***WARNING: review contains some spoilers***
I was browsing the Wal-Mart books one day with my sister and came across Never Too Late by Robyn Carr. Reading the back cover immediately drew me in, and I wanted it something fierce! (ok, maybe "fierce" isn't the right word, but it's close) But, I refrained from making the purchase. Instead, I added it to my wishlist on Audible and kind of forgot about it. That is, until one day when I was just browsing through my wishlist to see what book sounded good to maybe purchase next and discovered every single one of them was 50% off or more! I don't know if it was across the entire Audible site or what was happening, but I quickly purchased a few, including this one! And I'm so glad I did.
I was instantly fascinated by Clare's story - having been married to a man for so long who was a "serial cheater". Clare KNEW that her husband was cheating on her, but she just kept giving him second chances, to the dismay of her two sisters and father and son. And then, it happened. A life-changing moment. Clare's accident.
As she healed from her injuries, Clare made some pretty big (and long overdue) decisions about her life. And throughout this process, I found myself really connecting and relating to Clare. She grew so much throughout the book and it reminded me of my own journey of self discovery. It showed me that it's normal for people to take a little while to grow and to make the tough decisions. But the best things are never easy!
I was rooting for Clare and her new love interest for such a long time, and when it just didn't happen, I was honestly sad. But then, Carr gives us more insight to Maggie and Sarah (Clare's sisters) and I found myself opening up to them and their families more. At first, I hated it. I only wanted more of Clare's story. But Carr had different plans (obviously) and shifted a bit to Maggie and her marriage/family life and then completely to Sarah and her transformation. I admit that I least liked Sarah from the very beginning, and ultimately, it stayed that way. However, her character definitely grew on me and I found myself pretty interested and invested in how things were going to end up for her! And I just have to say that I loved the ending! Most people would probably say that it was predictable and a typical chick lit ending, but hey, that's what you're reading! I loved it. It ended perfectly and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
This book definitely contains some unexpected twists and turns, but it was seriously so good! I give it 4 stars. And now I'm already on the hunt for more books by Robyn Carr!