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Never Say Never

(Lost in New York #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  61 reviews
One taste leaves them wanting more…
Francisco “Frisco” Martinelli. Hot and spicy. Beautiful on the outside, dark and damaged on the inside. Handle with extreme caution.
Salvatore “Torre” Rossi. Sweet with a kick of spice. Gentle at first, can become swiftly and irrevocably addictive to the heart.

One snobby food critic who doesn’t believe in lo
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 289 pages
Published May 21st 2020 by Felice Stevens
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

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Never Say Never is book three in the Lost in New York series by Felice Stevens. This is a M/M romance that can be read as a stand alone. But, Frisco is introduced in the first book in the series, Fool For Love, as Presley’s best friend. I started to fall in love with him in that book. So, this one would mean a lot more to you if you read book one first.

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Francisco (Frisco) Martinelli, is a food critic for Ultimate NYC, a magazine for the uber rich who can afford the finest restaura
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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A pompous, snooty food critic and a food blogger's online rivalry shouldn't make for a hot relationship but it does when Frisco the critic and Torre the blogger meet. They may not realize at first they're speaking with their online rival, but the sparks are definitely there. But it's not about to be all hearts and love because both these men are damaged, especially Frisco, whose past is heartbreaking.

I love this story. It moved me in ways I was not expecting, and my heart
Jun 03, 2020 added it
Shelves: ku, lgbtq, not-for-me
DNF @ 67% - no rating

Loved the blurb and the idea, enjoyed the beginning, and then it went all sideways.
I started skimming at around 40% and finally gave up at 67% - I couldn't take the highly unrealistic plot, the dull conversations between characters and the clicheed writing any longer.

Simply not for me.
4.5 stars

This is a fun twist on enemies to lovers, considering the lovers don't realize that they are actually enemies. Frisco, the high end food critic, has a one and done policy. When he hooks up with Torre, his waiter, he has no idea just how quickly Torre would challenge that policy. Torre, the blogger with a focus on the joys of everyday NYC for New Yorkers, who was doing what he always does, helping out at his brother's restaurant by filling in for a waiter, isn't really one for random hoo
May 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Glad I didn't read the first books to get there.
What a annoying book.

Me all along.

Grrr....make it STOP.

The resume:
- 35 years old single men.
- Families and friends: "you HAVE TO find love". Grrrr.
- They don't do relationship. But hey what did you not call me after last night? Then the night after ? I don't know.
- I think I like you. Yeah me too. But we can't get close. Why ? Because I don't do relationships. Don't you understand ?
- Finally I think I want something. Big secret's revelation ->
Felice Stevens
May 15, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Yes! The guys are up for pre-order, so make sure you #oneclick and you can have Frisco and Torre downloaded and ready to go on May 21st.
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Louise Ryan
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve loved this series so far as it deals with real people who have make mistakes or had their hearts shattered to pieces but who end up learning that there truly is someone out there just for them. I’ll admit I didn’t like Frisco very much as the beginning of this one, his lifestyle and laissez-faire attitude were not very appealing to me but once Torre entered the picture we saw a softer, more human side to him which had been lacking thusfar. From that point on it was a complicated story to re ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked Reads

This was a sweet book. Did it start out sweet? No, not really, but after while you could tell deep down Frisco was a sweetie. Torre and Frisco have both been screwed over by past lovers, one worse than the other. These two hit it off the moment they set eyes on each other but there's lots to learn and figure out. It was a sweet love story that unfolded. We see characters from pervious books in the series and I enjoyed Torres family. Ther
Jennifer Reilley
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five huge darn stars. I will start that these guys are now MINE, MINE, MINE.

This is the third book in the series and although a standalone, I recommend reading Fool for Love first as you get a taste for who Frisco is.

Frisco is cavier, sex god, gorgeous, could be snobby, and so much more. However he is also lost, confused, and lonely. The ones you should should be able to trust most in life are the ones who hurt him the most. He never wanted a relationship, nor love until it smacked him in the
Lelyana's Reviews


Sometimes life had a funny way of coming back and biting you in the ass

Never Say Never is a soulful story about finding yourself and leaving the past behind and never look back. Felice Steven's books always easily become my comfort reads every time I need a good book, with a little angst but not the kind that I hate, with a guaranteed happy ending. That's what I came for.

"There's no time on grief, no expiration date for pain. But when you don't let go of the p
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY!! At long last we get Frisco's story!!!
Not gonna lie, as much as I've loved all the "Lost In New York" characters, Frisco is DEFINITELY my favourite!
We already know he's a straight talker, not holding back and saying EXACTLY what he thinks whether in a food review or talking to friends.
What we don't know though is his past. We kinda already knew he was estranged from his mum ( if you read Presley's book you'll know this) but we didn't know why. We also
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Never Say Never is the third book in the Lost In New York series by the talented Felice Stevens. I have been loving the series and have been waiting for Frisco's story since we first met him. He's wealthy, mouthy, handsome, a major playboy and a bit of a princess, but we love him! He's not apologetic for his life choices or the men he takes home. He is who he is and that's it. He's a tad dramatic and his sense of humor is a little off color, but he's fiercely loyal. And he's met his match in Tor ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Torre and Frisco’s story. There was something about these two that grabbed me from the start of the book and I couldn’t put it down. From the beginning their chemistry was off the charts hot, and the sexy times were SO HOT, I was so there for it. What I think I loved most was how Frisco just couldn’t stay away from Torre even though he didn’t do repeats or relationships. I love how their friendship developed and how their romantic relationship unfolded. Frisco’s carried some v ...more
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was provided as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This couple, almost as different as chalk and cheese, melded together with several bumps, starts, secrets, grief, and at the end, those flickers of happiness. Torre was a strong character, in his convictions, his belief in love, his sense of family. Frisco was beautiful, a slick character who hid a deep hurt and well of caring, and someone in need of self-love and a foundation of love & caring. Reading about the ins and outs of th
Ruthie Taylor
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the third book in a really excellent series. Do make sure that once you finish this one you read on, so that you get a bonus which ties them all together perfectly. I would recommend that you read them in order, as you would have a better understanding of Frisco in particular.

I think I would describe Frisco as prickly, defensive, and loyal only to his best friend Presley. We have met him before, and he is unlik
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I read Fool for Love, book one in the Lost In New York series, I absolutely adored Presley’s best friend, Frisco Martinelli. He’s brash, fiercely loyal, and funny and I hoped he’d one day have his own story. Never Say Never is Frisco’s story and it’s everything I had hoped for and so much more! This is book three in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. I do recommend reading the series from the beginning though because each book is so wonderful and Fool for Love will give you som ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have so (not) patiently waited for this story. Frisco completely enthralled me from his role as Presley's BF in a Fool for Love. His loyalty, love and his "I don't take prisoners" attitude draws the readers in.
But along comes Torre, a ray of light at the end of the lonely tunnel. What is it about Torre that draws Frisco in, to re think everything that he despises about relationships and forever. Trust me, the sexy times between these two burn up the pages but there is also the slow building fr
Cindy M. Green
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a book just "clicks" and you can't pinpoint exactly why. There were so many things I loved about the journey between Frisco and Torre, they were definitely my favorite!

The banter between these two was both endearing and utterly sexy at times. Frisco and Torre were so different, yet both so vulnerable in the ways of love. Their attraction was magnetic, the pure joy they brought out in each other was heartwarming. Their were of course bumps in the road, but that's too be expected with th
Janet Hunt
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Felice Stevens knock it out of the ballpark!! This is the Story I did not know I needed! I loved Frisco and Torre so hard. Frisco has had a horrible upbringing and things from his past has made him into the man he is today, unfeeling! Torre was a wonderful foil for Frisco, he was sweet but strong. They fit like a glove, perfect for each other. I loved how Felice Stevens dug deep into Frisco’s back story so we could see why he turned out the way he was. Torre’s family had such an integ ...more
S.C. Wynne
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance
I loved this story! For whatever reason, Frisco's snark didn't bother me. I just found him amusing. The book has what all Felice's books have, great setting, excellent character development, and a love story with lots of steam and heart.

This is a fantastic addition to the series!
Tracy Perry
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Never Say Never, the second book in Felice Stevens' Lost in New York series, grabbed my interest immediately. I love the tone of this book, and the charm of both characters. Their careers being entwined the way they are make for a fun read.

Frisco's a wonderful character. A man who always vowed he'd never fall in love, finds himself falling in love with his enemy, Torre. Frisco's past is well developed, and horrible, full of abuse and pain. The betrayal he suffered is heart-breaking.

Adding to t
May 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2-stars, dnf

Manwhore who fucks everything but doesn’t date because he got hangups and doesn’t anyone to see the ‘real him’.

Been there. Done that. Got the tshirt. Got a couple more tshirts. Filled my whole closet with them.

Writing was good actually. If the story wasn’t so predictable I would’ve actually enjoyed it.
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Yummy Stars 
I was thrilled to hear that the fiery Frisco was getting his own story. I loved how protective he was with Presley, his best friend in “Fool for Love”. It was so interesting to learn how a food critic operates, using different identities and sometimes disguises when critiquing meals. Frisco, whose real name is Francisco needs to make sure no one connects his face to his job or he will lose all credibility. If recognized, he could get special treatment and he wants to authentically
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pass the Pasta, Please

If you are of Italian-American heritage, you will appreciate the fact that some of the better parts of this book involve meals at which some quite spectacular culinary dishes are prepared and served--either at home, or in a restaurant.

That one of the main characters, Salvatore (Torre) Rossi is half Italian-American (his mother's maiden name is Grant, but she knows how to make a great Italian dinner) and that the other, Francisco (Frisco) Martinelli is the estranged produce
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
4.25 Stars!

I was intrigued by Frisco since I met him in Fool for Love, the first book in this series. Frisco is a force of nature and best friends with Presley (from that first book). His ability to help Presley and Nate sort themselves out was impressive considering Frisco's own views of love and relationships. Underneath that energy and strong personality is a lifetime of hurt that has never been dealt with.

Torre is a food blogger who occasionally helps his brother Mike out at his restauran
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes, I know this is book 3 in the Lost in New York series, but I have to say , FINALLY WE HAVE FRISCO'S STORY!!! I wanted Frisco's story right after I finished Fool For Love. I am sorry to say that I loved Frisco, the best friend, more than Presley in his own story. Sorry! Anyway, Francisco "Frisco" Martinelli, the gorgeous, cavalier, sex god, who doesn't believe in relationships or second go arounds, food critic, finally meets his match in Salvatore "Torre" Rossi, the beautiful, passionate, loy ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love reading about the guy who hides every piece of himself from others and goes from one one-night stand to another finally meeting a guy who breaks down those walls makes him fall in love. Those books make me so excited. I just love seeing each wall come tumbling down and when that "I love you" finally comes, it's all the sweeter because of what it took to get there.

Never Say Never is that book. We met Frisco earlier in the Lost in New York series as Presley's best friend. He very clearly t
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that I love Felice Stevens and this series and Never Say Never is a fantastic addition! Enemies to lovers and great food, it’s a perfect combination, and add in Felice’s amazing ability to deliver deep characters and intense storylines and it’s a major win! I’d been looking forward to Frisco’s story and it definitely delivers!

Frisco and Torre are such a great pairing, these are two very strong men, not what either expected but so very perfect for each other! Frisco is a food criti
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Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner. She writes books where men live, work and play hard but love each other even harder.
When she isn't writing, you can find her doing one of the things she loves best, interacting with her readers in her Facebook group, Felice's Breakfast Club.

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Lost in New York (3 books)
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