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Review: Never Again by Nicky Clifford

Title: Never Againnever-again

Author: Nicky Clifford

Publisher: Nicola Clifford

Published: October 21st, 2016

Pages: 359

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Two people seeking time to emotionally heal themselves by changing their lives and location, move to the Swiss Alps never expecting to find romance again. . . .

Harriet Anderson was nicknamed the Ice Queen but personal and family drama has melted her protective layer, she’s suffered emotionally and has ditched her high powered job to go work in a Swiss hotel as a waitress, giving herself time to recover her equilibrium. However, her first task involves serving Philippe Smith his coffee. His arrogant, abrasive manner rubs her up the wrong way and some of her spark returns. He’s there writing his second novel and trying to escape a broken relationship, recover from a serious, life changing injury and hiding from the paparazzi . . . but he’d lost his inspiration till he sees Harriet. Fate throws the two together but also puts obstacles in their way. As ex-partners return, emotional blackmail, the press and life in general seems to determined to keep the two apart. Can love find a way to heal them and give them their HEA together?

I can’t believe this is a debut novel. I am so impressed by the way the author skilfully takes the reader into the story, brilliantly bringing to life the characters in an easy to relate to manner. There are superb secondary characters in the story – especially Sophie, Becky, Toby and, of course, Elspeth. It involves some emotive scenarios, particularly relating the the loss of a parent, coping with life after serious injuries, the impact of alcoholism on everyone concerned as well as the pressure of being in the media spotlight can put on ‘celebrities’ and those they relate to. This story had me hooked from the start. I didn’t want to put it down till I’d finished it. One thing is certain, I’ll Never Again hesitate to grab an opportunity to read anything by this highly talented author. Needless to say, I highly recommend this emotional romance.

I was gifted an ARC of this novel.

Synopsis:

Mountains, Mystery, Romance: Can you run from your past?

Harriet Anderson’s life is spiralling out of control. Unused to such mayhem, she ditches her high-powered job to take refuge in the Swiss Alps where she meets Philippe Smith, a crime writer with a dark and shadowy past. Thrown together by chance, is their fate intertwined? Will the karma and romance of the mountains and the quaintness of the Alps soothe their troubled souls?

Or will their rocky paths create avalanches that cannot be avoided…

This book is available from a variety of sources including

Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)       

The amazing author agreed to be interviewed – you can read about it here.

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