Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blog Tour: Never Say Never by Kailin Gow *Review

I am thrilled to be host today's stop in the Never Say Never Blog Tour! Never Say Never by Kailin Gow is a rockin' romance that follows Never Knight as she faces the changes growing up has on her relationships with her band mates. Click on the banner to visit the tour schedule page and check out guest posts from Kailin Gow, more reviews, and a chance to win in some awesome giveaways!

Never Say Never  
by Kailin Gow
Published: August 13, 2012
Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com
Available: Amazon

What girl wouldn't want to be surrounded by the sexy guys from the hottest teen rock sensation in the country? 18-year-old Never "Neve" Knight, not only is surrounded by the hottest boys to hit the music charts, but she is the band's lead singer. As the band's lead singer and manager, Never formed and shaped the band to where it is today, a band on the rise and on the brink of being signed by a label. As one of the guys, she knew each of the band members since they were all snot-nose ten-year-olds. While her boys were the cutest guys and they would protect her like knights, she couldn't date any one of them and ruin the chance at being signed with the record label of her dreams.

That changes when one of the band members suddenly drops out of the band, and in walks Danny Blue, with his dreamy blue eyes, hot body, and British accent. Suddenly, Never's solid world has turned to mush, and her rule for not dating one of her band members is seriously challenged. Can she keep her head straight and get her band signed with a label without losing her heart?

I was pretty hesitant when I first started reading Never Say Never. I'm not into girl bands at all, but I really enjoyed Loving Summer by Gow and I love this cover, so I decided to give it a chance. By the second chapter I was completely into it.

Never is the daughter of a famous rock star, wanting to break into the business on her own merits, and despite her dad's disapproval. These two things are what made me like Never. Gow did a great job of making Never a relatable character even with her good looks, hot boyfriend, musical talent and uber rich family.

Never Say Never is not a YA book. It is a New Adult book, which really means it's YA with some mature content and slightly older characters. While the majority of the story could easily fit into the YA genre, Never's relationship with Danny Blue takes it into that new category. Danny is in his mid twenties and the type of relationship they develop goes beyond what would normally be in YA. It wasn't the sex as much as how Gow approached the sex scenes that for me made this for an older audience. There was definitely a more sensual nature to the scenes than I would expect in YA. It makes me wonder how Gow would be at writing straight genre romance.

Gow writes at a quick pace and it's hard to put down one of her books once you start, because with every turn of the page she keeps moving the story along. Overall, Never Say Never is a great read for older YA readers looking for a fun romance.

About the Author

Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are:  The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more.  A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film.  She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.

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