Never Series, book #1.
(Books #2-#5 are also available! Reading list included below.)
"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."
Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.
Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.
"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."
This was a awesome read. First let me say I love the name Never. Just one of those random names that will stick with you after you have left the story. Ty is a hot character he is damaged and knows it. Never has left her past behind for a reason she finds sex to cure everything and she pushes people away so no one ever truly knows who Never is. When Ty and Never meet it is a rough start, but when they end up at the same place but at the wrong time they end up having a friendship neither thought would happen. These two are so right for each other but so wrong at the same time. We see both Never and Ty go back and forth with one another on more than one occasion and you just know by the end of the book they have got to be together because if they aren't you are going to make sure in your head they are.
I have to say I really liked the idea of Ty and Never joining a sex group. No not that kind of sex group but one for recovery. They both have skeletons in their closet that are holding them back from finding love and moving forward in their life so for them to join this group I thought was pretty awesome.
Over time we see Never slowly open up especially to her roommate though she still stays to herself it isn't as bad as it was before. So we see her grow in a way.
There was one scene in the book that I wasn't too happy about and that was the sex scene with Ty. I felt as though he kind of pushed it when they were trying to be sex free for six months. Now it may have been me but I didn't like it.
The book is raw, no holding back on anything. I can't wait to get into book two as I want more of Ty and Never.
C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.
Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.
C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.
Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.
Come visit me at www.cmstunich.com !
Happy reading and carpe diem!