Never Say Goodbye Never Say Goodbye
Book 2 - The Sumner Brothers

Never Say Goodbye

    • 4.3 • 34 Ratings
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Publisher Description

USA TODAY HEA Review says, "Yay, collaboration! Especially when it's one between Lori Ryan and Kay Manis. ... Co-authors Manis and Ryan make a deliciously diabolical team."

He's desperate to save his family's lodge. She's determined to keep her family's ski resort running. Together, they can make it happen, but collaborating means facing the betrayal of their past. Will the project lead to heartache or a second chance at love? 


Elle Noble knows about losing. The loss of her dance career and her dreams for a family of her own taught her enough about loss to last a lifetime. Still, she has a life she loves working alongside her brothers and father at their family ski resort, a resort she's set on bringing back from harder times. Tourism in the small Colorado town is down and working with the neighboring lodge is their best bet to turn things around.

But joining forces with the Sumner family lodge means working with Emmett Sumner. He was her best friend, and the man she's loved for most of her life. Until she foolishly let him go five years ago. Being so close to temptation and the object of her desire is enough to drive her mad. Mad enough to do something she shouldn't. To hope again. For love, for family, for all of it.

Emmett Sumner refuses to love Elle Noble again. She broke his heart, twice. But when they're thrown together for work, he finds himself falling all over again until he discovers she hasn't overcome her need to keep secrets. It proves he was right to keep his distance, but trying to convince his heart to stay away might be a bigger challenge. 

Never Say Goodbye is the second book in The Sumner Brothers Series. It can be read as a standalone book. If you love characters that make you laugh, make you cry, and grip you with emotions, you'll want to read them all. Get to know the sexy Sumner brothers in this emotional, heart-warming series.

This book was previously published as His Regret

Born to be My Baby, Book 1 (Ben and Maggie)

Never Say Goodbye, Book 2 (Aaron and Kayleigh)

Thank You for Loving Me, Book 3 (Max and Devlin)

With These Two Hands, Book 4 (Aaron and Kayleigh)

I'll Be There for You, Book 5 (Jake and Lina)

If That's What It Takes, Book 6 (Grant and Sophie)

March 6
RMI Publishing LLC
RMI Publishing LLC

Customer Reviews

Jen G F ,

Never Say Goodbye

ARC for honest review with no compensation. 4.5 stars

Never Say Goodbye is book 2 of Canyon Creek, CO by Lori Ryan and Kay Manis about childhood best friends and final chance to get it right.

Elle Noble and Emmett Sumner where childhood best friends who grew into high school sweethearts and had planned their future together but a misunderstanding and no communication tore them apart. Elle left and was on her way to becoming a professional dancer but receives some devastating news and fate being fate connects Elle and Emmett for a one night before she slips from his room again with no word...jump ahead 5 years and they meet again...only Emmett is determined to not let her near his heart again. Can these two find a way to move forward and heal the past in order to find their HEA??

This story has anger, hurt, devastating news, tears (Kleenex needed) but a love that transcends time!!

Pacrat54 ,

Never Say Goodbye

Cried from start to finish. Brought back all that a sister-in-law went through for 39 years before the cancer got the best of her. Like Elle, she fought the good fight.
Unlike Elle, she elected lumpectomy.

Gscamper ,

Great story

This book had a great story line. The reason I gave the book only three stars was because of the huge amount of fowl language. There were cuss words on every page. Just not for me.

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