Never Doubt Me: Judge Me Not #2

Never Doubt Me: Judge Me Not #2

by S.R. Grey

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BN ID: 2940149463305
Publisher: S.R. Grey Publications
Publication date: 04/27/2014
Series: Judge Me Not , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 543,931
File size: 479 KB

About the Author

S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5.

New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future.

Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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Never Doubt Me: Judge Me Not #2 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
I heart you Chase Gartner!  4.5 Habit Forming, Sexy Stars! The Review: When the author asked me to read the continuing journey of Chase and Kay, I readily agreed because book one, though for me, had it's flaws, really left me with a great feeling as the hero and heroine found their way to one another amidst hardships and personality clashes. Chase was a struggling hero just trying to find his way in the world again and Kay was buried so deep in self blame, it was hard for her to see any light at the end of the tunnel. They captured my heart and I couldn't wait to see what their future held. I wasn't disappointed. Never Doubt Me picks up right where the first book leaves off and with the introduction of new characters, new challenges, new friendships from previous conflicts and old enemies, I couldn't put this book down! Characters/Story... Chase has some tough moments in this book. He has finally steadied himself on that shadowy edge between being a good man and reverting back to his ruffian days. Drugs, fighting and being quick tempered are strong temptations for him. It's a place he can find absolute oblivion and forget the troubles he's facing. But the one thing that stops him is the challenge of being a better man for the woman he loves. His whole heart and soul are devoted to Kay so when he finds himself falling over that edge, which happens on more than one occasion during this read, he quickly pulls himself back, for her... and for himself. He's not been on the safe track long before his younger brother, who he's not really connected with in four years, comes barreling in with a whole slew of problems. And it seems Will is heading down the same dark path Chase has traveled. Chase tries to play the big brother roll and you can tell Will would rather be the kid brother hanging with his older brother, but Will's girlfriend finds herself in a terrible situation, causing Will to slide into protector roll which causes him to act out and do dangerous things.. which in turn, pulls a recovering Chase right along with him. And poor Kay is caught right in the middle. But Kay is a wonderful heroine and she's right there beside her man through it all. Chase and Kay's story doesn't hold much relationship angst but they both have other people in their lives who are struggling and it was really nice to see them come together and tackle those hurdles as one loving couple! I loved this read. The first book was a great story and the writing was well done and this book just continues that wonderful, heartfelt journey of these two admirable characters who are trying to overcome the pain of their pasts and make a happy present and a beautiful future. I love how protective Chase is over Kay. So is Will when it comes to his girl. And though its romantic and all kinds of alpha hot, it's also a bit sad because you understand Chase, as well as his brother, know loss. They know what it's like to lose someone they love (like their father) and something that's precious (their security, their hope and their future). So they grab on and hold tight to that which they love and clutch it fiercely between their hands, hoping it never slips through. I also really enjoyed the introduction of Will and Cassie, his girlfriend. Seeing Will and his struggle to come to terms with all the things life has thrown at him was like watching a younger Chase. I can only imagine Chase as the angry, hurt and scared boy that Will is. Their fathers suicide really turned their entire family upside down and has had a spiraling effect on all the Gartners. The mom has given up on her family. The sons are just trying to cope with everyday life. It's harrowing and angsty and a lot of fun to read. Don't' judge me! I love my angsts :) And I cannot end this review without talking about the steamy chemistry between Chase and Kay which was full on smokin' hot! Kay is one lucky girl! Yes, I have lust feelings for Chase Gartner and he is now my new book boyfriend :D The Wrap Up: This book leaves off, like the first one, with a significant cliffy and though I'm a hater of all things cliffy, I truly can't wait to see what the third book holds. It's going to be a long wait, but I consider my impatience proof positive of how much I enjoyed this read and these characters. NOTE: * Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews* I was gifted this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
slz52 More than 1 year ago
I have a bit of a problem with the ages of Will and Cassie, they're having sex and traveling around the country at 15 and 16 years old, I think the author should have made their characters a bit older.
mybel More than 1 year ago
My favorite part about reading one of Grey's books is that I'm always completely consumed from the minute I start till I hit the last page and then I'm always wanting more! Never Doubt Me is the second book in the Judge Me Not series and it was just as amazing as the first book.   Our story starts off at the end of the last book, I Stand Before You. Chase and Kay get an unexpected visit when Chase's brother, Will and his girlfriend Cassie show up at the farmhouse. Cassie apparently has a sicko for a step-father and Will decided that they needed to get far away from Vegas. As the Gartner brothers hash out their conflicts, they've come to an understanding till things smooth out with Cassie's mom and eventually the brothers start to connect again and Kay even starts to feel like part of their family. But an ugly past has it's way of showing up when you least expect it and Chase is afraid that Will is going down the same path he took when he was his age. When Will gets in over his head, Chase takes it upon himself to make sure things don't get to messy, but he's pushing away the one person he needs the most to do it.   I really loved the direction Grey took with this book. I remember Will as the little brother in Chase's memories, he's obviously grown up now, but I still see a messed up kid looking for hope and it breaks my heart thinking about how alone he must of felt with his brother so far away and a mother who only thinks about herself. Will needs a solid figure in his life, someone who understands him and gets what he's going through. I really loved the bonding moments between Chase and his brother, it was good to see someone finally caring about him. But boy oh boy, these two are so much alike its kinda scary. Fierce, protective and stubborn as hell. They're the kind of boys who will stop at nothing to defend their own and be dammed anyone who stands in their way. Gotta love these Gartner boys!   I don't know why, but I thought this book would have been in Will's point of view, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was in duel thoughts between Chase and Kay. I love them so much. They've always had amazing chemistry together, but Grey definitely stepped it up a notch with this one. There was some seriously sizzling off-the-charts hot sexy-times (mirror scene? coupled with some really sweet moments that curled my toes and made my heart all kinds of happy. But it was also so wonderful to see how far they've come and talk of planing their future together. Kay is the perfect girl for Chase. She is ever so patient and supportive and her unconditional love for him shines throughout the entire novel. Chase is still our crazy protective bad boy we all know and love but he's trying so hard to be the man Kay deserves, tries so hard to walk the straight and narrow, but circumstances with his brother is forcing him to resume his darker ways and I hate that he's pushing Kay away. I get that he's only trying to protect her, but he needs to learn that they're stronger when united. I'm sure Kay will have a few choice words in the next installment, Just Let Me Love You, and I simple can't wait to see what happens with Chase, Kay, Will and Cassie next. I need more!!
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Never Doubt Me picks up immediately after I Stand Before You. Chase and Kay have battled their demons and found true love. Surely nothing can get in their way, right? Right? Well, life's about to throw them another huge curveball in the form of Chase's troubled little brother, Will and his girlfriend, Cassie. They're on the run from Cassie's sleazy stepfather and they've come to Chase from Las Vegas to escape.  The dynamics between the characters in this book are quite different from those in I Stand Before You. Where the first book focused primarily on Chase and Kay's baggage and their overcoming it and ultimately finding true love, this book focused far more on family relationships. That's not to say there weren't some great Chase and Kay scenes in this book. There definitely were – and they were pretty steamy, too. They may have been each other's lifeline when they were younger, but their relationship is strained. They work hard to overcome their differences and reconnect in Never Doubt Me. It's definitely not easy, what with Will's new, bad influence friend and the issues with Cassie and her stepfather, but I loved watching them grow closer together.   Chase is such a standout in this book. I loved him in I Stand Before You, troubles, tattoos and all. He goes to great lengths to protect those he loves. There was a lot of stress on Chase throughout this book. His brother causes a lot of problems and he gets mixed up with some rather unsavory people from Chase's past. Unfortunately, Will's presence and his habits lead to Chase keeping secrets and, at times, lashing out at Kay. I still adore Kay. I loved how she befriended Cassie and tried to help the girl out. I also enjoyed the most unexpected bond she formed with Missy. Even through all the drama, Chase and Kay are still incredible together. Their love for each other practically jumps off the pages and the heat factor is high between them. Of course, I detest when anything (or anyone) gets between my favorite characters, so Will wasn't high on my list of favorites in this book. It's not that he was a completely terrible human being, he was just trouble. But there's no question he loved Cassie and would do anything to protect her. (Sound familiar? He definitely takes after his brother.) This book took a couple very unexpected turns and, though I ultimately predicted where the story was going to go in the end, I'm still anxious to see how it all wraps up in the third book. I need all my beloved characters in this series to get their happily ever after.  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
Right when you think everything's going well, things go to crap. Isn't that the way things always go? Chase and Kay seemed to be in a good place at the end of I Stand Before You. There's just the mild snafu of Chase's idiotic 15-year-old brother showing up unexpectedly on his doorstep, but really, why would this affect this couple who seem so very much in love with one another? *snort* Will's arrival at Chase's house in Ohio should be a happy thing for both boys. They can reconnect in person, and at first, it seems like that is happening. But, Will has issues of his own, many of which Chase can relate to. And, Chase has no idea how to reign him in. Chase starts keeping secrets from Kay, who is trying to be supportive, but not quite sure where her boundaries are. In Never Doubt Me, I was glad to see that "perfect" Chase is not always so perfect. He doesn't always say the pretty words and do the most romantic things. When Chase is stressed out and upset, he lashes out, and Kay is usually the closest person to him, so she catches the brunt of it. I was actually happy to see this. Guys that are too perfect and completely unbelievable. They need flaws. They need their douchey moments. They make these guys a lot more attractive. Chase is not a parent, yet he's expected to act like one to his younger brother. He's bound to screw up, especially when Will is so hell-bent on helping things along. I felt so badly for Chase and what he had to deal with. There were so many times when I think I would've just bought a cage and kept my jerk of a kid brother in it until he had to go home. There were times when I wanted to yell at Chase that he was going too easy on Will. It was frustrating. This book was much more frustrating than the first one. Because, Chase also started keeping things from Kay. He got sucked into parts of his old life that should've stayed buried. He didn't talk to Kay about it when she asked him to. He called it "protecting" her. And, it upset her, understandably. Chase and Kay both say things they shouldn't. I love that they, as a couple, aren't as perfect too. Truly, imperfection makes a book perfect. Both I Stand Before You and Never Doubt Me were told from dual POV, which is my favorite way to tell a story. In addition to the romance and sweetness between Chase and Kay, there was also TONS of steam. This is one hot series - another favorite thing of mine. Things were left on a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of Never Doubt Me. I'm anxious for the final installment to find out what happens to Chase and Kay and also Will. Because events at the end of Never Doubt Me had all of them sort of hurtling toward disaster.
GraceDZ More than 1 year ago
Last year one of my favorite reads was I Stand Before You.  The story of Chase and Kay warmed my heart so much that I looked forward to book 2 with much anticipation! Never Doubt Me picks up right where the last book ended. While the previous book showcased more of Chase and Kay's hearts and flowers blooming romance, their relationship gets tested in Never Doubt Me. Don't get me wrong, these two are very much in love. They can't seem to get their hands off each other; however, the tension builds and builds, and well, let's just say that anything can happen in the next book! There's a huge reason why Will and his girlfriend are in Harmony Creek. One of the things I adored in this book is that Chase and Will get to spend some much needed sibling time. S.R. Grey did a wonderful job painting a picture of their once tight bond. Things aren't all that perfect, though, and Chase struggles with his bad boy past in order to help his brother, but at what cost? Although the secondary characters play prominent roles in this book, Chase and Kay are still very much in the center of the plot, which highlight themes of reconnection, moving on, forgiveness, and hope. There's still so much of their story left to tell. I am waiting anxiously for book 3, Just Let Me Love You, to see how this trilogy concludes! I just wish I didn't have to wait many months for it...grumbles! :) S.R. Grey's Judge Me Not series is one of my must-read series! So far, I've devoured each book. If you love your book boyfriends bad, but trying to stay good, then you need to meet Chase Gartner!  *I was gifted a copy of the book for an honest review.
BarbHarrisBH More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book I couldn't wait to get me some of my Chase fix. I'm not ashamed to say that I have a serious book boyfriend crush on him. I love how he is so sexy, honorable and loyal yet so dark at the same time.  This book pretty much starts right where Stand By Me ends. Chase's younger brother, Will and his girlfriend Cassie are a good addition to the story. They were well fleshed out characters and you could really feel how much Chase loves his little brother and how he would do anything for him. Unfortunately *anything* includes some unsavory things since Will and Cassie have a past that is not letting them get away. Through all this Kay is right by Chase's side, but will Chase go so far down the wrong path that not even she can bring him back?  I love Kay and Chase so much that I honestly can't decide which book I like better, but it really doesn't matter because everyone needs to read both! Can't recommend highly enough. I hope I can convince my book club to read both of the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book in the "Judge Me Not" series! The overall emotions in this book were so sweet and endearing I found myself reading it a little more slowly just to savior the warm fuzzy feelings it left me with. We jumped right back in with a big surprise showing up on Chase's doorstep and a good part of the book is wrapped up in seeing how Chase and Kay handle that surprise and all the emotions (good and bad) it brings with it. There is certainly some trouble and some drama in the story but some seriously sexy scenes between Chase and Kay kept me very pleased with the pace of the book and made it hard to put down. It leaves me hoping that even with everything going to hell Kay and Chase can overcome their pasts, conquer their present, and eventually embrace the happily ever after they so deserve. This was another beautifully written book by S.R. Grey and I am truly looking forward so see where the story takes the characters next. In my opinion "Never Doubt Me" is definitely recommended!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Never Doubt Me is the unforgettable follow up to book one, I Stand Before You. This intense and awe-inspiring book will move you. It's story and it's characters are completely captivating. Putting it down is simply just not an option.  "Life binds. Death shatters." Chase's brother, Will ends up staying in Harmony Creek and that stirs up trouble for Chase and Kay. His decisions brings Chase's former life to light and everything that comes with it. As Chase tries to be a better man for Kay, his past is there taunting him, reminding him of the person he once was. He vows to be everything and more for Kay. Chase and Kay endure many ups and downs in this one. Their love is tested in ways unimaginable. But, when Chase makes a decision without Kay, their commitment to each other is threatened. Giving away the story and the events would be a complete disservice to the reader. The trials and tribulations they are faced with are not easy ones. Once you are wrapped into this story it will not let you go until the very end. And even after, you are still left reeling.  "But most important, he gives me life." Chase and Kay have this connection that is beyond words. Their souls are forever interconnected. You FEEL their love for each other. Despite their past and the pain endured, Kay and Chase love with a love so intense. So genuine. So raw. So real. Their love knows no boundaries. Their love story continues with Never Doubt Me.  There is SO much more to Chase and Kay we get to see and it is completely beautiful. Even as life continues to throw things in their way, their love and admiration for each other pushes through it all.  "The sincerity and pure emotion in Chase's eyes as he was gazing up at me touched my soul." My heart still continues to beat over this series, the emotion, the intensity of it all. The passion of this story. It is completely breathtaking. The writing flawless. And the storytelling? Completely captivating. If you loved the first book in this series, this one will leave you reeling. Without giving the story away, this is not your typical read. It is SO much more than that. What Chase and Kay have to endure is not what most young couples experience as the continue to fall in love and their relationship grows. I love the realness factor of this story. The author holds nothing back. She goes where many stories don't go. Chase's past is not pretty, and it's not painted as such. Kay's guilt continues to way heavily on her. This is the kind of story that you EXPERIENCE and FEEL. Their love sees through pain and darkness. It endures. "Never doubt me." Chase's love for Kay never wanes. It never falters. He chooses love. Always. Even in his decision at the end. He still held Kay above everything. His love for her surpasses everything. Even himself. But Kay is so much stronger than Chase thinks. He must learn he can never doubt her. Never doubt her love for him. Never doubt that her heart beats for him. And him only. Her love is with him. At all times. He is her home. And with him she will always be. While this story doesn't end on a cliffhanger per se, Chase and Kay are not finished. This beautiful story of love, forgiveness, and redemption surpassed all my expectations. Once again, I didn't read this book. I LIVED it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give it 3 1/2 stars, had some hot sex but a little on the short side .