Never Too Soon by Chelle Bliss Book Review

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Never Too Soon by Chelle Bliss


Grace Bianchi has always been drawn to men who are allergic to relationships. But when a mysterious man walks into her shop, saving her from a disaster, she finds herself wondering… is he different than the others?

Ryder Cooper is fumbling his way through life. He’s been lost since his wife passed away, leaving him to raise two young children alone. But when he meets a beautiful tattoo artist with a zest for life, she makes him wonder…could he love again?

Never Too Soon is a journey of two broken hearts who believe in love as they mend their broken hearts, finding their happily ever after.

Sensitive Content

Here is the sensitive content I observed while reading:

  • Cheating (not main characters)
  • Grief
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Miscarriage/Infertility
  • Sexual Content


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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!

Overall Rating

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved Ryder and Gracie’s story! Never Too Soon captured the cuteness of the chaos in single parenthood. This is a friends-to-lovers romance that follows the couple as Ryder has just moved to Star Falls to be the new high school football coach. Their meet-cute happens when Ryder finds himself curious about getting a tattoo and the tattoo shop where Gracie works at. From their first interaction, I knew I was going to love their dynamic! Their friendship was one of my favorite parts of this book because they are such opposites but it works in the most beautiful way. I’m used to romantic suspense from Chelle Bliss however, I loved this contemporary romance story from the beginning to the end.

I’m obsessed with Ryder he was so cute! I am a sucker for the strong thighs and rugby bod but he was just so open with Grace. I loved his relationship with his kids but also how he parents. There is nothing sexier than a good dad IMO, and Ryder is such a good dad! Not only that, he is an effective communicator and he was always willing to let Gracie know everything up front. The honesty and the way he listened to her, SWOON! His children Luke and Cora were adorable as well. I loved them both too.

Me and Gracie are the same! She’s covered in tattoos with a purse that’s bottomless and so am I. This woman has had the worst luck with men in the past and she doesn’t want to fall victim to that again. That judgment of women with tattoos that she feels the weight of is also one I’ve faced as well. She’s and artist with a big heart and the way she holds Ryder’s made me so happy for her. He gives her his heart because he can see who she really is and she keeps it safe for him. After the loss of his wife, I always expect there to be some partial love or the ex, but Ryder doesn’t give her parts, he gives her the whole thing. There is no doubt that Grace takes first place.

Both of these characters have assumptions that people make about them based on their looks, they show how none of that stuff matters, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. As they fight the doubts they have about their romantic relationship, their friendship flourishes as they open up more and more. For Gracie, this was a huge step. She had been hurt and was not willing to fall for this man, but how could she help it? See the previous paragraph!! Their relationship was built on more than just the attraction they have for each other; that chemistry was amazing!

I cannot forget to talk about how I loved the Bianchi family. Lucia, Gracie’s mom, is the MVP of this story. She has an eye for romance and I am here for her suggestions! Ryder, Luke and Cora are so lucky to be a part of this family now! I can’t wait for more match making!

I highly recommend this single-parent romance if you like friends to lovers romance and opposites attract! Never Too Soon is book two of the Star Falls series, though it can be read as a complete standalone. Thank you to the author for a copy of this book for review!

Spice Rating

2/5 🌶🌶

There is some sexual content in this book though not very many open-door explicit scenes.

Genre & Tropes


Contemporary Romance


  • Friends to Lovers
  • Opposites Attract
  • Found Family
  • Single Dad Romance
  • Emotional Scars

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Favorite Quotes

“She looks and sounds scary as hell, but up close, when she smiles, she’s pure sugar.”

“I think you’re beautiful. And I promise that’s not just my way of getting free tattoo advice.”

“God, the taste of him. We fit like we are made for each other.”

“Is it crazy to already be thinking about the happy ending? Yeah, it is. Do I give a single fuck? Absolutely not.”

“I just… I don’t know what to do here. I’m not sure I fit or how to help.”
“You fit because I want you to fit.”

“You undo me. I’m powerless. You’re everything I want, Gracie.”


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