Title: Almost Never
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2020
He was the one.
From the first moment I saw him, I knew.
I had never been more certain of anything in my sixteen years on this earth.
But Alec didn’t notice me. At least not in the way that I wanted him to.
He noticed my best friend instead.
I stood by and watched their relationship blossom.
An outsider looking in, wishing things were different.
Torn between my loyalty to my best friend and the boy who had unknowingly stolen my heart.
Weighted by feelings I could never express out loud, I wrote them all down.
Every thought. Every feeling.
I poured them all into a letter.
A letter he was never meant to read.
Only that’s exactly what he did.
He read it.
Every single word.
But by then it was too late.
Even if he was no longer dating my best friend.
Even if I was more in love with him than ever.
He was leaving.
I was leaving.
And there was nothing either of us could do to change it.
Alec Murray was my almost fairytale.
The happy ending I swore I’d never get.
But our story is far from over…
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Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Robin
I enjoyed this light romance. It was a slow burn, coming of age love story with young adult characters. If you love angst and struggles, then you might like this one. I had a hard time connecting these characters for some reason or other. It could just be the sheltering at home time affecting my mood but they frustrated me a bit with the choices they made…but that’s the joy of the young adult genre. The characters are still figuring everything out.
Alec was a wonderful hero. So romantic and sweet. Their relationship was heartbreakingly beautiful. He was so loyal in his faith that they could overcome anything. I felt the end was a little rushed but it still made me smile. I would have loved to see Alec and Hope enjoy their happy union for a while. But in the end, this was an entertaining book and I think a lot of people will find it fun to read.
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ABOUT MELISSA TOPPEN
Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
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