Series: Sometimes Never #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published on December 19th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Friendship, New Adult, Romance
Hope didn't have the best role model when it came to relationships. She’s content with her current no-strings-attached extracurricular activity with the lead singer of her band. She’s never believed in love and commitment.
Mason starts his eighth school in five years anticipating nothing more than the usual—boring classes, fighting more than making friends, and girls happily willing to succumb to his easy smile. He’s never put much stock into love at first sight—until he sees her.
Regardless of their painful pasts, Hope and Mason discover that sometimes never can become forever.
A light read? Definitely not. I thought this book was one of the usual romance books, but no, this book’s got issues, which made it more interesting.
After reading Losing Hope, I wasn’t really ready to read another book with someone named Hope in it. I kept thinking about the other book, but this Hope has different issues. She grew up not knowing who her father is, and her mother wasn’t someone you can depend on. Then came the part when Hope was cutting herself, I can’t help but feel the pain physically and emotionally. Just to clear things up, I do not hurt myself in any way.
Mason Patel. He’s tired of not being able to stick around long enough to have real friends or relationships. On the first day of school, he saw Hope, and he was instantly in love. He doesn’t even know who she is, but after an incident involving Hope and a certain jock, that he witnessed, he began to like her more. It doesn’t help the fact that her last name is “Love”. Hope Love. What kind of hippie name is that?
Because of Hope’s personal issues, love is out of the question, but when she met Mason, everything started to change. Mason, despite of his personal issues, still managed to be a positive influence on Hope’s life.
“Maybe we should start facing our fears.” – would have to be the one of the best lines written in this book.
The story has so many things to offer the reader. It’s got dual POVs, which I always love in a book. This is the first book in the Sometimes Never series, but this can be considered as a standalone.
Things I liked about the book :
- The fact that Hope says “Dear Buddha” instead of “Dear GOD”.
- She plays the cello, can write music, and is in a band with Park Reed.
- Hope has a best friend, foster brother, named “Guy”
- Mason’s brother, Kellin, likes Hope’s foster sister, Misty.
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