It Goes Without Saying by Taylor Danae Colbert

Throughout Bria’s teen years, Knox was her rock, her person, her constant—but never her boyfriend. And for all those years, she told herself that was exactly how she wanted it to be.

Yeah, right.

Knox wasn’t the one that got away—he was the one that never was.

Now, Bria’s full-on adulting, and she’s crushing it. She’s got a grown-up job, a lush D.C. apartment, a dreamy med-student fiancé. What more could a girl want?

But when a family crisis lands her back in her hometown of Dalesville, she finds herself face-to-face with the one thing she always wanted and never had: Knox.

But she’s determined to keep her feelings for Knox in the past. It doesn’t matter that he’s as charming as ever, and looks even better with age. It doesn’t matter that she discovers huge sacrifices he made for her, way back when.

Nope, it doesn’t matter.

. . . Right?

*Thank you so much to the author for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
No, but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for her other books

Contemporary Romance

Star Rating?
4 Stars


If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
It’s a standalone

Who would you recommend this for?
People who like roller coaster-y romances. Not just a simple HEA


This book.

Ugh I can’t even.

Between Bria’s sister and Knox’s issues (not saying anything cause spoiler) I didn’t think my heart could take anymore.

This was the sweetest bittersweet romance novel I have ever read.

I loved Knox. I loved Bria and how strong and family oriented she was. I loved her family, her sisters in particular. But her parents as well, they reminded me of my parents. Maybe not the richest people out there, but they dealt with every issue together and they made it through.

I love seeing romance novels explore other relationships outside of the main couple. It’s so nice to read every once in a while.

The only reason why this is a 4 Star and not a five is because Goodreads doesn’t do half stars and I want everything to stay consistent. This is definitely more of a 4.5 or even 4.75 star. Reason being is Bria was uncomfortably close to cheating on her fiance with Knox and I seriously hate that in novels. I know it happens in real life and it’s extremely realistic.. but nope. Not for me.

Other than that though, this novel is life.

If you’re interested this book releases today!
Amazon CA

Until next time,

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