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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Never Standing Still by Anie Michaels

Title: Never Standing Still
Series: Never Duet (Book #1)
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Cover Design by: Hang Le

I’ve spent my life avoiding attachments. I learned early on, from the person who should have loved me most, I only drag others down. So instead, I made it my goal to live in a way that never affected anyone else. I don’t build friendships. I don’t start relationships. I move from place to place, from person to person, never standing still and never putting down roots.

That is, until one day when everything comes crashing down around me and I’m left with the one person who needs me the most. He opens me up and makes me vulnerable. He’s not a secret, but a treasure, and I’ll protect him the only way I know how – even if it makes loving anyone else impossible.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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I received this book from Enticing Journey Book Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

Kalli lived a glamourous life to those that didn’t know her.  She was responsible for dressing artists for tv shows, movies, and videos which involved shopping, lots of it and meeting famous celebrities.  Little did she know that her job would put her in touch with an up and coming actor, Riot, who she couldn’t keep herself from. He was different. He wanted to break down her walls and get to know the real person, to learn the heartbreaking story of Kalli.  He wanted to learn about her, the secrets she kept hidden from those she called her friends.  Would the idea and possibility of love between them be strong enough to hold them together during the tragedy that is strong enough to break Kali for good?

Anie Michael’s is a genius! I have yet to read a book by her I did not instantly fall in love with the story and the characters.  This was not any different.  As many are aware, this is sort of a continuation of her Never series, but is written based solely about Kalli and Riot, and is part of the Never Duet.  She wrote this book during the same time frame as the other series but had a way of writing it so you felt it was separate. There wasn’t a repeat of much from the other book so it didn’t feel repetitive like other books I have read that have been written in the same time frame.  She did a great job on that so the readers wouldn’t feel like they were reading part of the story word for word for a second time. 

This story is heartbreaking, exciting, happy, and incredibly tragic.  The emotion is raw. Their feelings for one another feel real.  Kalli is a strong and independent woman.  She is not unbreakable though.  Her character was written with such finesse that it was easy to visualize her and how she would be if she were real.  I didn’t want to put this book down.  The story keeps you reeling, wanting more, and needing to know more.

This is a definite must read, without a doubt.  Pick up your copy today, you won’t be sorry you did.  If you want to learn more about Kalli’s great friends in her book, then pick up Anie’s other Never Series and read those also – there is nothing to be disappointed by this Author’s work!

Anie Michaels is the author of The Never series, The Private Serials, and a stand alone novel, The Space Between Us. She started writing her first novel in June 2013. When she is not working, reading, writing, or spending time with her family, you can find her spending time with her close friends. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.


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