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  • This was surely an amazing reading ride!

    Judging by the synopsis and title, I thought this book dealed with simple topic like about someone who just cannot say "no" to anyone and fulfills everyone's expectations. I thought this book was about standing up for oneself. But the book deals with way more complex emtions than that, it focuses on various aspects of emotions, guilts, trust, cheating, regrets, unsureness, and so on. Here we find, Hailey Kidd, who recently switched career paths, from teaching to law, she joins the law firm as a trainee for the firm's only female senior partner Vivian Jones,whom she idolizes. Hailey dreams of securing a place at the big boys table. But little did she know about Vivian's dark side. Working at the law firm, Hailey finds out Vivian is not as perfect as the media paints her to be. She learns that, the successful Vivian Jones follows a mantra "Never Say No", even if the mantra results her being unfaithful to her marriage. A few times, Hailey behaved selfishly due to Vivian's influence.Her character isn't perfect but she is relatable. Her insecurities, lack of assurance, doubtfllness made her much realistic and these are the traits which became the stairs to the discovery of her strong personality. Being influenced by the causality of immorality in the high-society's living, Hailey a few times behaved selfish and didn't actually know what to do anymore.There was times, when I felt like slapping Hailey, especially when she turned her backs to people who supported and cared for. But soon, her morality kicks back in and stops her from introducing more havocs into her life. She mends her ways and realizes what she has been taking for granted. It took some time and pages for me to connect with Hailey. But when I did, I warmed up to her. Other supporting characters except Vivian, don't have a depth to them, we are only presented with a one dimensional personalities throughout the book, which makes it hard for the readers to comprehend them and warm up to them. This book also put emphasis on teh fact that, it's humane to make mistakes. That even your perfect idols have imperfect lives. I was really disappointed of how we never get to know about Dom(Hailey's boyfriend) much. He's only presented as a background character, the laid-back good boyfriend. We see Hailey unsure of her future with Dom, but her choices don't have a backstory, which was hard for me to follow, but towards the end, I was kinda convinced. The title "Never say No" actually refered to saying "yes" to anything you desire without having second thoughts for anyone else. At least that's what Vivian intended. But by the end of the book, she realised sometimes her independent choices also have her closest people's feeling entangled along with them. Other characters like- Liam were sort of drama catalyst to the story.(I particularly loathed Liam) All the infidelities throughout the book and the causality of it was so disturbing for me to follow. As Hailey juggles to manage her work and home life, she begans to realise what she actually wanted from her life. This book presents that life is not always easy, but a bittersweet ride of failure, heartbreaks, disappointments and that we don't usually know what we want and it's okay. This message impressed me a lot. The writer did an fabulous job representing the sensitivity of relationships between every character. I admire her for it. The road to Hailey's self discovery was extremely messy, by the end of book, Hailey realises how important it is to learn to say "No" to certain things. Favourite quote, " 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙣𝙤 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙮𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙡𝙨𝙚." This was surely an amazing reading ride, throughout the book I got many surprises and many of my assumptions turned out to be wrong. Honesly, the unpredictability factor of this book made it all more exciting, I finished it in one day lol. Amongst all the odds, it's worth the read. Elizabeth Neep's writing is refreshing and neat, I hope to read more books of her in future since I genuinely loved reading this one. *Thank you so much Bookouture and Netgalley for the free ARC in exchange of a honest review. All opinions listed above are of my own and unbiased*

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  • A different take on The Devil Wears Prada

    ***I received a copy through NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*** I read Neep's "The Spare Bedroom" earlier this year, and loved her dynamic characters and unique situations. I was immediately drawn to people-pleaser Hailey and her story of wanting to say 'yes' to everyone and everything. This read has a "The Devil Wears Prada" vibe - where an impressionable woman who wants to fit into the field is willing to do anything to get ahead (including hiding her boss's affairs). I loved this read, but sadly, I didn't love Hailey. I understood her viewpoint with her longterm boyfriend Dom and wanting to "play the field" before settling down. But I felt like there wasn't enough background story to justify her actions. The ending felt a little too "fairytale" for me and made it feel like there are no repercussions for cheating, lying, etc. I would have loved an epilogue to see where everyone's story ended up. But overall, this was a great read.

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  • Good Book

    I liked Never Say No, but it was listed in the humor and women's fiction categories, which led me to believe that is was a rom-com. I failed to find the humor in it. Hailey is switching careers from teacher to lawyer, and begins training with her idol, Vivian Jones; she increasingly ignores her best friend and live-in boyfriend. I enjoyed that she was transitioning to a new career and there was a theme of women supporting women, but couldn't get past the idea that she was always saying no (contrary to the title) to the healthy relationships in her life in favor of duplicity and dysfunction of office politics and hierarchies. Ultimately, if you approach this book as women's fiction with much heavier undertones, you will have a more realized reading experience, than if you expect it to be a lighter rom-com. Rating: 3 / 5 Advanced reader's copy provided courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Triggers: infidelity

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  • A Packed Read!

    This is a packed read with never a dull moment! Hailey has a new career and she wants to take advantage of every opportunity it offers her. She has a long time boyfriend and best friend, both of whom are very important to her and she wants to be there and please them so ends up saying yes - to everything. Having found an engagement ring in Dom's closet, she knows that she will say yes to that too. Sophie want to run a marathon and invites Hailey to join her - so, of course, she says yes to that too. Finding herself fortunate to be working in the office of Vivian Jones, her long time idol who she has put on a pedestal, Hailey finds herself saying yes to more and more and more - and the more she agrees to do, the more falls by the wayside. Reading this one is quite exhausting - I don't know how Hailey keeps up with it all! So much going on and she has so many different hats to wear. Elizabeth Neep writes books which make me think and ultimately empathise with the main character. This is a realistic storyline; it's amazing that anyone ever manages to have it all when you consider everything going on, and this shows the fallibility of humans trying to balance every aspect of life. It was a more serious read than I expected, but quite enjoyable. Always an author worth following and I'm happy to give her latest novel 4*.

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  • A sexy yet funny law firm romance story

    I loved this book! Never Say No reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada, but with a different take of course. I really enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, so it attests to this story. Hailey rarely says no to her boyfriend Dom, her best friend, Sophie and her role model/boss Vivian Jones who is a partner at the law firm Hailey has recently started training at. I liked how the moral of the story was that life is messy, people make mistakes and it’s okay if you don’t always know what you want. Focus on today and tomorrow, but sometimes the future is intimidating, so it’s important to enjoy the ride. Neep’s writing was refreshing and the story was such a nice change from a lot of the other books I’ve been reading as of late. The plot was a nice take on the law firm world that I personally have no insight about, but it was very interesting to read about!

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