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Never to Keep

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  456 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
Strangers meet in a hotel bar. For a few stolen hours they pretend all is right in their worlds.

Madison Miller is broken. Nearly everyone she’s loved throughout her life has left her. Now, she’s desperate to feel something other than the pain of her most recent loss, even if it’s only for one night.

Sawyer Ramsay is jaded. After witnessing his younger brother marry a woma
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Published June 24th 2014 by Insanity Press
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Jun 12, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, for-review

This one did not work for me. There was simply too much going on. Please don't let my rating deter you from possibly giving this book a go. Reading is very subjective. Just because I did not love this one, you just might.

****An advance reading copy of Never to Keep by Aimie Grey was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 07, 2014 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was like taking every show you have stockpiled on your DVR, and watching them all together, intertwined. Nothing will make a damn bit of sense.

Sawyer Ramsey and Madison are the key players. If you keep reading, there will be spoilers, so beware ***SPOILERS****** Dont be alarmed by how long this is LOL!

OH MY GAH! Sawyer hooks up with Madison at a bar. On the day that his brother gets married to a demon bitch who constantly tries to sleep with him. The same day Madison buries her brothe
This was one of those what the hell happened and what did I just read? the plot was one big cluster fuck of confusion and bad porn. Pull every bad episode of a soap opera and you have this book.

Edit* okay. I tried it again. Nope. Still a shitstorm.
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 17, 2015 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this story. As a blogger, I'm lucky enough to get to discover new authors all the time. This was my first time reading this author, but I will continue to do so.

Madison Miller has a broken heart that she has carried around for a long time. She lost her father when she was 10, and recently lost her brother that was her best friend. On top of that, the man she has been with has left as well. With her broken heart, she finds herself in a hotel bar. In walks Sawyer, a sexy strang
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided to me by author via blog tour
Thank you

4 stars

Cover: 10+
Plot: 6
Heroine: 4
Hero: 5
Ending: (HEA) 7

I highly enjoyed reading Never To Keep but I didn't love it as much as I would have. It had potential too be great but I felt that it was unlateable and I felt so confused while reading it because it was jumping around to weeks or months it was giving me whiplash. Honestly.

I felt heartbroken for Madison because I know how it feels to lose all the people you love. And
Sep 22, 2014 Ana rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars

Not what I expected. It looked good, but then it was disappointing. A lot of things didn't make much sense, the story wasn't well developed. I found myself skipping lines, and that's not a good sign for me.

In my opinion, half of the book wasn't necessary. The author threw clichés here and there, but they weren't believable enough. I did a lot of eye rolling.

Not something I would recommend, sadly.
May 01, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edits-portfolio
This book made me cry it's so good.
Shonali Juneja
Feb 09, 2016 Shonali Juneja rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Looking forward to read more books like this one... Loved it....
Feb 26, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Me gustó mucho pero creo que la historia daba para más.
Neilliza Swaffar
Jul 19, 2014 Neilliza Swaffar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One broken and the other with no love to give. What happens when their world collides? Well, this is their story and how they found love unexpectedly.

Right in the beginning I didn't know what to expect. I mean the book did start the story with a funeral and a break up. I just thought, wow, I hope this story has a happy ending. I'm sure glad I kept on reading, especially when Sawyer and Maddie met for the first time at a bar. Both were drowning their sorrows into oblivion. The minute Maddie walk
Jun 16, 2015 Sheri rated it liked it

This Arc was given in return for a honest review.

Today just wasn't Madison's day. Not only did she attend a funeral for her brother but her longtime boyfriend, Ethan just dumped her. By being told that she isn't enough for him and he couldn't do this anymore, Madison decides that going to a bar and drowning out her troubles is the best answer.

Sawyer Ramsey isn't having the greatest day either. Getting female attention is always a great thing, however when the bride to be is constantly coming o
Sofía Micaela
Mar 14, 2016 Sofía Micaela rated it did not like it
Okay. That was awkward.

So halfway through this, all I could think was "Is this a joke?". It was all so confusing. So many plots.
Seriously, there's no plot in the history of New Adult that's not here.

I would have forget that (NO), if it weren't for the characters. Oh, Dear Lord. Every single girl was a whore. It didn't matter if they were about to get married/ were the school's principal/ or a social worker. All whores. Except Madison, the main character, who was so pure and good, and beautiful
Joy Pantorillo
Dec 03, 2014 Joy Pantorillo rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-release, arc
*ARC provided as part of blog tour*

As a first book of the author, this story is worth keeping!

The story started promising -- their first meeting, hook-up, drifting apart, meeting once again.

The characters. Madison a broken girl. My heart went out to heart. Her story can be describe something as "just when you thought things can get any worse....". Despite of all the worst things that happened to her, she chose to face them head-on.

Sawyer. It was a fifty-fifty like-dislike for him. I like him wh
Sep 03, 2014 Lately25 rated it it was ok
Well it started off good....

and then it fell *splat*! I was actually liking this book, and then it took a bad turn...


First of all, I'd have to say that you completely lost me when poor dead dad came back from the dead. Why? What was the reason for this? It really just made the whole storyline too much. I mean really the whole 'Dad was a super secret agent that had to go away until all of the bad guys died off, and then gets found on the internet by the dying best friend, and then he te
Dai Alvarado
Jun 25, 2016 Dai Alvarado rated it it was ok
Estaba tan emocionada por este libro. Fue una de las pocas veces en que yo realmente leí la sinopsis, pero al final no fue lo que esperaba. Terminé decepcionada y cuestionando mis gusto literarios.
Voy a resumir esta historia en dos palabras: DRAMA TOTAL

En serio, ni siquiera las historias de Collen Hoover tienen tanto drama. Fue como si la autora tomara todos los clichés del new adult los metiera en una licuadora y se sentara a ver que resultaba de eso. Le diré que fue: Desastre total.

La histor
Cat Rhodes
Sep 02, 2014 Cat Rhodes rated it it was amazing
WOW! I think I must be in the minority here, because I know a few people didn't like this book, but I LOVED it!

I loved Sawyer even though he was a complete dick for most of the book. Kristy was a two-faced bitch and she deserves whatever she gets. I'm thrilled Ethan found happiness with Charlie...or at least I think he did? That wasn't really clear, but either way, they deserve to be happy.

I was a little confused as to if Sawyer was a virgin before he had sex with Maddison because he told her
Carmen Townsend
Sep 10, 2014 Carmen Townsend rated it it was amazing
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this story!!!!!

20 stars!!!! I absolutely love this story. Madison made me proud, & I wanted to kick Sawyer and Thomas's azz. Sawyer made up for his stupidity. I will leave this book on my keeper shelf. I will also be rereading this story at least twice a year. Aimie Grey,you wrote one HELL of a good story.I hope to be blessed with more of your work. Thanx.
Oct 30, 2016 Anabel rated it it was amazing
Cautivante, distinto, fresco, hermoso y alucinante se podría decir del libro y también de Sawyer
Abby Mujica
Jun 01, 2016 Abby Mujica rated it it was amazing
La vida de Madison Miller es lo que uno puede considerar bastante normal. Tiene un lindo novio llamado Ethan, una sobrina que la adora, una cuñada estupenda y el mejor hermano del mundo. Después que su padre falleció su hermano mayor —Ryan— se encarga de ella y adquiere el papel de padre lo cual hace que ambos sean muy unidos y tengan una relación súper especial. Claro, su madre no pudo superar la muerte de su esposo así que con la emergencia de que la abuela de Madison enfermó, ella se fue a ...more
Viviendo dentro de las páginas (VDDLP)
Estaba tan emocionada por este libro. Fue una de las pocas veces en que yo realmente leí la sinopsis, pero al final no fue lo que esperaba. Terminé decepcionada y cuestionando mis gusto literarios.

Voy a resumir esta historia en dos palabras: DRAMA TOTAL

En serio, ni siquiera las historias de Collen Hoover tienen tanto drama. Fue como si la autora tomara todos los clichés del new adult los metiera en una licuadora y se sentara a ver que resultaba de eso. Le diré que fue: Desastre total.

La histori
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
I am not sure where this book came from but I am glad it found its way onto my Kindle. I will be the first to admit that Sawyer was a pain in the ass from the beginning. I mean, I get brotherly love and all that but this took it to the extreme to know he actually took their advice. One brother has kids that he never sees and the other is with the biggest bitch on the planet, or at least in a couple of states. I just couldn’t wrap my head around why Sawyer would put so much faith in his brothers’ ...more
Monique Machuca-Austin
Jul 18, 2014 Monique Machuca-Austin rated it it was amazing
Madison Miller has lost many loved ones. While attending her brother, Ryan’s funeral, her heart breaks again when her boyfriend, Ethan, leaves her. Not only does she needs Ethan during this time of sorrow, but he feels Madison is not enough for him for his future. Crushed…Madison goes to the hotel to drink her sorrows away and later finds herself spending the night at the hotel with a HOT ALPHA MALE, Sawyer Ramsey. Sawyer does not believe in love, because he believes a woman’s love comes with a ...more
Donna Porter
Jun 19, 2014 Donna Porter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has explicit sexual scenes so it may not be for everyone. Madison has just attended her brother, Ryan's, funeral. She is so crushed and she clings to her long time boyfriend, Ethan, for comfort. After the funeral is over Ethan proceeds to tell her he can't do this anymore and she is not enough for him. He breaks up with her. Feeling like a nobody and in a lot of pain she stops at the hotel bar for a few drinks. Sawyer Ramsey is at his brother's wedding and his wife to be, Kristy , ...more
Judy Miracle
Jun 12, 2015 Judy Miracle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I fell in love with this book and its characters. From the beginning not even really knowing much about the book it starts with an emotional scene.

Madison has lost very many close to her. First her father who was killed in the line of duty, then her mother went back to Spain to take care of her own mother, and the start of this book is the funeral for her brother who was not only her brother but her best friend, protector, teacher, her everything. Not long after his funeral Madison's sister in
Kathryn Adair
Oct 24, 2014 Kathryn Adair rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Wow this book was amazing!
i couldnt put it down.
it was simply amazing!
i laughed and i cried and i wanted to hit Sawyer for being so dump at times. Madison's personality is amazing she is funny and so loving and caring to her niece.
Madison has bad luck with keeping people in her life. Her mom returned to Spain. Her dad died when she was young and she had to watch her only brother be lowered into the ground in a casket and to top it all off her boyfriend breaks up with her on the day of her broth
Kim A
Aug 10, 2016 Kim A rated it liked it
Madison & Sawyer
I just can't today. I read the author's bio and i gave some leniency since this is her first book ever. ( I could never have the courage or creativity to write a book so kudos to you, Aimie) however, this book had me
I liked the characters (most of the time) but things just developed way too quickly for my liking, and sometimes, certain scenes were so out of place i literally kept saying WTF! over and over. I felt like i was reading "this happened" and "that happened" and
Dec 20, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
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Karen Voitik
Dec 23, 2014 Karen Voitik rated it really liked it

>Book Review - Never to Keep

>This book is a stand alone novel that ends in an HEA. The story was a romance, but with a suspenseful twist.

>Madison is a nursing student who just lost her brother and is caring for her niece, Peyton, while her sister in law is in rehab. She has serious money issues, but is trying to make ends meet. Her boyfriend of forever, breaks up with her at her brother's funeral, causing Madison to meet Sawyer in a bar for a one night stand. Sawyer is at his brother's
Leanne 2GirlsWhoLoveBooks
Jun 08, 2015 Leanne 2GirlsWhoLoveBooks rated it really liked it
This book has obviously been heavily edited recently. Reading through other reviews, I was like WTF are they talking about?!
I don't think I have ever had such rollercoaster emotions while reading (no, actually devouring) a book. I was less than 4% in when the tears started. Not long after that I was shuffling around in my chair, feeling the sex coursing through me. So many emotions...anger, joy, hope, despair to name a few.
I must admit, Sawyer isn't my favourite leading character. There's a wea
Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
4.5 Stars

What an emotional, beautiful story! From the prologue to the very last page, this story is packed full of heartbreak, love, forgiveness, and strength. If you are looking for a book that will tug at your heartstrings, look no further.

Madison and Sawyer are a perfect match; they just don't know it. She is busy working, finishing school, and raising her niece. He is the typical good guy that is afraid of commitment. They meet at a bar and have a one night stand. That's a first for Madison
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