Review: Never Never

Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning…they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished. Now Charlie and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why.

But the more they learn about the couple they used to be…the more they question why they were ever together to begin with. Forgetting is terrifying, but remembering may be worse.

Good gravy, I should have DNF’d this book instead of pushing through it. The first third of the book was really good, but after that? No. This isn’t going to be a long review because I hate giving bad reviews… but I do have to say something about this one.

The premise of this story… I mean, who wouldn’t want to read it?! I love a story that starts out with a character, or two, who has lost their memories (usually it’s only a part of their memory though). At the start of this, Charlie and Silas know nothing at all. Not even who they are! So, of course I wanted to read this to see how they come to get their memories back. The mystery surrounding their families added some extra interest in the beginning, and provided some clues to their relationship. However, the first part of this book is as good as it gets.

A few chapters into the second part I was losing interest and getting annoyed with the story. Some parts just felt like they came out of nowhere and had no point to them. Along with that were elements of the story that never came up again (the blood found on Silas’s sheets), or were used as a proper explanation for what happened to Charlie and Silas. There was so much potential in those elements of the story, but it’s like the authors forgot they even wrote it in there. The way that Silas and Charlie get their memories back is honestly a letdown because it’s not even a good explanation as to why they lost them in the first place. 

As for the characters, I loved Silas but hated Charlie. Silas and his brother, Landon, were the sweetest beings in the book, and I loved how Landon just went along with Silas after Silas explains the complete memory loss to him. Landon was the best little brother. Charlie, on the other hand, was just so annoying. I can’t even explain it, but I know I’m not the only one who disliked her character.

So… I mean, if you’re a fan of Colleen Hoover’s work, you’ll either love or hate this one. I think it has to do with there being a second author, but this was nothing like the other CoHo books I’ve read (and I’ve only read two so far). I honestly just wish I hadn’t pushed myself to finish it.

Rating: 2/5 stars

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