- Author Ruth Cardello
- Release Date October 12, 2021
- Publisher Montlake
- ISBN/ASIN 9781542026185
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
HE SAID NEVER is the second book in The Lost Corisis series, and I realized I hadn’t yet read the first book, HE SAID ALWAYS. This series is connected to other series featuring the Corisi family, and since I have read some of those I was able to put pieces together. (Note, HE SAID NEVER can be read as a stand-alone, but the story is enriched if you read the series in order.)
This is Riley and Gavin’s story. She is dirt-poor. He’s a billionaire and works in his family’s company, but his dad is putting a lot of contingencies on Gavin’s taking over the business. There is undeniable chemistry when Riley and Gavin’s paths cross. They never expected to see each other again, but that changes when they find out they’re neighbors in an expensive apartment building he owns. They share the top floor!
I like that the story is told in alternating chapters by each of them. Riley’s newly-found family is an important part of the story. HE SAID NEVER has family at its center, and love makes everyone stronger. The story has multiple plot lines and a few twists and turns, but the happily ever after is satisfying. I loved the playfulness of the ending.
Ms. Cardello is an author whose contemporary romances I enjoy. I can’t wait to read more of her books. Next up for me is HE SAID ALWAYS.