Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Him #1
Release Date: September 29, 2015
My Rating: 5 Stars
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.
“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.
Love. Love. LOVE! Aurora Rose Reynolds wows once more with Until Jax. This book is erotically charged with an underlying sweet element that Ms. Reynolds has coined as her trademarked and tinged with suspense. Jax, the son of my favorite Until series couple, as found his Boom, his forever, his life, in Ellie and her daughter Hope. A whirlwind of lust, love and laughter takes you on their journey from insta-love to forever together. Although, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. The trauma both Ellie and Jax have experienced in their past prove to cause the stubbornness and independence to ring strong in these two. Yet, you throw in a bubbling, vivacious little girl and the tension never lasts very long.
I reveled in this book. It was a wrap you up and cuddle you hard book, as I like to call it. It's the kind of book you'll love when you need to get lost in a different world. The Until world is still ever so high in passion, promises, and intrigue. Not only does the story unfold of Jax and Ellie, but the secondary characters get their stories teased as well. The second generation is well on their way to continuing the path their parents laid out and it's proving to be just as addictive the second go around.
Jax and Ellie sure hard their work cut out, but their story could not have offered more warm fuzzies and made me more in need of a fan. All the feels whip around the reader and offer a thrilling ride. One where Jax's alpha tendencies get his ass handed to him a few times, and other times where Ellie's passion for said alpha cannot be out-won by her frustration. It's truly a lovely and sinful read, that I devoured!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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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 its beauty.
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