Monday, December 29, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Never Giving Up (Never #3) by Anie Michaels

Title: Never Giving Up
Series: The Never #3
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: Adult. Contemporary Romance.
Publish Date: December 29, 2014
Review Source: eARC


Porter Masters wants nothing more than just to marry his love, Ella.

Ella Sinclair dreams of the day she can call Porter her husband and wants nothing more than to give him a family.

They have overcome many deep and dark obstacles and are finally ready to enjoy their “happily ever after.” The dream they share of marriage and a family, all hang in the balance as they encounter one more obstacle from their past that could ruin everything they have. With more on the line than ever before, Porter will stop at nothing to protect Ella – at all costs.

The past year fighting for their love can’t even compare to the fight they have ahead of them. 

With their future happiness at risk, one thing remains true: they are never giving up.

Where do I start with this book? First off, if you haven't read the series, do yourself a favor, and pick up the entire series right away. I have read all three books in the series now, and wow! What a whirlwind, roller coaster ride Anie Michaels will put you on.

After a crazy, coincidental night that landed Porter, and Ella a chance meeting, everything has tested their love, and their life that they had perfectly planned out. From a crazy ex-boyfriend stalker, to something that would be a HUGE spoiler, Porter, and Ella really fight for their love throughout the entire Never Series. Never Giving Up closes off their whirlwind romance with a bang. I absolutely loved this series, and will plan on reading it in the years to come.

Ella and Porter have had a lot of life changes. Between commuting back, and forth for the first few months of their relationship, her crazy ex-boyfriend, the thing that I won't mention(!), and expecting their first child, life couldn't be any better for them. When Detective Dillard calls them, explaining that they may have who they're looking for, fear rips through Ella's life once more to the point that she knows the stress is bad for their baby. But until she knows for certain that her life is no longer in danger, she cannot find the peace, and quiet that she knows she needs.

Upon returning to the house that Porter built for Ella, she feels as if Porter has rejected her since having the baby. Porter does his best to reassure Ella that things have not changed, and he's just determined to help out more now that the baby is here, and that Ella has placed most of her focus on their baby. Things take a turn for the worse as the book comes to a close, and its devastating whether you are a mother, or not. The pain that Anie painted between Porter, and Ella was excruciating as their child was rushed off for blood work, and other medical testing.

Overall, Never Giving Up, was a wonderful conclusion to a really well-written, well thought out story line. Anie Michaels really out did herself this round with Porter, and Ella. They easily turned into my favorite couple of the year. I do look forward to revisiting the books at a later date.  

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I leaned into him, resting my forehead against his chest, soaking up every ounce of calm that being near him offered. “I’m finally strong enough to fight this on my own. I need you for so many things, Porter. I need you to love me, and make me laugh, and be a father to our child, and comfort me, and to build me beautiful houses, and to take me on picnics.” I looked up at him, using my eyes to beg him to trust me in this. “But tomorrow, I can fight that battle by myself. In fact, I need to. I want to. And I’m going to win.” He used one of his big, strong, callused hands to sweep my hair behind my ear, and then his gentle hand cupped the side of my face.

“I’m so proud of you,” he whispered, his words caressing my face, opening up my soul, and hiding inside my heart. He pulled me into him again and I smiled against his chest. I felt his hand drop to the small of my back while the other cradled my head against him. I breathed him in again, loving what his embrace could do to me. “I am so proud of you,” he repeated, even quieter and closer to my ear. Only I could hear him. I felt as if it were a gift he was giving me. His pride. There were a few things I knew in life to be true – undoubtedly, one-hundred-percent, absolute truths. I knew that Porter loved me. I knew that we were supposed to be together. I knew he supported me, wanted me, cherished me, and appreciated me. But to hear him say he was proud of me was fulfilling in a soul-lifting kind of way.

I took his praise and I felt it inside of me, lighting me up. But his sentiment only mirrored what I already felt inside.

I was proud of myself.

Anie Michaels started writing her first book in June of 2013 and since has managed to make it a full-time career. She spends her days in coffee shops imagining the lives of her fictional characters and then goes home to be a mother and wife; her other full-time career. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, where some of her books are set, and wouldn't live anywhere else. When she isn't writing or taking care of her small children she spends her free time with her close friends and family. She loves beer and wine (a requirement went living in Oregon), and wishes she had more time for television because sometimes it's nice to look at attractive men instead of imagining them all the time.


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