I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.Game. Set. Match.All is fair in love and war, right?
Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.
But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.
Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?
Mathias Wade has the world at his disposition–women, cars, money–except the one woman who has ever held his heart. Remy Parker and Mathias used to be a thing when they were younger, until the day she had to move away and in his anger, he broke her heart and never heard of her again. Until she moves back to town with revenge in her mind.
Mathias makes his first appearance in the first book of the Willow Creek Series, Last To Know, as this annoying asshole, jerk, moody and broody teen who didn’t have a care in the world. I detested him, but also had pity of him because of his much rougher start in life than his twin, Maddox. In Never Too Late we see a whole new side of Mathias, and damn, what one twin lacked the other has plenty! Let me tell you, I had an inner conflict while reading this book. Why? Well, while Maddox was super sweet, romantic, thoughtful, funny, overall amazing, Mathias played with his own rules, was rough, wild, a jerk, temperamental, and super, super mega hot. My heart belongs to Maddox but… omg. You wouldn’t have expected Mathias to be like this.
Since this was a New Adult book, it had really intense sexual scenes (heh) and wow… I’m not going into detail, but hot damn you’ll need something to cover your cheeks from blushing and swooning over Mathias. But what I also liked of him was that even though he had this intense bad boy vibe going on, he could be sweet and thoughtful too! And Mathias being like that, with glasses and suspenders… Perf. I might have to fight him with Genesis from GenGenBookBlog.
Now Remy was one badass chick. I don’t think anyone other than her can go head to head with Mathias. She’s strong, independent, smart, sexy, clever, with an attitude that’ll have you cowering at the mere sight of her, or have you begging for her attention. She and Mathias were perfect for each other in all aspects, from standing each other, from how they knew the other so well, and so on and on. I loved her from the very first page.
Though as much as sexy and hot romance sounds great, this book deals with so much more than just that. Remy and Mathias are both faced with the demons of their past when they find each other by thing of destiny and circumstances. They have anger and resentment with the other, but together they move forward into having a better future even though, as they both say, they are explosive and tend to bring danger everywhere they go. Remy is ridden with a horrible past only she bares the burden, and Mathias holds back the truth of what happened so many years ago when they both parted ways. I deeply enjoyed reading how they developed as characters with these things they’ve held on to so much time and got together once all the truth came out.
“The thing about the heart is, once it’s given itself completely to someone it’s theirs forever, no matter the circumstances.”
Also, the secondary characters were pretty hilarious, such as Remy’s grandmother. She was a teen living inside the body of an old woman. She watched The Vampire Diaries, CSI, Arrow, and gosh… It was disturbing to read about her imagining the things those sexy actors such as Stephen Amell would do to her body. She would insult Remy and Mathias, basically drool over poor Mathias, flirt, shout, do whatever she wanted, but was also a wise soul when the moment needed it, a free spirit and independent. She liked annoying Remy but loved her anyway.
“No more MTV!” I called over my shoulder as I left.
“I’m older, you can’t boss me around young lady,” my grandma yelled back”
It was incredibly great to know Mathias as deeply as one does in this book and how second chances are possible if we put our minds into it, and that hope never dies, and that it’s never too late (I had too…).
Emotional, hot, sexy, thought-provoking, another great novel in the Willow Creek Series, and I can’t wait to read Ezra’s story in his own book In Your Heart, releasing this Summer. Also, MY BABY MADDOX MAKES APPEARANCES HERE AND OMG I ALMOST FAINTED. It was cute. I hope he appears more in the third book too… and Mathias and Remy too. I love this series soooo much <3
Rating: 5 stars
Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.
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