Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Never Let You Go
SERIES: Forever Yours, #2
AUTHOR: Andrew Grey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2017
Friends since they met in school, Ashton and Brighton soon become much more. Ash and his aunt are Brighton’s haven away from his mess of a family, and when Ash enlists in the Army, Brighton learns to endure his long absences and eagerly awaits his return from missions.
Until one day Ash doesn’t come back, and Brighton thinks his greatest fear has come true.
Months pass and Brighton grieves for Ash, not knowing that a terrible misunderstanding sent Ash running, unable to cope when he thought Brighton had betrayed him. Even after an emotional reunion, their relationship isn’t the same- Brighton is now responsible for his young niece, and he’s having a hard time rediscovering the trust he once had in Ash. Ash must still tend to his mental health, but before he can, he’ll have to deal with a past secret that puts all their lives at risk. With so many forces determined to tear them apart, can Brighton and Ash hold on to each other and never let go?
Ashton and Brighton met in primary school but they didn’t fall in love until high school. Ash enlists in the military when he turns eighteen but just when he’s due to finish his term he gets captured and tortured for months. Nobody at home knows that Ash has survived his capture, they all believe there were no survivors.
Once Ash gets out of hospital he goes to see Brighton except he sees something he doesn’t understand. Ash decides on the spot that Brighton would be better off without him as his knee was almost destroyed and he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to walk again. Once again Ash walks away from Brighton, only Brighton doesn’t know he has. Ash decides his mission now will be to get his aunt out of the aged care facility she’s been in since a fall the previous year.
Brighton has had a hell of a time over the last two years, his boyfriend is gone, his sister lost her battle with cancer, he got custody of his niece and his cousin has had to move in with him! Brighton is getting to the point where he’s beginning to think about going out with someone when he runs into Ash. It’s not all roses when he discovers Ash lied to him, trust is not something that comes easily to Brighton so they have a lot of issues to work through not to mention that he is a parent now.
Ash must work through his demons from his time in the military as well as a captive so he agrees to see a therapist to help him with his PTSD. His nightmares have become increasingly more regular and violent so much so he’s not sure about spending the night with Brighton. Brighton just wants to help Ash recover as much as he can so they can get their relationship back on track.
I have no hesitation in recommending Never Let You Go to everyone, especially if you’ve read Can’t Live Without You, if you haven’t read Can’t Live Without You, why not? You get to catch up with Justin and George as well as all the support characters from the first book.