Book Title: Say You'll Never Love Me
Author: Ann Everett
Release Date: April 1, 2016
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Sometimes, all it takes…
Raynebeaux Starr's life is damn near perfect. She has wonderful friends. An interesting career. A man when she wants and none when she doesn't, thank you very much. But when tragedy strikes and she’s named guardian to her six year old niece, her world is turned upside down. She finds herself alone in a new town with a small child, no parenting skills and desperate for guidance. Until she meets Father Jared Sloan. The sexiest minister she's ever seen. He is kind, patient and a literal God-send. If only she could stop having unholy thoughts about him!
…is one little lie,
Jared Sloan's love life is a disaster. He has one girlfriend he can't shake, and an ex-fiancée on his doorstep wanting him back. As if things weren't complicated enough, he encounters what must be a fallen angel in a church parking lot. Little does he know when he offers her counseling that she would be unlike anyone he's ever experienced. He wants to be the kind of man she can trust. He also wants to taste her so bad it hurts.
…to lead you to the truth.
Can Jared convince Raynie there is such a thing as happily-ever-after? Or will his deceit only confirm her belief that fairy tale endings don't exist in the real world. Especially not in Lubbock, Texas.
Why had she flirted with him? Big mistake. But before she could stop, the words rolled out. And holy hell, he’d flirted back. Stronger than the force of gravity, temptation yanked Raynie’s brain like a tug-of-war rope.
He must have sensed her turmoil. “If you’d rather not go to together, that’s fine. I thought it’d be convenient since we’re going to the same place, but I can come on my own.”
She laid a hand on his forearm. “No. That’d be great. I was thinking of something else and got distracted.” You know, ripping off your clothes and screwing you into next Wednesday.
Raynie ran her tongue over her teeth to keep her lips from sticking to them, but she couldn’t work up a spit. Why did he show up and mess with her emotions? With those gorgeous eyes, hot body, and kind heart. She wasn’t supposed to get involved with guys like Father Sloan. Nuh-uh, no way. But since sharing the sunset with him, she’d been fighting a fierce attraction. Well, it’d been there from the beginning, but the logical side of her brain kept it in control. Now the stupid side was thinking way too much.
This book was crazy, emotional, and a great read. A case of mistaken identity or should I say profession leads two people together and into a relationship they never saw coming. Raynie’s sister and brother-in-law have just died and she is given guardianship of their daughter, Silbie. Raynie finds herself grieving the loss of her sister and trying to figure out how to be a mom to her niece all the while in a different town with no friends. Raynie always goes for the bad boys and doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. One day she decides to go to the local church thinking maybe she can find someone to talk to and get guidance from. That is where she meets Jared. He is just leaving from his meeting and is parked in the assistant pastor’s parking spot. He thinks she is just going to ask for directions so he doesn’t correct her and then it turns into so much more. At first he figures hearing her out and offering her some advice and just being a sounding board means he doesn’t have to spill about the mistake. Then he can’t get her out of his head and can’t seem to find a way to tell her. He fears she won’t want anything to do with him once she finds out. He is torn does he tell her and hope she wants to see where this thing between them goes or does he keep his mouth shut and what for her to leave town? Raynie finds herself so attracted to the Pastor and can’t seem to help it. He is a pastor and her life is such a mess right now. But it’s so easy to be around him. It’s been so long since a man wanted to spend time with her and isn’t instantly trying to get in her pants. But she doesn’t intend to stay in town and needs to focus on Silbie right now. What will they do? Each have their own things to confess and deal with? Will they get a chance or will one little lie destroy everything? I really enjoyed this book. Raynie is a mess. Things from her past continue to affect how she sees herself to this day. Jared takes her completely by surprise. She feels like she doesn’t deserve him and isn’t good enough for him. Jared finds himself stuck between three women at the beginning of the book. He breaks up with his current girlfriend who doesn’t take it well. His ex-fiancé has come back to town and then there is Raynie. Jared is a great guy who is just looking for the right girl. He tries so hard but finds himself in some interesting situations. He has become the butt of his friends jokes when they find out Raynie thinks he is a pastor. This is the second book by Ann is have read and I loved it just as much as the first. They are angsty and emotional at times but great reads. I look forward to reading more books by her in the future.
She lives on a small lake in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr. Peppers.
Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:
She’s been married to the same man since dirt, but introduces him as her “current” husband.
She loves shopping at thrift stores, because nobody loves a bargain more than she does.
She doesn’t remember her first kiss. Maybe hypnosis would help.
She hates talking on the telephone…so don’t call.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy…part of her OCD.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo. Shh…don’t tell anyone.
A charter member of National Honor Society in high school remains one of her proudest moments….she still can’t figure out how that happened.
She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
She sucks at math.