Robyn Bloom thought Ash Barnes was the love of her life – until one day he announced he was leaving her to fly halfway across the world.
Months later, Robyn is struggling to move on – but then she has a brainwave: The Never Have I Ever Club. Her handsome next-door neighbour Will helps her bring their fellow Yorkshire villagers together for some carpe-diem-inspired fun.
From burlesque dancing to Swedish massages, everyone has plenty of bucket-list activities to try, but it doesn’t take long for Robyn to realise what – or who – her heart truly desires: Will.
There’s just one problem: he’s Ash’s twin brother.
Make that two problems: Ash is moving home… and he wants Robyn back.
Robyn Bloom is heartbroken. She believed that Ash Barnes was the love of her life, until he suddenly upped and left her, disappearing to Australia where he moved on rather too quickly. After months of upset and moping, she comes up with the idea of setting up a new club for herself, her friends and the people of her village. And so, The Never Have I Ever Club was born.
The Never Have I Ever Club creates opportunities for Robyn and her friends that many of them didn’t think possible. Bucket lists start to be ticked off, and people are trying new things. However there is one problem; Will Barnes. Ash’s twin brother, and Robyns next door neighbour, Will is the local doctor and he is keen to ensure his patients are able to get involved with the club – it gives many of his elderly patients a reason to get out and socialise, but it also gives him a chance to see Robyn. After growing up together, he has missed her since the big break up. Unfortunately, he didn’t realise how much he missed her until he starts spending time with her again…
I loved the premise of this novel. The Never Have I Ever Club is such an amazing idea, bringing together different generations and making them really think about what they want to achieve from their lives. Of course I love a bit of romance with some twists and turns – identical twin brothers certainly gives us that! This is a great, easy read novel. I really enjoyed following Robyn’s story, she’s a great character – in fact she’s one of many great characters! I am more than happy to recommend this to you all – grab yourself a glass of wine and get stuck in!
Thank you to Mary Jayne Baker and Vicky Joss at Aria for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
About the author
Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she’s still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.