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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.

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.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless joins forces with the New York Times bestselling author of Mud Vein. Together, they have created a gripping, romantic tale unlike any other.

158 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 7, 2015

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Colleen Hoover

74 books645k followers
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller, women's fiction and paranormal romance.

I don't like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I'll claw my way out.

My social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is colleenhooverbooks@gmail.com

Founder of www.thebookwormbox.com charity and Book Bonanza.

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1,059 reviews74.8k followers
January 11, 2015

WOW!! What an amazing, unique story!!

Never Never was fast-paced, thrilling, mysterious, exciting, romantic, and kept me guessing the whole way though. I literally could not put it down and I can't wait for the next book in this fantastic new series!!!

Best friends since they could walk.
In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.

He'll do anything to remember.
She'll do anything to forget.

This is the first book of a series co-written by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. Colleen wrote the guy's POV, Tarryn wrote the girl's, and the two halves of the story were blended together seamlessly.

This is going to be a shorter review because my honest opinion is that it's best to go into this book knowing as little as possible about the actual story so I won't tell you anything that'll ruin the experience here. But I can say that I was hooked from the very first page and completely drawn into these characters' lives.

The only things I knew before starting it other than what the blurb said was that it was a real-world story (somewhere between YA and NA) with a very slight paranormal twist to it. Just to clarify that a little: there are no vampires or ghosts or any such beings, it's more just in the background in a subtle, undefined, but enthralling way. But I don't want to say more though because I want you to let it unfold as you read.

Dozens of theories about what could be happening to these characters were constantly playing in my head as I flew through the pages, and then just when I began to think I had an idea where the story was going, a surprising new layer to the mystery was revealed that sent full body chills running through me!!

The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger, but it was a very exciting one (not an oh-crap-why?! one). It was a very logical stopping point but it also spun the story in a crazy cool new direction that opened up such thrilling possibilities for the next book! Really, truly... don't wait to start this series -- just dive right in!

There's a reason we've come to love Colleen and Tarryn's writing. They've earned our trust and fully deserve it. With Never Never , they delivered a suspenseful, captivating, heart-pounding page turner with a love story at it's core. I'm absolutely addicted to this series and can't wait to see what happens next!

“I’m gonna make you fall in love with me again.”

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1,946 reviews292k followers
January 22, 2016
Update 2016: I'm not going to change my rating because I did enjoy this book, but I just want to issue a warning that I was so so disappointed with the ending of this series: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I must say... even though I've had many issues with Hoover's books in the past, she and Tarryn Fisher have weaved one hell of a compelling tale here.

The only real downside to this first installment is how quickly it was over, leaving us hanging with an evil cliffhanger that won't be resolved until May! This strange little book gives up so few of its secrets - a fact I might have withdrawn stars for if it wasn't such a damn intriguing pageturner.

I'm going to be honest: Colleen Hoover has been responsible for many of my rants in the past and some might think me a masochist for even trying to enjoy another of her novels. I hated the way she glorified controlling boyfriends in Hopeless. I thought the writing in Slammed showcased an author who had not yet found her footing. And Maybe Someday had more than its fair share of slut-shaming.

But... I've said in my past (negative) reviews that I like Hoover's easy-to-digest style of writing that demands you turn the pages. I like how her characters are mostly three dimensional and not all typical NA stereotypes. So I cast aside my reservations and tumbled into this... mystery? Romance? Paranormal thriller? The jury's still out.

This book opens with our two narrators having absolutely no memory of who they are, where they live, who their friends and family are... or how they managed to get in this state. Piecing together clues about their lives and their relationship, it seems like the more they discover the weirder everything gets. Who were they before? How did they lose their memories? Do they even want to find out?

Romance does come out when Charlie and Silas are trying to figure out the details of their relationship - as well as many skeletons in the closet - but unlike Hoover's other works, this story feels like so much more than a romance. It's dark, mysterious, even creepy at times. Probably not for readers who like a clear distinction between the realistic and the supernatural because I'm still not sure which applies here.

Characters I care about, complex relationships (not just of the romantic kind), and a whopping great mystery... I'm ready for the sequel. Now please.

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896 reviews1,947 followers
January 11, 2015
4 Mind-F*ck Stars.

I will not tell you much about this, because in this kind of books, the more blind you go in, the better. So let me tell you my reaction during pretty much the whole length of this book:


Charlie and Silas woke up one morning without remembering anything or anyone. The people around them know who they are, they have lives, they have family, that have friends… they just don’t remember absolutely anything. They start to try to figure out what happened to them… but they more they dig, the more questions start to appear.
So get ready for a very strange and mysterious ride. You’re going to love it!


When I first heard about a book written by Colleen and Tarryn together I thought: “That has to be the stupidest idea ever.”
How can you put together the woman who wrote Slammed and the woman who wrote Mud Vain and expect it to work?
Well, I’m happy to say that I was completely mistaken: this book brought the best of both worlds. We have the dark and compelling mind-f*ck that Tarryn got us used to, but we also have the sweet, romantic and whimsical feeling Colleen always give us.
But this book left a lot of question unanswered… no, it left ALL the questions unanswered, so I really can’t wait for the next installment.


Rating: 4 Stars.
Steam: Meh.
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3,758 reviews32k followers
April 20, 2015

4 Never stop. Never forget. stars!

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Colleen Hoover. Tarryn Fisher. Two authors I love. Two distinctly different writing styles. Somehow, these two authors were able to collaborate and blend their styles together and Never Never was born. It’s one of those books that you finish and think... what the hell did I just read? Which didn’t surprise me. That’s happened with every Tarryn book I’ve read.

Charlie and Silas are in high school. Apparently they’re popular and they’re boyfriend and girlfriend. They also can’t remember a thing. Not about who they are, who their family and friends are, who each other are. Nothing. Forgetting is scary. Remembering may be as equally terrifying. All they know is that they are in this together. They are connected. They forgot together, now they’ll try to remember together.

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CoHo has done it again. Written a wonderfully swoonworthy hero. I didn’t have to know who wrote which pov. Silas had Colleen written all over him. He was perfect. Sweet, funny and adorable.
“I want to feel that again. I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love Charlie.”

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Then there is Charlie. Once again, it didn’t surprise me that Tarryn wrote her. She has that snarky kind of humor that Tarryn does so well.
My drawers are neat. I must have OCD. I toss around the socks and underwear to see if I can piss myself off.

Never Never was a short book, and once I start reading I couldn’t put it down. The end left me with more questions than I had in the beginning and the second book can’t come soon enough! I’m glad I read it, but the waiting is going to be brutal. I know I’ll have to do a re-read before the next book is out! I'm going to leave this review short and sweet. It's one of those stories you just hate to read yourself!

Overall, if you’re looking for a well written and unique story that’s fast paced, mysterious and an all around intriguing read, pick this one up!
“We were an us, Charlie. And holy shit, I can see why.”

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1,176 reviews4,157 followers
December 6, 2016
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I didn't expect to like this serial as much as I did. I had seen plenty of bad reviews for this series, but I am always looking for quick audiobooks that I can finish between other, "deeper" audiobook selections. 'Never Never' was exactly the type of quick, "filler" audiobook that I was looking for.

Admittedly, I was wrong about this story. I was completely captivated by this story right from the start. It was just so different from everything else I'd read. I ended up reading all three books back to back, because I couldn't pull myself away until I knew what happened.

The story is centered on two high school sweethearts, Charlie and Silas. It is immediately apparent that Charlie has some sort of unexplained memory loss. She can't remember her name or anything about her life. She is scared, but decides to go through the motions at school until she can piece her missing memories back together.

Charlie walks through her school day, doing her best to soak up every detail. She does her best to change her behavior in response to the reactions of her "friends", slowly identifying her usual behaviors and preferences. She is introduced to her boyfriend, Silas, but has no recollection of him either.

After spending the day together, Charlie figures out that she isn't the only one faking it. It is clear that Silas has absolutely no idea of who she is either. Things go from strange to outright bizarre!

Circumstances throw these two virtual strangers together. They form a fast alliance, working together to try and figure out what is going on with them. Despite growing closer to one another, all the clues that they unearth paint a disturbing picture.

They were not the happy couple that everyone thought. Both of them had secrets...big ones! Now, they risk losing their newfound happiness as they come to terms with their betrayals.

Emotions run high and tempers flare. Like most YA stories, there is plenty of angst and back & forth to hold your attention. There is no shortage of teenage drama here.

That being said, you need to be in the mood for this kind of story. On another day, I might have found the exact same story to be immature and irritating. However, it was exactly what I was in the mood for at the time.

The first of three serials, this book ends with a huge cliffhanger. That shouldn't be a surprise. If you're like me, you'll want to finish the series immediately.

This story was highly unbelievable, but greatly entertaining. It's one of those books where you're thinking, "Yeah right" and rolling your eyes...but you can't stop listening anyway because you love every implausible minute. Yep, I was hooked! I started the second book immediately after finishing Part I.
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2,509 reviews31k followers
April 14, 2020
author collaborations always make me nervous - especially when it involves an author i adore (hoover) and an author im not really a fan of (fisher). from past experience, one of three things can happen:
- i like the book because i want to support the author i love,

- i dont enjoy the novel because it reminds why i dislike the other author to begin with, OR

- the story doesnt feel like it was written by either author and then im just confused. lol.
with this story, im finding myself in the last scenario. im confused, i have no idea what either author was thinking when they wrote this or why they both approved of it (especially part three), but wow. this is pretty meh. not great, not horrible. just pretty mediocre. and i have a hard time believing either author is okay with mediocrity.

as a whole, the concept is pretty unique. i enjoy how this first and second parts really engage in the mystery aspect of the story and sets up the plot and characters in a way that makes me want to root for them and discover what is happening. but part three completely ruins the story. it really made me realise that world building is nonexistent and the story is highly underdeveloped in many ways. it seriously made me question why i enjoyed the first two parts. and what even was that epilogue!?!

this mini-series is proof that sometimes authors have brain farts and its not always a good idea to publish every story well-established authors write.

part one ↠ 3.5 stars
part two ↠ 3.5 stars
part three ↠ 2.5 stars
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628 reviews1,279 followers
January 12, 2015
4.5 Stars


Never Never is exceptionally written and unforgettable. An original story, that has left me with tons of unanswered questions, and desperate for more. Gah. That ending!!! The wait is going to kill me! Hopefully it won't be too long... ((May 17th))



A Colleen and Taryn collaboration?!?! Eeek!
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269 reviews665 followers
January 10, 2015
3.5 STARS! ★★★☆

Well this book was one whole gigantic tease of a mystery with almost zero answers given to us.

Me after reading the first chapter:

Me after reading the last page:

And let it be known that there is this HUGE cliffy at the end of this one that can rival against that cliffy in Nocte <-- yeah remember THAT gigantic cliffy where you'd want to hunt down the author and hold her at gunpoint to reveal the answers we need?!

I liked that the concept is unique and original, plus I expected nothing less when it involves these two brilliant authors. Imagine Tarryn's twisted ideas thrown in with CoHo's signature hero that you'd like to take home for Sunday brunches with your family. And BAM! You'll get this little brainchild that comes in the form of an unconventional love story shrouded in mystery but also sprinkled with some adorable humor and yummy grilled cheese (that's all on you, CoHo).

All I can say so far that it's like a mix of second chance romance where the MCs get to start off with a clean slate again or reading a romance story backwards since they were lovers prior to them suffering a bad case of amnesia (or so it seems). We get to see them slowly discovering things about their past but at this point, Charlie & Silas are as clueless as us readers are.

My only issue would be wishing that the authors would have waited to release this as a standalone novel rather than a 140-pages novella at this point. This book seemed to have only scratched the surface of what could have been a potentially amazing read had it been a standalone. Had I known that it was this short and ends with a huge cliffy with no official news on the next release date, I would have held it off. But alas, my relationship with CoHo's books seemed to get the better of me.

Overall, it's different and it's not a read that you can just box it into a particular category. It has a little bit of everything and possibly more; it captivates you yet it confuses you. Definitely a page-turner but if you're not a fan of cliffhangers, I'd highly advise you to wait till the next book is out before picking this one up.

PS: My theory so far, if anyone is interested.
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2,415 reviews7,421 followers
May 5, 2015
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My reaction upon finishing?????

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Never Never has earned it’s 1 Star for one reason and one reason alone - IT’S NOT A BOOK! And before anyone goes all Sassy Troll on me, I’mma beat you to the punch and say NOPE – IT’S NOT A NOVELLA EITHER. It is a third of a book. It’s the equivalent of going to your local bookstore, picking a 300 page book off the shelf, ripping the first 100 or so pages out, reading only that portion of the story, and having the clerk tell you the next 100 pages won't be available for you to read for another 5 months . . .

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I’ve read a couple of CoHo books, so upon starting I figured it would be something like this . . .

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What it was instead? Well, I don’t even fucking know since the story never went ANYWHERE in the 118 pages provided on my Nook version. In order to prevent mass spoilage, I'll just say all you ever really know is Silas and Charlie “wake up” with no memories.

Silas was your typical New Adult male MC. You know, the kind all the girls will be dropping their panties for all over the interwebs. Kinda like this guy . . .

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Unless you’re Erica. Then you are probably picturing someone like this instead . . .

Charlie was your typical New Adult female MC . . .

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(Why do men get such a bad rap for writing terrible female characters? Female writers are just as bad.)

The rest of the “book” was spent . . . well, kinda doing nothing. And that ending????

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That’s not to say Never Never can’t end up being decent by the time it’s all done. This should have served as a lesson that publication dates/pre-orders shouldn’t be accepted before an author (or in this case, authors) is anywhere close to being finished with a story. Calling it a “series” when it’s obviously a stand-alone novel broken into three sections is more than a bit shady. Not to mention all the superfans (many who are young girls spending their allowance) who will be dropping THREE TIMES the price they normally do in order to read what is really one book . . . .

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1,804 reviews2,160 followers
August 14, 2016
3 stars!

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First off I'd like to reiterate that just because I rate a book 3 stars doesn't mean it wasn't good. It just means I didn't love it. I liked this book, I did. I just wish I had waited to read this until the 2nd book was released. Because this book ends on a CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!!

I don't want to give anything away, so in the tradition of the lovely Kat Stark , this is my (mini) unconventional review.

My thoughts while I was reading this book:

-"Hmm, Tarryn Fisher really has a thing for amnesia."

-"Damn, this book reminds me a lot of Don't Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout just with 2 people and not 1 person."

-"OMG CoHo soooooooooooo wrote that part."

-"Why are they so focused on kissing each other rather than figuring out what's happening to them? Those are some damn strong horny hormones!"

-"Now I want a grilled cheese. Damn it, that was CoHo's doing again!"

-"Eeek! A penis!"

I will say that despite there being a cliffy (which I expected) it was a DAMN GOOD cliffy.

So overall, I like the concept but I wish this book had been more than 140 pages. I will read book 2. Whenever it decides to come along.
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Author 8 books74.3k followers
April 20, 2015
I'm only giving this 4 stars because it was TOO short to feel like an actual book! I really think this would had worked PERFECTLY as a standalone! But aside from that, I FREAKING LOVED IT! The characters were awesome, specially Silas, I'm in love with him already. Also Landon, he's a sweetheart <3.

I'm really interested in what will happen next! The things we found out in the first book left me with my mouth hanging open! What's up with that Brian and Avril?! Ughhh, I want to slap Silas and Charlie, I want to know why they did those horrible things! I also want to know what's causing their memory loss! The ending left us with a big cliffhanger and I almost cried! I don't know why! I think it's because I was able to put myself in the place of the main characters and I felt what Silas was feeling in that moment with the letters, I was so confused and worried and with a hole in my heart!

Now I can't wait to read the second part, and the cover just freaks me out! Where is the other hand?! Why is it tinted with red?! I hope we get a Colleenesque ending to these books, because if they went with Tarryn's way, I'M EXPECTING THE WORST!

Stupid, stupid cliffhanger.
But AWESOME, awesome book!
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643 reviews4 followers
April 25, 2015
**Before reading**

I CAN'T.... *jumps up and down*

Best news ever!

**After reading**

What the hell was that?
First of all, it should have been announced that this would be a serial novel and not series or standalone.
Second, this premise is nothing new or original or special or that shocking. Obviously, other's people definition of mind fuck is different from mine.
Third, so many things that are just... stupid! Okay, they don't remember anything. Two pages later - they do remember some things. Oh, how convenient! Hey, our lives are turned upside down by some unexplainable event - but they act like they are out on the first date or some shit like that. A lot of pathetic love scenes. In the story with a premise that DOESN'T NEED THOSE!
Fourth, I got a feeling that this whole thing was written because both authors knew it would bring them a lot of attention and possibly money and high sales rank.

I'm disappointed and I need break from both CoHo and Tarryn Fisher because I'm just annoyed now.
February 20, 2015
I honestly think everyone is so far up Colleen Hoover's ass that they can't recognise terrible writing for what it is.

Just realised that Colleen liked this and I can't stop laughing.
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599 reviews2,881 followers
January 8, 2015
A chilling, captivating thriller.
Hoover and Fisher have combined their unique talents to deliver a deliciously twisted tale of deceit, love and friendship that keeps you guessing long after the heart-stopping end.

Check your preconceptions at the door, readers. This is a different—and exciting—Colleen Hoover/Tarryn Fisher experience. Never Never is a story that defies a specific category. It’s romantic, suspenseful, witty, edgy, mysterious and even creepy. I loved it!!! It has a supernatural twist that fuels the intriguing crux of the novel, sparking endless possibilities to conjure in one’s mind. Chapters alternate protagonist point-of-views as we piece together what’s happening in a book that starts with a blank.

“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”

Charlie and Silas have been friends since they were young, together since they were teenagers and now they’re strangers.

“I look at her, she’s the girl I supposedly make love to. The girl I’ve apparently made love to for a while. The girl I apparently still love. I just wish I could remember …”

The book’s mysterious circumstances begin to unveil, as Silas and Charlie’s story takes shape. The plot-driven approach peppers fragments of who they are slowly, as they react to situations and each other. I won’t divulge too much information, as it’s best to experience this story blindly, but I’ll share that their tale is twisted and unusual. Not only that, there are shocking truths that change everything, and nothing is at it seems. And these truths… they’re mere glimpses of what’s to come and it makes the story feel more sinister.

The story moves quickly and concludes with a totally heart-stopping, leave-me-breathless, oh-my-godding kind of ending. It was brilliant and it totally rocked. I promise that like me, you’ll be more than ready to devour the next book in this compelling new series. Ready to unravel this mystery to the core. Ready to embrace what is sure to be more chilling… more thrilling… more spellbinding.

Overall, it was a wonderfully suspenseful, addictive book. I was happy to see these two differently styled authors come together to push the boundaries of their individual comfort zones, and the result is definitely something to gush over. They’ve given us a page turner of a story we are sure to remember.

He’ll do anything to remember.
She’ll do anything to forget.


✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

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1,014 reviews1,051 followers
December 18, 2015

Despite some issues I have with the book, I must say that this is a very unique and intriguing read and I really enjoyed most of it.

The story to me is a first and I find it really very clever of the authors to create a story (in less 159 pages) of teaching two people who clearly love each other but who keep messing around and taking for granted what they have the hardest way to learn their lesson.

Come to think of it, it does follow the fairy tale formula. A mean, uncaring girl and a stuck up, popular dude in a too perfect relationship- THEY NEEDED TO RUIN IT. So one day, a paranormal force perhaps a curse? intervenes to make them forget completely who they are. I have a strong feeling Tarryn Fisher has a lot do with the amnesia ingredient.^^

As the MCs try to solve the mystery of their characters, they learn about the not so good side of their selves. This mystery is like the second chance to be better people than they used to be or so I hope would be the direction of the story.

I find it very amusing when the characters were trying to resolve the mystery to their situation by referring to popular fairytales.

My main problem is such a story would have been so much more appropriate if the MCs weren’t in high school. It greatly bothered me that cheating and sleeping around would be ordinary occurrences. I think this is the main thing that ruined the story- the choice of characters.

I wasn’t really that surprised at the cliffy because I expected there was going to be a major one, thanks to spoilers. But it still managed to give me Goosebumps.

The premise is great.
The characters are inappropriate.
The writing isn’t very special but it was amusing and easy to read.
The plot is not very satisfying which makes me want to read the sequel even more!
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2,358 reviews4,607 followers
April 12, 2015
4.5 Stars ~ ”What does Never Never mean?”

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Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher collaborated on this book/series with a mysterious storyline of two high school teens who wake up in history class without a clue of who/where they are and why they have lost their memories.

”I’m starting to not like who we are, Silas. You’re a rich kid who’s a dick to your housekeeper. I’m a mean teenager with absolutely no personality who takes selfies to make herself feel more important.”

As the story progresses through dual povs of Charlie and Silas we find that they have been long time family friends, boyfriend/girlfriend with one another for most their lives and their families are connected.

”We were an us, Charlie. And holy shit, I can see why.”

The writing was what a reader would expect from these wonderful authors… just excellent as were all characters presented. The more the two find out about themselves the more questions come with each discovery.

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To my disappointment this is a pretty short story that left me still not sure where the story is going and what the future holds for Silas and Charlie.


My stalking ventures have already commenced but so far I haven’t seen any teasers yet for the second and final book of this series. Oh I also totally guessed which author wrote which character I think friends will easily appreciate both author’s touches and join me in counting down the days till May 18th!!

”Never stop. Never forget.”
April 14, 2016
This book is one tasty mindf*ck and I loved every minute of it. How could I not? I love both authors...one's a little naughty and one's a little nice. Mix them together and BAM...this is what you get!

I could literally do this gif over and over...and over! Every time I thought I had something figured out, nope - see gif! ;)


One thing I must mention is that the flow is so seamless! I really tried to pay attention and see if I could figure out who was writing what but I just got too wrapped up in the story...for the most part. There were times I was certain this had to be TF and other times, it had to be CoHo but in the end, it didn't really matter because it just worked.

So the story...starts off with Charlie not being able to remember a thing about herself...right in the middle of the day! It wasn't like she woke up and couldn't remember anything. Nope, she was just going along her day and drew a blank...at school. (Almost like those dreams you have where you can't remember where your classes are and you're having a big test? Yeah, like that.) Luckily, she's in the same class with Silas who's going through the exact same thing and of course, he's her boyfriend.

They try to figure out their lives and they get some answers rather quickly but then almost as many questions. Their families were close and something happened and now they hate each other. Silas and Charlie aren't suppose to be together but it's kind of hard to do when you've been with someone for four years...happily or not. (But the tattoos? LOVED that!)

There's not really any steaminess...a little romance and a juicy kiss though. Oh and lots of goose bumps! ;)


Thankfully, we get both their POVs. It was interesting to see their feelings come out and how they reacted to things in the past.

Question everything....or just go with the flow. Either way, you're not gonna be able to figure this puppy out. I actually had some ideas but the ending threw all those out the window.

The one thing I know for sure...I would take Silas as a boyfriend any day...memory or not. He is that yummy!

Favorite quotes:

"Never stop. Never forget.

♥ “I don’t know myself well, but I can tell I have a lot of game.”

♥ "I’m Tetris Silas. All my pieces and parts are going to fit into all of your pieces and parts.”

♥ “Are we…are we about to make out? Because I didn’t picture it going down like this.”

♥ “We’re branded. You and me. We are so in love, Charlie. You feeling it yet? Do I make your heart go pitter patter?”

♥ “I don’t care what our real first kiss was,” he says. “That’s the one I want to remember.”

♥ “We were an us, Charlie. And holy shit, I can see why.”

♦ BR w/Melissa!

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277 reviews241 followers
September 13, 2019
★ /5
This is a short book without anything good in it.

As a person who didn‘t know anything about the plot, I was a very confused and bored entire book. As the story went further and further I welt more and more detached from the story. Honestly, nothing meaningful happened until the very end.

The book mainly focuses on the relationship between Charlie and Silas, two teenagers as they are trying to regain their lost memory. They as characters for me were unbearable to follow because I didn‘t like any aspect of their relationship to others and themselves, their personalities felt very basic and they had a lot of unnecessary characteristics witch didn't help their character arcs.

Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of this novel. It is very short and practically nothing happens.
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January 19, 2016

Genre: YA/NA Crossover – romance & mystery.
Cover: 9/10
Writing: 10/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 10/10
Humour: 5/10
Hotness: 2/10
Romance: 8/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Approx 150 Kindle pages. Not a stand-alone.

6 stars because... I couldn't put it down. I laughed. I loved the story, the writing, the mystery, the romance, the plot, the characters. I wouldn't change a thing. And I want to read it all over again already.

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Never Never is about 18 year old Silas & 17 year old Charlie, forgetting who they are & everyone else in the process, in the middle of a school day.

What ensues is all about them finding out who they were in their 'past lives' and trying to find clues to the mystery of their missing memories. Ultimately getting to know each other all over again. They don't feel like themselves at all, but all they know is they only have each other.

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I know I said I was going to wait for the reviews to appear. But I couldn't resist seeing what Fisher & Hoover hand in store for me. And I'm very grateful I didn't wait. I loved going in blind.

All I can say is that I loved this book. Silas was awesome, funny, romantic, clever. Charlie I felt for, I also admired her. The mystery & plot was totally surprising and unique. And I am just DYING for the next book.

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As promised, for my friends who are worried about cheating:

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May 6, 2015
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4.5 Where do I begin stars?


I haven’t liked a CoHo read since Hopeless. I was starting to think I woke up in la la land and everyone was invaded by body snatchers because I just didn’t get it.

ANYHOW, yay for serials… I guess, but I’m going with it.

Never Never is part one of serials (I have no idea how many parts there will be, I am assuming 3, based on the length of Never Never, I’m sure CoHo has it on her site). Like I said, I have a Love/Hate relationship with serials. I hate them because of the cliffys, but I love them because of the cliffys.

I know. I’m a little crazy.

I really DID LIKE Never Never as a serial. I felt like if it was any longer I would have gotten bored with the storyline and needed a break. The pace was fast and slow at the same time.

It’s about the Hero and Heroine not having any memories. They do not know who they are and why they both lost their memories.

It was fast because I HAD NO CLUE TO WHAT WAS GOING ON, it was kind of slow because the characters had no clue to what was going on and as they were putting the pieces together, I felt like it just needed the pace to pick up (JUST A TINY BIT).

Anyhow, if you are like me and was a bit hesitant because you didn’t like Ugly Love, or The Opportunist, well you will not be disappointed with Never Never.

Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover AMAZON
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January 9, 2015
4 stars

Had I known there would be a cliffy I probably wouldn't have picked this up but I'm so glad I did because I found the story interesting and original. So it was a bit on the unbelieveable side but Silas and Charlie were so cute together and that's the main thing that matters to me.

I would recommend for those who like
Cute romance
A bit of mystery/suspense
New adult with a twist
Fans of CoHo & TF
Unforgettable plot
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Lookie what is FREEEEE! Part 1 of 3. Serial complete.

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

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I love weekends. You know why? They give me the perfect excuse to clean out my Kindle. I think I must have finished about eight books this weekend, and I feel so proud of myself. One of those books finished was NEVER NEVER. I've been on a Tarryn Fisher binge, because I really like her style and you never really know what you're going to get with one of her books. One of the last ones I read, THE OPPORTUNIST, even had an amnesia subplot like this one, so that was amusing but okay. I'm a sucker for a good amnesia plot. They're one of my favorite cracky tropes.

As I said, I like Tarryn Fisher, but I'm more ambivalent about Colleen Hoover. I like some of her darker books like TOO LATE and IT ENDS WITH US, but a lot of the other ones of hers I've read have really made me angry. I didn't see how two such very different authors could mesh together, but Tarryn lightened up her style and Hoover darkened it. I actually thought Hoover was Fisher, because Silas's POV was my favorite and I assumed that was because it was written by my favorite author of the two, but no. Maybe they were trying to imitate each other's styles? Anyway, they did manage to blend, so kudos to them, because I totally wasn't expecting that to happen.

The plot is weird, and kind of reminds me of those other "memory loss thrillers," like Memento, Paycheck, and Before I Go to Sleep, only this is told from a YA/NA perspective. Silas and Charlie both "wake up" in school not knowing who they are, where they are, or why they can't remember anything before their moment of dawning consciousness. When they glimpse one another and see how lost they are, they know that they aren't alone and that they must have a connection. They do. They're boyfriend and girlfriend.

As they form a wary partnership and start digging into the lives that don't even feel like their own, they discover some very disturbing revelations about themselves and their families. Legal trouble, cheating, violence, betrayal - it seems like their relationship wasn't just on the rocks, it was impaled on them, bleeding out treachery. But they also seemed to love each other, too, despite everything else, and it isn't really clear why they would want to cause each other so much pain if there was love. That's just one thing in a long list of things that they can't remember.

The book starts getting really creepy towards the end, with two particularly notable scenes that gave me chills, even if they were a teeny bit cliche. But right when things begin to pick up, the book ends on a wicked cliffhanger that occurs after one of the biggest revelations in the book. If NEVER NEVER feels short, it isn't your imagination; it's under 200 pages, and by the time you finish the book you don't really know anything more about the mystery behind these characters than you did at the beginning. It's incredibly frustrating to become that invested in the story with so little payoff.

NEVER NEVER isn't a bad book but it's definitely not one of my favorites. It's actually my least favorite Tarryn Fisher book I've read so far, although it's fine for a CoHo (I expect better from Fisher). I'm certainly not so wowed by what I read that I feel the urge to race out and purchase the sequel. There are too many other amnesia books that did it better and answered my questions better.

2.5 to 3 stars
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308 reviews2,153 followers
January 11, 2015
Never….never have I been more pissed!!

You would think that for once, just once, Colleen Hoover or Tarryn Fisher could write something mediocre, something blah. They could manage to suck at least one time. Once!


Their talent is effortless.

When I found out they were teaming up for Never Never, I thought there was a chance that their ferocious ability to write would cancel each other out. A cock fight of talent that would innately void the other’s writing. I was preparing for a mess. Either that or the apocalypse.

I didn’t expect their talents to match each other word for word. Their differences to fit in perfect sync forming a fluent one of a kind experience.

The insurmountable talent these ladies possess falls into the category of things I’ll never understand. Like, why is it that no matter how many times I pee before I get into the shower, as soon as I step in the shower, I have to pee again? How do red lights always know when I’m running late? Why won’t the 5th dentist just cave and say he recommends Colgate too, and why is Wal-Mart taking over the world?

I don’t understand it, and I didn’t expect it.

This book exceeded all expectations.

Believe it or not, I started Never Never without any knowledge of the plot. I didn’t know it was a plus sized novella, or part of a series. The vagueness of this very review is to hopefully provide others with the same blind leap of faith.

Here is what I can tell you.

Never Never is a penetratingly unique and original story that will capture you from the very first paragraph. It is suspenseful and heart pounding. An experience that’s one of a kind. But what I loved most, the very most, is how it made me feel.

This is a love story at its core.

"I don't care what our first real kiss was. That's the one I want to remember."

There were certain scenes where the love was so achingly intense, but not in an obvious way. In a way that was made to be felt. I would literally experience a flutter in the very pit of my stomach during certain parts; it almost hurt. I spent half of the time with a knot in my stomach, and the other half trying to figure everything out. Thinking I had figured it out, only to be taken in a completely different direction.

My advice is to hold on, the experience is quick. Keep in mind that the plot centers on time. You find out the limitations of why certain things couldn’t have been developed more, even at times I wished for the “more”, but consider the plot. Consider why the authors had to make it work at such a rapid pace.

The creativity of what these authors have done blows me away. They have brought something unique to a literary world that is saturated with repetition. Once you start, you will not be able to stop, and in the end you will be pissed as hell that you have to wait for more.

I cannot wait for more.

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