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Never Say Goodbye

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  320 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18+**

Liv’s childhood best friend, who she’s been inseparable from her entire childhood, moves out of state. She’s devastated and forced to move on with her life without “her everything.”

Luckily, she finds a new best friend, Brynn. These two have been best friends for so long, they decide to attend
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published January 20th 2014 by T. Renee Fike (first published January 19th 2014)
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Feb 28, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
Wow. Damn near skimmed that whole thing but I know exactly what went on. *sighs*

Im gonna try to make sense with this. Olivia lives next door to a boy Nathan for the first 9 years of their life. They are BFF's. Nathans dad gets a job transfer and the family moves. Olivia and Nathan talk on the phone quite a bit. ** stop here** I have a 10 year old daughter. You can bet your ass she isn't having this type of relationship with a boy** Shortly after, the phone calls stop coming, and every time she
Tracie Redmond
Feb 12, 2014 Tracie Redmond rated it really liked it
Never Saying Goodbye
By: T.R. Fike

This is the story of Olivia. She has been blessed with having that one best friend that everyone yearns for. Yet, she seems to never be able to hold onto them. From birth to age nine she and Nathan were inseparable. Theydid everything together. Play dolls, play in the dirt hey they even were each others first kiss. Until one day Nathan moves away and she never sees or speaks to him again.
Then, she meets Brinn who is incredible. I honestly felt that I connected mo
DelAnne Frazee
Feb 04, 2014 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Never Say Goodbye
Author: T Renee Fike
Publisher: T Renee Fike
Published: 1-20-2014
ISBN-13: 9781494853716
Pages: 316
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensual Level: Explicit
Overall Rating: Fantastic top rating + 1

Nathan and Olivia was best friends when they were just children. Only three days difference in their ages they were closer than sibling.forever They did everything together including sharing their first kiss. They vowed to best friends Then life intervened when they
The Book Fairy Reviews
Aug 10, 2016 The Book Fairy Reviews rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book and was instantly grabbed by the loved and kinship between Olivia and Brynn. Yes at first I was attached to the best friends relationship. The friends turned sisters was beautiful and loving. I began to realize that romance novels aren't only about lust. Don't worry this book has plenty of it. Liv has had her heart broken one time to many, but her friend Brynn has always had her back. Her first love nad best friend had left leaving her lonely and broken. Brynn filled ...more
Book Junky Girls
Aug 13, 2016 Book Junky Girls rated it really liked it
Our 4 Star Review

As a kid Olivia was best friends with Nathan, but when he moves away when they were 9 she is devastated. Luckily for her the girls that moves into Nathan's old house, the very outgoing Brynn, becomes her new best friend, and as they grow up they go off to college together. Everything is different when your away from home and as she gets into the grove of college life and being part of a sorority Brynn falls in love. While Liv is happily enjoying the single life, doing things the
Feb 09, 2014 Christa rated it really liked it
What are you suppose to do when all of a sudden your best friend is gone and for some reason is too busy to talk to you now that they have started their new life? You befriend the kid that moved into their house of course. That is pretty much what happened to Liv When her best friend Nathan and his family moved away when they were nine. Fortunately for her the family that moved in next door had had daughter her age and Liv and Brynn became inseparable, eventually the wound of losing Nathan ...more
Aug 10, 2016 Kylee rated it really liked it
This book teeters in the 4-4.5 star range. The story line was EXCELLENT, but the spacing of the story was just a little too drawn out for me. But the character involvement and 2nd chances story line drew me in! I like how we get a snippet of Nathan and Olivia's life when they were kids. It helps set the tone of the friendship they had. The story is well developed in that we deal with drama, grief, shock(definite shock), one-nighters, and love...among other things.
Olivia, aka Liv, aka "O", is a
Amy N
May 26, 2014 Amy N rated it it was amazing
Spoiler alerts****. This book is outstanding! Where to start I love all of Her books I own them all! She's one of my favorite authors!

This story is about best friends that got separated. They always wanted the same for each other. They try to keep in touch when they got separated but the parents intervened in that! Years later in college they meet up again with new best friends and there's a lot of hatred from Nate because he feels that Liv abandoned him when they were kids. He holds the grudge
Tracy Lundy-Munn
Jun 23, 2014 Tracy Lundy-Munn rated it really liked it
So many thoughts and feelings going through my mind after reading Never Say Goodbye. This book pretty much had it, heartache, and laughter. I was so confused as why the author went in certain directions throughout this book, but I must say it did work. I really wish that she would have let Liv & Nathan get together a little sooner in this book. The storyline was solid with lots of twists and turns to keep you hooked from beginning to end. The characters were solid and perfectly ...more
Sep 29, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I liked it so much that I read it all night and am now so tired! But it was so worth it! I laughed, cried, and swooned with these characters. I loved the plot and writing style was smooth and really gripped the reader and pulled my in keeping me up all night. Fike is a new favorite author of mine now! My only critique is that the main conflict is a little far fetched between Nathan and Liv, but giving into it and riding it out made me fall in love with this couple. ...more
Apr 07, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Never Say Goodbye was an awesome read. From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked. I read it in one sitting, I refused to put it down. There are so many things I would love to say about this book, but I do not want to give anything away so I will say this was a fast, brilliant, emotional read that will have you laughing and tearing up, if not crying before it is done. The plot runs smoothly, and you will fall in love with the characters. I never read anything by T. Renee Fikes ...more
May 28, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing
I really really liked this book. It started off a little slow and I kept waiting for Nathan to make an appearance, but once he did... WOW. I felt so sorry for Liv the way Nathan treated her. Yes he had his reasons, but he really should have talked to her, they were only children when everything went wrong. The twist... I totally did not see that coming. I will admit I wanted to throw my Kindle when I read it! This story has a little bit of everything- friendship, love, second chances, angst, ...more
Feb 01, 2014 Countrygalssexyreads rated it really liked it
Never Say Goodbye was a page turner from the beginning.i do have to say Liv and Brynn crack me up and love their friendship. Then there is Nate, who was Liv's best friend, but moved away when she was nine years old. Later on down the road, Liv and Nate do cross paths much longer in the book.

Levi in college has a "friend" Levi that she just uses for sex, she really does not see herself with him.....

This was a 4 star read , that did leave you with a really good epilogue of the story!!!
Rochelle Parker
Apr 16, 2014 Rochelle Parker rated it really liked it
Really e njoyed this quick read about Olivia And Nathan being childhood friends and Nathan moving away and them ending up back at the same college. Brynn becomes her new BFF growing up and they go off to college together and Brynn gets a boyfriend onthe basketball team names Chad that ends up being roommates with with Nathan. Brynns tragic accident was awful and O's parent should feel awful about what they did. I would be consumed with guilt.
Feb 17, 2014 Allie rated it really liked it
This book was really good. It was happy and sad. The twist in it was completely unexpected and I just burst into tears. You'll need tissue that's for sure. I liked all the characters. The dialogue was believable. Liv and Brynn reminded me a lot of myself and my best friend. I would recommend this book to read!!
Bridget McKenna
Feb 22, 2014 Bridget McKenna rated it it was amazing


I was crying like a Damon baby by the end of the story. I wish Nathan and O would have rekindled sooner... however I have to say this book completely touched my heart! I highly recommend
Feb 24, 2014 Melanie rated it really liked it
****4 BFF'S Forever Stars****

This book started off slow for me, but progressed onto a beautifully, heartbreaking, and wonderful story. I really loved all the character's and how they interacted with each other. This is a great book and would recommend.
Feb 26, 2014 Ayvah rated it really liked it
a little slow in the beginning. but story picked up about midway. in tears near the end. great story line though .
Aug 10, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
I never post reviews, but I read them on every book I read. This is my first review. This book was awesome. Read it in one day. Worth the money. I would give more than 5 stars!!!
Renee Gin
Feb 03, 2014 Renee Gin rated it really liked it
Started out kinda slow but turned out to be an amazing read
Nov 13, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
Wish there was more romance. The first half was slow, but picked up
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Unfortunately this book and I did not click. It felt like I had a epic college-style hangover and the party never ended even with all the drama and storylines going on. In fact, at times this book felt like three books in one. There were, I found, too many plotlines working within the story. It felt overwhelming and outdone. There was enough singular drama going on without adding so many extra elements that really took away from the story. And the point
Jan 29, 2014 Kanae rated it liked it
I am not sure what to think after reading Never Say Goodbye. It took me a little bit longer to read than usual, but as I read it, I got so emotionally involved with the characters that I sometimes forgot that the story wasn’t happening to me. And typically when that happens, I know that a story is well written.

There are 4 major players in this book, and one of them is Brynn. When I tell you that this girl irritated the heck out of me, I mean it. She was so overly joyed that she found love that
Kathryn Adair
Oct 24, 2014 Kathryn Adair rated it it was amazing
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Olivia's childhood Best Friend Nathan has lived next door to her since they were born with birthdays only a few days apart. They did everything together. He was her EVERYTHING. They even shared their first kiss together. Then His family moves away and Olivia is devastated. They kept in touch by phone calls. Then one day there are no more phone calls. She keeps trying and every time Nathans mom says he is gone. Depressed and heartbroken she befriends the new girl next door that moved into Nathans ...more
Jan 30, 2014 Adrian rated it it was ok
There were too many story lines going on in this book, and I don't think any of them were fully developed or resolved.

Liv and Nate are best friends until he moves away when they're 9 years old. They keep in touch for a little bit the slowly grow apart. Then, years later, they find themselves at the same College. But for some reason Nathan hates Liv. Months go by before they finally see each other, even though they have many mutual friends. Unfortunately, their best friends are dating so they run
Dawn Smith
Feb 07, 2014 Dawn Smith rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am just going to put it out there- this book made me cry big old crocodile tears. You know the books that get under your skin and don’t let go. This was one of those for me. Just to warn you , you will need tissues during parts of this book. I really enjoyed every word in this read from the childhood friendship between Liv and Nate (insert crying fit when they are forced to separate) to Brynn, Liv’s college roommate. I loved the ...more
Jen Turner
Jan 31, 2014 Jen Turner rated it really liked it

Never Say Goodbye is a really good story that had me hooked from the beginning.

I enjoyed the characters and found them to be believable and relateable. I really liked Levi, he was a secondary character really but I actually was more drawn to him than I was Nathan (the main male character). The relationship between Liv and her friend Brynn was fun and interesting to read, every girl needs a friend like Brynn.

For me there was a lot of build up to something that wasn't actually that big of a clim
Jessica Figueroa
Jan 27, 2014 Jessica Figueroa rated it really liked it
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3.75 of 5 stars

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I really liked the book soon as it was heading towards 80% It fell flat for me. When secrets came out I couldn't help but thing all that has happened and that's the reason for it. It was pretty anticlimactic, I was waiting for something to happen and what happened just wasn't it for me. Grr, I want to ramble on more about that but I don't want to spoil the book. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Brynn and Liv. I didn't like Nathan's c
Feb 16, 2014 Ssbatch rated it it was ok
Warning--potential spoilers below!

I wanted to like this book...I really did. It was slow to start, but a little before halfway things really started getting good. I could not put it down!! I expected the angst & hatred between the two characters, but was not prepared for them to not get together until the last 10 minutes of the book!!!! All of a sudden, we're supposed to believe that they are madly in love and going to live HEA in 10 min??? I'm all for build up, drama, angst, misunderstandin
For the Love of Books
3.5 stars. This book was an enjoyable read. Liv is best friends with Nathan they have grown up together when he ends up moving away. Liv gets a new neighbor Brynn and they become best friends. Brynn and Liv have an amazing relationship and she stands by Liv's side through it all. After years of growing up and changes Nathan and Liv are reunited but has to much time come between them? This was an enjoyable read and had me wanting to see what happened with Nathan and Liv.
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