Monday, 5 August 2013

Blog Tour: CM Stunich's "The Never."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for CM Stunich's "Never" Blog Tour. 


(Never too Late #1: This series is a follow up to the Never say Never Trilogy)

"This is love. It's that simple."
Some stories are Never finished being told. After all, we're all victims of heartache and strife at some point. Maybe I'm a little more susceptible to both, but I've got an ace up my sleeve. I've got Ty McCabe. He's helped me survive a lot. More than I ever thought possible. We've come a long way together, but we can't stop now. What's that old saying? Don't rest on your laurels? Well, I'm not resting and neither is he. Life didn't even give us that option. We've got problems. Big ones. Let's see if we can do this, survive the downs and get back to the ups. Guess only time will tell.

"...We're just one. Just one, f*cking, twisted bit of soul in love."

Blog Tour Review: Kirsty Lander: 

Thank you C.M. Stunich for once again writing an incredible book. Ty and Never are my absolute favourites and you do them justice every single time.

"Ty is my prize. He is my win. He's the one thing I wanted to get out of this life.

Anybody reading this review will hopefully be familiar with the first series (Tasting Never is book #1) and therefore be madly and deeply in love with Ty (like me) and Never of course, so I don't have to go over how incredible their characters are.

The relationship between these two is one of the realest, most honest ones I have ever read about. Considering the fact they are both young, have never been in relationships before and have zero influences in that department, they do amazingly. If they have an issue, they talk about it. So many times in books these days we have somebody keeping a secret from the supposed love of their life and it drives me mad. I'm so happy that Never and Ty aren't like this.

"He's the other half of my soul, the love of my life, the one person who could match me, 
blood for blood, pain for pain."

Ty is my favourite book boyfriend. I could read about him for days on end. There is literally nobody else in the 'book world' like him and I think that is a humungous credit to C.M. Stunich. She has created somebody damn near perfect. Somebody so in love with his wife he would literally walk the earth for her. And seeing him as a dad? There is nothing quite like that. It's very rare that we get to see past the HAE in to the future and this new series is exactly what that is.

I was nervous that this series would ruin my HEA, that Never and Ty would go through unnecessary BS. That is not the case at all. This new series, well the first one at least, is the author showing us their HEA. Life isn't all rainbows and butterflies, the pair of them aren't just sailing of in to the sunset living a wonderful life. It isn't that easy for them, yet throughout it all they have always got each other. And more importantly we are watching them grow as individuals and in their relationship. It really does just keep on getting better and better.

"Our journeys never end, and there is no such thing as happily ever after. 
It's happily for now or happily ever sometimes because there are always rough patches."

I'm so excited for the rest of this series. I'm happy about the fact that not only is Ty and Never's story continuing but we are also getting ready to learn all about Zella, Never's sister. I'm sure there is a great story there and I can not wait to find out what it is!
I rated "Never can Tell" 5 Hearts 

Excerpt for "Never can Tell ( book #4):

“Mommy,” I say and then wrinkle my nose.  Okay, fuck that.  I am not a mommy.  I can be a mom and a mother and a mama, but not a mommy.  “Mom doesn't … she's had kind of a shitty life, and it's not your fault, it's just that I … I want to do right by you and I don't know how.”  I start wrangling Noah into a black tee with a ghostly silhouette on the front.  “Little goth baby,” I say which strikes me as funny.  I start to life and end up crying again.  Noah takes this all in stride, listening to his mother's sob story with a smile.  “She lost her dad at a really young age and uh, it was fucking horrible.”  I get the shirt on and move onto the pants.  Little jeans slip over his chubby legs as I get into the groove of this.  “And then she hurt her friend so bad, he's having trouble moving on to other women.”  I pause.  Frown.  “Just because you're Ty's son doesn't mean you can be a player, okay? You have to treat women with respect.”  Noah drools a little.  I wipe it away with my university sweater, the one that says We don't give a dam about your team!  “This next part gets kind of X-rated, so I'm going to simplify it a little.  I … looked for love in all the wrong places, forgot who I really was inside and almost lost my soul.”  This is the worst part of the story, but I'm smiling the widest now because this is where everything changed.  This is where two tortured souls found each other in a bar and clashed, came together in a random twist of fate, united as one and did amazing fucking things together.  “But I've got it back now, I think, or at least I'm on the right path.”  I slip socks and shoes on my son's feet and pick him up, breathe him in, hold him tight.  “I'm going to go back to school and learn something random like … Japanese.  And then I'm going to take my degree and write a book about broken girls with desperate souls, and then … who the fuck knows, kid.  With your dad and me, anything is possible.”

The floorboards in the hallway creek, and my head snaps up.  I move over to the door and kick it open only to find McCabe standing there with his hands over his face.  He spreads his ringed fingers and looks out at me.  My mouth drops open, and I think seriously about hitting him.

“I didn't meant to eavesdrop,” he whispers, dropping his hands altogether.  His face is so solid right now, dead serious and full of a tender love that makes my lip tremble and my eyes seek everything but him.  “I thought you might need help with the baby.  I was going to leave when you started talking, but, fuck, Never.  You're so damn incredible.”

“That was a private conversation, Ty,” I whisper.  I want to start a fight, but I can't.  Not with all of these feelings floating around between us.
“I know, and I'm sorry, baby.”  He tries to smile, but ends up laughing instead.  He runs his hands down his face again.  The butterflies on his arms wink at me.
“Thanks,” I tell him randomly, and he glances at me with a raised brow.
“For giving me your jacket that day, for taking me to that clinic, for following me to the bus station.  Basically, thanks for not giving up on me.”  I step forward and kiss him on the cheek.  “I have a stupid housewife gala to attend.  See you later.”

As I start to walk away, Ty reaches out and grabs me, surrounding Noah and me with a swarm of colorful butterflies, breathing into my hair and sighing deep.

About the Author: 

C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

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1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed the post/review for this latest book from this author. I am finally getting to some of the books that have been on my kindle for awhile & looks like I'm going to have to pull up Finding & Tasting Never so that I'm ready to read this one. Think I still have to one-click the 3rd book too.