Ellie Anthony isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for a man, but when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts.
Jax Mayson knows that Ellie is his BOOM the moment he sees her. When he finds out she has a daughter, he realizes he wants a family, and he will do whatever is necessary to keep both of his girls safe, even if that means facing the demons from his past.
ARC received for an honest review
This is book 1 in the Until Him series, however I think you should read book 1 in the Until Her series, Until July first, as we met our main characters in Jax there, and it may feel like you are coming in part way into the story with out.
Firstly - how hot is this cover! I abs-olutely, positively wanted to lick it.
I have adored the Until series by ms Reynolds since I first stumbled upon Until November all that time ago, and I adore all the alpha Mayson men.
But it is definitely time for them to take a step back as the Maysons: The Next Generation get their
Jax (Cash's son from Until Lilly) meets Ellie, his boom back in Until July. Like all the Mayson's before him, he knew she was it.
I loved how take charge he is with her. I know in real life that I personally would be taking restraining orders out if anyone acted like this with me, but this is why we read romance, isn't it?
Ellie - how great is it that she is not running from an abusive ex/father. Yeah, her life has been pretty crappy, but every day she lives and breathes to make things better. She is sweet, somewhat timid, but oh my she is a fighter.
But the thing I love love love about Until Jax? Hope. I love a book where the alpha man is brought to his knees by a child - and this little girl has Jax and everyone around her wrapped round her pinky finger! What man could resist her?
There is plenty of witty banter, love the interactions between Jax and the rest of his extended family (I have to keep reminding myself which cousin is which and who belongs with who!)
There is a fair bit of suspense as things from Until July are played out in full through Ellie's story. I wanted, no NEEDED to know that people got what they deserved - both good an bad.
I have written it many times before - I am not a fan of insta-love relationships - but you know what you are going to get with an Aurora Rose Reynolds. Nobody does insta-loving hot alphas like her.
I am really hoping that the next story in the Until Him/Until Her series is about July's sister June!
I am enjoying going back into the world of the Mayson's - both the older and the new generations. Love seeing "the original alpha Mayson's" as they have gotten older and wiser.
Bring it on Ms Reynolds, I need to know what happens next.
“Thank you again for taking me.” Pulling my eyes from the road for a brief moment, I look at Ellie. Her head is resting against the window, her legs pulled up onto the seat, tucked near her ass, and her arms are wrapped tight around them. One thing I’ve noticed about her over the last few hours is she’s always wrapping her arms around herself or tucking her body into a tight ball. It’s like she’s forcing herself to stay together.
“I told you I got you, baby,” I say gently, wanting more than anything to take her hand in mine, but every time I touch her, she freezes up like she’s waiting for me to strike out at her, and I would be lying if I said that didn’t piss me the fuck off. It does; it feels like a slap in the face every time it happens.
“I know,” she whispers, and the tears I hear in her voice cause a sharp pain in my chest.
“This is the turnoff.” Her feet go to the floorboard and her hands to the dash as she sits up taller, moving her face closer to the windshield. We drive up a long dirt driveway with forest and the occasional broken down car on each side. When we make it to the top of the hill, a singlewide trailer comes into view, with junk cars and garbage piled up out front.
As soon as I come to a stop, she opens her door and hops out before I can tell her to keep her little ass in the cab. I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with the range of emotions that have settled over me since seeing her for the first time.
“Fucking Boom,” I mutter, getting out behind her and doubling my steps until I’m able to reach her side, where I wrap my hand around her waist and pull her closer to me. She’s so fucking tiny that the top of her dark head sits right at my chest. So fragile, from her too soft skin to her petite size. And she’s mine.
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.