Tasting Never (Never Say Never, #1) - C.M. Stunich I had a difficult time rating this book. I didn't love it, nor did I hate it. So to be fair, I'm going with 3 stars.

Tasting Never had a great potential, what I found lacking, I suppose, is the follow through.

It was very refreshing to read about a female character that used sex as a way to fill an empty void in herself. After so many books about troubled, tortured, and MALE alpha whores, it's nice to read something different. Never is a very troubled girl, with deep dark secrets.

Ty is a tortured character himself, though, we really don't find out much about him in this book, short of his prior "career" choices. They both seem to use sex to attempt to fix something in themselves, and are drawn to one another, troubled or no.

So what didn't really work for me? Well, a big part of it, I believe is I am super tired of authors splitting the story into a series. Sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. The amount of actual story we get in this book is really not that much. I felt a little ripped off because I wanted to read about the development of Ty and Never's love. But it just fades in and out without much detail, just telling us that a certain amount of time goes by. I suppose I found the actual development to be lacking.

The story felt a bit rushed for me. I was disappointing that we really didn't find out much about Ty, and I am hoping/assuming that will come in the 2nd or 3rd book. But Tasting Never just felt too short and rushed for me to truly enjoy it. I will read the other 2 books in this series, because I am curious where the author takes it, particularly with the few hints that we get at the end of this book.

Ultimately this book was neither great nor bad for me. I enjoyed it, but it is not a book I would come back to. I will read the rest of the series simply out of curiosity more so than utter enthrallment with the series itself. Who knows, maybe the series will redeem itself with me further in.