Title: Never Sweeter
Series: Dark Obsession #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date: April 19, 2016
Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can’t she stop?
I loved this book. I have a tendency to let just enough time elapse between reading Charlotte Stein’s books to forget how absolutely amazing they are, so reading a new one manages to blow me away all over again like it’s the first one. But I haven’t read one yet I haven’t loved, and Never Sweeter has everything I love about her books–witty banter; relatable characters; dirty, dirty, dirty sex; and an emotional rollercoaster.
Because that relationship black moment? Gah! I thought it just might kill me.
I wasn’t sure going in–the tormentor of her high school existence becomes her boyfriend in college? Tate has to convince the reader, right along with Letty–and he does a decent job of it for 80% of the book. Stein shows us Letty’s hesitance to trust him (or anyone, really–Lydia had almost as much work to do on the getting-Letty-to-trust-me-front, which she did like a champ) and letting us see that gradual, oh-so-slow building up of trust and friendship between them.
And then more. Holy schmoly, do we get to see more. And let me just say–Tate Sullivan is full of surprises. In the absolute best way possible.
And then that darn black moment comes in all its horrible glory…at first I thought, Letty’s just overreacting, it’s… but it got even worse. Which unfortunately is exactly what we (and Letty!) needed (how does Stein do that? It’s like her evil genius superpower or something) to really, truly believe in Tate’s redemption.
And oh, I do believe.
And now I’m going to go back and read over all those highlighted bits yet again and glory in their awesomeness. And then I think I’ll pick up a copy of book 1 in the series (Never Loved ) to have on hand when I need another reminder of Ms. Stein’s awesomeness. I’m thinking it’ll be the perfect end-of-the-semester reward… 🙂
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.