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Never Too Late

(Willow Creek #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,653 ratings  ·  171 reviews
I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.
Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.
Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.
But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.
Game. Set. Match.
All is fair in love and war, r
Paperback, 382 pages
Published April 11th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This author is new for me and I picked up the 1st book as a freebie.

Where that was sweet YA this was opposite.
First it's NA and everything about the story is a complete opposite of the 1st book.
It was explosive, fiery, sexy.
I love when the author can change it up.

I really liked it.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, review-books
“We’re too much alike. Both of us like fire–loud, all consuming, and willing to burn anything that got in our way”

I love, love, loved this book! What a great second chance romance! Never Too Late is Remy and Mathias’ story. Remy and Mathias have known each other for a long time. They fell in love at a young age and Remy is probably one of the only people who truly knows the real Mathias. Everything would be ok as long as they were together. Then, one fateful day, Remy tells Mathias that she has
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Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Never Too Late earned a big 4.5 stars! The author's words created a whirlwind of emotions that could make even the coldest of hearts warm. Each chapter grew in strength like a tide wave just waiting to wreck you, and wreck me it did!

After reading Last To Know, the first book in the series, I knew Mathias and Remy's story had the potential to be something out of this world and the author completely delivered. If you walk away from this story learning only one thing, it will be that not every fai
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I was given a copy of this book as a gift from Stephanie's Book Reports in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars for Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer! This is the second book in the Willow Creek series, and it is an awesome read!

Okay, we met Mathias in the first book of this series, Last to Know, and he came across as such a jerk! In this book, we get some insight into what made him the way he is, and we get to see his good side. Under all of that grumpy exterior, beats a heart of gold.

Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
In Never Too Late, Micalea Smeltzer introduces us to Mathias, twin brother to Maddox whom we met in Last To Know. Mathias' past is not a pleasant one and only a few, selective people know about his past. Mathias shared all of his past with Remy, the girl he fell in love with in high school but she broke his heart when she left town. Now Mathias doesn't trust anybody and doesn't let people close. He is arrogant, a jerk, an asshole, but with a caring heart that not many people know about.

I was con
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book, holy guacamole was it an emotional ride! I absolutely loved it! After reading Last to Know I was so excited to get to know Mathias a little bit better and I am so glad we got that chance! Mathias Wade is one the best bad boys I've read in a long time. You can't help but love him. He's rude, brooding, a pain in your behind and has the attitude to match, but deep down he's the sweetest guy you could ever meet. My heart literally was in a puddle of tears seeing him worry so much over his ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

You would think the stars of the book would be Remy and Mathias but in actuality it was gramma, "I wanted some cookies,” she called back, “so I’m making some God damn cookies and no one can stop me." I bet you a hundred dollars that Mathias was the kid in school that hated to share because the boy still hates to share, "I want you to be mine,” he growled lowly, “and only mine." He tries to accommodate his woman, "Would you like me to give you my credit card so you can go to Pier-Effing-One and m
Feb 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: dragged, predictable
I wasn't a fan of no.2
Definitely was not as addictive as Last to Know was. Most of the booked dragged and I felt like the 3 days it took me to read, I was reading at a snails pace because I just couldn't connect to the characters.

So many things were predictable which really ruined this.
My opinion on Grandma was that she tried too hard to be funny that most of the time it didn't work.

Mathias character definitely got more but it was confusing- a nasty jerk one minute but then a caring person th
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
I was really excited to read this book! I loved the first book, and although this book was about different characters, I was even more excited to read it! The author then offered me an ARC and I jumped at the chance and started reading it straightaway! This book was amazing! Absolutely amazing! I had such a hard time putting it down once I started reading it, and I read it in a few sittings! The plot was written brilliantly! It had a lot in it and the main character hid a pretty big secret from ...more
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mathias’ story is finally here! After meeting Mathias in Maddox’s book I was dying to get to know this jilted man. I wanted to hear his story, to experience the heartbreak that had jaded him so completely, and maybe even see someone break through his walls. Micalea Smeltzer delivered all of that and more in Never Too Late. The reappearance of Remy, the girl who broke Mathias in the first place, promised a story bursting with vulnerability, hesitancy, regret, and inextinguishable attraction. As f ...more
Nicole De La Cruz
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the book after Last to Know, but it can be read as a stand alone.
The book is in the POV of Remy, who has just moved back home after living in Arizona for the past seven years. Her grandma's health isn't doing so great, so she volunteered to move in with her. She hasn't seen her ex boyfriend Mathias Wade since they broke up when they were in high school. The last thing Remy wants to do in run into the man that broke her heart so long ago.
When she does run into him she comes up with a plan
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: push-pull-play

Love triangle? (view spoiler)
Cheating? (view spoiler)
HEA? (view spoiler)
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? Definetely. :)
Rating: +4 stars

Raquel Auriemma
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Micalea Smeltzer writes some of my favorite characters. Who would have thought that I'd love Mathias after he was such a jerk in Last to Know? But I guess that since he is Maddox' twin, there had to be some good in him. And there is. He even made me cry! I think you'll love him too. ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
NEVER TOO LATE is the second book in the Willow Creek series. I absolutely loved this book!
Jennifer Madero (Boricuan Bookworms)
Check out more of my reviews in my blog Boricuan Bookworms, and go enter Micalea Smeltzer's Giveaway, plus see teasers of Never Too Late, in my release day blitz post on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015!

eARC Provided for Release Day Blitz in exchange of an honest and unbiased review

Mathias Wade has the world at his disposition--women, cars, money--except the one woman who has ever held his heart. Remy Parker and Mathias used to be a thing when they were younger, until the day she had to move away a
Three Chicks
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Never Too late is the second book in the Willow Creek series but could be read as a stand alone. When I first met Mathias I could not wait for his story. He seemed like such as complex individual. He was angry and bitter and for the most part seemed to be a miserable person who was mad at the world. We didn’t know that much about him other than that there was one girl from his past that broke his heart. I could not wait to find out what it was that made Mathias the man
Maryna aka Ryna
Never Too Late is the second book in the Willow Creek series and I can tell you I loved it. This is also the first book in the series that has been turned into a New Adult book. This book had some great spunk and a nice edge. This book is still full on contemporary and also one of those cliché stories where high school lovers break up and then a few years later they find each other again and fall madly in love again :P but for me this book had a few twists. Yes it’s one of those cliché stories b ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it
It finally came. The long awaited release of Mathias and Remy's story. This story is a lot more mature than Last to Know so where there are fewer goofy scenes, we get a whole bunch of hotness. And it's really hot.

"His touch sparked an electric current in my body,"
The chemistry between Remy and Mathias was well, electric. Because of their past, from the very first scene, there is an apparent connection between these two characters that really never goes away. Throughout the book, I could feel th
Hooked On Books
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
☆☆☆☆ TWO 4 Hooked Star Reviews ☆☆☆☆

****4 Stars****

Never too Late is the second instalment in the Willow Creek Series and is
based on Mathias Wade, twin brother to Maddox. He is arrogant, he is moody,
he carries a lot of emotional baggage.

Mathias has only ever had one true love and she left when they were
teenagers, but when Remy returns things quickly heat up, she is out for
revenge on him after he broke her heart.

I was excited to read about Mathias, after getting a glimpse into his life
in book 1, I
Jennifer Wyk
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mathias! Oh the bad boy I just can't seem to get enough of!

So if you read Last to Know, you met Mathias already. Maddox's super broody, angry-at-the-world twin brother. Everything Maddox is, Mathias is not. Because I really just adored Maddox and his super playful personality, it made me really intrigued to read about Mathias and who he is, how he became so jaded, and where his story could go. Enter... Remy. His one time love, his high school girlfriend, his only. Remy is so much like Mathias, a
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Let me just start off by saying that Never Too Late is the second book in the Willow Creek series but it can also be read as a stand alone, seeing as how you don't have to read the first book in the series about Emma and Maddox to understand about Mathias and Remy's story.

Now, as to this story, I loved it! It was even better than Last To Know in my opinion. I just knew that I was going to like this story because I love reading about bad guys and their loves especially when their girlfriends mea
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a part of a series, but there are a couple things I think I should note, things I would have wanted to know before starting this book.

First, you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Although Emma and Maddox do make a couple appearances in this book, they don't play major roles. Maddox and Mathias are twins that are in the band, Willow Creek, together.

Another thing you need to know is that if you have read Last to Know, this book is VERY different. The first o
Books Laid Bare
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book, I simply loved it.
It absorbed me and kept me captive within its pages as I journeyed along with what can also be described as some completely glorious charaters.
The story had it all but initially I found myself aghast at the secrets that were being shielded between the two main characters. I understood her reticence to tell him what she held inside but I have to say that its undercurrent through the plot was simply worked to perfection.
The story had more twists and tu
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Never Too Late is the second book in this series and boy did it pack a punch. Mathias and Remy were high school sweethearts but their relationship had to end due to outside forces. However there were words saids and feelings hurt. Fast forward seven years later and the two will be reunited. But what will win out in the end-love or hate?

I love Micalea’s writing. She is able to get you into the story and her characters. Mathias is the lead singer of Willow Creek and the quote-unquote bad boy of t
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Never Too Late is the second story in the Willow Creek series but I think it could be read as a stand alone..

 The story picks up with Remy coming back to town several years after she left with her parents.. She comes back to town to take care of her grandmother. She knows there is a huge chance she might run in to her old high school flame. Who is non other the Mathias Wade.

   Mathias Wade and the rest of Willow Creek is in town recording a new album. He never expected to see Remy again much l
Jacqui Norris
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for an honest review

If you are a fan of Micaela Smeltzer, which I am, her new series Willow Creek will just confirm why. Never Too Late is the second in the series and I think my favorite at this point. I liked the “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude of the character Mattias Wade, lead singer and bad boy of Willow Creek. Where the first book in the series was about the romantic Maddox, this one takes a grittier tone and shows a more volatile relationship between Mattias and Remy, his onc
FMR Book Grind
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is the book after Last to Know, but it can be read as a stand alone.
The book is in the POV of Remy, who has just moved back home after living in Arizona for the past seven years. Her grandma's health isn't doing so great, so she volunteered to move in with her. She hasn't seen her ex boyfriend Mathias Wade since they broke up when they were in high school. The last thing Remy wants to do in run into the man that broke her heart so long ago.
When she does run into him sh
Apr 26, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars.
Don't get me wrong, I do love a good ol hot/cold, tortured hero like any woman, but the over-dramatic dialogue in the first 30%, made the hero seem more bipolar than dark and pining.

Anyway, once the H&h got their shit together the dialogue got less irritating and I ended up getting through the rest of the book with no hiccups. It wasn't a bad read, it just wasn't my jam. I have read and loved a few books about tortured, angry rock stars who act like assholes and I love em! I also know
Page Turners
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has a mixture of drama and rock star fame. Which of course makes this a good book! Mathias and Remy were high school sweethearts. When Remy gets news that she has to leave town and Mathias, they part ways on a very ugly note filled with secrets. Now six years later, she has come back to town to take care of her elderly grandmother. Of course the drawback of living in a small town is that you can't avoid people. When they run into each other at the local bar, they both realize that the ...more
Taisheena Rayne
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Never to Late by Micalea Smeltzer
I love this story. There is depth to the characters and the storyline is a fully developed plot.
I think Micalea has a great writing style and I enjoyed reading about Mathias and Remy. I Love that their friends have depth also, so often the secondary characters are ignored.
I love the band Willow Creek! This series is shaping up to be a new favorite of mine. The descriptions are written so well you can visualize them.
Mathias has a major role in this book as the
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Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. When she's not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book. ...more

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