BLOG TOUR: “NEVER TOO LATE” by Sloan Johnson

Title:Never Too Late
Series: Home in the Heartland #1
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: March 7, 2016
Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I’ve been told, it’s only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me.

Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me.

Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together.

I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?

FedericaSloan Johnson has always been one of those authors that I meant to read but just never actually did it.  But this one caught my eye and I knew I had to read it.  And I have to say, I’m glad that I did, it’s a good solid read, good writing, an interesting plot and well defined characters.

For me, the first part of the book was perfect, I liked how Dax and Michael get to meet and learn to know each other.  How Michael tried his very best on being the good single parent and the struggles he has with that, because we all know from our own experiences that we learn as we go along, sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong.

The “fate” aspect of the book appealed to me – how too people are meant to be together, it was realistically portrayed, so for readers who likes that idea, you’ll be will be in seventh heaven.

Now Dax was my favourite, he’s so strong, he destroyed his life and now rebuilding it.  Michael on the other hand was different, he seemed to take one step forward and then two back and I’ve got to say it, he pissed me off.  There were times when I wanted to read him the riot act and maybe knock his head against a wall?  and I was a bit surprised at the way he gave in to his attraction to Dax so easily, I expected a lot more struggle from him.

The  second part of the book slowed down, we got to learn more of the secondary characters.  Justin and Matt were great and added fun to the storyline.  I think they should be given their own book and storyline but to include what happens to Dax, Michael and Jagger – hint, hint author.

I normally like my books with more angst which keeps me glued to the pages.  This book was minimal angst and I would have loved more depth on the Michael’s “in-laws situation”,  because I thought it was solved far too quickly for my liking.

Overall, it’s a good read and storyline, I’m sure you are going to like it.  4* from me.

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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

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