Saturday, 1 February 2014

Tour Stop & Review & Giveaway : Never Say Goodbye by T. Renee Fike


Synopsis

Liv’s childhood best friend, who she’s been inseparable from her entire childhood, moves out of state. She’s devastated and forced to move on with her life without “her everything.”

Luckily, she finds a new best friend, Brynn. These two have been best friends for so long, they decide to attend the same college as roommates.

After things don't turn out so well with a failed relationship, Liv chooses to forgo any romantic commitments. She’s in college after all, so why not enjoy being single and free?

Brynn, however is in a happy relationship and wants nothing more than for her best friend to be in one too. As much as she tries to play matchmaker, Liv refuses to be tied down. Unfortunately, when it's least expected, someone at school makes Liv’s world turn upside-down. As much as she doesn’t want him to affect her, he does.

To make matters worse, Brynn’s boyfriend knows more about Liv then he realizes and eventually he’s able to put the pieces of her past together.

When tragedy strikes, the past and the present collide, allowing secrets to come out and change everything.

Will friendships be torn and goodbye’s said or will they keep their promise and never say goodbye?


**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18+.**




My Thoughts:


A story of love and friendship, of honesty and deceit. It combines everything in one heartbreaking but happily ending plot line. I somewhere have read that if you are not married to your best friend, you are looking in the wrong way, or something like that. I really didn’t care about that phrase the, but when I was reading this book, I remembered it. The story is your average love story, but the whole writing made it really interesting to read. It had some amazing characters and some really annoying, or maybe they were annoying only for me. But in the end I liked the story and had that happy tears on my face when I read “the End”.

The story follows a young girl – Olivia or as they call her Liv. In all that 300 or so pages we read nearly 4 years or more of her life, and well you may even think all 22. The story line is progressing fast, but it is not confusing at all. You don’t seem to be left out of anything and that’s amazing. Characters are all alive and they seemed like my own friends. I lived beside them; during the whole book I really wanted to strangle Brynn, but I cried when she got into the accident. I understood that there was some secret between Nathan’s and Liv’s parents, but it still shocked me, that they would do something like that to their little children. Who cares about a career at age of 9 so much that he would ruin the friendship between two best friends?

To say the truth I was not deeply motivated by any of characters, and when I asked myself why, I understood. They’re not pictured as perfect characters, they are normal as we all are, with all our faults. And somehow that was what made me like the book even more. everybody was average or like that, everybody had his/her issues and that made the book closer to reality that fiction. My last advice: don’t judge Nathan too much, he does seem like a dumbass, but he will open up during the book.

I hope you will consider reading this book, if not tell me what will you be reading next? If yes, Happy reading. Hope you enjoy every moment of it. And don’t forget to share your thought.

XOXO

Katie

P.S.
It’s already February the 1st. only 28 more days and the spring will come, and then summer. J


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Excerpt

I just look at him, shocked and speechless.  Here, I never once forgot about him and he looks like he can’t wait to get away from me. ME.
Before I say anything he starts talking, he lets out a frustrated sign, “Yes O, I do remember you, but that was a long time ago.  You don’t know me or anything about me now,” he states surprising me.
“Why are you being so rude?” I ask confused and hurt, because it’s been so long since I’ve heard him call me by the nickname O, the one he gave to me when we were kids. 
“I’m not, I just don’t want anything to do with you,” he says looking intently at me.
“Why not?” I can’t believe he’s being this mean, this guy, one I freaking would have done anything for, and here he is being rude and wants nothing to do with me.  What the hell did I do to him?
“Like I said, I’m not that stupid little boy anymore.  We know nothing about one another and I don’t want to know you.  Stay away from me,” he says harshly.
I feel like I want to cry, but I won’t do that in front of him.  Instead I look him dead in the eyes, “You grew up and became an asshole,” and then I storm off towards the library, never looking back.

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About the Author



T. Renee Fike is a born and raised country girl from Pennsylvania.  When T. Renee isn’t writing, she’s working her full-time day job, or pursuing her Master’s degree.  Aside from work and school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading a good book, watching football, (GO EAGLES) or hanging out with her niece and nephew.

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