He was the one. From the first moment I saw him, I knew. I had never been more certain of anything in my sixteen years on this earth.
But Alec didn't notice me. At least not in the way that I wanted him to. He noticed my best friend instead.
I stood by and watched their relationship blossom. An outsider looking in, wishing things were different. Torn between my loyalty to my best friend and the boy who had unknowingly stolen my heart.
Weighted by feelings I could never express out loud, I wrote them all down. Every thought. Every feeling. I poured them all into a letter. A letter he was never meant to read.
Only that's exactly what he did. He read it. Every single word. But by then it was too late.
Even if he was no longer dating my best friend. Even if I was more in love with him than ever. He was leaving. I was leaving. And there was nothing either of us could do to change it.
Alec Murray was my almost fairytale. The happy ending I swore I'd never get.
But our story is far from over…
*Almost Never is a friends to lovers, complete standalone.
A lot of Feelings
This another wonderful story by Melissa Toppen. Almost Never is a young adult story that follows Alec and Hope through their friendship to love. This book has all the butterflies and feelings for the characters, Melissa is so good at writing. I found myself feeling for both Alec and Hope. Their story is definitely worth your time to read.
Almost Never is a wonderful friends to lovers story that I couldn’t put down. Hope and Alec meet their junior year of high school. There’s an instant attraction, but neither of them tells the other. Hope’s best friend Lucy (aka Lulu) jumps at the chance to get Alec’s attention and they quickly become a couple. This book had my stomach in knots the entire time. Hope and Alec stay friends for years without crossing the line into a romantic relationship because Hope doesn’t want to hurt Lucy. It was so hard watching Hope be hurt by her friends. She honestly sacrificed her own happiness for Lucy’s. Everyone but Hope knew Lucy would never do the same for her. Hope and Alec’s relationship was sweet and I couldn't wait for their timing to be right. Hope shows a lot of growth throughout the story and I was happy to see her come into her own and care more about her own happiness. This book just may be my favorite by the author.