Overall, this was a sweet one Ella Sinclair is the kind of girl that every woman will root for when it relates to love Mainly, because her 4 year relationship with her boyfriend Kyle came to a devastating end as Ella caught him with another woman UGH How awful So, you really feel for Ella when she goes ahead with her plans of a romantic beach getaway sans ex boyfriend But, then she meets this handsome man, Porter, who helped her when she found herself in a rut and in the rain Well, Porter and Ella s romantic entanglement ensued from there, at a nice pace, I should add Even though one would anticipate that getting involved with another guy just a few days after you break up with your boyfriend is a bad decision, well, it just wasn t for Porter and Ella I mean they had this HEY I JUST MET YOU AND THIS IS CRAZY, BUT I CAN T LIVE WITHOUT YOU CALL ME MAYBE chemistry LOL Porter was very sweet and quite the hero with Ella The issues arise when they have to figure out the logistics of a long distance relationship Yet, the crushing part comes at the very end with the cliffhanger that threw this book in a totally different direction than I anticipated..WOW Just crazy With a cliffy like that, you just need to plow through immediately to book 2 Narrator Romy Nordlinger s voice has an odd quality to it, that I can t really put my finger on.her voice is not my favorite, but I got used to it soon enough. OMG PRETTY SURE THIS WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CLIFFHANGERS IN A BOOK THAT IVE READ With that being said. I loved this book This is my first Anie Michaels book Once I actually sat down to read it, I couldn t put it down You show up out of nowhere, literally storming into my life, and all of sudden everything is different, better Do you know how miraculous that is Okay here s the blurb The last thing Ella Sinclair needed on her birthday was a cheating boyfriend, a broken heart, and a dead car battery in a remote beach town At her greatest moment of need, a protective and sexy Porter Masters comes to her rescue Ella takes a holiday week at the coast to discover herself and finds her attraction to Porter potent and undeniable Uncertain of their future together, Ella struggles to open her heart to trust again Porter Masters takes care of his own his single mother, his company, and now he s compelled to protect the beauty that walked into his world Never one for relationships in his past, Porter discovers that he was waiting all along for Ella As their time together comes to an end, will Porter fight for the woman who stole his heart Porter will find a way to keep her, despite the obstacles.What can I say about Porter swoon That Porter guy is seriously one hot man He seems to be the reason God invented blue jeans From the first few pages I felt for Ella Finding her boyfriend with another chick on her birthday Who does that Anyways She decides to go ahead with her weeklong vacation at the beach After stopping at Tilly s a bar to get a drink, she goes to leave and her battery is dead So the bars owner Tilly volunteers her son Porter to take Ella home well to her rental houseAfter just breaking up with her boyfriend hours ago, Ella can t believe she s attracted to Porter She fights her feelings and its the most frustrating thing Ella Porters chemistry is crazy They have this pull towards each other Never Close Enough is such a great read I devoured it I can t say enough good things about it I did in fact buy the second and third books right after I finished this one The Last Thing Ella Sinclair Needed On Her Birthday Was A Cheating Boyfriend, A Broken Heart, And A Dead Car Battery In A Remote Beach Town At Her Greatest Moment Of Need, A Protective And Sexy Porter Masters Comes To Her Rescue Ella Takes A Holiday Week At The Coast To Discover Herself And Finds Her Attraction To Porter Potent And Undeniable Uncertain Of Their Future Together, Ella Struggles To Open Her Heart To Trust Again Porter Masters Takes Care Of His Own His Single Mother, His Company, And Now He S Compelled To Protect The Beauty That Walked Into His World Never One For Relationships In His Past, Porter Discovers That He Was Waiting All Along For Ella As Their Time Together Comes To An End, Will Porter Fight For The Woman Who Stole His Heart Porter Will Find A Way To Keep Her, Despite The Obstacles To be honest I went to school with the author, but I had no idea she was so talented I was brand new to this genre before I read this book and I have to say it has opened my eyes I remember my mother being obsessed with romance novels when I was younger I would read the descriptions on the back and they were just socheesy I was pleasantly surprised to discover a whole new world of vivid characters and romantic without being cheesy scenes.I love how I immediately connected with Ella Sometimes when I start a new book I find it hard to relate to what the characters are going through because I m not connected to them yet But the action begins on page one and I was curious as to how the story would unfold It took me on a journey I wasn t expecting, but loved nonetheless.Would I recommend this book Absolutely Especially if you are already a fan of romance, love and overcoming obstacles The second book in this series can t come out fast enough. Was not overly blown away by this book The entire book takes place in like a week and so much happens it seems so unreal and lacking depth I wasn t blown away by the characters and found certain storylines to be extremely questionable Started this as a trilogy but at the moment have no desire to read on May return to this later but chances are slim. I don t get why everybody liked this book I really don t Except for an intense need to throw my kindle into a burning firepit so I could get rid of this book, I felt nothing I think the sad moments seems forced and I felt like the author needed to stress the fact that the happy moments were happy The fact that they fell head over heels in love with each other after a week annoyed methan I could possibly express Especially considering they were in love with each other after two days and spent the rest of the week expressing their deep feelings to each other.And when they spoke to each other everyone meaning everyone and not just the main characters everything that came out their mouths was sincere feelings Seriousy I ve never heard speak like that in real life, and I sincerely doubt that I will ever find anyone who speaks like that likeable It might just be me still being stuck in a book hangover from the last book I read, but I thought this book was bad in every way, and I had to struggle in order to finish it. Amazing book Never Close Enough is the first book I have read that I COULD NOT put down The book makes you fall in love with the characters, not to mention make you want to find your own Porter I can t wait to read Never Far Away or any other book Anie Michaels writes Great until 75% in Then it becomes horridIf you d asked me to rate this book up to the 75% mark it probably would have given it a solid four stars Ella and Porter were fun characters, I liked Tilly The sex was vanilla but well written There was decent conflict there was even a logical endpoint My only major problem was the ongoing slut shaming and seriously horrible and unsupportive supportive sister Pro tip supportive sisters bring ice cream and ask what someone wants after a bad break up, not call up the cheating ex and then counsel the two to get back together Also the author blamed the single woman who the boyfriend was cheating withthan the boyfriend Because we only ever heard a proven liars side we have no way of knowing if the woman knew he wasn t available The guy was clearlyin the wrong So this was never going to get 5 stars from me But then the author went off the rails with the drama The ex first tries to woo the heroine back then when she refuses calls her a slut and tries to rape her The heroine then doesn t call the cops or her family She does call the hero who is 2 hours away but runs to her shop where she s confronted by a bad guy who shoots her If that isn t enough, when she wakes up she has amnesia At this point I wondered what soap opera I d wandered into Seriously all we needed was someone back from the dead and we d be golden I flipped to the end knowing that in romance a happy ending is required But nope You have to get the next book Which is honestly a money grab at this point So unless you like cliffhangers don t get this book. OMG this had to be one of the major cliffhangers of the year I laughed, cried, yelled, felt pain beyond words for Ella Porter Fight for me Remind Me these are the words and emotions Porter is going to have to go thru to get to his Ella. Ah I m on the fence I m going with 3.5 First I need to say HOLY CLIFFHANGER I m really frustrated with so many books that leave you hanging and waiting for months for the rest With that being said the story is about Ella who finds her boyfriend of 4 years cheating on her on her birthday and she decides to take their romantic birthday getaway with out Kyle She then meets Tilly the owner of a local bar and then her son Porter It took me awhile to warm up to Porter but by the end I was in love There were parts of the story that were a little too drug out for me I thought the story was good and I wanted to know how it ended so I kept reading to see what happens only to come to the grand daddy of cliffhangers MILD SPOILER AHEAD I was also a little confused about her boyfriend of 4 years suddenly becoming abusive I just thought that was a little out of left field for me but I guess maybe we will knowin book 2 I m definitely getting book 2 but I m sad and frustrated I have to wait.
Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series, the Private serial, the Love and Loss series, the With a Kiss series, and stand alone novels The Space Between Us and Instead of You She started writing her first novel in June 2013 and hasn t looked back since Working at home as a full time writer of books, when she is not pounding on the keyboard she can be found reading, playing with her kids,
- 272 pages
- Never Close Enough
- Anie Michaels
- 23 September 2017 Anie Michaels