Never his Girl by Rachel Jonas and Nikki Thorne
December 26, 2020
Book one ended on one hell of a cliffy. If you haven’t read it, skip this review, read book one and come on back.
At the end of book one, the two main characters gave in to their chemistry and had sex. West, our hot hero and QB#1, then told his girl, Blue, to leave. So they share an amazing, sweet, loving moment, and then he kicks her out. Oh, and…there’s a video of them together. It was uploaded and went viral. Everyone at their school saw it, their families saw it, the whole damn town has watched this leaked sex tape. The prevailing theory is that West created the video and leaked it to ruin Blue. Blue also believes that’s what happened and hates him, along with herself for being so vulnerable.
Ricky, Blue’s ex, rescues her away from the drama and they hide out together. It’s not just Blue’s life being ruined, her younger sister is also being harassed. West and Blue aren’t a couple anymore, they’re not battling this awful event together. She’s humiliated. And in true “boys will be boys” form, Blue is labeled a whore. West, not so much.
Early on, West confides in a friend that he didn’t record the video and he wasn’t the one to leak it. As he thinks through that night and Blue, how it all seemed so real, he starts to feel that he’s been way off about her, too. It’s becoming to clear to him that he does care for her and something very sketchy is afoot with his father. He’s never liked or trusted his father and he’s sure that Blue isn’t the girl his father says she is. After sharing these revelations with his brothers and Joss, West takes their advice on how to win Blue back.
To be honest, it’s an un-winnable situation. Can you imagine taking back a guy who kicked you out after what you thought was the best most loving experience ever? AND, having a sex video leaked of said experience? Nope. Just nope. That’s a lot to ask of a girl.
The book follows West as he grovels rather spectacularly. More secrets are revealed about West’s past, Ricky’s connections to West’s father and so much more.
I have so many questions. Including, who is Pandora, the mysterious gossip queen who knows everything about every person in these books? And, what exactly IS happening with West’s father? I think I know…and just ewwww. I love Blue’s character. She’s strong, smart, and perseveres through everything that’s thrown her way. West ticks me off. I also have great compassion for him, because while he grew up not wanting anything materially, he clearly has a F’d up family life.
The book ends on yet another crazy huge cliffy. Blue has a choice to make and I am here for it. I hope it’s the right one and I hope that the authors release book three early.