Never Say Goodbye: A Second Chance Romance (Never Series) by Sabreena Lowe is a compelling narrative, a romance with lovable characters and a clever plot. Alaina Dexter is an orphan and it has been three years since he left her. He has not also been present in the life of his two-year-old daughter. Now she is to have a face-to-face interview with Christian Riley, the defensive player for New England Patriots. As for Christian Riley, he is worked-up about the thought of an interview with the love of his life and the woman he abandoned, believing that it was a way to keep her safe. However, what awaits him is not just an interview — there is Alaina and Demi. This time, what will it take to have them both in his life?
The story is told from the points of view of the two key protagonists and in a gripping first person narrative voice. The writing is gorgeous — crisp. Engaging dialogues litter the narrative and they sustain the unfolding drama. Readers will love Alaina and Christian, two characters with strong backgrounds. Christian has not had the best relationship with his father and his fear is that of not living up to expectations for Alaina and Demi. The story starts with a strong hook and readers will be emotionally invested in the characters and the well-crafted scenes. Sabreena has the extraordinary ability to write about human emotion with clarity and I particularly enjoyed how this author captures the jealousy of Christian in the writing. There is a lot to enjoy in Never Say Goodbye: A Second Chance Romance (Never Series) — the beguiling writing, the well-crafted plot, and the finely designed conflict.