Title: Never Giving Up
Author: Anie Michaels
Series: Never #3
Release Date: December 29, 2014
Porter Masters wants nothing more than just to marry his love, Ella.
Ella Sinclair dreams of the day she can call Porter her husband and wants nothing more than to give him a family.
They have overcome many deep and dark obstacles and are finally ready to just be. The dream they share, marriage and a family, all hang in the balance as they encounter one more person who could ruin everything they have. With even more on the line than ever before, Porter will stop at nothing to protect Ella – at all costs.
They have spent the past year fighting for their love, but nothing will compare to the fight they have ahead of them. However, one thing remains true; they are never giving up.
Never Giving Up could not have released soon enough! Ella and Porter have been through some heartbreaking moments in the first two books of the Never series and I was ready for them to have their happily ever after. Anie Michaels has continued their journey in this beautifully written and emotionally charged story. Ella and Porter have managed to steal a little more of my heart with this book, as they learned to never stop fighting for what they have. In this novel, Anie has managed to capture the bliss of a hard-fought happily ever after, along with both the ferocity of protecting what was so hard to grow and the challenges of starting a life together. I felt every moment of this story in my gut, as it resonated within me on a very basic human level. With each book she writes, Anie Michaels’ growth as a writer becomes more and more evident, allowing her readers to reach a new level of complete escape in her stories.
“But she didn’t need saving, even if I longed to do just that. Together we’d been through enough, but on her own she’d battled the worst demons and won every fight. I was so proud that she was mine and that she had fought so hard to come back to me.”
Since this book is all about family, it only makes sense that Anie would give us a little bit more of everyone important in Ella and Porter’s lives. As always, the secondary characters take me by surprise. They play such small roles in the overall story, but their presence packs a powerful punch. Each interaction between a secondary character and main character reveals a little bit more about the depth and personality of our couple. I was so overwhelmed by the piece of Brittany’s story we were given. Anie made sure her and Ella’s pasts started to come into focus in an unexpected way. How Ella handled things with Brittany spoke volumes about her character and it made me love her even more. I loved the bits and pieces of Kalli that Anie fed us in this book, leaving me hopeful that we will be hearing her story soon. The personalities are so distinct and the relationships so strongly interwoven in Never Giving Up, that you can’t help but become connected to this story and the characters.
“It’s like having the answer to a question or the name of a song on the tip of your tongue. It seems like it’s just right there, but it isn’t, and it either comes or it goes. But when it does come, it’s like a balloon popping. All at once and deafeningly loud.”
Anie Michaels skillfully juggles the joy and unconditional love this couple experiences with both the pain of healing from a hurtful past and the electric connection they share. Things come full circle for Ella and Porter in this story. They move forward by leaps and bounds, but they manage to hang on to the essence of who they are both individually and as a couple. Even though our couple is settling in, we don’t lose that steamy and combustible chemistry that makes these two so utterly fantastic. Never Giving Up has a little bit of everything, including instants of suspense and tear-inducing moments. This story is vibrant, full of life, and at times heart wrenching. It is raw, fun, and completely unique to this couple. Ella and Porter’s adventures are genuine and full of heart, Never Giving Up is poignant, honest, and sexy as hell, leaving me with a huge smile on my face and the need for more of these characters as soon as possible.
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Check out the rest of the Never series:
Never Close Enough (Never #1)
Never Far Away (Never #2)
Never Standing Still (Never #4)
Never Tied Down (Never #5)
Never With You (Never #6)