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Never Say Never (Never Knights #1)

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What girl wouldn't want to be surrounded by the sexy guys from the hottest teen rock sensation in the country? 18-year-old Never "Neve" Knight, not only is surrounded by the hottest boys to hit the music charts, but she is the band's lead singer. As the band's lead singer and manager, Never formed and shaped the band to where it is today, a band on the rise and on the brin ...more
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Published August 13th 2012 by (first published August 12th 2012)
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Jul 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
You can also read this review on Tiffani's Reviews

Neve is a little naive and childish and she sounds like a 12-year-old. The writing isn't all that fabulous and everything they say, they say at least twice. It's weird.
Also, it's rather cliché and the things the boys say and do are so not real. Guys can be sweet and al that, but sometimes they really sound slike wimps. Conversation is forced. And they practically live in the past. "Remember this?"
And Come ON. What's with all the crushes? They're
Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose)
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ya contemporary romance lovers
Recommended to Shelby by: Kailin Gow
over Thoughts-
I love this punk rock cover! Everything about it screams Never Knight, from her red hot heels to her deadly black nails and of course her sexy guitar. I absolutely adore this cover.

First Thought-
Who doesn't want to read about a teenage rebel trying to become famous but avoid love? Go for him Neve!

What I liked-
Kailin Gow is genius. All her books are amazing and yet so different. Circus Summer is her dystopian. Never Say Never is her contemporary romance. And Frost is her paranormal
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
Never Knight is 18 years old and in her first year of college, finally glad to be out of the house and on her own. She and her band The Never Nights, are trying to hit it big without the help of Never's rock star dad. Never has grown up with the boys in the band, and has known them since she was 10 years old. Now they are some of the hottest guys around. Despite there attempts to get her to change her mind, Neve has a strict rule about dating guys in the band. Don't do it, even though Kyle and L ...more
Lovey Dovey Books
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kailin Gow rocks the world with her latest contemporary novel, Never Say Never! Intense is the only way to describe how she so easily captures the audience's attention with Neve's passion for music and life with famous parents. This determined college freshman will not only incite inspiration in all musical and artsy readers, but she will give all Gow fans what they know and love: an entertaining and strong female lead.

Never Knight is reluctant to love someone more than her love for music, so it
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review and others can be found on my blog at

So, I first saw this book on netgalley. I just learned about netgalley like two days ago and I started exploring. And I came across Kailin Gow's Never Say Never. As you know, I'm a Kailin Gow fan now. ;) I decided to check out the teaser and see if I should request it. The teaser worked terrifically, so terrifically that I wanted to read it that instant. I knew I probably won't get the book even if I requeste
Ashley Chen
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy the concept of the book, it is very different from what I normally read. When I first saw it in the blog tour, I knew I had to try it out.

First let's begin with how I really liked how everything started rolling from the first chapter. A lot of the characters were introduced without sounding amateur. You know some books just straight out say "I am blah blah, age blah, gender blah, in love with blah, have superpower blah." This book didn't but it still maintained the fast pace. Whe
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
First Thoughts:
When this book tour came along, it caught my interest simply because it was different. There is absolutely no paranormal theme going on. It is a romance plain and simple… but it was an older YA romance so it touches on the ‘sticky’ side of things. For some reason when I saw the tour info come in my inbox it just called my name and I knew that I had to read it.
The Main Character:
Never ‘Neve’ Knight… she is awesome! Sure she is a celebrities daughter, but she doesn’t act like it, s
Amy Fournier
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Okay I admit the cover totally had me. I love music, and I love that this cover is not the typical cover we see all over the place lately. After reading the overview I was definitely convinced I had to read this book. A chick who is the lead singer of a band full of hot guys? Yes please!! Oh and Danny Blue, hot body, dreamy eyes, British accent...sold! I knew ths book would have some serious romance and hot chemistry going on. And that it did, but besides that, we really get to know Neve and her ...more
Liz at Fictional Candy
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I’ve read by Kailin Gow, and she is quickly rising in my list of authors I want to read more from. Both books I’ve read (this one and Circus Summer) have a nice easy flow to the writing. I really appreciate that in a story.

In this book I kind of thought it would be a little bit more edgey than it was. There was a lot of Neve’s internal monologue, which to be honest, got to be a little bit much at times. But at the same time I still really liked her character. She seems a
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-have-a-copy
LOVED this story. Music,love,heartbreak and so much! A girl has so many choices but in this story the girl named Neve has alot more then normal. She is a daughter to a famous rocker and she plays in her own bad with 3 other boys she has know her whole life When they have to find a new guitarist she finds her self breaking all the rules she has been following since she can remember, and falling head over heals in love with this new dreamy guy.

What a story, one that took me less then a day to rea
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Disclosure: I'm the author. Never Say Never is about a young woman who takes charge of her band, her career, her love life, her body, and her future. She's not perfect, but she tries, and only through making mistakes she grows.

Hope you will enjoy the book
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I spent a huge portion of my teenage years in the basements of churches, civic centers and .... sneaking into bars - not to drink of course, but to mosh around in a pit of sweaty writhing bodies charged with the electricity of an (usually) awesome indie band that was on their way to making it big. In Never Say Never Gow completely brings me back to that awesome time but from a band's perspective.

Neve grew up surrounded by music, so it only seemed natural to start her own band. Starting at a yo
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2012
Kailin Gow is back in action again with a rockin' contemporary sure to set the young adult stage on fire! It's intensely captivating, full of life and love and growth, along with some unexpected curveballs that life throws Never's way. Never Say Never is an emotional rollercoaster ride full of thrills, lots of fun, and a little sexy. It's a wonderfully fun mature young adult romance sure to ignite anyone's world a blaze.

Never is such a wonderfully flawed and realistic character brought to lif
Megan (The Book Babe)
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I really liked this one. I think it's the best that Miss Gow has ever cranked out, and I'm honored to be a part of the blog tour. Yes, I am a part of the blog tour, and this is why I'm reviewing this. Not because of the controversial cover, I swear. Well, maybe because of the cover. ;)

To be honest, when I started this book I knew that I was going to love it. The atmosphere got to me immediately, and th
Unabridged Bookshelf
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Never Say Never by Kailin Gow is a story that shows how relationships grow and change over the course of time, and not always in a way that is desired. The members of the Never Knights have been best friends for years. They have seen one another through all the awkward stages of youth, and came out the other side. The band’s lead singer, and manager is Never Knight. Neve Knight is not just any teenage girl with aspirations to be a rock star; she is the daughter of one, Keith Knight. Neve and her ...more
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
**This is a new adult book.** Never Say Never is a great book for music fans. I have read quite a few music themed books this year, come to think about it. I really enjoyed Never Say Never as an addition to their ranks.

Never is the daughter of a rock and rock legend. And with that comes a certain celebrity status that she wants nothing to do with. I liked that she really did seem to want nothing to do with her birth right popularity. She didn't even want her famous dad to know that she was the
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Funny, musical, crafty, and rock out entertaining. Kailin Gow delivers a fantastic new age treat for lovers of contemporary romance with an edge.

This is the second Kailin Gow book that I've devoured and once more I'm taken aback by the fast paced witty writing style, as well as the addicting story being unfolded. I enjoyed the idea of music being the centerfold of everything (I can't stress enough of my love for music in novels), and how intrigued the main character kept me.

Never "Neve" Knight,
Anna Banana
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

From the moment I saw this book I was instantly interested. And since New Adult has been becoming an increasingly popular genre I was curious to see how Kalin Gow worked that in to rock and roll.

Never "Neve" Knight is one of the most determined and ambitious characters I've read in a while. And I love that about her. Until recently, Neve's whole life was about the band and having a personal life wasn't even a concern for her. But now things are changing. The band's changing and they're
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story! There were good qualities here. I liked reading the different characters, especially Neve. You read from her POV and she seems like a stronger type character for a young college student. She's determined and just wants to be noticed for her talent; not for being a Rock Star's daughter. The other bandmates were all described pretty well, and I really got the concept that they have been very good friends since they were young kids and their dream was to play in a band to ...more
Bookish Michelle
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kailin has created another wonderful book with great characters. The story flowed very naturally and I find myself being absorbed into the book. It was definitely a page turner for me as I kept wanting to find out what will happen to Neve, the daughter of a rock star father. However, she never once tried to use her dad's name to bring her band to fame and I truly admire her determination. She also kept her band a secret from her father from fear he would ban her from playing. And goodness, those ...more
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow is the only thing I can say about this book. I read a few other of her books so I knew I hate to read this book. I was not disappointed. Family, friendship, sex, music, this book has it all. I was hooked from the first chapter. I really liked Never's character. She was cool while still being a girl. I loved all the guys in the band. Especially Kyle. He was sweet, funny and a great friend to Never. Danny Blue, Never first meets him at school. He's a teaching assistant in one of her classes. T ...more
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Okay, so I love music and definitely books that have a music theme plot to it. Add in a little romance and that makes the reading all the more superb. But when Kailin Gow writes the story it is amazing.
I truly enjoyed reading this story. Never is a girl who is strong. She knows what she wants and isn't going to let anything get in the way of her goals. She's got talent to back her up. Loved the name Danny Blue. It just sounds so rock star. He's the perfect book boyfriend. Dark hair--check, blue
A fun and sexy ride through the thrills of being the only girl in a testosterone-filled band. Never Say Never is a must read for its portrayal of the awakening and coming of age of a young woman trying to reach her dreams.

Danny Blue comes close to my favorite book boyfriend of all time. Be prepared to fall hard for him just like Never did.

Received a review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
OH HOLY CRAP... Kailin Gow writing a MATURE YA contemporary romance???!!! GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great start for another series by Kailin gow
I read this in one sitting. Kalin never disappoints it rocked !!!

Never Knight is 18 years old and has started her own Rock band *The Never Nights*. With the help of her long-time friends, they embark on a journey of Dreams, and there passion for music.

Never and her band are trying to hit it big without the aid or influence of her Rock star dad, Keith Knight - her dreams are to be famous all on her own, Without the influence of her Rock star dads na
May 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
Daughter of the famous Keith Knight (a rock star) and famous Jessica Botano (a former swim suit model), Never, or Nev, Knight has it made. But what she really wants to do is follow her father's footsteps and become a famous rock star, even if he wants her to become a lawyer. Nev and her band mates have been playing together since they were kids and now as college students, they start to see a change in one of their band mates, which eventually leads to him not being able to play. Now who will th ...more
Angela Fristoe
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books
I was pretty hesitant when I first started reading Never Say Never. I'm not into girl bands at all, but I really enjoyed Loving Summer by Gow and I love this cover, so I decided to give it a chance. By the second chapter I was completely into it.

Never is the daughter of a famous rock star, wanting to break into the business on her own merits, and despite her dad's disapproval. These two things are what made me like Never. Gow did a great job of making Never a relatable character even with her go
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: famous
I looked at my dad. “Guy stuff,” I muttered.
“Out!” My mother declared, and my dad sighed and shuffled away. “Our daughter needs her Mommy, don't you, sweetie?”
“Goodnight, Crabcakes,” my father said. “I can see where I'm not needed. Just tell me where to send the hit men.”
“I'm just saying – I know people.”

I'd love to have a dad like him haha!

Anyways, I really liked this. I feel distraught for Kyle though. I really wanted Neave to run into his arms and love him right back. Geoff's a creep, S
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is anew series by Kailin Gow that fits into the New Adult category. Seems like a lot of authors are doing that. This was a cute book about the Never Knights band made up of Neve, Kyle, Luc, Steve, and Geoff. After an accident puts Geoff out of commision for awhile, they have to find a new lead guitarist. Meet Danny Blue. Neve finds herself attracted to him right away, but she isn't sure about breaking her rule to never date or get together with her band members. This is the beginning of a s ...more
Finally a book with a female rocker. Loved it!!! She kicks ass and everyone knows it. I'm reluctant with the guy situation because she should have been up front in the first place and set boundaries instead of rules. Yeah we all know not to get involved with coworkers however there is always an exception. Guys no it and so do women. Neve is a teenager with huge responsibilities and it seems these guys take advantage of her and if they truly loved her they would have stepped up which they didn't. ...more
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Kailin Gow is an Asian American screenwriter, director, producer, speaker, and author of hundreds of books. She has been a host on world-class stages, an invited speaker for BEA (Book Expo America) to talk about publishing, a member of TED Talk, and regular radio/TV guest for major stations.

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