It’s Not Never by Louise Gregory & N.G.K

A timeless love story.

Ambitious and hardworking, astronaut Jessica Gabriel refuses to let love get in the way of becoming the first person to walk on another planet. Or maybe she is just afraid of losing her best friend?
Fellow astronaut, John Eden, is determined to prove he is more than his family name. Yet his insecurities might cost him his place on the mission.
Neither of them are looking for love, and mission protocol forbids it. But love doesn’t follow the rules, and the two friends have to decide whether they want to risk everything they’ve worked for to be together.

My Thoughts


As soon as I read the description for this book, I knew it would be one of those stories that you fall in love with straight away, and I certainly wasn’t wrong.

Jessica is a hard working woman, who after years of training has finally achieved her dream of becoming an astronaut. She is determined to stay focused on her mission, and won’t allow herself any distractions that could take her attention away from Mission Mars.

John is Jessica’s best friend, and another aspiring astronaut. Following in the footsteps of his grandmother who was a famous astronaut herself, John certainly feels that he has to prove he has what it takes and is not simply riding along on the family name.

Jessica and John initially met at university, and have been inseparable ever since. Their lives have taken very similar paths, which has allowed them to remain in each others orbit over the years. When they are both put on the same mission, they are spending more time together than ever before, but with relationships within the team being against protocol, they have to fight the feelings that are developing between them – feelings that are so much more than the friendship they have shared over the years.

I found myself being well and truly swept away by the love story that develops between Jessica and John in this story. I have always been a fan of a ‘friends to lovers’ romance, but this book offers us much more than your run of the mill romantic tale. The detail that is put in to the characters backgrounds and their lives is marvellous, and really allows us to connect with both Jessica and John as we follow their story.

It is obvious that the authors have put a lot of time and attention in to their research, as we not only get to experience a gripping love story, we also gain some knowledge about the life that comes alongside being an astronaut, something I found truly fascinating.

Beautifully written, with a cast of characters that secure a place in your heart from the beginning, this is one of the best love stories I have read for quite some time.

You can purchase a copy of this book by following the link below.

Amazon – It’s Not Never: A Love Story eBook: K., N.G., Gregory, Louise : Kindle Store

About the Authors

Louise Gregory is the debut co-author of It’s Not Never, and uses her extensive
background in psychology, coaching and team dynamics to create multi-layered
characters with deep rooted feelings and motivators. Louise lives by the “three r’s” – reading, writing, and running, all of which she would do more of were it not for her addiction to social media. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, two daughters, and a cat who is plotting to kill her.
N.G.K. is the best-selling author of seven books, including the popular Harry the Happy Mouse and Ridgeway Furrow series which have collectively sold over a million copies around the world. It’s Not Never is his first book for adults.
N.G.K. lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife, two children, and Lulu the cat.

*Thank you to Louise Gregory and N.G.K for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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