Monday, June 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Never Doubt Me by SR Grey


Title: Never Doubt Me
Series:Judge Me Not #2
Author:S.R. Grey
Release Date: April 27, 2014
Rating:4 stars

Can a tattooed, former bad boy leave his past behind? Can he find lasting happiness with the love of his life?

Gorgeous and sexy Chase Gartner hopes to do just that with Kay Stanton. But when Chase’s troubled teen brother, Will, stays on in Harmony Creek, Ohio—-after an unexpected arrival-—Chase and Kay’s bonds of love and commitment are soon tested.

Chase finds himself caught up in secrets—-and revisiting a past he thought he’d left behind—-when Will makes a number of irresponsible decisions. Despite Chase’s attempts to keep his brother out of trouble, Will’s reckless behavior continues, affecting not only Chase and Kay, but other residents in disastrously so.

But it’s the final, potentially deadly decision Will makes when his girlfriend runs into trouble back in Las Vegas that leads Chase to make a fateful decision of his own. A choice that threatens his relationship with Kay.

Never Doubt Me is a touching, poignant story of love, redemption, and coming to grips with the fact that escaping the past is never easy.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. 2nd novel in the Judge Me Not series.

***warning: contains explicit sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***

I fell in love with Kay and Chase in I Stand Before You. Not only did I love both MCs, individually, I felt they had such a seamless fit as a couple, and I was sad to see the story end. It was a definite five star read for me which I gave with no hesitation. They were both flawed people with genuine hearts that you rooted for from beginning to end. Their flaws only serve to make them more relatable to me, because after all, who out there can say they always make the right choices and decisions in life? They both went through their own struggles in order to be able to have a healthy relationship-him with his past of drug addiction and fighting, and her with her extreme guilt over things that were beyond her control.

I'm trying so hard to be the kind of man you deserve, Kay, I really am. But it seems like this shit from the past keeps popping up and leading me back to the ways I used to solve problems.

On the surface, this seems like typical NA fare: two broken people with painful pasts who help each other deal and fall in love. But the story had so much more depth-it deals with drug addiction, grief, crippling guilt and low self-worth, and trying to grow, learn and change. In this book they still have the same struggles, but they give each other strength and determination to stay on the right track. Chase is in awe that he even got a shot at a relationship with Kay but he's willing to do anything in order to live up to the ideal she has of him.

This was a great continuation of their story-though I think the struggle with Chase's little brother Will and his girlfriend too up a large chunk of the book and I wouldn't have minded getting more Kay and Chase time. The story was once again well written but it would've been nice to see the romantic side come out a little more. In book 1, Chase was a lot more affectionate with Kay. He didn't seem to use his nicknames with her as much (something I loved in the last book) which seemed a little odd to me but not enough to bother me all that much. Something that didn't change-their heated and volatile chemistry. Anyone who can dirty talk like him gets high marks from me. The man knows how to use his more ways than one.

He really brings Kay out of her shell, helps her explore and be brave in asking for what she wants. And she brings out a softer side to him. He's also extremely protective and possessive. I liked seeing her confidence grow in her sexuality and the tender yet firm touch he had with Kay. Their chemistry was definitely still there.

The story didn't end in a similar high note like before, but it was still a pretty manageable cliffy. Overall, I continued to love this couple and was more than satisfied with the next piece to their story. I will be anxiously awaiting the third installment due out at the end of the year.


(3) eBook copies of NEVER DOUBT ME – Gifted - International

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