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Never Say Never

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  966 ratings  ·  138 reviews
My life was full of nevers.

It was never supposed to go this way. I was never supposed to lose Mom so soon. I was never supposed to worry about making ends meet, to worry about losing the farm. I never thought I’d be working a job I hate, with a boss who was more interested in what was under my shirt than in my head. Saving neglected and abused horses had been my whole li
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Published September 2015 by Black Ink
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Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
2.5 stars
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+++++5 Stars+++++
Wow. It has been a while since I've read such an emotional book. There were parts that were difficult to read and there were parts that had me in tears. An excellent book.
Haley's life are her horses and her farm. When a horrific accident takes her mother away, she is left alone. Traumatised and lonely, she tries to pick up her life and keep her farm and rescue horses up to shape. But it is not easy.
Aiden is the Hollywood playboy. He is a famous actor and out of fear of being ty
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved this little gem of a book and it rescued me from some not so good stories that I started and couldn't finish.
It starts with quite an intense scene, Haley and her Mom are on their way to rescue some badly treated horses. That's what they do and have a stable full of mistreated horses that they bring back to health and hopefully find new homes for them.
Aiden Shepherd is your typical spoiled Hollywood actor, he's hooked on prescription drugs and alcohol to get him through the dark memories of
Anne OK
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
New to me author with a book that thoroughly captivated and enthralled me. I loved the cover the minute I saw it. Haley and Aiden's story is a one of second chances -- for both people and animals. The horse rescue aspect of the storyline was very sad indeed – with some tough details that cut to the quick. But readers will also find it inspirational and uplifting.

Both Haley and Aiden struggle with pain and heartbreak that has touched their lives. The author provides readers with not only a heart
Apr 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
💞Small Town Romance Boxset (One Call Away, Free Fall, Never Say Never) is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon today!💞
Paula M
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Didn't I say that InstaLove ruins everything??? ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Never Say Never
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★★



Books like this one are the reason I decided to add blogger to my writing/reading/reviewing resume.

Hidden treasures that come out of nowhere and make you feel so much that it overflows all over the place. Making you laugh one minute, cry the next and then walk a precipice in between, wondering when the cycle of feeling will begin again. Ones that you might not have gotten to
1-Click Addict Support Group
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Haley's been to hell and back, and just when she thought she was going to be okay, she meets him—the one who would make her see how strong of a woman she's become since the tragedy. The one who would show her that she is worth fighting for, and worth everything to him...

Haley's past kept her from truly trying to get to know Aiden; her self confidence just about as low as you could go, yet to see how loving, kind and patient Aiden was was a lovely thing. Their interaction was beautiful, sweet, se
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

“You might be broken, but I love every shattered piece of you.”

When I first saw the cover of this book, I fell in love. I loved the coloring and the image made me curious. Then I read the synopsis and knew that this was a book that I had to check out.

Never Say Never follows the story of Haley and Aiden. Haley’s story is not an easy one and captured my heart from the very beginning. Haley is broken and is struggling to move on with her life. But that is easier said than do
Eye Candy Bookstore
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a perfect story of love, loss, and finding your way. Both broken in different ways and in need of healing, Aiden and Haley bring you a beautifully broken love story.

Haley is trying to survive after a tragedy strikes and leaves her a complete mess and all alone with the horse rescue her and her mother run, well, until Aiden falls into her life. Aiden is good at pretending everything in his life is perfect, he has a job he loves and is good at, friends, and more money then he knows what
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
I liked the story but it dragged in the middle for me. I found myself skipping to the last 10% to find out what happened. I liked the ending. sweet with a hea.
Cheryl (I Heart Fictional People)
Review originally posted on my blog: I Heart Fictional People


I remember browsing on Blood Rose Books, and I saw an interview with an author named Emily Goodwin. I had never heard of her, but her books sounded so good. And she seems to be a huge fan of romance, so I knew I would love her. I entered the giveaway for her latest book, Never Say Never, and I actually ended up winning! I couldn’t explain how excited I was. I’m a sucker for contemporary romances, and this book sounded a
Sanne Heremans
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

Haley Parker and Aiden Shepherd - Two lost souls burdened by more pain than one should ever endure.

Haley is still recovering from some dramatic events when Aiden unexpectedly crosses paths with her.

Aiden himself is a movie star with an image to maintain but behind closed doors all is dark, bitter and sad.

What happens when Aiden will meet Haley? Will she be his undoing or vice verse? Or will they saves each other f
Skye Louise
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-arc-books
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Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Be warned you will cry throughout this book.

Haley, is a horse rescuer along side with her mother. They do an amazing job and do an amazing service to horses in their care. She loses her mother and now the farm and the horses are all her responsibility. Everyday she works with the horses it's a reminder that her mother is gone. Haley is strong she doesn't let that phase her she keeps pushing through.

Then the Hollywood most eligible bachelor comes into town. He is a straight up ass from the get g
Paula Genereau
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After losing her mom & having to worry about making ends meet she meets this playboy who made her fall in love. Will it be enough or will he split. All she knows is she fell in love.
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Haley helps her mom take care of and save horses that are mistreated and abused. When her mother is taken away from her in a terrible accident, Haley has a terrible time moving forward. She gets a job at the local newspaper and tries to live her life as best she can. Unfortunately she's having flashbacks from the accident and blames herself for her mother's death. She's lost her spark and confidence in herself- until she meets Aiden.

Aiden is the newest it guy in Hollywood. He's very good at put
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review of Never Say Never by Emily Goodwin

5 out of 5 stars

This book is definitely one of my favorites of 2015. The prologue in this book is one of the best I have read.

The pain and heartbreak that Haley had to go through was tragic. Losing her mom in such a horrific way has scarred her for life. Some days she doesn’t even want to get out of bed. Haley uses all her strength to take care of the ranch and horses that her mother looked after. She struggles each day with all the work and the bills ke
Charlotte Lynn
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
What happens when two people who are both just living shadows of their lives meet? Of course, they fall in love and work together to fix their lives. Meet Aiden…movie star, big ego, with a HUGE secret. Filming a movie in a small town he meets Haley. Haley…newspaper writer who wishes she could just save horses that are being abused. She has also just lost her mother in a horrific accident and cannot come to terms with that. When these two meet sparks fly. It is evident from the beginning that the ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely one of my favorites of 2015. The prologue in this book is one

of the best I have read.

The pain and heartbreak that Haley had to go through was tragic. Losing her mom in

such a horrific way has scarred her for life. Some days she doesn’t even want to get

out of bed. Haley uses all her strength to take care of the ranch and horses that her

mother looked after. She struggles each day with all the work and the bills keep

piling up.

Aiden had a traumatic childhood with a very abusiv
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Love will always find a way!!!!

I loved this book ... truly loved it.
It was exceptional from the first chapter through to the last.
Emily Goodwin has written a beautiful story about two broken people who find love in the most unexpected of places - an interview and a barn.
Hayley is distraught after the loss of the only person who really loved her. She must rebuild her shattered life and once again become a strong, independent carefree woman.
Aiden is your typical bad boy actor, or so it seems, whos
Darlene Avery
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Never Say Never by Emily Goodwin

Never Say Never is a light read compared to many on the market at the moment. However, it tackles some serious subjects with a a pure since of love and grace.

Haley Parker is a strong young lady, with a passion for horses that feeds her soul. After facing a tragic loss, Haley struggles to keep her rescue going.

Aiden Shepherd is a famous Hollywood actor, who is haunted by a dark past, that threatens his future.

When Haley and Aiden meet, you want so much for them to
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
***I received this ARC for an honest review***

This book was not what I expected.. I'll be completely honest, there are issues in here that are very hard to deal with. That being said I'm so glad I read the whole book. Haley and Aiden are very relatable characters that aren't perfect. They are broken.. Each in their own way.. But perfect together. I cried, laughed, screamed and cried some more but at the end Emily made my heart whole. I wish I could give it 10 + stars because it deserves so much
Donna Yohman
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was introduced to Emily Goodwin's work with her Contagion series and loved her writing. When I got the opportunity to read Never Say Never, I really wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. The characters of Haley & Aiden are both fighting some dark things. They are both flawed, but you can't help but fall in love with both of them. This is a beautiful story of loss & redemption. This is one of those books where I feel the need to reread right away. LOVED it ...more
Turja Islam
Sep 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I got this book for an honest review and I am going to give an honest review.
Yeah, I was disappointed. I expected better. It had a pretty good plot, nice character developments, and the emotions were raw. But it didn't have the pull that I need in a book to continue my journey towards the end, which was the saddest part. Some places lacked proper grammar.
That being said- to each their own. ^_^
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me like-y this one. Two people broken fall in love what a sad but one hell of a read. "( I can`t help but smile too.) " You know, you`re kind of cocky." " Lets leave my cock out of this until I buy you a drink". I love cocky actors that are british . " You`re a little cocky you know" . " There`s nothing little about my cock."" Loved AIDEN! :) ...more
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved this story. It was so powerful and it held my attention the whole time.
Your heart breaks when you read about the horses. I learned so many new things
From this story. There should be more people like hailey in this world.
I am so glad I decided to read this book.
Well done!
So I'm not sure what to rate this because I stopped 40% in. Didn't really feel into the whole story but I'll give it another shot when I'm up for reading this type of genre. ...more
Amanda Welch
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never Say Never

I chose a 5 star rating because I loved the book. It has everything a story needs... romance..suspense..heartache..and most important second chances... because honestly we have all messed up one way or another in our lives and we have had to make the decision whether to leave or stay....
Haley and Aiden meet and instantly there's a connection... but Haley thinks Aiden is a jerk and Aiden can't understand why Haley would say no, when he asks her out. Does Haley finally give Aiden a
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 ++ stars. I honestly do not know how anyone cannot think this book isn't wonderful. Maybe I loved it so much because I can relate to Adien's deamins and need to self medicate, etc. I know this is a topic that is used in a few books, but I think Emily did a wonderful job making it realistic and showing both Adien's and Haley's pain. I loved the ranch setting and the horse rescue. Something that is close to this country girl's heart. This story is so well thought out, it is a slow burner. Someon ...more
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Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.

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“I’m taking you out, Haley Parker. And by the end of the night, you won’t want to leave.” I can’t help but smile too. “You know, you’re kind of cocky.” “Let’s leave my cock out of this until I buy you a drink.” My smile widens and I shake my head in disbelief. “Fine.” “What’s fine? The part about me taking you out, or the part about my cock after I—” “Taking” 0 likes
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