Release Date: January 14th, 2021
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I’d sworn off men. And then I met Nick Christiansen.
Technically, I fell for him, literally, the moment I landed in his quarterback-sized arms and looked into those soulful eyes. I blame the rum. Or was it tequila?
Spoiler alert: It was those delectable dimples.
Either way, Nick was stupidly handsome and ridiculously charming. He held me like he cared and listened to me like I mattered. Captivated by great conversation and rock-hard abs, Nick had me reconsidering the “No Men” promise I’d made myself.
I still regret walking away the next day.
I can’t stop thinking about the one who got away. But then I run right into Natalie St. James.
She’s still unwittingly gorgeous, if not more so, and as wildly quirky as I remember.
Sidebar: She’s on a date.
What do I expect? For her to still be thinking about me?
I still regret what happens next.
We didn’t get the love story we deserved the first time, then I screwed up our second chance. When the universe shifts and our stars realign, is the third time a charm?
“Nick Christiansen is the definition of swoon worthy.”
To be honest, every part of this book is swoon worthy. This is my third S.L. Scott book and the first two I read were deliciously angsty, so to read a romantic comedy that is still just as awesome was a treat. I am always in awe of authors who can create brilliantly hilarious banter in any setting, and in Never Got Over You, S.L Scott delivers. I spent the first half of the book just chuckling and squealing because you guys…Natalie and Nick are so freaking brilliant together. And everything about their relationship is truly magical.
Their first meeting is nothing short of hilarious and you’d think it would end there, but they go on to have the most epic night ever and things just get better from there. It’s always so fun to meet two characters who instantly have chemistry – whether it’s through banter or if it’s through the sexual chemistry, they’re just perfect together. S.L Scott just takes us on this hilariously sexy journey as Natalie and Nick try to figure out where they stand and how they can make this work. Because let’s be honest, two hot people trying their best to behave after meeting for the first time in a bar on an island while on holiday is the perfect start for an epic romance.
“What kind of love are we?”
“The hopeless kind, star-crossed and tragic.”
Natalie and Nick as individual characters are brilliant. They both come from money and have the support of their families, but that does not define them. They want to earn their own way through life and make the most of the benefits they’ve been afforded. Natalie has her own business and she’s getting some monetary help from her parents, while Nick is a lawyer and works with his family business. But both of them have to constantly prove that they are doing the best they can and that they deserve this shot. They aren’t spoilt or coddled, they’re just fortunate.
But together? They are explosive. So that one night that could have been more in Catalina ends and then when they cross paths again, they decide that it’s fate and they’re not going to let things get away this time. Insta love is very strange most of the time. I understand ‘love at first sight’ and all that other stuff, but it also feels so unreal. With Nick and Natalie it didn’t feel like that. In one night, they showed each other more than they’ve shown anyone else. They connect through their hilarious conversations and they share more, talk more and become more than just two strangers on an island during a holiday.
“He winks, and yeah, take me out of the oven because I’m done – hot and ready to be eaten.”
Guys, some of my favourite parts of this book are made up of hilarious conversations between Natalie and Nick. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in these conversations, because it was hilarious and entertaining. I’m not kidding – they talk about Natalie’s love for burgers and a mound of fries, because fries are important. They also have this long conversation about cookies and what each of them means to Nick (or men in general) and I have never wanted to eat cookies more than I did during that chapter.
Never Got Over You is just ridiculously hot. It’s steamy and swoony and downright sexy, which only makes it that much more hot. Natalie and Nick’s chemistry is incredible, as I’ve mentioned already, and while their relationship is very emotionally driven, the physical side of it is just as stunning. Almost like they see each other, their clothes come off and everything else is forgotten. And I love that!
The only point of contention I had was the conflict, because it feels a little bizarre that all the details were not disclosed or that they weren’t able to connect the dots early on. Forgive the vagueness, but it would give away too much if I got specific.
“The stars realigned for us. We fought our destiny and made the mistake of walking away. But I’ve learned that every time we follow our hearts, we’re never led astray.”
However, Never Got Over You was a pleasant surprise and an absolutely thrilling ride. I need everyone to read this magic and join me on this incredibly sexy journey with Natalie and Nick.
Thanks to S.L. Scott and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.