Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

ntnPages: 200

Goodreads Rating: 4.42 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 17th 2017

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Summary (Goodreads):

New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

My Review: 

Review also posted on Goodreads

Next to Never is a story within a story. It’s told in Quinn Caruthers’s point of view (you’ll get to meet her on Aflame) but the real story in this novella is about the mysterious book she received from an anonymous author. As she gets to read it, everything sounds familiar and she’s going to find out who the author is.

I swear, this novella is really good. I don’t want to give too much about the book Quinn’s reading to avoid spoilers and this makes me miss all the Fall Away series characters. I’m excited for Quinn and Lucas’s story and hopefully the next generation of characters. 😉

Favorite Quote:

“No one else can make you happy, and putting that expectation on the other will doom both of you. You don’t look at someone and say “you can make my life better”. You look at someone and say ” I can make your life better.” Be a blessing, not a burden.”

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